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TV coverage of cycling races can help document the effects of climate change

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TV coverage of cycling races can help document the effects of climate change

Trees in Belgium have advanced the timing of leafing and flowering in response to recent temperature changes.

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Climate change linked to potential population decline in bees

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Climate change linked to potential population decline in bees

Two-year field experiment focused on how mason bees in the southwestern United States will respond to a warmer future climate.

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The power of purple - male birds use gaudy colours to warn and defeat rivals

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The power of purple - male birds use gaudy colours to warn and defeat rivals

A new study on the role of the nuptial plumage in competitive interactions among male purple-crowned fairy-wrens.

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New research provides 'oases' of hope for the future of coral reefs

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New research provides 'oases' of hope for the future of coral reefs

A new framework for identifying specific coral reefs, “oases,” in the world’s oceans where corals appear to be thriving.

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Rising sea temperatures threaten survival of juvenile albatross

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Rising sea temperatures threaten survival of juvenile albatross

As our oceans are projected to warm, fewer juvenile albatrosses will manage to survive and populations are expected to decline at a faster rate.

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Life in the fast lane: dispersal ability is linked to plants' life cycles

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Life in the fast lane: dispersal ability is linked to plants' life cycles

An international research team analysed hundreds of disparate datasets of plant life‐history strategies.

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The loss of a parent is the most common cause of brood failure in blue tits

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The loss of a parent is the most common cause of brood failure in blue tits

Remaining parent substantially increased its effort to raise at least some of the chicks.

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Nutritional quality of fish and squid reduced by warm water events

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Nutritional quality of fish and squid reduced by warm water events

With implications for the marine environment, marine predators and fisheries capturing food for human consumption.

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Male guppies grow larger brains in response to predator exposure - but not females

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Male guppies grow larger brains in response to predator exposure - but not females

Exploring the differences in relative brain mass between wild guppies collected from high and low predation populations.

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The presence of invasive grey squirrels causes increased chronic stress in native red squirrels

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The presence of invasive grey squirrels causes increased chronic stress in native red squirrels

How grey squirrels compete with native red squirrels in Great Britain and Italy.

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'Virtual safe space' to help bumblebees

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'Virtual safe space' to help bumblebees

A computer tool simulates how bumblebee colonies will develop and react to multiple factors including pesticides, parasites and habitat loss.

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Tropical peat swamps: Restoration of endangered carbon reservoirs

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Tropical peat swamps: Restoration of endangered carbon reservoirs

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Raiding the rape field

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Raiding the rape field

Predatory beetles and spiders and help farmers control pests.

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Researchers: Fish and anglers should inform water management decisions

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Researchers: Fish and anglers should inform water management decisions

Anglers are as diverse as the fish within Nebraska’s largest lakes, and water management decisions made locally may have unintended consequences regionally and statewide.

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Hunters prefer ibex with long horns

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Hunters prefer ibex with long horns

A study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology reveals that ibex with longer-than-average horns are more likely to be shot than animals of the same age with shorter horns.

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