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Press Release: Harvesting wildlife affected by climate change?

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Press Release: Harvesting wildlife affected by climate change?

A new polar bear study published in Journal of Applied Ecology aims to balance conservation and subsistence needs.

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Press release – Beyond eating: Indirectly, deer change the landscape

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Press release – Beyond eating: Indirectly, deer change the landscape

A new paper published today in Journal of Ecology looks at how deer affect forest plant composition by altering facets of the forest environment, including light availability, soil compaction, and the thickness of a particular layer of soil.

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Press Release: Road salt alternatives alter aquatic ecosystems

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Press Release: Road salt alternatives alter aquatic ecosystems

New research in Journal of Applied Ecology shows road salt alternatives and additives alter freshwater food webs and ecosystems.

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Press Release: Egg white could crack problem of predicting bluetongue outbreaks

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Press Release: Egg white could crack problem of predicting bluetongue outbreaks

A new study in Journal of Applied Ecology has found that a protein in egg white could help control outbreaks of bluetongue virus.

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Press Release: Wintering ducks connect isolated wetlands by dispersing plant seeds

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Press Release: Wintering ducks connect isolated wetlands by dispersing plant seeds

Wintering ducks connect isolated wetlands by dispersing plant seeds

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Q&A: How can we save the world’s turtle and tortoise species from the wildlife trade?

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Q&A: How can we save the world’s turtle and tortoise species from the wildlife trade?

What are the priorities for the illegal trade of less charismatic freshwater turtle and tortoise species? - A Practitioner's Perspective.

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Press Release: Sounding Them Out – A Unique Conservation Tool for Monitoring Bush-Crickets

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Press Release: Sounding Them Out – A Unique Conservation Tool for Monitoring Bush-Crickets

New research published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution shows how existing bat monitoring could improve our understanding of bush-crickets.

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Press release: Sweat bees on hot chillies - native bees thrive in traditional farming, securing good yield

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Press release: Sweat bees on hot chillies - native bees thrive in traditional farming, securing good yield

New research in Journal of Applied Ecology shows traditional farming creates attractive habitat for native sweat bees.

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Press Release: What will the wasp plague be like this year?

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Press Release: What will the wasp plague be like this year?

New research published in Journal of Animal Ecology shows that wasp populations are increased by warmer and drier springs.

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Press release: Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

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Press release: Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

New research in Journal of Ecology shows that a common wheat virus can spread and harm perennial native grasses.

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Press Release: Lichens and the "health" of ecosystems

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Press Release: Lichens and the "health" of ecosystems

It's now possible to use lichen as a truly global ecological indicator.

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Press release: Research provides first signs of python effects on Florida ecosystems

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Press release: Research provides first signs of python effects on Florida ecosystems

New research in Journal of Applied Ecology suggests invasion of the Burmese python could dramatically alter the Everglades’ ecosystem.

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Q&A: Cryptic frogs, counting chirps and conservation

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Q&A: Cryptic frogs, counting chirps and conservation

Q&A on new research in Journal of Applied Ecology on acoustic monitoring of a cryptic frog species.

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Press Release: Why plants eat faeces when they could eat flesh

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Press Release: Why plants eat faeces when they could eat flesh

A new study published in Journal of Ecology asks what drives a carnivorous pitcher plant to abandon eating meat in favour of a diet of bat faeces.

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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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