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‘Hotspots’ reveal where sub-Antarctic seabirds are at risk from fishing

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‘Hotspots’ reveal where sub-Antarctic seabirds are at risk from fishing

Seabird study reveals 'hotspots' where populations are most at risk from unsustainable fishing

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Penguins and their chicks’ responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation

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Penguins and their chicks’ responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation

Penguin behaviour linked to local fish numbers and could inform fishery management and marine conservation

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Predator exposure can help vulnerable species survive in the wild

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Predator exposure can help vulnerable species survive in the wild

Exposing endangered bilbies to predators before release can improve survival

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Seaweeds can attract friends and keep away enemies

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Seaweeds can attract friends and keep away enemies

A seaweed species cultivates microbes on its surface to protect itself from pathogens

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Early spring: predicting budburst with genetics

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Early spring: predicting budburst with genetics

Plants' genetics can be used to predict when their leaves burst bud in spring

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BES response to the IPBES biodiversity report: This matters

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BES response to the IPBES biodiversity report: This matters

The IPBES report lays out the scale and magnitude of the crisis we are facing in the natural world. The BES response explains why this matters.

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Closely related flowers can coexist through self-fertilization

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Closely related flowers can coexist through self-fertilization

Closely-related plant species can coexist despite competition through self-fertilization

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The hunger gaps: how flowering times affect farmland bees

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The hunger gaps: how flowering times affect farmland bees

Variation in farmland nectar supply creates seasonal hunger gaps for pollinators.

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Fish under threat release chemicals to warn others of danger

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Fish under threat release chemicals to warn others of danger

Fish warn each other about danger by releasing chemicals into the water.

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Can multiple carnivores coexist in cities?

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Can multiple carnivores coexist in cities?

Carnivores using remaining green spaces around cities interact more often

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Creating bee-healthy diet plan(t)s

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Creating bee-healthy diet plan(t)s

Ecological stoichiometry compares the nutritional “demand” of wild bee larvae with the “supply” of nutrients in pollen.

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When rivers stop flowing, do we stop caring?

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When rivers stop flowing, do we stop caring?

Understanding people's attitudes to rivers is important for their conservation

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Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues

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Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues

New methods of DNA analyses could help protect elusive and endangered animals.

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Volunteer ornithological survey shows effects of temperatures on Eurasian jay population

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Volunteer ornithological survey shows effects of temperatures on Eurasian jay population

An even range of habitats – forests fields and meadows – are needed in an area of around 200m2 to 1km2 in order for the jays to thrive.

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Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology

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Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology

Drones fitted with thermal cameras can detect orangutans and other endangered species.

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