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Climate change threatens Māori plant use and knowledge

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Climate change threatens Māori plant use and knowledge

Plants may become inaccessible to the people who value them most.

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From evidence to policy – acting as a witness in Parliament

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From evidence to policy – acting as a witness in Parliament

Abigail McQuatters-Gollop discusses her experience giving evidence to a Parliamentary committee.

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Menu change for corals in warming reefs

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Menu change for corals in warming reefs

Researchers analysed coral samples from the Maldives to find out what corals were feeding on.

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Researchers study people who feed birds in their backyards with implications for bird conservation

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Researchers study people who feed birds in their backyards with implications for bird conservation

Study respondents noticed natural changes in their backyards as a result of feeding.

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BES-Scottish Policy Group committee members... in the wild!

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BES-Scottish Policy Group committee members... in the wild!

What does a BES-Scottish Policy Group committee member do when she's not volunteering for the BES?

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Grasslands and Climate Change

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Grasslands and Climate Change

How will grasslands respond to the rapid threat of climate change? A new book in the Ecological Reviews series brings together international experts to answer this question.

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Eureka! Family focused ecology for British Science Week

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Eureka! Family focused ecology for British Science Week

Do you remember the moment that sparked your passion for science? That time as a bright eyed youngster when your jaw dropped with awe at the wonders of the natural world?

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Food safety: Dung beetles and soil bacteria reduce risk of human pathogens

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Food safety: Dung beetles and soil bacteria reduce risk of human pathogens

Organic farming encourages higher biodiversity among dung beetles and soil bacteria.

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Voice of the Future 2019: environmental policy beyond Brexit?

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Voice of the Future 2019: environmental policy beyond Brexit?

Three BES members were delighted to participate in Voice of the Future, an event which offers young scientists the opportunity to question MPs on their thoughts for the future of science in the UK.

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Nominations for 2019 BES awards are now open

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Nominations for 2019 BES awards are now open

Nominate the ecologists you think should win a 2019 BES award for all they are achieving in science and society.

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Wind turbines cause habitat loss for migratory soaring birds

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Wind turbines cause habitat loss for migratory soaring birds

New study published in Journal of Animal Ecology calls for new regulatory measures.

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Scottish Government consultation

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Scottish Government consultation

Have your say on the Scottish Government's principles and governance consultation

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Few MPs attend the first climate change debate in two years - the whole story?

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Few MPs attend the first climate change debate in two years - the whole story?

Reflections from a BES policy intern, on the recent Westminster climate change debate

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Guiding the next generation of ecologists

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Guiding the next generation of ecologists

Last week we celebrated National Careers Week, an initiative to recognise and promote careers guidance so that students leaving education can make informed choices about what they do next.

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7 tips for ecologists working with policymakers

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7 tips for ecologists working with policymakers

Here's seven things our policy fellows learnt about how evidence is used to inform policy while working at Defra.

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