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Net zero and ecology

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Net zero and ecology

What role does ecology play in the UK government's 'Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener'?

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Your Guide to the COPs - CBD COP15 virtual meetings

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Your Guide to the COPs - CBD COP15 virtual meetings

Find out what happened at the first part of CBD COP15 and how the post-2020 biodiversity framework is shaping up

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A reef in two gears: new patterns of coral recovery discovered

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A reef in two gears: new patterns of coral recovery discovered

Damaged coral reefs show slower than expected recovery for up to six years before switching to a faster phase of regrowth.

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Capturing Ecology 2021 – Winning images announced

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Capturing Ecology 2021 – Winning images announced

A close up of a Kumlien's Gull’s eye has been awarded Overall Winner of Capturing Ecology.

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Large wild herbivores reduce the fast biodiversity decline of plants in a tropical forestry hotspot

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Large wild herbivores reduce the fast biodiversity decline of plants in a tropical forestry hotspot

A 10 year experiment in Brazil's Atlantic Forests finds that areas where large herbivores are present show lower loss of biodiversity than areas they're excluded from.

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Obituary: Simon Leather

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Obituary: Simon Leather

For Professor Simon Leather, leading ecologist and entomologist and passionate educator.

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A Super Year for Nature in Scotland

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A Super Year for Nature in Scotland

2021 has been dubbed the super year for nature, but what does this mean for science policy in Scotland?

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British Ecological Society award winners 2021 announced

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British Ecological Society award winners 2021 announced

The British Ecological Society (BES) announced today the winners of its annual awards and prizes.

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Your Guide to the COPs - Part 1 CBD COP15

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Your Guide to the COPs - Part 1 CBD COP15

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Demystifying Policy in Scotland

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Demystifying Policy in Scotland

Bethany Chamberlain, BES Policy Officer has written a blog on her experience of the Policy Training event held by SPRE and SPG in September!

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Honeybees’ waggle dance reveals bees in rural areas travel further for food

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Honeybees’ waggle dance reveals bees in rural areas travel further for food

By decoding honeybees’ waggle dances, researchers have found that bees in agricultural areas travel further for food than those in urban areas.

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SPG Interview: Dr Chris Pollard

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SPG Interview: Dr Chris Pollard

The Scottish Policy Group’s written interview series to celebrate 10 years!

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An “evolutionary rescue route” towards coexistence of competitive plant species

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An “evolutionary rescue route” towards coexistence of competitive plant species

New research establishes a novel mechanism for the coexistence of competing flowering species.

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Unite solutions to climate and biodiversity crises to save life on earth, says ZSL-led study

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Unite solutions to climate and biodiversity crises to save life on earth, says ZSL-led study

Landmark research led by ZSL climate and biodiversity experts concludes that both global emergencies must be tackled in unison.

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Elephants benefit from having older siblings, especially sisters

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Elephants benefit from having older siblings, especially sisters

A study of semi-captive Asian elephants has found that calves benefit from having older sisters more than older brothers.

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