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Lava flows tell 600-year story of biodiversity loss on tropical island

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Lava flows tell 600-year story of biodiversity loss on tropical island

A natural experiment created by an active volcano gives new insight into the long-term negative impacts of human colonisation of tropical forest islands.

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Watching TV helps birds make better food choices

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Watching TV helps birds make better food choices

By watching videos of each other eating, blue tits and great tits can learn to avoid foods that taste disgusting and are potentially toxic, finds new study. Seeing the ‘disgust response’ in others helps them recognise distasteful prey by their conspicuous markings without having to taste them, and this can potentially increase both the birds’ and their prey’s survival rate.

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Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed

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Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed

New research finds tropical forest disturbance goes beyond species loss and includes a shift towards smaller seeds and an increase in the proportion of trees dispersed by animals, impacting how the ecosystem functions. 

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Come along to our exhibition showcasing the winners of our photographic competition, Capturing Ecology, in the wonderful Ulster Museum in Belfast!

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