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Press Release: Using mason bees to provide pollination services on strawberry farms

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Press Release: Outstanding ecologists honoured by the British Ecological Society

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Press Release: Outstanding ecologists honoured by the British Ecological Society

The BES announced the winners of its annual awards and prizes today, recognising nine distinguished ecologists whose work has benefited the scientific community and society in general.

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Press Release: Clear it – but will they come? Native plants need re-seeding after rhododendron removal, study finds

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Press Release: Clear it – but will they come? Native plants need re-seeding after rhododendron removal, study finds

Native plants need a helping hand if they are to recover from invasive rhododendron, Scottish ecologists have discovered.

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Press Release: Ants dominate waste management in tropical rainforests

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Press Release: Ants dominate waste management in tropical rainforests

Ants are responsible for moving more than half of food resources from the rainforest floor, playing a key role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

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Press Release: New ranking system compares introduced species and their human impact

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Press Release: New ranking system compares introduced species and their human impact

Under the leadership of Sven Bacher, professor of biology at the University of Fribourg, scientists have now developed a classification system to determine which introduced species makes life most difficult for humans.

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Press Release: Modelling the spread of disease through aquatic communities

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Press Release: New light on the secret life of badgers

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Press Release: New light on the secret life of badgers

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Press Release: Know your enemy - Exposing threatened species to predators improves evasive behaviours

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Press Release: Know your enemy - Exposing threatened species to predators improves evasive behaviours

A study of burrowing bettongs shows how exposing threatened species to small numbers of predators in the wild teaches them how to avoid their enemies.

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Press release: Scientists take ‘Sex & Bugs & Rock 'n Roll’ to Glastonbury

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Press release: Lianas stifle tree fruit and seed production in tropical forests

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Press release: Lianas stifle tree fruit and seed production in tropical forests

A new study published in Journal of Ecology shows that lianas numbers are on the rise in many tropical forests around the world.

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Press Release: Choice of winter cover crop mixture steers summer crop yield

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Press Release: Choice of winter cover crop mixture steers summer crop yield

New research shows that the productivity of a next main crop can be manipulated through the choice of species in a preceding winter cover crop mixture.

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Press Release: Corn Seed Treatment Insecticides Pose Risks to Honey Bees, Yield Benefits Elusive

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Press Release: Corn Seed Treatment Insecticides Pose Risks to Honey Bees, Yield Benefits Elusive

New research in the Journal of Applied Ecology finds honey bees are at risk from neonicotinoids that show no improvement to crop yield

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