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London, UK

Video production for social media training

This one-day practical training workshop will cover an introduction to filming, audio recording, and editing videos to communicate your science.

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Can multiple carnivores coexist in cities?

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Can multiple carnivores coexist in cities?

Carnivores using remaining green spaces around cities interact more often

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Creating bee-healthy diet plan(t)s

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Creating bee-healthy diet plan(t)s

Ecological stoichiometry compares the nutritional “demand” of wild bee larvae with the “supply” of nutrients in pollen.

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Twenty-two Scottish People

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Twenty-two Scottish People

Citizens' Jury - a useful way for the public to come to informed consensus on complex matters of national interest?

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What exciting possibilities await soon-to-be graduates of ecology?

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What exciting possibilities await soon-to-be graduates of ecology?

A summary of our 2019 Undergraduate Careers Conference.

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When rivers stop flowing, do we stop caring?

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When rivers stop flowing, do we stop caring?

Understanding people's attitudes to rivers is important for their conservation

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Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues

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Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues

New methods of DNA analyses could help protect elusive and endangered animals.

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Volunteer ornithological survey shows effects of temperatures on Eurasian jay population

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Volunteer ornithological survey shows effects of temperatures on Eurasian jay population

An even range of habitats – forests fields and meadows – are needed in an area of around 200m2 to 1km2 in order for the jays to thrive.

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Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology

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Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology

Drones fitted with thermal cameras can detect orangutans and other endangered species.

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Scottish Policy Group host a marine-themed Pie and a Pint in Aberdeen

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Scottish Policy Group host a marine-themed Pie and a Pint in Aberdeen

A night in Aberdeen discussing "Striking the right balance in offshore renewables: ecosystem effects, trade-offs and climate change"

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How understanding animal behavior can support wildlife conservation

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How understanding animal behavior can support wildlife conservation

A new model that uses data from sensors worn by meerkats to gain a more detailed picture of how animals behave in the wild.

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New research a game changer for fox control

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New research a game changer for fox control

A new study found that when control programs aren’t strategic, fox numbers can quickly recover.

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Videos reveal how the seemingly defenseless kangaroo rat contends with deadly rattlesnakes

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Videos reveal how the seemingly defenseless kangaroo rat contends with deadly rattlesnakes

A student-led team at San Diego State University used high speed cameras to capture predator-prey interactions.

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Climate change threatens Māori plant use and knowledge

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Climate change threatens Māori plant use and knowledge

Plants may become inaccessible to the people who value them most.

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From evidence to policy – acting as a witness in Parliament

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From evidence to policy – acting as a witness in Parliament

Abigail McQuatters-Gollop discusses her experience giving evidence to a Parliamentary committee.

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