The BES is an active and thriving organisation with something to offer anyone with an interest in ecology. Academic journals, teaching resources, meetings for scientists and policy makers, career advice and grants for ecologists are just a few of the Society`s areas of activity.

The British Ecological Society is a learned society and a registered charity. Established in 1913 by academics to promote and foster the study of ecology in its widest sense, the Society currently has around 4,500 members spread around the world. The core activities are the publication of results of research in ecology, the development of scientific meetings and the promotion of ecological awareness through education at all levels. The Society`s mission is:

To advance and support the science of ecology and publicise the outcome of research