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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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As a Black zoologist, a BAME network matters

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As a Black zoologist, a BAME network matters

Reuben Fakoya Brooks speaks powerfully about the importance of Black representation in ecology, and introduces a new BAME Ecologist network.

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How does an increase in nitrogen application affect grasslands?

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How does an increase in nitrogen application affect grasslands?

Researchers at the University of Bern share the first results of the largest biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiment in Switzerland

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Conservation research, policy and practice

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Conservation research, policy and practice

A new open access book addresses how to make scientific evidence have influence on conservation policies, decision making and practice.

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Parasite carried by grey squirrels negatively impacts red squirrel behaviour

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Parasite carried by grey squirrels negatively impacts red squirrel behaviour

Research reveals a new mechanism of how grey squirrels affect native red squirrels in Europe through parasite-mediated competition.

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Microbiomes of soils, plants and animals

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Microbiomes of soils, plants and animals

A new book explores the vital role of microbiomes and their influence on everything from our health, to the functioning of ecosystems.

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Coronavirus and the British Ecological Society

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Coronavirus and the British Ecological Society

Updates on our activities and events during the coronavirus pandemic

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Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed

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Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed

New research finds tropical forest disturbance goes beyond species loss and includes a shift towards smaller seeds and an increase in the proportion of trees dispersed by animals, impacting how the ecosystem functions. 

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Early-career ecologists chat Brexit: lots of questions, and some answers

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Early-career ecologists chat Brexit: lots of questions, and some answers

A summary of the talks and discussions held at the BES Conservation Group event on 20th February 2019, which tackled key questions for ecologists arising from the Brexit process.

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Launch of UK Climate Projections 2018

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Launch of UK Climate Projections 2018

The differences between high and low emissions scenarios widen as the century goes on, but the actions necessary to keep on the lower track need to happen now.

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Ecological Genetics SIG – 62nd Annual Meeting

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Ecological Genetics SIG – 62nd Annual Meeting

The Ecological Genetics Group came together in April at Imperial University London for their 62nd Annual Meeting

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Finding the Common Ground

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Finding the Common Ground

Read the BES Agricultural Ecology Special Interest Group's report on finding the common ground for a future agriculture policy.

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Delivering impact through the Climate Change Ecology SIG

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Delivering impact through the Climate Change Ecology SIG

Dr James Pearce-Higgins shows how to help scientists, policy-makers and practitioners discuss and exchange ideas to deliver the impact that scientists desire by providing the information that decision-makers need.

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Becoming climate smart: putting natural environment science into adaptation plans

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Becoming climate smart: putting natural environment science into adaptation plans

Highlights from the Ecology for the National Adaptation Programme for Climate Change workshop

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