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Fish species benefit from marine protection to varying extents – common and exploited species profit most

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Fish species benefit from marine protection to varying extents – common and exploited species profit most

Marine protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea are home to more fish species, with the greatest gains found among species most sensitive to exploitation

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Scottish Policy Group: Understanding the Science-Policy Interface in Scotland

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Scottish Policy Group: Understanding the Science-Policy Interface in Scotland

An MSc student reflects on the annual policy training event

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Transformative change: an idiot’s guide

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Transformative change: an idiot’s guide

Andy Suggitt reflects on the joint BES - University of York Pie and a Pint event

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Communicating uncertainty to policy makers

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Communicating uncertainty to policy makers

Find out what an early career researcher learned about science communication at a mini-policy workshop

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Invest in pollinator monitoring for long-term gain

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Invest in pollinator monitoring for long-term gain

A research team from the University of Reading and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is studying how to improve pollinator monitoring in the UK in a cost-effective manner.

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Changing the tide

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Changing the tide

The need for ‘collaborative solutions’ to the twin challenges of the biodiversity and climate crises.

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How to handle ‘moving targets’ in the face of climate change

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How to handle ‘moving targets’ in the face of climate change

The Scottish Policy Group host a Pie and a Pint night in Edinburgh.

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Scientists and key figures develop vision for managing UK land and seas after Brexit

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Scientists and key figures develop vision for managing UK land and seas after Brexit

Researchers have outlined how fishing and farming policies could be created to protect employment opportunities and the environment after Brexit.

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Connecting Shared and Spared Land in the Agricultural Landscape

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Connecting Shared and Spared Land in the Agricultural Landscape

Can land-sharing and land-sparing be combined to meet food demands whilst conserving biodiversity?

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Queer Academic Freedom: the ability to be yourself

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Queer Academic Freedom: the ability to be yourself

Being LGBT+ in the workplace should be the least of your worries as a scientist, says Dr Lillian Hunt of EDIS.

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Greening the City: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Urban Environments

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Greening the City: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Urban Environments

Greenery and biodiversity is extremely valuable to urban residents - how can this be captured in decision-making?

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BES POST Fellow Publishes Briefing on Climate Change and Agriculture

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BES POST Fellow Publishes Briefing on Climate Change and Agriculture

Heather Plumpton reflects on her time as a BES Fellow in the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST).

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International Biodiversity Day: A Case for Conservation Optimism

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International Biodiversity Day: A Case for Conservation Optimism

On the UN International Day for Biodiversity, Julia Migné from Conservation Optimism gives us reasons to stay hopeful about the restoration of biodiversity.

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‘Hotspots’ reveal where sub-Antarctic seabirds are at risk from fishing

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‘Hotspots’ reveal where sub-Antarctic seabirds are at risk from fishing

Seabird study reveals 'hotspots' where populations are most at risk from unsustainable fishing

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Invasive Species Week: UK Invasions in a Changing Climate

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Invasive Species Week: UK Invasions in a Changing Climate

In an Invasives Species Week special, Jane Catford and Regan Early discuss the possible synergies between climate change and the spread of invasive species.

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