British Ecological Society
The British Ecological Society was established in 1913 by academics to promote and foster the study of ecology in its widest sense, the Society currently has around 4,000 members worldwide.
The Society publishes four highly cited scientific journals: Journal of Ecology, Functional Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology and Journal of Applied Ecology and has recently launched the online journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Other core Society activities are; the development of scientific meetings: the largest annual meeting of ecologists in Europe, plus a large number of smaller meetings and other events; the distribution of grants to promote both the pursuit of ecology and public engagement with ecological activities; the promotion of ecological awareness through education at all levels and active engagement with science policy, promoting the use of scientific evidence in policy-making
The British Ecological Society is a scientific society for those interested in ecology, academics or otherwise. Our vision is: Advancing ecology and making it count. Our objectives are:
- Developing ecological science and scientists
- Improving the quality of education and capacity building
- Promoting the use of ecological science
- Building collaborative partnerships