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A big picture for the big island

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A big picture for the big island

A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology provides a range of options to protect and restore Hawaii's valuable marine ecosystems for the future.

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Special Feature on animal host–microbe interactions

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Special Feature on animal host–microbe interactions

Journal of Animal Ecology published a Special Feature with 18 research articles investigating the ecology of host–microbe interactions.

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Hunting is changing forests, but not in ways as previously thought

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Hunting is changing forests, but not in ways as previously thought

A new study of the Amazon rainforest examines what happens to plants if their seed dispersers are no longer present.

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Scientists study the effects of wildfire management on California avian populations

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Scientists study the effects of wildfire management on California avian populations

In California’s iconic shrubland ecosystem, wildfire management can devastate wild bird populations and fire-risk reduction is only temporary.

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#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

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#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

A University of Adelaide study showed that monitoring wildlife using drones is more accurate than traditional counting approaches.

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Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

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Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

Food web supporting wildlife would appear very different without the nutrients supplied by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

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Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

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Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

A new study in the Journal of Ecology reveals a number of plants that were not previously known to be part of the diet of waterbirds.

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The long-term impacts of devil facial tumour are revealed

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The long-term impacts of devil facial tumour are revealed

Density trends and demographic signals uncover the long-term impact of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils.

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The Environmental Audit Committee launches inquiry into the 25-Year Plan for the Environment.

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The Environmental Audit Committee launches inquiry into the 25-Year Plan for the Environment.

Contribute to the BES response to the Environment Audit Committee's inquiry into the 25 year plan to improve the environment.

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Ecology Across Borders 2017 - Awards and Prizes

Ecology Across Borders 2017 - Awards and Prizes

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Ecology Across Borders People's Choice Award, Student Talk and Student Poster Prizes.

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Warming climate shrinks B.C. beetles

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Warming climate shrinks B.C. beetles

Beetles are shrinking as their habitats get warmer.

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Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife in Africa

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Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife in Africa

Livestock grazing alongside wildlife may benefit farmers by reducing parasitic disease.

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What are our grant awardees publishing in our journals?

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What are our grant awardees publishing in our journals?

Each year we give out around 50 grants across 5 funding streams and it is rewarding to see these grants acknowledged in one of our journals.

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Native forest habitats promote pollinators and fruit production of Açaí palm in the Amazon river delta

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Native forest habitats promote pollinators and fruit production of Açaí palm in the Amazon river delta

Low impact farming methods benefit both pollinators and açaí fruit production.

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