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Colombia’s increasing wildfires caused by institutional cattle ranching and land-grabbing

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Colombia’s increasing wildfires caused by institutional cattle ranching and land-grabbing

Cattle ranching and land-grabbing are the key drivers of Colombia’s increasing wildfires, according to local stakeholders.

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When sharks need a power nap, they go surfing

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When sharks need a power nap, they go surfing

New research reveals grey reef sharks surf on updrafts to conserve energy.

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Rainbow Research - Pride Month 2021

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Rainbow Research - Pride Month 2021

With Pride Month celebrations more difficult this year due to the pandemic, we are celebrating online!

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An exotic herbivore reinforces competition between exotic and native plants

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An exotic herbivore reinforces competition between exotic and native plants

Exotic herbivores may reinforce the negative effects of exotic plants on native plants in high herbivore density environments.

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Managing agricultural biodiversity takes time

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Managing agricultural biodiversity takes time

A three-year research project shows how functional traits drive pollinator and predator responses to semi-natural grassland strips embedded in agricultural landscapes.

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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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PWF uses tour vessels to examine the distribution of dolphins in Hawaii

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PWF uses tour vessels to examine the distribution of dolphins in Hawaii

Researchers harness data collected by tourists in Hawaii to examine the distribution of four dolphin species.

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Tree species diversity is no protection against bark beetle infestation

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Tree species diversity is no protection against bark beetle infestation

Ecologist from Freiburg investigates pest infestation in forests with mixed and monoculture tree stands.

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British Ecological Society announces journal prize winners

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British Ecological Society announces journal prize winners

Today the British Ecological Society (BES) has announced the winners of its journal prizes for research published in 2020.

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Announcing the launch of Applied Ecology Resources

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Announcing the launch of Applied Ecology Resources

Applied Ecology Resources now launched – access an ever-growing collection of ecological information

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eBird Data Used to Shape Eagle Management

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eBird Data Used to Shape Eagle Management

Citizen-science data collected by birdwatchers through eBird is the most accurate and reliable data tracking Bald Eagle abundance.

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Study finds rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds

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Study finds rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds

Researchers have found common foxgloves brought to the Americas have rapidly evolved to change flower length in the presence of a new pollinator group, hummingbirds.

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We don’t know how most mammals will respond to climate change, warn scientists

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We don’t know how most mammals will respond to climate change, warn scientists

There are significant gaps in our knowledge of how mammal populations are responding to climate change.

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Endangered vulture mortality highest in southeastern Europe, largely from human-causes

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Endangered vulture mortality highest in southeastern Europe, largely from human-causes

New research indicates that more Egyptian Vultures are dying in eastern Europe and the Middle East, while faring better in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery

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Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery

A new study finds that coffee pulp, a waste product of coffee production, can be used to speed up tropical forest recovery on post agricultural land.

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