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Invasion Science SIG - Looking ahead in Invasion Science: linking targets and scenarios to policy and management

Find out more about the upcoming Invasion Science Special Interest Group Event in June.

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Donate today to make double the difference

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Donate today to make double the difference

From 18 – 25 April, your donation will be DOUBLED in our mission to break down barriers for aspiring ecologists.

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Freshwater? Reviving England’s polluted rivers

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Freshwater? Reviving England’s polluted rivers

A new report published by the BES asks what are the critical actions government should prioritize for freshwater before 2030?

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International Day of Forests 2024

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International Day of Forests 2024

Celebrating the UN’s International Day of Forests! Let’s take a deep dive into the significance of forests to our planet and communities, and highlight some innovative new methods being used to conserve these important environments.

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Working towards equality and diversity for all genders in ecology

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Working towards equality and diversity for all genders in ecology

On International Women’s Day, Rowan Kuminski, co-chair of the EDGE Network, explains why the group is so important for women and all genders and intersectional identities working in ecology.

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International Women's Day 2024

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International Women's Day 2024

Inspiring inclusion across the ecological community.

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10 years of the Undergraduate Summer School

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10 years of the Undergraduate Summer School

With this year marking 10 years of our flagship Undergraduate Summer School, Amy Padfield, takes a look back at its evolution.

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BES award nominations now open

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BES award nominations now open

Nominations for our 2024 BES awards are now open

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Livestock guardian dogs create landscape of fear for predators

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Livestock guardian dogs create landscape of fear for predators

Livestock Guardian Dogs change predator behaviour in ways that both protect livestock and support conservation efforts.

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Diverse forests are best at standing up to storms

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Diverse forests are best at standing up to storms

Forests that are most resilient to storms have a greater diversity of tree species and are dominated by slow growing species.

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A step forward in the journey towards 30by30 in England

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A step forward in the journey towards 30by30 in England

Defra has published its guidance on how England can deliver 30by30 on land.

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Conservation detection dogs sniff out rare curlew nests

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Conservation detection dogs sniff out rare curlew nests

Conservation detection dogs are nearly twice as likely as humans to find curlew nests according to new research conducted by researchers in Northern Ireland.

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The biosphere cannot save us on its own - our response to COP28

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The biosphere cannot save us on its own - our response to COP28

From seagrass to rainforests, natural ecosystems have enormous potential to fight climate change. But the capabilities of the biosphere are being stretched to the limit.

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Healthier diets for disadvantaged communities in England would also benefit the environment

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Healthier diets for disadvantaged communities in England would also benefit the environment

A large scale transition to healthier diets in England, particularly for disadvantaged communities, could deliver a win-win for people and nature.

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Climate change causing 60% of plants and insects to fall out of synch

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Climate change causing 60% of plants and insects to fall out of synch

Seasonal timings of plants are advancing an average of four times faster than insects, throwing key interactions like pollination out of synch.

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