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Spotted Hyena lifespan and reproductive success is impacted by formative conditions

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Spotted Hyena lifespan and reproductive success is impacted by formative conditions

Maternal, social and ecological factors influence early-life survival, longevity and reproductive performance of female adult spotted hyenas.

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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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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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From protection to recovery: are our institutions fit for purpose?

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From protection to recovery: are our institutions fit for purpose?

Are environmental governance institutions shifting to be able to manage the recovery, rather than just the protection, of nature?

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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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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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Methods in Ecology and Evolution to become a fully open access journal

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Methods in Ecology and Evolution to become a fully open access journal

Methods in Ecology and Evolution will become fully open access from January 2023

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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 2021.

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Protected areas: achieving the "30x30" target

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Protected areas: achieving the "30x30" target

The 30x30 pledge is an important lever by which protected areas can become more effective.

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US national park place names contribute to erasing Indigenous cultures

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US national park place names contribute to erasing Indigenous cultures

A new study points the way for reckoning with Indigenous sovereignty and US public lands through place names in national parks.

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Why do protected areas matter?

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Why do protected areas matter?

Why should we care about the UK pledge to protect 30% of land and seas by 2030?

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Feeling connected to nature linked to lower risk of snake and spider phobias

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Feeling connected to nature linked to lower risk of snake and spider phobias

Study finds that people who feel more connected to nature are less likely to be affected by snake and spider fears or phobias.

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Researchers develop portable sensor-packed tool for insect tracking

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Researchers develop portable sensor-packed tool for insect tracking

Researchers develop a portable and affordable tool to accurately tracks insect movements.

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Top tips for your career from the Student Futures and Research Conference

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Top tips for your career from the Student Futures and Research Conference

A career in the ecological sciences can be very rewarding. We have collated some tips which can support those seeking a career in the sector.

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New BES President launches future of ecology project

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New BES President launches future of ecology project

Yadvinder Malhi introduces a project to define the grand challenges for ecology as he becomes BES President

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