Our guide to a Festival of Ecology

Attending the British Ecological Society’s Annual Meeting, a Festival of Ecology? There are many exciting live presentations, workshops, as well as on-demand content for our first fully virtual conference. Here are a few highlights we have picked out for The Applied Ecologist community.

The Applied Ecologist Playlist

This year, the British Ecological Society has moved its Annual Meeting fully virtual, so all our presentations, workshops, posters and events are more accessible than ever before. With a mix of both live and on-demand content, we have created a daily playlist that focuses on applied ecology and highlight talks and posters presented by our journals’ Editorial Board.

Download a playlist for each day or for the full week-long Festival below.

Speed Review

Planning to submit a paper to a BES journal? Then you should sign up for the Speed Review sessions on Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 December!

The Speed Review is a chance for you to get a Senior Editor’s opinion on your manuscript. You can share a figure or a key finding from your research to centre your discussion on and each session will be limited to 5–10 minutes. Please try to have a succinct summary of your manuscript ready as well. The Editor you speak to will let you know what they think of your paper and try to give you some advice about any areas to highlight or any potential concerns that they might have about it. 

To sign up, find the BES Publications booth in the virtual Exhibition Hall and click link to our online form (first come, first served).

Once signed up, please remember to be online in the “BES Speed Review” community chat on your chosen day and we will allocate you to the relevant journal editor. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Delegate Bag

Make sure you visit the booths at our the virtual Exhibition Hall in-between talks to find out more about some of the great organisations attending the conference. You can reserve slots to chat with booth representatives and some booths have information packs and other resources available for you to read separately in your free time – simply click on “Documents” or “Videos” and add it to your “Delegate Bag”

We hope you enjoy this year’s Annual Meeting. Use the hashtag #BES2020 to keep up to date with what everyone else is getting up to at the conference and if you’re at the virtual Exhibition Hall, come speak to us on the BES Publications booth – we will be there all week!

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