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Diverse forests are best at standing up to storms

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Diverse forests are best at standing up to storms

Forests that are most resilient to storms have a greater diversity of tree species and are dominated by slow growing species.

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Conservation detection dogs sniff out rare curlew nests

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Conservation detection dogs sniff out rare curlew nests

Conservation detection dogs are nearly twice as likely as humans to find curlew nests according to new research conducted by researchers in Northern Ireland.

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Climate change causing 60% of plants and insects to fall out of synch

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Climate change causing 60% of plants and insects to fall out of synch

Seasonal timings of plants are advancing an average of four times faster than insects, throwing key interactions like pollination out of synch.

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Does biodiversity offsetting work?

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Does biodiversity offsetting work?

What influences the effectiveness of offsets schemes?

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<i>Trophy Hunting</i> named British Ecological Society book of the year

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Trophy Hunting named British Ecological Society book of the year

Trophy Hunting by Dr Nikolaj Bichel and Professor Adam Hart, wins The Marsh Ecology Book of the Year,

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AI tool helps ecologists monitor rare birds through their songs

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AI tool helps ecologists monitor rare birds through their songs

Researchers have developed a new deep learning AI tool that generates life-like birdsongs to train bird identification tools, helping ecologists to monitor rare species in the wild.

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Research on coral reefs is biased, according to new study

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Research on coral reefs is biased, according to new study

How is academic colonialism affecting publishing about coral reefs?

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Invasive plant species threaten 66 percent of India's natural areas

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Invasive plant species threaten 66 percent of India's natural areas

Indian scientists created a unique solution to a lack of invasive plant information.

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Is deer culling the answer to Scottish woodland regeneration?

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Is deer culling the answer to Scottish woodland regeneration?

Can deer culling help restore native Scottish pinewoods?

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Stella - The Steller's sea eagle making a stellar economic impact

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Stella - The Steller's sea eagle making a stellar economic impact

How does a Steller's sea eagle found 7K miles off course benefit the economy?

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Medicinal plants and unsustainable harvesting: a closer look

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Medicinal plants and unsustainable harvesting: a closer look

A deep dive into the use of medicinal plants and herbs

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An assessment of hope: the IPBES Invasive Alien Species Report with Helen Roy

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An assessment of hope: the IPBES Invasive Alien Species Report with Helen Roy

Helen Roy, lead author, discusses the new IPBES report on invasive alien species

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GPS helps to monitor compliance with environmental law in new study

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GPS helps to monitor compliance with environmental law in new study

How can GPS monitoring ensure compliance with environmental laws?

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Great tits in cities have paler plumage than their forest-living relatives

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Great tits in cities have paler plumage than their forest-living relatives

The researchers found that the effects of cities on great tits vary across Europe.

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Small urban greening projects can dramatically increase number of insect species in cities

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Small urban greening projects can dramatically increase number of insect species in cities

The benefits of urban greening projects are finally quantifiable with use of new method.

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