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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Annual Meeting 2016

This year our annual conference will be at the ACC, in Liverpool

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British Ecological Society joins meeting to discuss Brexit with Government Minister

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British Ecological Society joins meeting to discuss Brexit with Government Minister

The BES joined a number of organisations at the Zoological Society of London to discuss the challenges and opportunities of Brexit for the environmental sciences and conservation.

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Scottish Biodiversity Conference: Connecting people and the environment

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Scottish Biodiversity Conference: Connecting people and the environment

A range of interesting perspectives and new ideas featured at the 2016 Scottish Biodiversity Science Conference

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Press Release: New forecast tool helps ships avoid blue whale hotspots

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Press Release: New forecast tool helps ships avoid blue whale hotspots

A new paper published in Journal of Applied Ecology describes the development of WhaleWatch, a new tool to help ships avoid endangered whales.

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Press Release: Controversial black bear hunt disproportionately harvests nuisance bears and reduces human-bear conflicts

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Press Release: Controversial black bear hunt disproportionately harvests nuisance bears and reduces human-bear conflicts

New research published in Journal of Applied Ecology shows regulated hunting of a recovered black bear population helps to control population size.

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Tim Benton's keynote address opens Scottish Biodiversity Science Conference

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Tim Benton's keynote address opens Scottish Biodiversity Science Conference

Key themes from Professor Tim Benton's speech on agriculture and biodiversity

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BES Journals Virtual Issue: National Tree Week

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BES Journals Virtual Issue: National Tree Week

The BES journals National Tree Week Virtual Issue contains articles that highlight the global importance of trees and forests. Free for a limited time.

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BES Roadies head #intotheblue!

BES Roadies head #intotheblue!

Didn't make it to NERC Into the Blue? We did! Read Peter Bentley's blog about the event here....

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A Policy Lunchbox discussion on “Brexit: what is happening inside Government?”

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A Policy Lunchbox discussion on “Brexit: what is happening inside Government?”

Oliver Ilott and Policy Lunchbox discuss Brexit and what is happening inside Government.

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BES Journals Virtual Issue: Ecology and Evolution in Ireland

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BES Journals Virtual Issue: Ecology and Evolution in Ireland

BES journals and Irish Ecological Association Virtual Issue complimenting the first IEA annual meeting

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The Scottish Policy Group discuss rewilding at the latest pie and a pint event

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The Scottish Policy Group discuss rewilding at the latest pie and a pint event

The Scottish Policy Group discuss the conservation concept of rewilding

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Key lessons from our Policy Training Workshop in Edinburgh

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Key lessons from our Policy Training Workshop in Edinburgh

Rick Parfett summarises the key take home messages from the BES Scottish Policy Group introduction to policy workshop

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BES Marsh Book Award Winner 2016

2016 winner of the BES Marsh Book Award

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Press Release: Production of seedless fruits - an under-estimated tool for improving food security

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Press Release: Production of seedless fruits - an under-estimated tool for improving food security

New research from Journal of Applied Ecology shows how seedless fruit production can increase fruit quality and quantity, reducing the need for pollination.

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