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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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Our commitment to address inequalities

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Our commitment to address inequalities

A statement from the Equality and Diversity Working Group of the British Ecological Society expressing support for the Black community.

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Joining the pandemic response

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Joining the pandemic response

When coronavirus hit the UK, Arron Watson joined the incident response team at the Environment Agency.

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Be kind to yourself in all the upheaval

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Be kind to yourself in all the upheaval

PhD student Helen Whitehead has faced disruption to her studies, finances and wedding plans thanks to the coronavirus.

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How lockdown is changing the ecology of our cities?

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How lockdown is changing the ecology of our cities?

With much of the world still under lockdown and people unable to venture far, many of us have been paying more attention to the seemingly more abundant and diverse wildlife on our doorsteps. Rana El-Sabaawi, associate professor of biology at Canada’s University of Victoria considers how our absence is changing the ecology and biodiversity of our cities.

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Obituary: Lord May of Oxford

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Obituary: Lord May of Oxford

John Lawton and Michael Hassell recall a great scientist, wonderful collaborator and a true friend, following the death of Lord Robert May in April 2020.

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