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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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Getting into...science communication

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Getting into...science communication

Reflections on BES press office internship during a busy annual meeting

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New technologies could help conservationists keep better track of Serengeti wildebeest herds

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New technologies could help conservationists keep better track of Serengeti wildebeest herds

Using a deep-learning algorithm to identify the wildebeest in an aerial image survey.

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Disrupting wolf movement may be more effective at protecting caribou than fences and wolf culls

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Disrupting wolf movement may be more effective at protecting caribou than fences and wolf culls

A new study published in Journal of Animal Ecology.

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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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Nematode odours offer possible advantage in the battle insect pests

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Nematode odours offer possible advantage in the battle insect pests

Nematodes may prove more useful than previously thought. Not only do they directly kill insects in the soil, they also produce chemical cues that offer plants additional protection.

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Maasai farmers kill lions when lion attack livestock

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Maasai farmers kill lions when lion attack livestock

Lion killing only increases when lions are thought to have killed livestock.

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Society Publishers’ Coalition statement on Plan S

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Society Publishers’ Coalition statement on Plan S

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Quantum dots used to track flowers' pollen

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Quantum dots used to track flowers' pollen

Track the whole pollination process from the first visit by a pollinator to its endpoint.

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Watch Annual Meeting talks on your phone

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Watch Annual Meeting talks on your phone

Watch talks given by leading ecologists on your phone, tablet or laptop with Ecology on Demand – new from the BES

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Mom's reward: Female Galápagos seabird has a shorter lifespan than males

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Mom's reward: Female Galápagos seabird has a shorter lifespan than males

Older female Nazca booby choosing to pair with a younger mate may contribute to lifespan differences within the species.

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Supporting female ecologists to find their paths to success

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Supporting female ecologists to find their paths to success

Isabella Mandl and Manuela Gonzalez-Suarez were paired together in the BES Women in Ecology mentoring scheme. They explain how they benefitted and the new outlook it gave them.

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New membership fees for 2019

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New membership fees for 2019

Small increase in member fees for 2019 is the first for five years.

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'Eavesdropping' technology used to protect one of New Zealand's rarest birds

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'Eavesdropping' technology used to protect one of New Zealand's rarest birds

Monitoring hihi reintroductions by listening in on bird ‘conversations’.

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