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Join us today to become a member of our growing ecological community. We offer unique membership opportunities for everyone interested, studying or working in ecology.

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Why should I join?

  • Reduced price registration and priority notice for all BES run and sponsored meetings
  • Access to member-only grants
  • Discount on open access and publishing fees
  • Access to all BES journal content on the Wiley Online Library
  • Networking opportunities to meet ecologists from across the world
  • Free copy of the quarterly Bulletin

Find a full list of benefits here.

What membership grade is right for me?

  • Ordinary Membership costs £42 per annum*, and is open to all *if you are unable to pay by direct debit and do not have access to a UK bank account, the annual subscription costs £52 per annum.

Concessions:

  • Reduced Membership costs £21 per annum*, and is open to anyone who is a resident in a low or lower-middle income country as classified by the World Bank.
    *If you’re unable to pay by direct debit and do not have access to a UK bank account, the annual subscription costs £26 per annum.
  • Retired Membership costs £21 per annum*, and is open to anyone aged over 65 and retired from full-time employment.

*If you’re unable to pay by direct debit and do not have access to a UK bank account, the annual subscription costs £26 per annum.

Students:

We will need your supervisor to email us confirming you are a student at the appropriate level. You are free to cancel your subscription at any time .

UK Student Membership is free for one year, for anyone studying an ecology or ecology-related Undergraduate or Master’s degree or if they are in the first year of their PhD. You must be registered to a UK bank account. Membership costs the normal student rate thereafter, which is £21 per annum*.

*If you’re unable to pay by direct debit and do not have access to a UK bank account, the annual subscription costs £26 per annum.

We are currently in the process of updating our Members’ Area, so please bear with us. In order to register, login, or renew your membership account, you will be redirected back to our old branded pages. For further instructions, please visit here.

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If you are unable to apply online, please complete the membership application form and return to us.

Recommend someone today and receive further discounts!

We really appreciate the continued efforts of our members to help diversify the society. So, every time you recommend someone we will give you 10% off your next annual renewal. Just send us their name and contact information, and if they join within two weeks of your recommendation, we will apply your discount. Share the benefits of BES membership.