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Take home messages from a BES-Scottish Policy Group workshop

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Take home messages from a BES-Scottish Policy Group workshop

Understanding the science-policy interface in Scotland

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"Does a natural capital approach deliver for biodiversity conservation?"

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"Does a natural capital approach deliver for biodiversity conservation?"

Discussing the pros and cons of a natural capital approach at the BES-SPG Pie and a Pint event

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Shaping policy in the House of Lords

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Shaping policy in the House of Lords

Learn about Parliament form an ecologist's perspective.

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2018 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme in Scotland open for applications

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2018 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme in Scotland open for applications

A unique opportunity to spend two days in the Scottish Parliament

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Rewilding may be a risk worth taking for landowners after Brexit, say Sussex experts

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Rewilding may be a risk worth taking for landowners after Brexit, say Sussex experts

Leaving the European Union could make rewilding an attractive option for landowners across the UK, according to a team of experts led by the University of Sussex.

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Scottish Government consultation: Forestry Strategy 2019-2029

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Scottish Government consultation: Forestry Strategy 2019-2029

Help the BES-Scottish Policy Group respond to Scotland's Forestry Strategy.

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Exotic pets that grow large and are cheap to purchase are more often released by owners

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Exotic pets that grow large and are cheap to purchase are more often released by owners

Large pet reptiles and amphibians that are sold small and cheaply are more likely to be released into the wild.

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Severe declines in mountain hares on Scottish grouse moors

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Severe declines in mountain hares on Scottish grouse moors

Mountain hare numbers on moorlands in the eastern Highlands have declined to less than one per cent of their initial levels.

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Scientists find fish body holds the key to make fishery management cheaper, easier

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Scientists find fish body holds the key to make fishery management cheaper, easier

Study analyzes fishery-monitoring methods to address challenges of managing small-scale fisheries.

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Stability and Simplicity - proposals for rural funding transition period: A Scottish Government consultation

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Stability and Simplicity - proposals for rural funding transition period: A Scottish Government consultation

Help the BES Scottish Policy Group respond to the Scottish Government's consultation on the future of agriculture.

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Research shows pesticides influence bee learning and memory

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Research shows pesticides influence bee learning and memory

Drawing on data from a large number of studies in which bees that had been exposed to pesticides.

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Defining and delivering resilient ecological networks in England

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Defining and delivering resilient ecological networks in England

What would a resilient network look like and how can it be assessed?

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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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"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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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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