environmental SCIENTIST

As part of its commitment to promote environmental science and allow our members to learn about and disseminate the latest sector thinking, the IES produces four to five editions of its highly regarded journal environmental SCIENTIST each year. 

Each thematic issue examines a topic of pressing importance to environmental science from a variety of different angles; an expert in the relevant area acts as guest editor, introducing the articles and providing a critical overview of the subject at hand. Articles are primarily written by our members, supplemented by contributions from experts and professionals working in the environmental field. 

The journal acts not just as way of keeping abreast with the sector, but is also a thoroughly interesting read.

Latest Journals

  • Researchers are exploring and developing exciting new materials and industrial processes that manufacturers are bringing to market very rapidly. Yet some of these materials pose problems that could be taking us further away from a sustainable circular economy. This edition of the environmental SCIENTIST investigates these novel materials and how they can be recovered, reused and recycled.
  • This issue of environmental SCIENTIST summarises the scope and outcomes of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment and the subsequent Follow-on report. The overall UK NEA programme has made a promising start, one that is incumbent on all of us now to advance to secure future wellbeing.
  • The articles in this issue of the environmental SCIENTIST provide insights into the many complex challenges and considerations that need to be addressed if we are to achieve global water security – from the impacts of waste disposal and abstraction on water quality and quantity, to the inherent difficulties and limitations of measuring water security and predicting future development paths and challenges.
  • Environmental scientists have probably been exposed to more than their fair share of controversy. Perhaps this should be expected: we are the canaries in the scientific coalmine, playing the part of an early warning system on behalf of the planet. This journal looks at some of the more contentious topical environmental issues, and how systems thinking can help scientists understand and solve these problems.
  • This journal provides a detailed look at how to provide affordable energy, with security of supply and the minimum possible damage to the environment. It examines the energy mix in the UK and how legal reform and international policies will affect energy production in the future. It includes case studies on renewable energy generation initiatives across the UK.

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Joining the IES helps your personal and professional development. Wherever you are in your career, the IES has membership services that will help you gain recognition and progress to the next level.

Benefits Include:

  • 5 journals per annum
  • Regional and national events
  • Chance to apply for Chartered Scientist and Chartered Environmentalist
  • Recognition of professional status
  • Use of post-nominal letters



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