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

3 Mar 2017 10:00 - 17:00

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.

Would you like to find out more?  Read our blog post on last year’s event.


Facilitators include:

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 include:

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

Attending this event

  • Please book tickets online via the link above.

  • Tickets cost £25 full price, or £15 for students, ZSL Members and Fellows and BES Members.

  • Venue: Bartlett Room, Huxley Lecture Theatre, ZSL London Zoo. See map

  • Underground – Camden Town Station; Nearest bus - no. 274


  • Contact Jennifer Howes, Scientific Events Coordinator; 0207 449 6227

  • Sign up to receive email updates about forthcoming ZSL Science and Conservation Events