Establishing a career in conservation science: a BES/ZSL early career event

This one day event, aimed principally at advanced PhD students and early post-docs, will review key skills and knowledge that can enhance prospects for establishing a career in conservation science.

The day will be structured around a series of talks and tasks facilitated by experts in their field, designed to promote active learning experiences and maximise individual networking opportunities for all.

Topics to be discussed include scientific publication tips, funding opportunities for conservation biologists, advises on how to build an online profile and disseminate research outputs, directions as to how to develop a scientific career outside academia, as well as interview preparation tips.

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Becky Allen, Journalist and BES Press Officer
Ben Connor, Policy Manager, BES
Dr Zoe Davies, Reader in Biodiversity Conservation, DICE
Linda DaVolls, Head of Scientific Publications and Meetings, ZSL
Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, BES Conservation SIG Chair
Alice Plane, Assistant Editor, Journal of Applied Ecology, BES
Elina Rantanen, Journals Manager, ZSL
Dr Seirian Sumner, Reader in Behavioural Ecology, UCL


Activities and presentations

Understanding scientific publications
Press coverage and building an online profile
Conservation careers outside academia
Interview skills
Finding funding


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