The Early Career Researcher Conference on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability at the University of Southampton.

One of the main aims of BESS is to develop and train the next generation of researchers in this area of science, who are capable of working with and across the natural and social disciplines. BESS dispersed 5 NERC Interdisciplinary Studentships during 2012. This group together with early career researchers working in BESS projects established the Next Research Generation network and
have been active and significant contributors to the wider BESS programme. NRG BESS members elected officers each year and organised their own training, outreach events and a conference which attracted researchers outside of the BESS programme and from outside of the UK.  NRG BESS grew to include early career researchers working on ecosystem services outside of the BESS programme.

Sian Thomas, Tom Holmes and Lydia Bach running the 'Love your saltmarsh' activity designed by Cai Ladd.
Lydia Bach and Sian Thomas running the be a bee activity about pollination.
PPGIS training group
Film training group
The Early Career Researcher Conference on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability at the University of Southampton.