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New model predicts Painted Lady butterfly migrations based on breeding sites data

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New model predicts Painted Lady butterfly migrations based on breeding sites data

Researchers from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) have developed a model that allows predicting the migratory movements of the Painted Lady butterfly between Europe and Africa based on data from breeding sites.

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Nominations for 2019 BES awards are now open

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Nominations for 2019 BES awards are now open

Nominate the ecologists you think should win a 2019 BES award for all they are achieving in science and society.

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Maasai farmers kill lions when lion attack livestock

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Maasai farmers kill lions when lion attack livestock

Lion killing only increases when lions are thought to have killed livestock.

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Sequencing pollen DNA to discover insect migratory routes

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Sequencing pollen DNA to discover insect migratory routes

This British Ecological Society funded study shows that transcontinental pollination mediated by migrating insects is possible.

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Painted lady's roundtrip migratory flight is longest recorded in butterflies

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Painted lady's roundtrip migratory flight is longest recorded in butterflies

A British Ecological Society funded study found that this butterfly species travels an annual distance of 12,000 km across the Sahara Desert.

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Exhibition: Changing Climates - a photographic journey of women in science

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Exhibition: Changing Climates - a photographic journey of women in science

Exploring the personal stories of inspiring women who have travelled to remote places all over the world.

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What are our grant awardees publishing in our journals?

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What are our grant awardees publishing in our journals?

Each year we give out around 50 grants across 5 funding streams and it is rewarding to see these grants acknowledged in one of our journals.

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Citizen scientists help capture wild mammals on camera

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Citizen scientists help capture wild mammals on camera

At the ‘Ecology Across Borders’ conference in Ghent, Belgium this week, researchers will share their experience of working with members of the public to create a network of motion-sensing camera traps for wildlife monitoring.

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Peer Review Week 2017: Thanking our Review College

Peer Review Week 2017: Thanking our Review College

Peer Review Week this year is centered on Transparency in the Peer Review Process. Our journals will be publishing a week of blog posts exploring this theme – to keep up to date with all the activities head to #PeerRevWk17.

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Science and art? A new opera about how trees communicate

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Science and art? A new opera about how trees communicate

BES Outreach Grant awardee Gestalt Arts is taking its new science opera to Green Man Festival in Wales this week.

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Call for Grants Committee Members

Call for Grants Committee Members

Interested in gaining experience in grant funding? Applications are now open to join our Grants Committee!

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Book your place on our first mid-career grant writing retreat

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Book your place on our first mid-career grant writing retreat

Would you like support writing large grant applications? This retreat brings together people of the same career stage with successful grant winners.

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Peer Review Week: Thanking our Review College

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Peer Review Week: Thanking our Review College

This week it’s Peer Review Week, which provides us with a great opportunity to thank our Review College members.

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