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Life in the fast lane: dispersal ability is linked to plants' life cycles

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Life in the fast lane: dispersal ability is linked to plants' life cycles

An international research team analysed hundreds of disparate datasets of plant life‐history strategies.

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Ecological Genetics SIG – 62nd Annual Meeting

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Ecological Genetics SIG – 62nd Annual Meeting

The Ecological Genetics Group came together in April at Imperial University London for their 62nd Annual Meeting

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Reflections on getting your science into policy

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Reflections on getting your science into policy

MSc students reflect on our Scottish Policy Group's policy training workshop

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Painted lady's roundtrip migratory flight is longest recorded in butterflies

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Painted lady's roundtrip migratory flight is longest recorded in butterflies

A British Ecological Society funded study found that this butterfly species travels an annual distance of 12,000 km across the Sahara Desert.

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"What does biodiversity success in 2020 look like?"

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"What does biodiversity success in 2020 look like?"

Looking back at our latest policy discussion event in Inverness.

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The loss of a parent is the most common cause of brood failure in blue tits

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The loss of a parent is the most common cause of brood failure in blue tits

Remaining parent substantially increased its effort to raise at least some of the chicks.

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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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Nutritional quality of fish and squid reduced by warm water events

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Nutritional quality of fish and squid reduced by warm water events

With implications for the marine environment, marine predators and fisheries capturing food for human consumption.

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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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Male guppies grow larger brains in response to predator exposure - but not females

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Male guppies grow larger brains in response to predator exposure - but not females

Exploring the differences in relative brain mass between wild guppies collected from high and low predation populations.

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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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Exhibition: Changing Climates - a photographic journey of women in science

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Exhibition: Changing Climates - a photographic journey of women in science

Exploring the personal stories of inspiring women who have travelled to remote places all over the world.

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Consultation launched on Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit

A new consultation has been launched by Defra into the development of an Environmental Principles and Governance Bill.

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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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'Virtual safe space' to help bumblebees

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'Virtual safe space' to help bumblebees

A computer tool simulates how bumblebee colonies will develop and react to multiple factors including pesticides, parasites and habitat loss.

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