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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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UK Marine Strategy: Call for Expertise

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UK Marine Strategy: Call for Expertise

The Policy team will be drafting a response to the UK Marine Strategy and we need your expertise!

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Understanding the decline of Atlantic salmon catches in Scotland

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Understanding the decline of Atlantic salmon catches in Scotland

An expert in salmon ecology from Marine Scotland Science explains why Atlantic salmon catches have declined in Scotland.

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BES response to the IPBES biodiversity report: This matters

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BES response to the IPBES biodiversity report: This matters

The IPBES report lays out the scale and magnitude of the crisis we are facing in the natural world. The BES response explains why this matters.

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Twenty-two Scottish People

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Twenty-two Scottish People

Citizens' Jury - a useful way for the public to come to informed consensus on complex matters of national interest?

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Scottish Policy Group host a marine-themed Pie and a Pint in Aberdeen

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Scottish Policy Group host a marine-themed Pie and a Pint in Aberdeen

A night in Aberdeen discussing "Striking the right balance in offshore renewables: ecosystem effects, trade-offs and climate change"

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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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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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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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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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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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Early-career ecologists chat Brexit: lots of questions, and some answers

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Early-career ecologists chat Brexit: lots of questions, and some answers

A summary of the talks and discussions held at the BES Conservation Group event on 20th February 2019, which tackled key questions for ecologists arising from the Brexit process.

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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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