Contributing to Consultation and Inquiry Responses

Get Involved in the Policy Team’s work and get more impact from your research!

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How you can support the Policy Team’s work

The Policy Team is committed to communicating the best and most up-to-date scientific evidence to policymakers on behalf of our members. We do this by responding to relevant government consultations and Parliamentary inquiries, and producing policy briefs on important, emerging ecological issues. By drawing on the deep and diverse expertise of our members, we produce evidence-based, politically neutral positions and recommendations that carry weight with decision-makers.

If you would like to get involved in the BES’s policy work, you can do so in the following ways:

Draft an answer
Consultations and inquiries involve a list of specific questions around a particular topic. We encourage you to draft responses to questions that are relevant to your work.

• Submit evidence
Where you would like to get involved but are unable to provide us with a draft answer, we are happy to receive other forms of evidence. This can be in the form of a list of peer-reviewed journal articles or bullet points summarising research.

• Review the response
You may also offer to review responses drafted by the Policy Team and contributing members. We welcome feedback and suggestions, supported by relevant references, to fill any evidence gaps in our responses.

If you would like to get involved in our work, please contact the Policy Team!