In Practice Magazine

In Practice is CIEEM’s highly regarded quarterly membership publication. It is highly valued by our members and is integral to the work that we do to raise standards and share knowledge.

In Practice is published in March, June, September and December, and is circulated to all members, either in print or digitally. Discussion is promoted via social media and CIEEM’s website.

CIEEM members can access the last two years of In Practice publications in the members’ area (login at the top of the page) of the website. Editions older than two years are publicly available in the Resource Hub.

In Practice invites contributions on any aspect of ecology and environmental management but does not aim to publish scientific papers presenting the results of original research. Contributions should be sent to the Editor.

Potential authors should see deadlines below and also read the Guidance for Authors.

Themes and Submission Deadlines

114 – December 2021 Urban and Cultural Ecology n/a
115 – March 2022

Working on Site

We welcome submissions on any aspect of on-site ecology, conservation and environmental management work. This can include Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) and working with other sectors (construction, development, land management, agriculture etc.). We also welcome articles relating to communications with other professionals and the public, site health and safety, and also how COVID-19 has changed working practices or created innovative ways of working.

19 November 2021
116 – June 2022

Nature-Based Solutions

This issue’s theme can be broadly interpreted, including practical solutions to the nature and climate crises, linking climate and biodiversity with social challenges, integrating natural capital into decision-making, ecological restoration and creation, and ecosystem-based adaptations.

18 February 2022
117 – September 2022

Bryophytes and Lichens

This is a focused edition on mosses, liverworts and lichens, although we would also welcome articles on fungi and algae (including diatoms) – collectively what used to be called the ‘lower plants’. Issues that we are interested in include (but are not limited to) restoration and management of relevant habitats, their use in habitat, air and water quality assessments, and also taxonomy and identification skills.

20 May 2022
118 – December 2022


Submissions welcome on any topic.

19 August 2022

If you would like to contribute to one of these issues please contact the Editor (details below). Contributions are welcomed from both members and non-members.


Subscription to In Practice is available to non members in hardcopy format only. For further information on ordering a subscription, please contact

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1 Year subscription (4 issues) £44 £65
2 Year subscription (8 issues) £80 £130

Individual hardcopy back issues can also be purchased on request (subject to availability).


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Editor and Editorial Board

The In Practice Editor is Nik Prowse.

Jason Reeves co-ordinates internal contributions and manages the publication.

The In Practice Editorial Board consists of:

  • Kate Bayley MCIEEM
  • Dominic Coath MCIEEM
  • Mihai Coroi CEnv MCIEEM
  • Joanne Denyer MCIEEM
  • Ursula Digby CEnv MCIEEM
  • Frances Giaquinto CEnv MCIEEM
  • Neil Harwood CEnv MCIEEM
  • Claire Howe MCIEEM
  • Sue Lawley CEnv MCIEEM
  • Caroline McParland CEnv MCIEEM
  • Ian Morrissey CEnv MCIEEM
  • Patrick White MCIEEM