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Your Guide to the COPs - What happened at COP26?

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Your Guide to the COPs - What happened at COP26?

Couldn't keep up with the flurry of COP26 coverage and analysis? See all the key outputs here!

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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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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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Unite solutions to climate and biodiversity crises to save life on earth, says ZSL-led study

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Unite solutions to climate and biodiversity crises to save life on earth, says ZSL-led study

Landmark research led by ZSL climate and biodiversity experts concludes that both global emergencies must be tackled in unison.

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Bee flight suffers under temperature extremes

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Bee flight suffers under temperature extremes

Rising temperatures could help some bees fly better, but more frequent extreme weather events could push them past their limits.

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BES response to the UK National Food Strategy

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BES response to the UK National Food Strategy

BES president, Professor Jane Memmott responds to National Food Strategy.

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BES response to IPBES/IPCC report on biodiversity and climate change

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BES response to IPBES/IPCC report on biodiversity and climate change

Our response to the IPBES and IPCC report on the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

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Nature must be a partner, not just a provider of services – Oxford report

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Nature must be a partner, not just a provider of services – Oxford report

Nature based Solutions could support transformative change in environmental sustainability - to address major societal challenges, including the climate crisis

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BES response to government plans to tackle the nature and climate crises

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BES response to government plans to tackle the nature and climate crises

Jane Memmott, President of the British Ecological Society, responds to speech by Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon George Eustice MP.

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Nature has enormous potential to fight climate change and biodiversity loss in the UK, according to new report

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Nature has enormous potential to fight climate change and biodiversity loss in the UK, according to new report

A new report by the British Ecological Society details how nature can be a powerful ally in responding to the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

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New report highlights the benefits of bringing nature into our cities

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New report highlights the benefits of bringing nature into our cities

Cooling our streets, reducing air pollution and improving our wellbeing, nature can provide a host of solutions to the issues facing our cities, according to a new report by the British Ecological Society. 

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Mangrove forests store more carbon when they’re more diverse

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Mangrove forests store more carbon when they’re more diverse

Mangrove forests with greater species diversity can store more carbon, according to new research.

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Fish in warming Scottish seas grow faster but reach a smaller size

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Fish in warming Scottish seas grow faster but reach a smaller size

Researchers have found new evidence that global warming is affecting the size of commercial fish species, documenting for the first time that juvenile fish are getting bigger, as well as confirming that adult fish are getting smaller as sea temperatures rise.

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Changes in ecosystem properties after postfire management strategies in wildfire affected Mediterranean forests

Changes in ecosystem properties after postfire management strategies in wildfire affected Mediterranean forests

New research into Mediterranean forest fires finds that postfire management treatments can be effective in promoting multifunctionality and plant diversity.

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New research reveals the resilience of Scots pine trees to drought

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New research reveals the resilience of Scots pine trees to drought

The effect of extreme drought on Scots pine trees has been examined, which could have implications for climate change efforts across the world.

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