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10 Practical tips for recording wildlife at home

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10 Practical tips for recording wildlife at home

Explore how to safely enjoy nature and contribute to scientific research during lockdown.

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“We need more conservationists!" How a field course run by the Tropical Biology Association empowers the ecological community

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“We need more conservationists!" How a field course run by the Tropical Biology Association empowers the ecological community

Past students and course leaders talk about their "life-changing" field course with the TBA.

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Capturing Ecology: Hidden Worlds Exhibition - Ulster Museum

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Capturing Ecology: Hidden Worlds Exhibition - Ulster Museum

Our ‘Capturing Ecology: Hidden Worlds’ exhibition revealed the astounding complexity of the natural world.

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Nominate an Incredible Ecologist for the 2020 BES Awards

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Nominate an Incredible Ecologist for the 2020 BES Awards

You have until 20 April to nominate an incredible ecologist for the 2020 BES Awards.

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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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From scientist to storyteller: my PhD placement with the BES

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From scientist to storyteller: my PhD placement with the BES

Amy Newman talks about her experience working at New Scientist Live as BES Public Engagement intern.

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Incredible Creatures at New Scientist Live 2019

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Incredible Creatures at New Scientist Live 2019

Four action packed days, thousands of enthused visitors, and countless ecological insights. Headlining the Earth Zone at New Scientist Live 2019, the society’s 'Incredible Creatures' multisensory photography exhibition was a roaring success.

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Ecologists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

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Ecologists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

Former president of the British Ecological Society, Professor Sue Hartley, has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Field to Fork Festival: insects and the future of food

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Field to Fork Festival: insects and the future of food

The BES explored the importance of insects for our food at Field to Fork Festival

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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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Eureka! Family focused ecology for British Science Week

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Eureka! Family focused ecology for British Science Week

Do you remember the moment that sparked your passion for science? That time as a bright eyed youngster when your jaw dropped with awe at the wonders of the natural world?

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Exploring the science behind the food we eat

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Exploring the science behind the food we eat

A science exhibit at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham.

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Citizen scientists help capture wild mammals on camera

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Citizen scientists help capture wild mammals on camera

At the ‘Ecology Across Borders’ conference in Ghent, Belgium this week, researchers will share their experience of working with members of the public to create a network of motion-sensing camera traps for wildlife monitoring.

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Science and art? A new opera about how trees communicate

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Science and art? A new opera about how trees communicate

BES Outreach Grant awardee Gestalt Arts is taking its new science opera to Green Man Festival in Wales this week.

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Press Release: Scientists take ‘Sex & Bugs & Rock 'n Roll’ to Glastonbury

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Press Release: Scientists take ‘Sex & Bugs & Rock 'n Roll’ to Glastonbury

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