It’s conference week on the BES journal blogs, so here at People and Nature we thought we’d let you know where you can meet us and our colleagues from our sister journals in real life this summer.

Where will team People and Nature have an exhibition stand?

The Ecosystem Services Partnership meeting, Hanover, Germany (21 – 25 August)
Come and chat to me at the stand if you’re attending. There will also be several of our Associate Editors at the meeting.

The Royal Geographical Society meeting, London, UK (28 – 30 August)
We’ll be sharing a stand with Wiley, our Publisher. Come and meet me (People and Nature Managing Editor Emilie Aimé) and Lead Editor Cecily Maller and some of our Associate Editors to chat about the journal and find out why we’re a great venue for your research.

Members of the People and Nature editorial board will also be attending lots of other meetings throughout the year. Look out for them – maybe your talk might spark their interest!

But this post is not just about People and Nature!

You can also find our publishing colleagues representing all the BES journals at BES stands at the following meetings. Find out about our journals, of course, but also BES membership, grants and all the other great things we’re up to.

Evolution, Rhode Island, USA (21 – 25 June)
Meet Senior Managing Editor Andrea Baier. Andrea has worked across all the journals at one time or another and will be keen to hear from you about your engagement with the journals or the BES. She may or may not ask you to draw your study organism – she invented it!

Society of Experimental Biology, Seville, Spain (2 – 5 July)
Meet Senior Assistant Editor Jennifer Meyer. Jennifer looks after Functional Ecology, but she’s an expert on all the BES journals. Among other things she’s also involved with some of the BES’s public engagement work so do come and chat about this too.

International Congress for Conservation Biology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (21 – 25 July)
Come and meet Managing Editor Erika Newton. Chat about the journals of course but, if you’re a practitioner, ask her about Applied Ecology Resources.

Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Manchester, UK (21 – 25 July)
Meet Senior Assistant Editor Chris Grieves. Chris looks after Methods in Ecology and Evolution, but he’s an expert on all the BES journals too. Among other things Chris has also worked closely with our Special Interest Groups, if you’re interested in these, speak to Chris.

Ecological Society of America, Louisville, USA (11 – 16 August)
Meet Director of Publishing Catherine Hill. Catherine would love to chat about the journals and all things BES. If you’re interested in the latest goings on in academic publishing including Plan S ask Catherine about this too.

Our Associate Editor Josh Galperin wrote a blog last year on what it’s like to be an environmental lawyer at ESA – it’s an excellent read!




The BES annual meeting! Belfast, UK (10 – 13 December)
We’ll ALL be at the BES annual meeting. It’s the best conference in the known universe bar none*. If you don’t believe us watch this:

*we might be a touch biased.