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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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The importance of a green recovery

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The importance of a green recovery

Jane Memmott looks forward beyond the pandemic as she introduces our 2020-21 Annual Review.

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BES response to the UK National Food Strategy

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BES response to the UK National Food Strategy

BES president, Professor Jane Memmott responds to National Food Strategy.

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BES presidents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

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BES presidents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

President of the BES Jane Memmott and past president Bill Sutherland are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

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BES response to government plans to tackle the nature and climate crises

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BES response to government plans to tackle the nature and climate crises

Jane Memmott, President of the British Ecological Society, responds to speech by Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon George Eustice MP.

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