Policy Fellowship with DEFRA, UK for mid-career ecologist
7 Aug 2017
Applications are now open for the 2017 British Ecological Society (BES) Policy Fellowship, offering a mid-career ecologist the chance to spend up to six months on a placement embedded within Defra’s Environment Analysis Unit, applying their scientific expertise to a practical policy challenge.
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, critical decisions will be made about the future of our environmental policy framework, with opportunities to develop innovative new approaches. Gathering, synthesising and communicating the best scientific evidence – from how to maximise the environmental benefits of land management schemes, through to how to promote ecosystem resilience – is essential to ensuring the success of any policy decisions. The 2017 BES Policy Fellowship with the UK Government offers the chance to be at the heart of this process.