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First come, first bred

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First come, first bred

Arriving early in the breeding area is crucial for successful reproduction in non-migratory birds.

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2019 Annual Meeting Webinars

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2019 Annual Meeting Webinars

The Annual Meeting is just around the corner and in preparation we want to help delegates prioritise, have amazing networking opportunities and avoid burnout.

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Wildlife disease ecology

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Wildlife disease ecology

A new book explores studies that have driven our understanding of the ecology and evolution of wildlife diseases.

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Reflections on the State of Nature report 2019

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Reflections on the State of Nature report 2019

Fiona Burns, BES member and Conservation Scientist at the RSPB. Fiona has been involved in all three State of Nature reports, and here she reflects on her personal highlights and challenges this time around.

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Climate change is disrupting our critical progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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Climate change is disrupting our critical progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

According to a paper by Gerald Singh and others, the far-reaching, multifaceted effects of climate change are slowing our critical progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Transformative Change – What does this approach to conservation mean for the UK?

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Transformative Change – What does this approach to conservation mean for the UK?

The British Ecological Society's policy team, in partnership with the University of York, is hosting a Pie and a Pint (PAAP) night in York on Wednesday, 20 November from 4.30-7.15pm.

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Building a story: Effectively communicating to policymakers

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Building a story: Effectively communicating to policymakers

Our Summer School students learned how to present scientific research - such as the response of seals to wind farm installations - to policymakers in a special Pie and a Pint Policy evening.

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Our new home for ecology

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Our new home for ecology

The British Ecological Society moved into its vibrant new office in central London today.

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Call for experts: Invasive species

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Call for experts: Invasive species

Are you an invasive species expert? We need your help!

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BES associate editor awarded the 2019 CIEEM Medal

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BES associate editor awarded the 2019 CIEEM Medal

Professor Desmond B.A. Thompson has been awarded the 2019 CIEEM Medal for outstanding contributions to ecology.

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We’re moving! The BES buys new offices in London

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We’re moving! The BES buys new offices in London

The BES is moving new offices in central London.

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UK Marine Strategy: Call for Expertise

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UK Marine Strategy: Call for Expertise

The Policy team will be drafting a response to the UK Marine Strategy and we need your expertise!

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Understanding the decline of Atlantic salmon catches in Scotland

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Understanding the decline of Atlantic salmon catches in Scotland

An expert in salmon ecology from Marine Scotland Science explains why Atlantic salmon catches have declined in Scotland.

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Member survey: the results are in

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Member survey: the results are in

Here’s what you told us and how we’ll make use of that information in taking your Society forwards.

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Twenty-two Scottish People

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Twenty-two Scottish People

Citizens' Jury - a useful way for the public to come to informed consensus on complex matters of national interest?

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