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Road verges provide refuge for pollinators

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Road verges provide refuge for pollinators

Research finds roadside verges can provide food and refuge for pollinators but cutting them too early in the year removes this benefit.

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Connecting Shared and Spared Land in the Agricultural Landscape

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Connecting Shared and Spared Land in the Agricultural Landscape

Can land-sharing and land-sparing be combined to meet food demands whilst conserving biodiversity?

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Call for experts: Invasive species

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Call for experts: Invasive species

Are you an invasive species expert? We need your help!

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Invasive Species Week: UK Invasions in a Changing Climate

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Invasive Species Week: UK Invasions in a Changing Climate

In an Invasives Species Week special, Jane Catford and Regan Early discuss the possible synergies between climate change and the spread of invasive species.

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The hunger gaps: how flowering times affect farmland bees

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The hunger gaps: how flowering times affect farmland bees

Variation in farmland nectar supply creates seasonal hunger gaps for pollinators.

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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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Getting into...science communication

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Getting into...science communication

Reflections on BES press office internship during a busy annual meeting

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Wildlife Freak, Evidence Geek: The BES Policy Internship

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Wildlife Freak, Evidence Geek: The BES Policy Internship

A BES intern's experience in the chaotic, but hopeful, world of environmental policy.

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Warmer winters threaten UK blackcurrant farming

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Warmer winters threaten UK blackcurrant farming

New research presented at the BES annual meeting suggests milder winters may cause UK blackcurrant crops to flower later in the year and produce less fruit.

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Scientists take to Twitter to study flying ants, starling murmurations and house spiders

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Scientists take to Twitter to study flying ants, starling murmurations and house spiders

The retrospective analysis of social media has been used widely to detect earthquakes or political sentiment, but not so much in ecological research.

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Kelp forests function differently in warming ocean

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Kelp forests function differently in warming ocean

Kelp forests in the UK awill experience a marked change in ecosystem functioning in response to continued ocean warming.

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Exploring the science behind the food we eat

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Exploring the science behind the food we eat

A science exhibit at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham.

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Priorities for the marine environment after Brexit

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Priorities for the marine environment after Brexit

Abigail McQuatters-Gollop summaries the key recommendations from the British Ecological Society and the Marine Biological Association 's workshop report on the marine environment after Brexit.

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Exhibition: Regarding Nature

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Exhibition: Regarding Nature

In the wake of BES founder Sir Edward James Salisbury, who documented the topography and coastal plants in Norfolk in the early 20th Century.

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The presence of invasive grey squirrels causes increased chronic stress in native red squirrels

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The presence of invasive grey squirrels causes increased chronic stress in native red squirrels

How grey squirrels compete with native red squirrels in Great Britain and Italy.

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