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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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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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Shining a Light on Coastal Light Pollution

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Shining a Light on Coastal Light Pollution

Light pollution impacts sealife as much as climate change

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Press Release: 'Whispering' keeps humpbacks safe from killer whales, study finds

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Press Release: 'Whispering' keeps humpbacks safe from killer whales, study finds

Newborn humpback whales 'whisper' to their mothers to avoid being overheard by killer whales, researchers have discovered.

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Press Release: Conservation measures can increase the risk of bark-beetle damage

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Press Release: Conservation measures can increase the risk of bark-beetle damage

New research in Journal of Applied Ecology assesses the conflict between forest restorations for conservation and the risk of pest insect outbreaks.

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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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