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Are tropical butterflies equipped to survive the climate crisis?

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Are tropical butterflies equipped to survive the climate crisis?

There is a very real threat that we could lose many species of tropical butterflies.

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British Ecological Society joins call for radical new government nature commitments

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British Ecological Society joins call for radical new government nature commitments

British Ecological Society signs open letter calling for the UK government to ramp up environmental ambitions as part of Nature 2030.

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Loud music festivals could reduce bat activity in some species by nearly 50%

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Loud music festivals could reduce bat activity in some species by nearly 50%

Loud music playback alone at UK music festivals is enough to cause significant disturbance to bats.

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Biophobias on the rise in urban areas according to new study

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Biophobias on the rise in urban areas according to new study

17 out of 25 biophobias are increasing their prevalence worldwide.

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BES2023 registration and abstract submissions now open

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BES2023 registration and abstract submissions now open

Registration and abstract submissions are now open for our 2023 Annual Meeting.

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New coral reef restoration approach utilises common investment strategy

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New coral reef restoration approach utilises common investment strategy

Just like forest restoration, coral reef restoration requires more than just fast growing species.

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Beatrix Potter - Undiscovered mycologist?

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Beatrix Potter - Undiscovered mycologist?

Beatrix Potter, famed author and... mycologist?

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Office for Environmental Protection seeking help from ecologists

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Office for Environmental Protection seeking help from ecologists

England’s Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) is seeking evidence on nature recovery and volunteers to join its new College of Experts.

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Queer ecology - embracing diversity in the natural world

Queer ecology - embracing diversity in the natural world

Queer ecology aims to disrupt the heteronormative ideas that have invaded our view of nature.

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How can we use TikTok to communicate our work?

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How can we use TikTok to communicate our work?

Communicating ecology on TikTok can be tricky - here's some tips to help!

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Brigitte Baptiste – An LGBTQIA+ powerhouse in ecology

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Brigitte Baptiste – An LGBTQIA+ powerhouse in ecology

Who is Brigitte Baptiste - ecology's LGBTQIA+ phenomenon

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Insect evolution patterns confirmed using new imaging technique

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Insect evolution patterns confirmed using new imaging technique

French researchers confirm hypotheses of insect evolution using new imaging method.

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Warming climate could turn ocean plankton microbes into carbon emitters

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Warming climate could turn ocean plankton microbes into carbon emitters

New research finds that a warming climate could flip globally abundant microbial communities from carbon sinks to carbon emitters, potentially triggering climate change tipping points.

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Migratory bats tracked for the first time ever, using new algorithm

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Migratory bats tracked for the first time ever, using new algorithm

Migratory bats near wind turbines can be tracked by new radar technology.

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The BES response to the UK government’s Life Sciences for Growth package

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The BES response to the UK government’s Life Sciences for Growth package

The BES calls for UK government to broaden investments in life sciences as ecological funding falls behind other disciplines.

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