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Study finds rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds

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Study finds rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds

Researchers have found common foxgloves brought to the Americas have rapidly evolved to change flower length in the presence of a new pollinator group, hummingbirds.

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We don’t know how most mammals will respond to climate change, warn scientists

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We don’t know how most mammals will respond to climate change, warn scientists

There are significant gaps in our knowledge of how mammal populations are responding to climate change.

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Endangered vulture mortality highest in southeastern Europe, largely from human-causes

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Endangered vulture mortality highest in southeastern Europe, largely from human-causes

New research indicates that more Egyptian Vultures are dying in eastern Europe and the Middle East, while faring better in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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SPG written interview: Dr Chloe Bellamy

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SPG written interview: Dr Chloe Bellamy

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Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery

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Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery

A new study finds that coffee pulp, a waste product of coffee production, can be used to speed up tropical forest recovery on post agricultural land.

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Lack of prey reduces breeding success in puffin populations

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Lack of prey reduces breeding success in puffin populations

New research finds that a lack of prey around breeding colonies in the northeast Atlantic is leading to puffin population declines.

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Wasps share resources on offshore island

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Wasps share resources on offshore island

A study of invasive wasps on an island off the coast of Coromandel Peninsula shows they are able to share resources such as food and habitat instead of competing with each other, a worrying result for conservation.

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Join ecologists and climate scientists at 'Climate Science for Ecological Forecasting'

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Join ecologists and climate scientists at 'Climate Science for Ecological Forecasting'

This joint symposium from the British Ecological Society and the Royal Meteorological Society, will identify the needs and opportunities for greater interaction between these two fields.

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Gulls can spread weeds over large distances and between habitats

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Gulls can spread weeds over large distances and between habitats

A new model shows that gulls can disperse weeds over large distances and between different habitats, causing the exchange of weed and alien plant species between agricultural crops and natural areas.

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New research unlocks mysteries of soupfin shark migration and reproduction

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New research unlocks mysteries of soupfin shark migration and reproduction

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Coffee for the birds: connecting bird-watchers with shade-grown coffee

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Coffee for the birds: connecting bird-watchers with shade-grown coffee

New research that surveyed US bird watchers finds that only a small percentage buy bird-friendly coffee, with awareness being one the main constraints.

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Diving beneath the waves with giant mantas off Peru

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Diving beneath the waves with giant mantas off Peru

Researchers have described the movement patterns and habitat use of giant oceanic manta rays off northern Peru.

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Mangrove forests store more carbon when they’re more diverse

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Mangrove forests store more carbon when they’re more diverse

Mangrove forests with greater species diversity can store more carbon, according to new research.

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SPG written interview: Dr Isabel Jones

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SPG written interview: Dr Isabel Jones

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