Watch Annual Meeting talks on your phone

We have launched ‘Ecology on Demand’, a new video platform designed to widen access to ecological research.

Watch plenary talks from our Annual Meeting on Ecology on Demand
Watch plenary talks from our Annual Meeting on Ecology on Demand

Missed Annual Meeting 2018?

Well, worry no more because we have launched Ecology on Demand.

You can now watch key talks from our Annual Meeting in Birmingham on our new video platform – wherever you are in the world, whenever you want.

Ecology on Demand is a new BES initiative designed to widen access to the latest ecological research beyond those present in the conference hall. It allows you to view selected presentations on your phone, tablet or desktop at https://ecologyondemand.inplayer.com

Watch videos of the talks with a digital pass

A digital pass costs £9.99 and provides access to four plenary presentations and four thematic sessions. It includes the ability to view speaker slides and search for areas of interest. All plenaries are subtitled in English. The content is hosted by Panopto, a video content management platform used by many universities around the world.

Hazel Norman, chief executive of the BES, said: “With 40% of our membership now based outside the UK we have a duty to widen access to the latest research to ecologists who cannot, or do not wish to attend our Annual Meeting in person. Ecology on Demand will help us realise that goal.

“We would like thank the 34 presenters who gave us permission to make their talks available to view as part of this new initiative.”

In June 2018 we surveyed BES members based outside the UK and found that there was a real desire to learn about new developments in ecology in more accessible ways. The new video platform can reach ecologists who currently cannot easily engage with the work of the BES. We are making a small charge to help us cover part of the cost of filming and hosting the content.

“With 40% of our membership now based outside the UK, we have a duty to widen access to the latest research … Ecology on Demand will help us realise that goal.”
Hazel Norman

Ecology on Demand is a pilot project and will be available until May 2019. We will then review it and decide if we are to continue. We are keen to hear what you think. Please contact BES Development Manager, Paul Bower paul@britishecologicalsociety.org