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

  • 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.
  • Heritage is a broad discipline that draws together environmental specialists from a significant range of backgrounds. Environmental scientists have a significant role to play in preserving, enhancing and interpreting cultural heritage at every scale. This issue captures some contemporary debates within the heritage sector and shows how environment and heritage have been historic bedfellows.
  • This journal provides a comprehensive review the UK's environmental regulatory landscape and explains how regulation has benefited the UK environment. It describes the motivations behind the Smarter Environmental Regulation Review and Red Tape Challenge.
  • This journal investigates the environmental legislation emanating from the EU and the effects it has on the UK's environmental professionals. It includes opinions about the potential environmental effects of leaving the EU as well as the perceived benefits from EU membership to various UK-based organisations.

Older journals

April 2013
February 2013
December 2012
October 2012
August 2012
July 2012
April 2012
August 2011
May 2011

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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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