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'Virtual safe space' to help bumblebees

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'Virtual safe space' to help bumblebees

A computer tool simulates how bumblebee colonies will develop and react to multiple factors including pesticides, parasites and habitat loss.

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Tropical peat swamps: Restoration of endangered carbon reservoirs

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Tropical peat swamps: Restoration of endangered carbon reservoirs

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Securing the natural environment for future generations

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Securing the natural environment for future generations

A timely symposium organised by the British Ecological Society and the UK’s statutory nature conservation agencies.

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Hunters prefer ibex with long horns

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Hunters prefer ibex with long horns

A study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology reveals that ibex with longer-than-average horns are more likely to be shot than animals of the same age with shorter horns.

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Remote camera network tracks Antarctic species at low cost

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Remote camera network tracks Antarctic species at low cost

A new method turns static images into useful data on the timing and success of penguin reproduction.

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Lifting the economy on hawks' wings

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Lifting the economy on hawks' wings

This Journal of Applied Ecology study is the first to measure regional job creation aided by the activity of native predators.

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British Ecological Society launches new journal: People and Nature

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British Ecological Society launches new journal: People and Nature

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White shark researchers tap data from electronic tags to gain insights into survival rate for young sharks

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White shark researchers tap data from electronic tags to gain insights into survival rate for young sharks

Tagging in Southern California and Mexico shows most shark deaths due to unintentional capture in fishing gear.

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BES journal prizes awarded to early career researchers

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BES journal prizes awarded to early career researchers

Celebrating outstanding papers across the Society's five journals.

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Great Welsh science helps solve pollinator puzzle

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Great Welsh science helps solve pollinator puzzle

Understanding the role of hoverfly pollination.

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Did tree-forming daisies evolve due to drought stress?

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Did tree-forming daisies evolve due to drought stress?

Increased wood formation in plants is strongly linked to increased drought stress resistance.

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Using mathematical models to save forests

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Using mathematical models to save forests

How can small changes in the climate have big impacts on forest health?

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Seaweeds shelter calcifying marine life from acidifying oceans

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Seaweeds shelter calcifying marine life from acidifying oceans

Seaweeds create a chemical microenvironment at their surface, providing refuge for calcifying organisms that are at risk from decreasing oceanic pH.

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Flight delays: Study finds out why some African birds stay home longer

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Flight delays: Study finds out why some African birds stay home longer

Researchers studied the behaviour of wild southern pied babblers, which live in family groups of up to 14 in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

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Shooters urged to take 'cautious approach' when shooting woodcock

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Shooters urged to take 'cautious approach' when shooting woodcock

To reduce the effects of cold weather on Eurasian woodcock, shooting should be restricted before energy reserves are depleted

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