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Press Release: Humans - the disturbing neighbours of reef sharks

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Press Release: Humans - the disturbing neighbours of reef sharks

Shark diversity and abundance is highest in remote reefs, as far as 25 hours away from main cities, reveals a study published in Journal of Applied Ecology.

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Press Release: A prioritised list of invasive alien species threatening the UK’s environment

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Press Release: A prioritised list of invasive alien species threatening the UK’s environment

More species urgently need to be considered for inclusion on the EU’s ‘List of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern’.

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Press Release: Fungal microbes as biofertilizers in agriculture and gardening

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Press Release: Fungal microbes as biofertilizers in agriculture and gardening

Companies are increasingly producing fungal inoculants and marketing these as biofertilizers to improve plant growth and soil health.

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Press Release: Fish have complex personalities, research shows

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Press Release: Fish have complex personalities, research shows

Scientists from the University of Exeter studied how Trinidadian guppies behaved in various situations.

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Press Release: Finding a recipe for forest restoration

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Press Release: Finding a recipe for forest restoration

Regenerating critically endangered tropical dry forests isn’t easy — but identifying the right ingredients is a big step in the right direction

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

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

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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: 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: 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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