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Join ecologists and climate scientists at 'Climate Science for Ecological Forecasting'

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Join ecologists and climate scientists at 'Climate Science for Ecological Forecasting'

This joint symposium from the British Ecological Society and the Royal Meteorological Society, will identify the needs and opportunities for greater interaction between these two fields.

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Researchers make ‘high vis vests’ to help monitor bee behaviour

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Researchers make ‘high vis vests’ to help monitor bee behaviour

Researchers have been trialling low-cost ways to monitor bees by dressing them in high visibility vests.

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How scientists are using declassified military intelligence photographs to analyse historical ecological change

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How scientists are using declassified military intelligence photographs to analyse historical ecological change

Researchers are using Cold War spy satellite images to explore changes in the environmental change.

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Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain may not deliver the desired outcomes for nature

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Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain may not deliver the desired outcomes for nature

England’s proposed mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain requirement for new developments might not deliver on promises to increase biodiversity, according to new research

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Researchers become DNA detectives to gather forensic evidence to aid rhino poaching prosecutions

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Researchers become DNA detectives to gather forensic evidence to aid rhino poaching prosecutions

Researchers use DNA markers to provide forensic evidence for poaching cases involving the Indian rhino. 

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More frequent and extreme marine heatwaves likely to threaten starfish

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More frequent and extreme marine heatwaves likely to threaten starfish

Common starfish cannot survive amplified marine heatwaves projected at the end of the century and experience lasting negative effects from current heatwaves, according to new research.

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Characterising wildlife consumers to guide behaviour change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis

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Characterising wildlife consumers to guide behaviour change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis

Novel research has identified three main groups within the Indonesian songbird owner community: ‘hobbyist’, ‘contestant’ and ‘breeder’.  

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Opportunities for Implementing Biodiversity Net Gain in Scotland

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Opportunities for Implementing Biodiversity Net Gain in Scotland

This event ‘Pie and a Pie’ event was jointly held online by the British Ecological Society (BES) Scottish Policy Group (SPG) and Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

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From sewage to water consumption: aquatic ecology during coronavirus

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From sewage to water consumption: aquatic ecology during coronavirus

Aquatic ecologists were among those who rapidly responded to the coronavirus epidemic, with many examples given at the BES Special Interest Group conference.

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Capturing Ecology: Behind the Lens - Top tips for photographers

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Capturing Ecology: Behind the Lens - Top tips for photographers

We've collected together some top tips from the winning photographers of Capturing Ecology.

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How to save your planet: UK Schools Outreach Project

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How to save your planet: UK Schools Outreach Project

During British Science Week 2020 the BES Education Team travelled around England to deliver outreach events in which school pupils learnt more about global environmental challenges and how to solve them.

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Wildlife 'porn' or a conservation tool? A summary of our debate on nature documentaries

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Wildlife 'porn' or a conservation tool? A summary of our debate on nature documentaries

A panel of producers, presenters and researchers debated the purpose of nature documentaries.

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Best of Belfast: highlights from the 2019 Annual Meeting

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Best of Belfast: highlights from the 2019 Annual Meeting

We have pulled together a summary of our favourite moments from the 2019 Annual Meeting in Belfast.

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2019 Annual Meeting Student Prize Winners

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2019 Annual Meeting Student Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Student Talk and Student Poster Prizes from our 2019 Annual Meeting.

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Northern Ireland’s recovering pine marten population benefits red squirrels, but the urban grey squirrel poses a problem

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Northern Ireland’s recovering pine marten population benefits red squirrels, but the urban grey squirrel poses a problem

The recovery of pine marten in Ireland and Britain is reversing native red squirrel replacement by invasive grey squirrels

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