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Demystifying Policy

What is policy and how can I engage my research with it?

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Researchers calculate the cost of restoring Australia’s degraded ecosystems

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Researchers calculate the cost of restoring Australia’s degraded ecosystems

Researchers propose a AU$41 billion nationwide plan for habitat restoration to prevent species loss.

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Oil palm plantations reshape human hunting

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Oil palm plantations reshape human hunting

New research shows that oil palm plantations in Borneo are not only affecting ecological landscapes, but also social landscapes.

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SPG Interview: Dr Lucy Quinn

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SPG Interview: Dr Lucy Quinn

The Scottish Policy Group's written interview series to celebrate 10 years!

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Bee flight suffers under temperature extremes

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Bee flight suffers under temperature extremes

Rising temperatures could help some bees fly better, but more frequent extreme weather events could push them past their limits.

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Farmers help create ‘Virtual safe space’ to save bumblebees

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Farmers help create ‘Virtual safe space’ to save bumblebees

BEE-STEWARD is a decision-support tool which provides a computer simulation of bumblebee colony survival in a given landscape.

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For trees, carbs are key to surviving insect defoliation

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For trees, carbs are key to surviving insect defoliation

New research discovers the threshold of reserves necessary for oak trees to survive repeated caterpillar onslaughts.

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Virtual galleries and digital debates - exploring online engagement for Edinburgh Science Festival

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Virtual galleries and digital debates - exploring online engagement for Edinburgh Science Festival

Here is what we learnt about digital engagement and its place in a post-lockdown world.

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British Ecological Society awarded Green Recovery grant to connect school children with nature

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British Ecological Society awarded Green Recovery grant to connect school children with nature

BES project awarded £248,700 from the UK Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

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Mountain lions in greater Los Angeles moved less during the covid-19 stay-at-home order

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Mountain lions in greater Los Angeles moved less during the covid-19 stay-at-home order

Contrary to popular belief, a new study shows mountain lions used smaller areas and moved shorter distances when human activity was far below normal.

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SPG Interview: Jessica Hogan

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SPG Interview: Jessica Hogan

The Scottish Policy Groups written interview series to celebrate 10 years!

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IPBES call for experts and fellows

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IPBES call for experts and fellows

Do you have the expertise to help author the new IPBES assessments?

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Captive breeding programme essential for vultures’ survival

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Captive breeding programme essential for vultures’ survival

Supporting a declining population of the Egyptian vulture with captive-reared young birds every year could delay extinction.

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BES response to the UK National Food Strategy

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BES response to the UK National Food Strategy

BES president, Professor Jane Memmott responds to National Food Strategy.

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Restoring forest biodiversity in the Scottish Highlands

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Restoring forest biodiversity in the Scottish Highlands

New research looks into the recovery of wildlife following reforestation with native trees in the Scottish Highlands.

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