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Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

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Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

Ecologists from Cardiff University recently conducted a pilot study at a conifer plantation in South Wales to test the suitability of drones to detect nightjar nest sites.

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The Niche

The Niche

Introducing your new magazine from the British Ecological Society. New look, new feel, new name!

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Avoiding loaded terminology in ecology

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Avoiding loaded terminology in ecology

A recent paper in Journal of Ecology has been retitled “Sexual selection sustains biodiversity via producing negative density-dependent population growth”.

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More “heatwave” summers will affect animals

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More “heatwave” summers will affect animals

Overheated birds have smaller offspring with lower chances of survival.

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New chair of BES meetings announced

New chair of BES meetings announced

Pete Manning is to be the next Chair of the British Ecological Society’s Meetings Committee.

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Biodiversity Net Gain Consultation: Call for Evidence

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Biodiversity Net Gain Consultation: Call for Evidence

The Policy Team will be responding to Defra’s Biodiversity Net Gain consultation and we need your expertise!

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Launch of UK Climate Projections 2018

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Launch of UK Climate Projections 2018

The differences between high and low emissions scenarios widen as the century goes on, but the actions necessary to keep on the lower track need to happen now.

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Capturing Ecology – Winning images of British Ecological Society competition announced

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Capturing Ecology – Winning images of British Ecological Society competition announced

Capturing flora and fauna from across the planet, subjects range from African wild dog research to an artistic take on Galapagos iguanas to images exploring the relationships between people and nature.

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Take home messages from a BES-Scottish Policy Group workshop

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Take home messages from a BES-Scottish Policy Group workshop

Understanding the science-policy interface in Scotland

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Monitoring urban biodiversity with machine learning

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Monitoring urban biodiversity with machine learning

A new algorithm monitoring biodiversity in urban environments could improve our understanding of how cities can best support plant and animal life.

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"Does a natural capital approach deliver for biodiversity conservation?"

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"Does a natural capital approach deliver for biodiversity conservation?"

Discussing the pros and cons of a natural capital approach at the BES-SPG Pie and a Pint event

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Landscapes full of maize harm bumblebee colonies

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Landscapes full of maize harm bumblebee colonies

Göttingen scientists analyse growth and foraging behaviour of insects.

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Shaping policy in the House of Lords

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Shaping policy in the House of Lords

Learn about Parliament form an ecologist's perspective.

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A Smarter Approach to Intelligent Animals

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A Smarter Approach to Intelligent Animals

Outsmarting animals by better understanding their cognition may be the best wildlife management response available.

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