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Scottish National Parks Debate

'Pie and a Pint' policy debate on national parks hosted by the BES Scottish Policy Group (BES-SPG) and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

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The BES signs open letter to PM on environmental deregulation

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The BES signs open letter to PM on environmental deregulation

Today the BES has joined 78 Wildlife and Countryside Link organisations in an open letter to the Prime Minister urging her to change the Government's trajectory on environmental deregulation.

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Black History Month

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Black History Month

Acknowledging and celebrating Black ecologists through our Black History Month blog series.

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A new window into plants of the past

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A new window into plants of the past

Researchers have developed a fast, nondestructive way of estimating how millions of dried plant specimens, from herbarium collections, interacted with their environment.

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Making field work more equitable

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Making field work more equitable

Researchers share how they crafted a guide that prioritizes safety for field researchers from marginalized groups.

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Flower strips and hedges combine to boost bees in orchards

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Flower strips and hedges combine to boost bees in orchards

New research finds hedges and perennial flower strips are complementary in supporting wild bees in orchards

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BES Policy Fellowship with Natural Resources Wales

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BES Policy Fellowship with Natural Resources Wales

Apply for the 2022/23 BES Policy Fellowship hosted at Natural Resources Wales.

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Predicting migration pathways of Mule Deer without GPS collars

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Predicting migration pathways of Mule Deer without GPS collars

Scientists have developed promising models to predict where mule deer are likely to migrate, without the need for collaring new animals.

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How silent environmentalists could help protect biodiversity

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How silent environmentalists could help protect biodiversity

New research identifying an important group of Australians with a surprisingly strong connection to nature could change political parties' approach environmental issues.

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Keeping to a beat is linked to reproductive success in male Rock Hyraxes

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Keeping to a beat is linked to reproductive success in male Rock Hyraxes

Male rock hyraxes' reproductive success is linked to their ability to maintain rhythm during courtship songs.

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Peatland restoration strategies: Flooding is not the ideal solution

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Peatland restoration strategies: Flooding is not the ideal solution

Researchers have outlined the benefits and suitabilities of different peatland restoration strategies as we look to transform agricultural land back into healthy peatlands.

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Scientists study tourists to protect great apes from disease transmission

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Scientists study tourists to protect great apes from disease transmission

Researchers are protecting great apes from diseases by studying the behaviour and expectations of tourists who visit them.

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Can New Zealand coordinate national conservation efforts to control pest mammals?

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Can New Zealand coordinate national conservation efforts to control pest mammals?

Researchers have identified what pest control measures are needed where to bring mammal populations in New Zealand down to manageable levels.

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British Ecological Society announces 2022 award winners

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British Ecological Society announces 2022 award winners

The British Ecological Society (BES) announces the winners of its annual awards and prizes

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Ecologists use the latest dental scanning technology to study young coral

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Ecologists use the latest dental scanning technology to study young coral

Inspired by a trip to the dentist, Dr Kate Quigley presents a new method for monitoring coral size and growth that reduces surveying time by 99%.

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