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BES Aquatic Group 2019 Conference

Join the BES Aquatic Group for their Annual Meeting, where the programme includes an ECR workshop, great freshwater and marine talks, and time for socialising.

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Shasta dam releases can be managed to benefit both salmon and sturgeon, study finds

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Shasta dam releases can be managed to benefit both salmon and sturgeon, study finds

The needs of endangered winter-run chinook salmon, threatened green sturgeon and people can be met through optimised water releases into the Sacramento River.

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City parks lift mood as much as Christmas, Twitter study shows

City parks lift mood as much as Christmas, Twitter study shows

A first-of-its-kind study finds that visitors to urban parks use happier words and express less negativity on Twitter than they did before their visit

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Building a story: Effectively communicating to policymakers

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Building a story: Effectively communicating to policymakers

Our Summer School students learned how to present scientific research - such as the response of seals to wind farm installations - to policymakers in a special Pie and a Pint Policy evening.

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Large herbivores increase biodiversity in tropical forests

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Large herbivores increase biodiversity in tropical forests

Joint extinction of tapirs and peccaries leads to reduction in tropical forest diversity, finds 10 year study

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Rare antelopes and black cats

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Rare antelopes and black cats

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Researchers develop tools to help manage seagrass survival

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Researchers develop tools to help manage seagrass survival

New statistical tools help prevent seagrass loss

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New technique can show links between prey and microplastics

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New technique can show links between prey and microplastics

Research presents a new technique which gives insights into the exposure of marine predators to microplastics.

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Our new home for ecology

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Our new home for ecology

The British Ecological Society moved into its vibrant new office in central London today.

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New study could reset how scientists view sex determination in painted turtle populations

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New study could reset how scientists view sex determination in painted turtle populations

Findings of a study go against current expectations of environmental sex determination in painted turtle populations.

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Road verges provide refuge for pollinators

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Road verges provide refuge for pollinators

Research finds roadside verges can provide food and refuge for pollinators but cutting them too early in the year removes this benefit.

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Study suggests economic growth benefits wildlife but growing human populations do not

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Study suggests economic growth benefits wildlife but growing human populations do not

Do the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals promote or limit conservation.

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Connecting Shared and Spared Land in the Agricultural Landscape

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Connecting Shared and Spared Land in the Agricultural Landscape

Can land-sharing and land-sparing be combined to meet food demands whilst conserving biodiversity?

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New treatment programme offers hope for controlling wombat mange

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New treatment programme offers hope for controlling wombat mange

A treatment programme to guides the development of a more effective control of deadly mange disease in wombat populations

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Call for experts: Invasive species

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Call for experts: Invasive species

Are you an invasive species expert? We need your help!

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