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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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New study on grassland-bird nest survival published in the Journal of Applied Ecology

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New study on grassland-bird nest survival published in the Journal of Applied Ecology

Tractor-based management, such as light-strip disking, and establishing native-grass practices on private grasslands, can improve nest survival of multiple grassland bird species and communities.

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Roaming cats prey on their owners' minds

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Roaming cats prey on their owners' minds

Owners often dislike their feline companions’ compulsion to catch wildlife but feel unable, or unwilling, to control it.

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Hen harriers and red grouse: Finding common ground in a persistent conflict

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Hen harriers and red grouse: Finding common ground in a persistent conflict

Conflicting management views between hen harrier conservationists and red grouse shooting organisations in England.

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More “heatwave” summers will affect animals

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More “heatwave” summers will affect animals

Overheated birds have smaller offspring with lower chances of survival.

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Monitoring urban biodiversity with machine learning

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Monitoring urban biodiversity with machine learning

A new algorithm monitoring biodiversity in urban environments could improve our understanding of how cities can best support plant and animal life.

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Landscapes full of maize harm bumblebee colonies

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Landscapes full of maize harm bumblebee colonies

Göttingen scientists analyse growth and foraging behaviour of insects.

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Soil moisture matters, even in tropical rainforests

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Soil moisture matters, even in tropical rainforests

Growth rates shape species distributions of tropical tree seedlings on a soil moisture gradient.

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