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BES presidents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

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BES presidents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

President of the BES Jane Memmott and past president Bill Sutherland are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

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Colombia’s increasing wildfires caused by institutional cattle ranching and land-grabbing

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Colombia’s increasing wildfires caused by institutional cattle ranching and land-grabbing

Cattle ranching and land-grabbing are the key drivers of Colombia’s increasing wildfires, according to local stakeholders.

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When sharks need a power nap, they go surfing

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When sharks need a power nap, they go surfing

New research reveals grey reef sharks surf on updrafts to conserve energy.

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BES response to IPBES/IPCC report on biodiversity and climate change

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BES response to IPBES/IPCC report on biodiversity and climate change

Our response to the IPBES and IPCC report on the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

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Rainbow Research - Pride Month 2021

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Rainbow Research - Pride Month 2021

With Pride Month celebrations more difficult this year due to the pandemic, we are celebrating online!

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An exotic herbivore reinforces competition between exotic and native plants

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An exotic herbivore reinforces competition between exotic and native plants

Exotic herbivores may reinforce the negative effects of exotic plants on native plants in high herbivore density environments.

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Managing agricultural biodiversity takes time

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Managing agricultural biodiversity takes time

A three-year research project shows how functional traits drive pollinator and predator responses to semi-natural grassland strips embedded in agricultural landscapes.

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SPG Written Interview: Dr Hannah Grist

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SPG Written Interview: Dr Hannah Grist

The Scottish Policy Groups written interview series to celebrate 10 years!

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Nature must be a partner, not just a provider of services – Oxford report

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Nature must be a partner, not just a provider of services – Oxford report

Nature based Solutions could support transformative change in environmental sustainability - to address major societal challenges, including the climate crisis

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PWF uses tour vessels to examine the distribution of dolphins in Hawaii

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PWF uses tour vessels to examine the distribution of dolphins in Hawaii

Researchers harness data collected by tourists in Hawaii to examine the distribution of four dolphin species.

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BES response to government plans to tackle the nature and climate crises

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BES response to government plans to tackle the nature and climate crises

Jane Memmott, President of the British Ecological Society, responds to speech by Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon George Eustice MP.

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Tree species diversity is no protection against bark beetle infestation

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Tree species diversity is no protection against bark beetle infestation

Ecologist from Freiburg investigates pest infestation in forests with mixed and monoculture tree stands.

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Nature has enormous potential to fight climate change and biodiversity loss in the UK, according to new report

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Nature has enormous potential to fight climate change and biodiversity loss in the UK, according to new report

A new report by the British Ecological Society details how nature can be a powerful ally in responding to the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

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Obituary: J. Philip Grime, F.R.S.

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Obituary: J. Philip Grime, F.R.S.

Simon Pierce and Jason D. Fridley remember a well-loved scientist whose research career spanned six decades.

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British Ecological Society announces journal prize winners

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British Ecological Society announces journal prize winners

Today the British Ecological Society (BES) has announced the winners of its journal prizes for research published in 2020.

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