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How understanding animal behavior can support wildlife conservation

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How understanding animal behavior can support wildlife conservation

A new model that uses data from sensors worn by meerkats to gain a more detailed picture of how animals behave in the wild.

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New research a game changer for fox control

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New research a game changer for fox control

A new study found that when control programs aren’t strategic, fox numbers can quickly recover.

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Videos reveal how the seemingly defenseless kangaroo rat contends with deadly rattlesnakes

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Videos reveal how the seemingly defenseless kangaroo rat contends with deadly rattlesnakes

A student-led team at San Diego State University used high speed cameras to capture predator-prey interactions.

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Climate change threatens Māori plant use and knowledge

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Climate change threatens Māori plant use and knowledge

Plants may become inaccessible to the people who value them most.

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Menu change for corals in warming reefs

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Menu change for corals in warming reefs

Researchers analysed coral samples from the Maldives to find out what corals were feeding on.

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Researchers study people who feed birds in their backyards with implications for bird conservation

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Researchers study people who feed birds in their backyards with implications for bird conservation

Study respondents noticed natural changes in their backyards as a result of feeding.

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Food safety: Dung beetles and soil bacteria reduce risk of human pathogens

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Food safety: Dung beetles and soil bacteria reduce risk of human pathogens

Organic farming encourages higher biodiversity among dung beetles and soil bacteria.

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Wind turbines cause habitat loss for migratory soaring birds

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Wind turbines cause habitat loss for migratory soaring birds

New study published in Journal of Animal Ecology calls for new regulatory measures.

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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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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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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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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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