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A Smarter Approach to Intelligent Animals

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A Smarter Approach to Intelligent Animals

Outsmarting animals by better understanding their cognition may be the best wildlife management response available.

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Designated Landscapes Review: Call for Evidence

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Designated Landscapes Review: Call for Evidence

Have your say on the future role National Parks and AONBs can play in connecting people with nature and helping wildlife to thrive.

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The Puzzle of Plastics: Is there a solution to single-use?

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The Puzzle of Plastics: Is there a solution to single-use?

Humankind produces 300 million tonnes of plastic every year - creating major environmental challenges.

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Join our Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group

Join our Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group

Our Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) is looking for their next finance officer!

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Maths skills for ecologists

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Maths skills for ecologists

Maths and stats in ecology from the perspective of an undergraduate student Rosie Clewett

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Soil moisture matters, even in tropical rainforests

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Soil moisture matters, even in tropical rainforests

Growth rates shape species distributions of tropical tree seedlings on a soil moisture gradient.

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Sequencing pollen DNA to discover insect migratory routes

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Sequencing pollen DNA to discover insect migratory routes

This British Ecological Society funded study shows that transcontinental pollination mediated by migrating insects is possible.

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2018 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme in Scotland open for applications

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2018 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme in Scotland open for applications

A unique opportunity to spend two days in the Scottish Parliament

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New research shows pretend porpoise sounds are helping conservation efforts

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New research shows pretend porpoise sounds are helping conservation efforts

Playing back porpoise sounds to an acoustic logger can be used to assess the detection area of the device.

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Ice cave reveals environmental forcing of long-term Pyrenean treeline dynamics

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Ice cave reveals environmental forcing of long-term Pyrenean treeline dynamics

Subalpine forests were generally more widely distributed during the last 5700 years, when summer temperatures were warmer than today.

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Rewilding may be a risk worth taking for landowners after Brexit, say Sussex experts

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Rewilding may be a risk worth taking for landowners after Brexit, say Sussex experts

Leaving the European Union could make rewilding an attractive option for landowners across the UK, according to a team of experts led by the University of Sussex.

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Scottish Government consultation: Forestry Strategy 2019-2029

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Scottish Government consultation: Forestry Strategy 2019-2029

Help the BES-Scottish Policy Group respond to Scotland's Forestry Strategy.

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Environment researchers propose new guidelines for more transparency and reporting of research methods

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Environment researchers propose new guidelines for more transparency and reporting of research methods

Researchers from the University of Waterloo have proposed guidelines for the reporting of methods in the use of experts’ ecological knowledge.

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Maximizing the carbon and biodiversity benefits of restoration along rivers and streams

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Maximizing the carbon and biodiversity benefits of restoration along rivers and streams

Forests store tremendous amounts of carbon in the trees and soil, and they can provide valuable habitat for wildlife.

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Nature Conservation for Future Generations – Seizing the moment in Manchester

Nature Conservation for Future Generations – Seizing the moment in Manchester

Read the Symposium report from Nature Conservation for Future Generations, the first conference jointly organized by the UK conservation agencies and the BES.

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