After the successful joint Annual Meeting in 2014, the British Ecological Society (BES) and the French Society for Ecology and Evolution (SFE²) have been working hard to make our next joint meeting equally great. The Covid-19 pandemic has made this uniquely challenging. Despite exploring several options, we have mutually agreed that the best option is to postpone the joint meeting with the BES continuing to hold its own meeting on the original dates of 15 – 17 December 2020.

The planned joint Annual Meeting of the BES and the SFE² will now be held  in 2021.  The two societies continue to look forward to working together on an excellent and welcoming conference for their members and the global ecological community. The conference, Ecology Across Borders 2021, is likely to be confirmed for 12–15 December 2021 in Liverpool, UK.