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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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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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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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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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New report highlights the benefits of bringing nature into our cities

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New report highlights the benefits of bringing nature into our cities

Cooling our streets, reducing air pollution and improving our wellbeing, nature can provide a host of solutions to the issues facing our cities, according to a new report by the British Ecological Society. 

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eBird Data Used to Shape Eagle Management

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eBird Data Used to Shape Eagle Management

Citizen-science data collected by birdwatchers through eBird is the most accurate and reliable data tracking Bald Eagle abundance.

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Study finds rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds

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Study finds rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds

Researchers have found common foxgloves brought to the Americas have rapidly evolved to change flower length in the presence of a new pollinator group, hummingbirds.

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We don’t know how most mammals will respond to climate change, warn scientists

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We don’t know how most mammals will respond to climate change, warn scientists

There are significant gaps in our knowledge of how mammal populations are responding to climate change.

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Endangered vulture mortality highest in southeastern Europe, largely from human-causes

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Endangered vulture mortality highest in southeastern Europe, largely from human-causes

New research indicates that more Egyptian Vultures are dying in eastern Europe and the Middle East, while faring better in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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