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BES Annual Meeting 2018

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Scottish Government consultation: Forestry Strategy 2019-2029

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Scottish Government consultation: Forestry Strategy 2019-2029

Help the BES-Scottish Policy Group respond to Scotland's Forestry Strategy.

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Environment researchers propose new guidelines for more transparency and reporting of research methods

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Environment researchers propose new guidelines for more transparency and reporting of research methods

Researchers from the University of Waterloo have proposed guidelines for the reporting of methods in the use of experts’ ecological knowledge.

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Maximizing the carbon and biodiversity benefits of restoration along rivers and streams

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Maximizing the carbon and biodiversity benefits of restoration along rivers and streams

Forests store tremendous amounts of carbon in the trees and soil, and they can provide valuable habitat for wildlife.

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Nature Conservation for Future Generations – Seizing the moment in Manchester

Nature Conservation for Future Generations – Seizing the moment in Manchester

Read the Symposium report from Nature Conservation for Future Generations, the first conference jointly organized by the UK conservation agencies and the BES.

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Free online wills to support the next generation of ecologists

Free online wills to support the next generation of ecologists

Make a will online for free in 15 minutes, with live expert help and the option to update it at any time.

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Annual Meeting Abstract Deadline!

Annual Meeting Abstract Deadline!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to present your research to an international audience of over 1200 delegates.

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Scientists take to Twitter to study flying ants, starling murmurations and house spiders

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Scientists take to Twitter to study flying ants, starling murmurations and house spiders

The retrospective analysis of social media has been used widely to detect earthquakes or political sentiment, but not so much in ecological research.

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Study uses herbarium samples to understand link between climate change and insect herbivory

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Study uses herbarium samples to understand link between climate change and insect herbivory

A new Journal of Ecology study used herbarium specimens to track insect herbivory across more than a century.

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Predicting forest areas with potential of natural regeneration

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Predicting forest areas with potential of natural regeneration

Prioritizing natural regeneration of Brazilian forest areas.

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New study reveals reasons for huge decline of rare seabird

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New study reveals reasons for huge decline of rare seabird

Lack of food drives loss of Arctic skuas

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Mangrove expansion and climatic warming may help coastal ecosystems keep pace with sea level rise

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Mangrove expansion and climatic warming may help coastal ecosystems keep pace with sea level rise

Biologists have documented that coastal wetlands in the southeastern United States are responding positively to rising temperatures.

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Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests

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Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests

New research published in Functional Ecology focuses on the combined effects of fire and drought on white oak seedlings.

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A mathematical method to understand and explore the niche of species

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A mathematical method to understand and explore the niche of species

The new method published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution translates the original ideas of the Anglo-American ecologist G. Evelyn Hutchinson (1903-1991) into simple mathematical terms.

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Announcing the 2018 British Ecological Society award winners

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Announcing the 2018 British Ecological Society award winners

Recognising eight distinguished ecologists whose work has benefited the scientific community and society in general.

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