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Capturing Ecology – Winning images of British Ecological Society photography competition announced

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Capturing Ecology – Winning images of British Ecological Society photography competition announced

An image of a Malagasy tree boa perched in a tree, taken by Roberto García Roa, has been awarded Overall Winner in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition, ‘Capturing Ecology’.  

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A year to look on with pride

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A year to look on with pride

BES President Richard Bardgett introduces this year's achievements for the 2018-19 Annual Review.

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Nominations for 2019 BES awards are now open

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Nominations for 2019 BES awards are now open

Nominate the ecologists you think should win a 2019 BES award for all they are achieving in science and society.

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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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Wildlife Freak, Evidence Geek: The BES Policy Internship

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Wildlife Freak, Evidence Geek: The BES Policy Internship

A BES intern's experience in the chaotic, but hopeful, world of environmental policy.

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Watch Annual Meeting talks on your phone

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Watch Annual Meeting talks on your phone

Watch talks given by leading ecologists on your phone, tablet or laptop with Ecology on Demand – new from the BES

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Jane Memmott voted President Elect of the BES in first online ballot

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Jane Memmott voted President Elect of the BES in first online ballot

Jane Memmott of the University of Bristol will be the next president of the British Ecological Society (BES) from 2020.

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2018 Annual Meeting Student Prize Winners

2018 Annual Meeting Student Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Student Talk and Student Poster Prizes from our 2018 Annual Meeting.

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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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When ‘aliens’ attack Antarctica: Terrestrial ecosystems are vulnerable to single introduced insect species

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When ‘aliens’ attack Antarctica: Terrestrial ecosystems are vulnerable to single introduced insect species

An invasive midge species could alter terrestrial ecosystems in Antarctica.

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Using endangered barbary macaques as photo props could have negative impacts on tourism in Morocco

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Using endangered barbary macaques as photo props could have negative impacts on tourism in Morocco

Tourists in Morocco object to the use of barbary macaques as photo props, according to a new study presented at BES2018 today.

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Hurricane Maria gave ecologists rare chance to study how tropical dry forests recover from extreme weather events

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Hurricane Maria gave ecologists rare chance to study how tropical dry forests recover from extreme weather events

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican trees adjusted key characteristics of newly grown leaves.

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Warmer winters threaten UK blackcurrant farming

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Warmer winters threaten UK blackcurrant farming

New research presented at the BES annual meeting suggests milder winters may cause UK blackcurrant crops to flower later in the year and produce less fruit.

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Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

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Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

Ecologists from Cardiff University recently conducted a pilot study at a conifer plantation in South Wales to test the suitability of drones to detect nightjar nest sites.

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New chair of BES meetings announced

New chair of BES meetings announced

Pete Manning is to be the next Chair of the British Ecological Society’s Meetings Committee.

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