The annual conference of the British Ecological Society took place from 14. to 18. December December, which took place virtually this year. Marianne and Iris from or work group presented their work there. Marianne talked about the role of heterostyly in maintaining the genetic diversity of Primula veris, and Iris talked about the effect of landscape elements on the gene flow of Primula veris in landscapes with contrasting connectivity. Although the conference was virtual, there were many different activities and exciting presentations.