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Museum collections indicate bees increasingly stressed by changes in climate over the past 100 years

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Museum collections indicate bees increasingly stressed by changes in climate over the past 100 years

An analysis of bumblebee wings from a network of UK museums could help predict when and where bees may face declines in the future.

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Climate change increases wasp range, threatening West Coast oak savannas

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Climate change increases wasp range, threatening West Coast oak savannas

Warming temperatures have allowed oak gall wasps to invade and potentially overwhelm new ecosystems, as they escape their natural predators.

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Climate change may not be as bad for animal reproduction as thought, study suggests

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Climate change may not be as bad for animal reproduction as thought, study suggests

Animals are more likely to mate in warmer conditions suggests a study analysing the behaviour of 22 species.

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Call for Expertise: Ecology and Climate Change Adaptation in England

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Call for Expertise: Ecology and Climate Change Adaptation in England

Join our online workshop with Defra to discuss England’s approach to climate change adaptation.

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Antarctic Midge threatened by rapidly warming winters

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Antarctic Midge threatened by rapidly warming winters

Simulated full length Antarctic winters show an increased likelihood of midge survival under colder conditions.

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Digitised museum collections reveal impact of climate change on British butterflies

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Digitised museum collections reveal impact of climate change on British butterflies

New study is one of the first to to show that computer vision can accurately measure physical characteristics from digital collections and test species’ responses to climate changes.

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Warmer autumns could spell bad news for butterflies, suggests study

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Warmer autumns could spell bad news for butterflies, suggests study

New research finds that longer and warmer autumns make it less likely that green-veined white butterflies will survive winter to emerge in spring.

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Birds are laying their eggs earlier, and climate change is to blame

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Birds are laying their eggs earlier, and climate change is to blame

Hundred-year-old museum collections help show that birds are nesting earlier in the spring

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Research and conservation action must be better linked to protect seabirds in the face of climate change

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Research and conservation action must be better linked to protect seabirds in the face of climate change

New ZSL-led study shows how latest knowledge of climate change threats could be better connected with conservation action to protect seabirds and other at-risk species.

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Climate change: Are mountain plants too inflexible?

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Climate change: Are mountain plants too inflexible?

Alpine plants display little variation within their species. This could put them at a disadvantage when it comes to climate change.

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Study explores how temperate rainforests can aid the fight against climate change

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Study explores how temperate rainforests can aid the fight against climate change

Livestock browsing behaviour is a major determinant of the expansion of UK temperate rainforests.

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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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