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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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Obituary: J. Philip Grime, F.R.S.

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Obituary: J. Philip Grime, F.R.S.

Simon Pierce and Jason D. Fridley remember a well-loved scientist whose research career spanned six decades.

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Nominate an incredible ecologist for the 2021 BES Awards

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Nominate an incredible ecologist for the 2021 BES Awards

If you know an incredible ecologist whose work has benefited the scientific community, nominations close on 26 April.

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Highlights from our 2020 Membership Survey

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Highlights from our 2020 Membership Survey

Thank you to everyone that filled in our 2020 Membership Survey: the information is incredibly valuable to us and we would like to share the highlights with you.

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Capturing Ecology – Winning images of British Ecological Society photography competition announced

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Capturing Ecology – Winning images of British Ecological Society photography competition announced

An image of a flying Dalmatian Pelican, taken by Alwin Hardenbol, has been awarded Overall Winner in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition, ‘Capturing Ecology’.

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A challenging year for so many

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A challenging year for so many

BES President Jane Memmott introduces the Society's Annual Review for 2019-2020, a year like no other

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Obituary: Georgina Mace

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Obituary: Georgina Mace

Jon Bridle and Kate Jones remember the first woman president of the British Ecological Society.

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BES deeply saddened by death of Georgina Mace

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BES deeply saddened by death of Georgina Mace

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From sewage to water consumption: aquatic ecology during coronavirus

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From sewage to water consumption: aquatic ecology during coronavirus

Aquatic ecologists were among those who rapidly responded to the coronavirus epidemic, with many examples given at the BES Special Interest Group conference.

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BES response to the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report

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BES response to the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report

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As a Black zoologist, a BAME network matters

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As a Black zoologist, a BAME network matters

Reuben Fakoya Brooks speaks powerfully about the importance of Black representation in ecology, and introduces a new BAME Ecologist network.

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Announcing the 2020 British Ecological Society award winners

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Announcing the 2020 British Ecological Society award winners

The British Ecological Society (BES) announced today the winners of its annual awards and prizes, recognising eleven distinguished ecologists whose work has benefited the scientific community and society in general.

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Payments Without Borders

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Payments Without Borders

We are delighted to announce that we can now take international recurring payments (Direct Debits) from 37 countries across the world. Sign up today and save up to 18% on your membership!

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Carers during coronavirus: we should talk

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Carers during coronavirus: we should talk

PhD student Justin Byrne introduces the support available for people caring for someone during the coronavirus pandemic ahead of a special BES webinar for carers.

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