BESS has clear linkages with other UK initiatives. These include the following NERC programmes:
- Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation
- Valuing Nature Network
- Environmental Virtual Observatory pilot
- Macronutrient Cycles
- Marine Ecosystems
- and the joint Insect Pollinators Initiative.
BESS is also linked to Defra's Ecosystems Knowledge Network ekn.defra.gov.uk. There are also potential links to the Defra Demonstration Catchments and Natural England’s Pilot Areas programmes as well as the UK Environmental Change Network, which contributes to the wider European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Network.
Details on BESS partners will be posted shortly.