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British Ecological Society launches new journal: People and Nature

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British Ecological Society launches new journal: People and Nature

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White shark researchers tap data from electronic tags to gain insights into survival rate for young sharks

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White shark researchers tap data from electronic tags to gain insights into survival rate for young sharks

Tagging in Southern California and Mexico shows most shark deaths due to unintentional capture in fishing gear.

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Education project experiences of an undergraduate student - By Sarah Raymond

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Education project experiences of an undergraduate student - By Sarah Raymond

An undergraduates' perspective of getting involved with Education opportunities at the BES.

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Scottish Environment LINK Parliamentary Reception 2018

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Scottish Environment LINK Parliamentary Reception 2018

The BES were invited by Scottish Environment LINK to be part of their event ‘Generation Earth: Celebrating Young Environmental Campaigners’

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BES journal prizes awarded to early career researchers

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BES journal prizes awarded to early career researchers

Celebrating outstanding papers across the Society's five journals.

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Great Welsh science helps solve pollinator puzzle

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Great Welsh science helps solve pollinator puzzle

Understanding the role of hoverfly pollination.

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What will be the next big issues to impact the environment?

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What will be the next big issues to impact the environment?

Help identify the next big conservation and environmental issues on the horizon.

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Did tree-forming daisies evolve due to drought stress?

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Did tree-forming daisies evolve due to drought stress?

Increased wood formation in plants is strongly linked to increased drought stress resistance.

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Using mathematical models to save forests

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Using mathematical models to save forests

How can small changes in the climate have big impacts on forest health?

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Seaweeds shelter calcifying marine life from acidifying oceans

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Seaweeds shelter calcifying marine life from acidifying oceans

Seaweeds create a chemical microenvironment at their surface, providing refuge for calcifying organisms that are at risk from decreasing oceanic pH.

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Inquiry on plant and animal biosecurity post-Brexit

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Inquiry on plant and animal biosecurity post-Brexit

A new inquiry has been launched by the Lord’s EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee to look at the impact of Brexit on plant and animal biosecurity.

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Flight delays: Study finds out why some African birds stay home longer

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Flight delays: Study finds out why some African birds stay home longer

Researchers studied the behaviour of wild southern pied babblers, which live in family groups of up to 14 in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

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BES Members Quiz Politicians at Voice of the Future 2018

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BES Members Quiz Politicians at Voice of the Future 2018

Abi Gazzard is a BES member and PhD student at the University of Reading. She recently participated in Voice of the Future 2018; an event where young scientists and engineers get to ask political figures important science policy questions in the Houses of Parliament. Read about her experience here.

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Shooters urged to take 'cautious approach' when shooting woodcock

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Shooters urged to take 'cautious approach' when shooting woodcock

To reduce the effects of cold weather on Eurasian woodcock, shooting should be restricted before energy reserves are depleted

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