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British Ecological Society joins call for radical new government nature commitments

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British Ecological Society joins call for radical new government nature commitments

British Ecological Society signs open letter calling for the UK government to ramp up environmental ambitions as part of Nature 2030.

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The BES response to the UK government’s Life Sciences for Growth package

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The BES response to the UK government’s Life Sciences for Growth package

The BES calls for UK government to broaden investments in life sciences as ecological funding falls behind other disciplines.

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Mental Health Awareness Week: the benefits of access to nature

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Mental Health Awareness Week: the benefits of access to nature

How can nature help improve and support our mental health? Three experts: an ecologist, a mental health nursing lecturer and a psychotherapist, share their insights.

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BES2023 plenary speakers announced

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BES2023 plenary speakers announced

We are excited to announce the plenary speakers at the heart of the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2023. 

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Members of the public produce first People’s Plan for Nature

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Members of the public produce first People’s Plan for Nature

The plan was launched today and written by members of the public to protect and restore nature in the UK.

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British Ecological Society calls for greater funding for ecological research and sets out research agenda

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British Ecological Society calls for greater funding for ecological research and sets out research agenda

Two landmark reports by the British Ecological Society reveal that ecological sciences are losing out on funding compared to other sciences.

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BES Statement on Russia's war on Ukraine

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BES Statement on Russia's war on Ukraine

Our thoughts are with ecologists and everyone affected by the war on Ukraine.

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New Years Honours for past and future BES Presidents

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New Years Honours for past and future BES Presidents

A former president and the president elect are named in the 2023 New Year Honours List

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Bridget Emmett to be President of the BES from 2024

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Bridget Emmett to be President of the BES from 2024

Members have elected Bridget Emmett to be the next BES President in an online vote.

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Capturing Ecology 2022 – Winning Images Announced

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Capturing Ecology 2022 – Winning Images Announced

Captured by international ecologists and students, this year's winning images tell a powerful story about the intricacies of nature, and our relationship with the natural world.

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The route forward for increasing ethnic diversity in the environment sector

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The route forward for increasing ethnic diversity in the environment sector

The BES commits to a route map towards empowering and supporting ethnic minorities in the sector.

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Black History Month

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Black History Month

Acknowledging and celebrating Black ecologists through our Black History Month blog series.

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Volunteering: isn't life challenging enough?

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Volunteering: isn't life challenging enough?

Thorunn Helgason offers advice on striking the right balance between voluntary work and research pressures

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New BES President launches future of ecology project

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New BES President launches future of ecology project

Yadvinder Malhi introduces a project to define the grand challenges for ecology as he becomes BES President

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New trustees elected to BES Board

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New trustees elected to BES Board

BES members have voted in an online poll to elect new trustees to the Society’s Board.

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