This year, the British Ecological Society has moved its Annual Meeting fully online. We have put together a list of people and nature content, including talks and posters presented by our Editorial board, authors and many others. The list is by no means exhaustive, however, so do check out all of the fantastic on-demand talks and posters accessible from the Auditorium at the Festival.

If you can’t make a live session the plenary lectures and thematic sessions are being recorded and videos will be uploaded to the conference platform the following day.

Don’t forget that presenter networking sessions run twice per day and these give you an opportunity to view on-demand talks and posters and ask live questions while presenters are online.

Follow #BES2020 and @PaN_BES for the latest updates!

Live content

Wed, December 16, 9:00 AM
Thematic Session: Rewilding as a recovery strategy to mitigate the biodiversity and climate crises
Jens-Christian Svenning (Aarhus University). Research in People and Nature
Nathalie Pettorelli (Zoological Society of London)
James Speed (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Pil Pedersen (University of Leicester)
Silvia Ceausu (University College London)
Paul Jepson (Ecosulis Ltd). Research in People and Nature

Thu, December 17, 11:00 AM (GMT)
Thematic Session: Nature-based solutions for climate change and biodiversity
David Coomes (University of Cambridge)
Isabel Alonso (Natural England)
Lisa Norton (UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
Richard Stafford (Bournemouth University). Research in People and Nature
Chris Collins (University of Reading)
Marc Cadotte (University of Toronto)

Thu, December 17, 4:30 PM (GMT)
Plenary Lecture: Against nature?
Brigitte Baptiste (Ean University, Colombia)

Fri, December 18, 9:00 AM (GMT)
Thematic Session: The climatic, ecological and societal importance of peatlands
Susan Page (University of Leicester) Research in People and Nature
Mark Harrison (University of Exeter and Borneo Nature Foundation International) Research in People and Nature
Greta Dargie (University of Leeds)
Euridice Honorio Coronado (Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana – IIAP)
Catharine Pschenyckyj (University College Dublin)
Jonathan Walker (University of Swansea)
Rebekka Artz (James Hutton Institute)
Sarah Proctor (IUCN UK Peatlands Programme)

Fri, December 18, 2:00 PM (GMT)
Commemorative Session: Celebrating the work and life of Georgina Mace
Sandra Diaz, Stuart Butchart and Ian Bateman will be the speakers, with John Gittleman, Simon Stuart, Andy Purvis and Kate Jones joining the panel discussion.

On-Demand Talks

Strong urban-rural linkages affect wildmeat flows and consumption patterns in riverine municipalities in Brazilian Amazonia
Patricia Carignano Torres (Universidade de São Paulo and People and Nature Associate Editor)

Exploring the role of invasive alien species in zoonotic disease transmission
Helen Roy (UK Centre for Ecology Hydrology and People and Nature Associate Editor)

Scenarios of global reef fish assemblage diversity and services under climate warming and human population change
Conor Waldock (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ))
Conor’s Research in People and Nature

Bee pollinators benefit from crop diversification and semi-natural habitats
Catrin Westphal (University of Göttingen Functional Agrobiodiversity)
Catrin’s Research in People and Nature

Rewiring on subextinction timescales averts, damps and delays species extinction trajectories in food webs
Benno Simmons (University of Exeter)
Benno’s Research in People and Nature

Enhancing road verges to aid pollinator conservation
Benjamin Phillips (University of Exeter)
Benjamin’s Research in People and Nature

Characterizing bird-keeping user-groups on Java reveals distinct behaviours, profiles and potential for change
Harry Marshall (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Harry’s Research in People and Nature

Assessing large-scale biodiversity change in Germany using heterogeneous data sources
Diana Bowler (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research)
Diana’s Research in People and Nature

The role of cacao agroforests and secondary forests as biodiversity reservoirs
Haley Arnold (University of St Andrews)

Quantifying the biodiversity impact of meeting nutritional needs and closing yield gaps in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Zambia
Abbie Chapman (UCL)

Long-term fire and vegetation dynamics in Bwabwata National Park, Namibia. How can palaeoecology contribute to present day management decisions?
Adele Julier (University of Cape Town)

How are migratory shorebirds influenced by the Bijagós culture?
Ana Coelho (Dep. Biology CESAM University of Aveiro)

Societal Intersectionality and the Sustainable Development Goals
Caroline Howe (Imperial College London)

Inequalities in accessing greenspaces in England during and after COVID-19 lockdowns
Caroline Ward (University of York)

10 Years after Lawton – A Review of Terrestrial Nature Networks in the UK
Catherine Duigan (UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee)

‘Reflections of the sky’: protecting urban blue-spaces using participatory filmmaking in Mexico City and Bristol
Sarah Hobbs (Bath Spa University)

Understanding features of nature that attract people using photos posted online
Rosie Baillie (University of Aberdeen)

Discrete-event models for assessing the possibility of food security in southwestern Burkina Faso villages
Maximilien Cosme (INRA France)

Inspired by nature: child’s play
Kathryn Nelson (Queens University Belfast)

Understanding local’s perspective of community capitals for effective human-wildlife conflict management in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, India
Arockia Ferdin (National Dong Hwa University)

Barn swallows where there are no barns
Emilio Pagani-Núñez (Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

Anthropogenic extinctions leads to functional homogenization in island bird communities
Ferran Sayol (University College London)

On-Demand Posters

Changing Owners Behaviour: The Effects of an Educational Video and a Commitment Nudge to Prevent Dogs from Visiting Brazilian Atlantic Forest Remnants
Carla Morsello (University of São Paulo and People and Nature Associate Editor)
Carla’s Research in People and Nature

Distribution of Bornean Orangutans in a Multiple-Use Landscape, Using Aerial Surveys and Point Process Analysis
Sol Milne (University of Aberdeen)
Sol’s Research in People and Nature

Perspectives on Perú’s peatlands; exploring ecological and indigenous classifications of the sucking swamps of the western Amazon
Lydia Cole (University of St Andrews)
Lydia’s Research in People and Nature

Adverse environmental conditions increase directed seed dispersal by slugs
Gesine Pufal (University of Freiburg)
Gesine’s Research in People and Nature

The impacts of data range restriction on conservation research conclusions
Lizzie Jones (Royal Holloway and Institute of Zoology London)
Lizzie’s Research in People and Nature and here

Analysis on the usage of rivers during COVID-19 pandemic by social media data
Ximei Wu (Meiji University)

Rabies in the City – Mapping a deadly zoonosis in a large metropolis
Sabiya Sheikh (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE))

Local ecological knowledge can detect anthropogenic threats and spatial distribution of the critically endangered Blue-crowned Laughingthrush
Rosalind Gleave (Institute of Zoology Zoological Society of London Royal Holloway University of London)

Environmental potential and land-use changes in the floodplain of the Tama River, Tokyo, Japan
Noboru Kuramoto (Meiji University)

Conversations on conservation: the human dimensions of elephant conservation in the Kasigau Widlife Corridor of Kenya
Lynn Von Hagen (Auburn University)

Traditional beliefs and conservation of chimpanzees around the Gombe National Park Western Tanzania
Egidius Rwebuga (Sokoine University of Agriculture)

Factors affecting the relative abundance of sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) in a human-dominated landscape of central India
Sankarshan Chaudhuri (Wildlife Institute of India)

Evaluating the impact of the documentary series Blue Planet II on viewers plastic consumption behaviors
Matilda Dunn (Imperial College London)

High temperatures and human pressures interact to influence mortality in an African carnivore
Daniella Rabaiotti (Zoological Society of London and UCL)

Recorded and now available online

Welcome and Plenary Lecture: Urban systems and the system of cities in the Anthropocene
Xuemei Bai (Australian National University)

Thematic Session: Soundscapes as a tool to monitor disturbance impacts in the Anthropocene
Samuel Ross (Trinity College Dublin)
Marta Bolgan (Université de Liège)
Camille Desjonquères (University of St Andrews)
Sarab Sethi (Imperial College London)
Jennifer Phillips (California Polytechnic State University)
Zuzana Burivalova (University of Wisconsin Madison)

Thematic Session: Bending the curve of biodiversity change: what will the future bring?
Andy Purvis (Natural History Museum)
David Leclère (IIASA – International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)
Alex Pigot (University College London)
Aletta Bonn (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and People and Nature Associate Editor) Research in People and Nature
Guillaume Latombe (University of Vienna)
Christophe Diagne (Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay France)
Alice Vadrot (Universität Wien)