The BES, established in 1913, is a learned society and registered charity, with over 4000 members worldwide. Its many activities include the publication of a range of scientific literature, including Methods and our 4 other internationally renowned sister journals, along with education work, policy work, the organisation and sponsorship of a wide variety of meetings, and the funding of numerous grant schemes.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in ecology! There is a membership fee of £40 per year, with discounts available for students and those from low-income countries. We offer a one year free membership to Undergraduates, Masters students and first year PhD students who complete and return a Direct Debit form, and in subsequent years the student membership rate is just £20.
Here are some of the benefits of being a member:
- Free access to Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
- Discounted rates for the Journal of Ecology, Functional Ecology, the Journal of Animal Ecology and the Journal of Applied Ecology.
- 25% discount on open access fees when publishing as first or corresponding author in BES journals (worth $750)
- Reduced price registration for all BES run and sponsored meetings (BES Student members are entitled to further discounts)
- Member only ring-fenced grants
- The Bulletin – a newsletter which keeps you up to date with the ecological community
- A monthly eBulletin giving members priority notice of BES initiatives and opening dates
- Opportunity of free meeting room hire in Charles Darwin House Conference Centre (conditions apply)
- Networking opportunities to meet and interact with other ecological professionals
Click here to become a member!