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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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Feeding wildlife drives artificial selection of harassment behaviour

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Feeding wildlife drives artificial selection of harassment behaviour

Feeding wild animals could drive artificial selection for harassment behaviour and poses a serious risk to human and wildlife well-being.

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The irreplaceable roles of crocodiles and relatives are at risk of being lost

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The irreplaceable roles of crocodiles and relatives are at risk of being lost

As the risk of extinction for crocodilians grows, the unique ecosystem roles these reptiles fulfil are also at risk.

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Agri-environment measures boost wildlife populations in long-term farm study

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Agri-environment measures boost wildlife populations in long-term farm study

Agri-environment schemes can significantly increase local bird and butterfly populations without damaging food production.

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Recovering biodiversity in Brazil's pioneering Atlantic Forest through conservation and ecological restoration

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Recovering biodiversity in Brazil's pioneering Atlantic Forest through conservation and ecological restoration

To recover biodiversity and ecosystem services natural remnants of old forests must be conserved alongside new restoration projects.

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What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

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What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Early exposure to fluctuating water availability can alter or even improve a plants adaptability in later life stages.

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Agri-Environmental Strategy Could Boost Crop Productivity and Pollination

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Agri-Environmental Strategy Could Boost Crop Productivity and Pollination

Green infrastructure near agricultural land is essential for pollinator conservation and boosting crop productivity.

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Bold sustained action gives hope for wild Pacific Salmon conservation

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Bold sustained action gives hope for wild Pacific Salmon conservation

Nearly half of the Fraser's wild Pacific salmon populations are set to decline - but it’s not too late to boost their chances of recovery.

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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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Narwhals exhibit fear responses to seismic survey ship noise.

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Narwhals exhibit fear responses to seismic survey ship noise.

Scientists deployed monitoring devices on narwhals to monitor physiological responses to seismic air gun pulses.

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Research with a bite

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Research with a bite

Scientists at the University of Bonn present a sensor system that can measure the bite force of insects.

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Rainbow Research - Happy Pride Month!

Rainbow Research - Happy Pride Month!

A Pride Month blog series to celebrate LGBTQ+ ecologists.

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Albatross populations declining due to invasive mouse species

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Albatross populations declining due to invasive mouse species

Sophisticated population modeling sheds light on decades long confusion surrounding the impact of invasive mice on the critically endangered Tristan Albatross.

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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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