Welcome to the website for the BES Conservation Ecology Special Interest Group.

The Conservation group provides a platform for facilitating the exchange
between theoretical ecologists, applied ecologists and practitioners
interested in conservation issues. The Conservation Ecology group is open
to everyone, both British Ecological Society members and those who
have not engaged with the BES before.

The aims of the group are to:

  • Hold collaborative meetings and workshops to highlight emerging challenges, opportunities for science-policy interaction and/or conceptual and methodological advances relevant to conservation.
  • Facilitate the production of syntheses relevant to conservation and policy whilst supporting the BES journals to communicate practical messages to the widest audience possible.
  • Encourage and support early career researchers – a growing network of people interested in conservation science, who are providing important insights for the future management of our natural environment.