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Remote camera network tracks Antarctic species at low cost

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Remote camera network tracks Antarctic species at low cost

A new method turns static images into useful data on the timing and success of penguin reproduction.

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Lifting the economy on hawks' wings

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Lifting the economy on hawks' wings

This Journal of Applied Ecology study is the first to measure regional job creation aided by the activity of native predators.

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British Ecological Society launches new journal: People and Nature

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British Ecological Society launches new journal: People and Nature

An open access journal exploring the relationships between humans and nature.

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White shark researchers tap data from electronic tags to gain insights into survival rate for young sharks

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White shark researchers tap data from electronic tags to gain insights into survival rate for young sharks

Tagging in Southern California and Mexico shows most shark deaths due to unintentional capture in fishing gear.

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BES journal prizes awarded to early career researchers

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BES journal prizes awarded to early career researchers

Celebrating outstanding papers across the Society's five journals.

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Great Welsh science helps solve pollinator puzzle

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Great Welsh science helps solve pollinator puzzle

Understanding the role of hoverfly pollination.

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Did tree-forming daisies evolve due to drought stress?

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Did tree-forming daisies evolve due to drought stress?

Increased wood formation in plants is strongly linked to increased drought stress resistance.

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Using mathematical models to save forests

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Using mathematical models to save forests

How can small changes in the climate have big impacts on forest health?

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Seaweeds shelter calcifying marine life from acidifying oceans

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Seaweeds shelter calcifying marine life from acidifying oceans

Seaweeds create a chemical microenvironment at their surface, providing refuge for calcifying organisms that are at risk from decreasing oceanic pH.

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Flight delays: Study finds out why some African birds stay home longer

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Flight delays: Study finds out why some African birds stay home longer

Researchers studied the behaviour of wild southern pied babblers, which live in family groups of up to 14 in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

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Shooters urged to take 'cautious approach' when shooting woodcock

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Shooters urged to take 'cautious approach' when shooting woodcock

To reduce the effects of cold weather on Eurasian woodcock, shooting should be restricted before energy reserves are depleted

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How barbastelle bats trick moths that are able to hear their echolocation calls

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How barbastelle bats trick moths that are able to hear their echolocation calls

Researchers have found that the rare European barbastelle bats sneak up on unsuspecting moths by gradually emitting ever fainter calls as they come closer.

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Lack of water is key stressor for urban trees

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Lack of water is key stressor for urban trees

Urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well – unless they are thirsty.

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Social status influences infection risk and and disease-induced mortality

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Social status influences infection risk and and disease-induced mortality

In this long-term study, ecologists monitored the health status of spotted hyena and the risk of infection with canine distemper virus.

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Uncoordinated trade policies aid alien bee invasions

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Uncoordinated trade policies aid alien bee invasions

Patagonia may lose its only native bumblebee species due to invasions by alien bee species sanctioned by government policy.

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