Making an Impact: Understanding the ways you can engage with the UK Parliament and Policy

Join the BES Policy team and Conservation SIG for a 1-day workshop on communicating your science to inform policy – Friday 6th March, BES Offices, London With an ever-increasing need for ecological scientists to communicate their research to the people who shape environmental policy, this workshop is designed to show them how to do this.  The … Continue reading Making an Impact: Understanding the ways you can engage with the UK Parliament and Policy

Conservation Career Stories: Joshua Powell

In our first blog in the #ConservationCareersStories series, Rosalie Wright talks with Joshua Powell, to hear about his career experiences as a conservation biologist who has a keen interest in the social and political dimensions of conservation. Josh is a National Geographic Explorer and one of the faces for WWF’s #WWF Voices campaign. He has … Continue reading Conservation Career Stories: Joshua Powell

Funding available for New Phytologist Symposia

Funding of up to £43k is available to run New Phytologist Symposia and Workshops, with slots available for 2022 onwards. The application deadline for Symposia proposals is 29 February 2020.  The internationally renowned series of New Phytologist Symposia supports emerging and key areas of plant science research. These meetings usually last between one and three days, with … Continue reading Funding available for New Phytologist Symposia

Tools of the interdisciplinary trade – a workshop at #BES2019

On 12th December 2019, mid-way through the British Ecology Society's Annual Meeting in Belfast, Althea Davies (Chair of the Palaeoecology SIG) and myself (Chair of the Conservation Ecology SIG) led a workshop entitled: Tools of the Interdisciplinary Trade: how to make your interdisciplinary project a success.  We were joined by Dr Kath Allen, a NERC … Continue reading Tools of the interdisciplinary trade – a workshop at #BES2019

Word on Westminster & Environment Bill updates

Departure of Michael Gove  Michael Gove set out the Government's position on a comprehensive range of environmental issues during a speech in Kew Gardens which marked one of his final days as Secretary of State for Environment.                          https://www.wcl.org.uk/michael-gove-asks-if-not-now-when.asp. Theresa Villiers replaces Michael Gove … Continue reading Word on Westminster & Environment Bill updates

BES Conservation and ZSL Joint ECR Careers Workshop: Tips, tricks and optimistic realism

By Katie Bickerton Conservation is hardly a sector for those that want a high salary and an early retirement, however, there is an undeniable appeal to saving the planet. On the 10th May, around 40 postgraduate students and early careers researchers (ECRs) met at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in collaboration with the BES … Continue reading BES Conservation and ZSL Joint ECR Careers Workshop: Tips, tricks and optimistic realism