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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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SPG written interview: Dr Rob Brooker

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SPG written interview: Dr Rob Brooker

The Scottish Policy Group (SPG) are Celebrating 10 Years! As part of our virtual celebrations were doing a series of blogs style interviews.

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Announcing the launch of Applied Ecology Resources

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Announcing the launch of Applied Ecology Resources

Applied Ecology Resources now launched – access an ever-growing collection of ecological information

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Nominate an incredible ecologist for the 2021 BES Awards

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Nominate an incredible ecologist for the 2021 BES Awards

If you know an incredible ecologist whose work has benefited the scientific community, nominations close on 26 April.

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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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SPG written interview: Dr Chloe Bellamy

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SPG written interview: Dr Chloe Bellamy

The Scottish Policy Group (SPG) are Celebrating 10 Years! As part of our virtual celebrations were doing a series of blogs style interviews.

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Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery

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Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery

A new study finds that coffee pulp, a waste product of coffee production, can be used to speed up tropical forest recovery on post agricultural land.

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Lack of prey reduces breeding success in puffin populations

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Lack of prey reduces breeding success in puffin populations

New research finds that a lack of prey around breeding colonies in the northeast Atlantic is leading to puffin population declines.

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Wasps share resources on offshore island

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Wasps share resources on offshore island

A study of invasive wasps on an island off the coast of Coromandel Peninsula shows they are able to share resources such as food and habitat instead of competing with each other, a worrying result for conservation.

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Join ecologists and climate scientists at 'Climate Science for Ecological Forecasting'

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Join ecologists and climate scientists at 'Climate Science for Ecological Forecasting'

This joint symposium from the British Ecological Society and the Royal Meteorological Society, will identify the needs and opportunities for greater interaction between these two fields.

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Gulls can spread weeds over large distances and between habitats

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Gulls can spread weeds over large distances and between habitats

A new model shows that gulls can disperse weeds over large distances and between different habitats, causing the exchange of weed and alien plant species between agricultural crops and natural areas.

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New research unlocks mysteries of soupfin shark migration and reproduction

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New research unlocks mysteries of soupfin shark migration and reproduction

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