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Ecology Across Borders 2021

Join us at our joint Annual Meeting with the French Society for Ecology and Evolution (SFE²).

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Colour Countdown

Colour Countdown

To celebrate the end of a dark and difficult year, we're rejoicing in all thing colourful! Join us on our journal blogs to discover how jellyfish see colour, why animals have iridescence, whether copycats actually catch out predators and much more!

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New guide to interdisciplinary research

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New guide to interdisciplinary research

A new free guide for researchers embarking on their first interdisciplinary project.

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Wildlife & Countryside Act consultation

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Wildlife & Countryside Act consultation

The JNCC needs input on its proposed changes to this key UK conservation legislation

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The importance of a green recovery

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The importance of a green recovery

Jane Memmott looks forward beyond the pandemic as she introduces our 2020-21 Annual Review.

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Evaluation of Ecological Mitigation Measures in Practice

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Evaluation of Ecological Mitigation Measures in Practice

A research article has highlighted evidence gaps regarding the effectiveness of ecological mitigation and compensation measures

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Loss of tree species has cumulative impact on biodiversity

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Loss of tree species has cumulative impact on biodiversity

Diseases affecting different UK tree species have shown to have a multiplying effect on the loss of associated biodiversity.

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Woodland and hedgerow creation will be crucial to support pollinators in Wales

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Woodland and hedgerow creation will be crucial to support pollinators in Wales

The largest survey of pollinator abundance in Wales has found that woodland and hedgerow creation can play a crucial role in action to reverse declines in insects.

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Helping smooth New Zealand sea lions’ road home

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Helping smooth New Zealand sea lions’ road home

Researchers create a new way of redefining New Zealand sea lions’ habitat. The work will help take the surprise out of coming across sea lions on a forest hike.

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COP26 at the British Ecological Society

COP26 at the British Ecological Society

Find out what the BES has been working on in the lead up to the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference.

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Net zero and ecology

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Net zero and ecology

What role does ecology play in the UK government's 'Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener'?

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Your Guide to the COPs - CBD COP15 virtual meetings

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Your Guide to the COPs - CBD COP15 virtual meetings

Find out what happened at the first part of CBD COP15 and how the post-2020 biodiversity framework is shaping up

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A reef in two gears: new patterns of coral recovery discovered

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A reef in two gears: new patterns of coral recovery discovered

Damaged coral reefs show slower than expected recovery for up to six years before switching to a faster phase of regrowth.

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Capturing Ecology 2021 – Winning images announced

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Capturing Ecology 2021 – Winning images announced

A close up of a Kumlien's Gull’s eye has been awarded Overall Winner of Capturing Ecology.

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Large wild herbivores reduce the fast biodiversity decline of plants in a tropical forestry hotspot

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Large wild herbivores reduce the fast biodiversity decline of plants in a tropical forestry hotspot

A 10 year experiment in Brazil's Atlantic Forests finds that areas where large herbivores are present show lower loss of biodiversity than areas they're excluded from.

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