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Food safety: Dung beetles and soil bacteria reduce risk of human pathogens

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Food safety: Dung beetles and soil bacteria reduce risk of human pathogens

Organic farming encourages higher biodiversity among dung beetles and soil bacteria.

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Wind turbines cause habitat loss for migratory soaring birds

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Wind turbines cause habitat loss for migratory soaring birds

New study published in Journal of Animal Ecology calls for new regulatory measures.

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Getting into...science communication

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Getting into...science communication

Reflections on BES press office internship during a busy annual meeting

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New technologies could help conservationists keep better track of Serengeti wildebeest herds

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New technologies could help conservationists keep better track of Serengeti wildebeest herds

Using a deep-learning algorithm to identify the wildebeest in an aerial image survey.

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Disrupting wolf movement may be more effective at protecting caribou than fences and wolf culls

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Disrupting wolf movement may be more effective at protecting caribou than fences and wolf culls

A new study published in Journal of Animal Ecology.

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Nematode odours offer possible advantage in the battle insect pests

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Nematode odours offer possible advantage in the battle insect pests

Nematodes may prove more useful than previously thought. Not only do they directly kill insects in the soil, they also produce chemical cues that offer plants additional protection.

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Maasai farmers kill lions when lion attack livestock

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Maasai farmers kill lions when lion attack livestock

Lion killing only increases when lions are thought to have killed livestock.

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Quantum dots used to track flowers' pollen

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Quantum dots used to track flowers' pollen

Track the whole pollination process from the first visit by a pollinator to its endpoint.

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Mom's reward: Female Galápagos seabird has a shorter lifespan than males

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Mom's reward: Female Galápagos seabird has a shorter lifespan than males

Older female Nazca booby choosing to pair with a younger mate may contribute to lifespan differences within the species.

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'Eavesdropping' technology used to protect one of New Zealand's rarest birds

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'Eavesdropping' technology used to protect one of New Zealand's rarest birds

Monitoring hihi reintroductions by listening in on bird ‘conversations’.

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Rewilding: Can it foster human coexistence with nature?

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Rewilding: Can it foster human coexistence with nature?

A new book published by the BES aims to build common ground on this divisive issue.

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Why do beaked whales return to a Navy sonar range despite disturbance?

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Why do beaked whales return to a Navy sonar range despite disturbance?

Scientists say it's the food.

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Maps of chemicals in marine life could be the passport to protecting UK waters

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Maps of chemicals in marine life could be the passport to protecting UK waters

Maps of chemicals found in jellyfish which could offer a new tool for the protection of British waters and fisheries.

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New research is using drones to tackle climate change

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New research is using drones to tackle climate change

Using light-weight unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), ecologists were able to capture aerial images of the trees which enabled her to accurately see the extent of the liana infestation.

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Experts warn against mega-dams in lowland tropical forests

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Experts warn against mega-dams in lowland tropical forests

Mega-dams should not be built in lowland tropical forest regions due to the threat they pose to biodiversity and ecosystems, according to a new Journal of Applied Ecology study.

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