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Animation meets biology - Shedding new light on animal behaviour

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Animation meets biology - Shedding new light on animal behaviour

For the first time, digital animation has been used as a research tool to examine how the effectiveness of a lizard’s territorial display varies across ecological environments and conditions.

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Protecting 'high carbon' rainforest also protects threatened wildlife

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Protecting 'high carbon' rainforest also protects threatened wildlife

Conservation efforts focused on protecting forests using carbon-based policies also benefit mammal diversity, new research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology has found.

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Controlled fires don't eliminate invasive tree

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Controlled fires don't eliminate invasive tree

A recent study by a University of Florida researcher shows that controlled fire increases the proliferation of invasive tree species, which could cause millions of dollars in damage.

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2017 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme open for applications

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2017 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme open for applications

The British Ecological Society's parliamentary shadowing scheme offers ecologists the chance to gain an inside view of the policy world.

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New mapping tool tracks elk migration to reduce brucellosis risk

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New mapping tool tracks elk migration to reduce brucellosis risk

New research by University of Wyoming and U.S. Geological Survey scientists has created a mapping tool for reducing the risk of transmitting brucellosis from elk to cattle.

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Press Release: Humans - the disturbing neighbours of reef sharks

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Press Release: Humans - the disturbing neighbours of reef sharks

Shark diversity and abundance is highest in remote reefs, as far as 25 hours away from main cities, reveals a study published in Journal of Applied Ecology.

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Natural Capital Committee sets ambitious goals for Environment Plan

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Natural Capital Committee sets ambitious goals for Environment Plan

The Natural Capital Committee has provided advice on the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan

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Press Release: A prioritised list of invasive alien species threatening the UK’s environment

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Press Release: A prioritised list of invasive alien species threatening the UK’s environment

More species urgently need to be considered for inclusion on the EU’s ‘List of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern’.

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Press Release: Fungal microbes as biofertilizers in agriculture and gardening

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Press Release: Fungal microbes as biofertilizers in agriculture and gardening

Companies are increasingly producing fungal inoculants and marketing these as biofertilizers to improve plant growth and soil health.

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2017 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme open for applications

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2017 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme open for applications

Apply now for an opportunity to spend up to three days in the European Parliament.

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Press Release: Fish have complex personalities, research shows

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Press Release: Fish have complex personalities, research shows

Scientists from the University of Exeter studied how Trinidadian guppies behaved in various situations.

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Press Release: Finding a recipe for forest restoration

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Press Release: Finding a recipe for forest restoration

Regenerating critically endangered tropical dry forests isn’t easy — but identifying the right ingredients is a big step in the right direction

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Peer Review Week: Transparency in Review

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Peer Review Week: Transparency in Review

A round-up of all our activities from the publications team for Peer Review Week 2017.

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Travel Grants to Ecology Across Borders 2017

Travel Grants to Ecology Across Borders 2017

Applications for Travel Grants to our 2017 Annual Meeting: Ecology Across Borders, are now OPEN!

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Press Release: Using mason bees to provide pollination services on strawberry farms

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Press Release: Using mason bees to provide pollination services on strawberry farms

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