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How scientists are using declassified military intelligence photographs to analyse historical ecological change

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How scientists are using declassified military intelligence photographs to analyse historical ecological change

Researchers are using Cold War spy satellite images to explore changes in the environmental change.

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Researchers become DNA detectives to gather forensic evidence to aid rhino poaching prosecutions

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Researchers become DNA detectives to gather forensic evidence to aid rhino poaching prosecutions

Researchers use DNA markers to provide forensic evidence for poaching cases involving the Indian rhino. 

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Characterising wildlife consumers to guide behaviour change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis

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Characterising wildlife consumers to guide behaviour change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis

Novel research has identified three main groups within the Indonesian songbird owner community: ‘hobbyist’, ‘contestant’ and ‘breeder’.  

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BES response to the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report

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BES response to the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report

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Plant-eating insects disrupt ecosystems and contribute to climate change

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Plant-eating insects disrupt ecosystems and contribute to climate change

Plant-eating insects affect forest ecosystems considerably more than previously thought.

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Local traditional knowledge can be as accurate as 10 years of scientific transect monitoring of animal abundance in the Amazon

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Local traditional knowledge can be as accurate as 10 years of scientific transect monitoring of animal abundance in the Amazon

New research from a cross-organisational consortium in the Amazon has found indigenous knowledge to be as accurate as scientific transect monitoring.

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Dial-a-frog - researchers develop the ‘FrogPhone’ to remotely call frogs in the wild

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Dial-a-frog - researchers develop the ‘FrogPhone’ to remotely call frogs in the wild

Researchers have developed the ‘FrogPhone’, a novel device which allows scientists to call a frog survey site and monitor wild frogs.

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Greening the City: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Urban Environments

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Greening the City: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Urban Environments

Greenery and biodiversity is extremely valuable to urban residents - how can this be captured in decision-making?

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International Biodiversity Day: A Case for Conservation Optimism

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International Biodiversity Day: A Case for Conservation Optimism

On the UN International Day for Biodiversity, Julia Migné from Conservation Optimism gives us reasons to stay hopeful about the restoration of biodiversity.

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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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The importance of Ecology Across Borders

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The importance of Ecology Across Borders

A joint statement from ecological societies on the value of cross-border collaboration and knowledge exchange.

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New policies needed to stop invasive plants jumping the garden fence

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New policies needed to stop invasive plants jumping the garden fence

An international team of scientists looks at integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply chains to prevent plant invasions.

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Healing the rift around GM crops

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Healing the rift around GM crops

BES member Joanna Wolstenholme explores how a more constructive dialogue might be built around GM crops.

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Microbeads: small plastics causing big problems

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Microbeads: small plastics causing big problems

Microplastics and microbeads are causing significant problems for the health of our marine life

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Why Brexit matters for more than just European Research

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Why Brexit matters for more than just European Research

Lewis Bartlett considers some of the unintended consequences of the vote to the leave the EU for international collaborations and early career researchers

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