Nominations for 2019 BES awards are now open
Now’s the time to nominate the ecologists you think should win a BES award for all they are achieving in science and society.
Each year the British Ecological Society (BES) awards recognise the diversity of talent among the ecology community.
The prizes celebrate ecologists at all career stages for their research achievements, the impact their science is having in society and their success in engaging and inspiring new audiences.
We now welcome nominations for those ecologists you think should win a 2019 BES award in one of eight categories.
The deadline is Wed 24 April 2019 and details of the prizes, including eligibility criteria and the nomination forms, can be found on our website.
Professor Richard Bardgett, President of the British Ecological Society, said: “Who are the ecologists you admire, whose work is tacking novel and timely questions, who have a talent for inspiring others? We know there are many in our research community who are doing great science. Make sure you fill in a nomination form so they and their work can be recognised and celebrated.”
The highest honour the BES gives, it recognises exceptional contributions at international level to the generation, communication and promotion of ecological knowledge and solutions.
Awarded to an early-career ecologist who is starting to make a significant contribution to the science of ecology. The BES Founders’ Prize commemorates the enthusiasm and vision of the Society’s founders.
Marsh Award for Ecology
Presented for a current research record which is having a significant impact on the development of the science of ecology or its application.
Marsh Award for Climate Change Research
Awarded for an outstanding contribution to climate change research.
Marsh Award for Ecologists in Africa
Recognises an outstanding current research record, largely completed in Africa, which is having a significant impact on the development of the science of ecology or its application.
Presented for exceptional voluntary service to the Society and its community.
Ecological Engagement Award
Recognises an ecologist who has bridged the gap between ecology and the public.
Equality and Diversity Champion
Awarded to an individual or group who has made innovative contributions to enhancing the practice of equality and diversity in the ecological community.
Who are the ecologists you admire, whose work is tacking novel and timely questions, who have a talent for inspiring others?
Professor Richard Bardgett, BES President
How it works
Anyone can nominate ecologists for the BES awards before 24 Apr.
A committee of leading ecologists selects prizewinners from a shortlist of equal numbers of male and female nominees. The criteria used by the Nominations Committee to judge the nominations are given on the webpage for each of the prizes.
The Marsh awards are provided by the Marsh Christian Trust and administered by the BES.
The winners will be presented with their prizes at the BES Annual Meeting in Belfast in December. The conference – the biggest in Europe – sees 1,200 ecologists from around 60 countries come together to discuss the latest advances in ecology.
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