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Researchers develop tools to help manage seagrass survival

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Researchers develop tools to help manage seagrass survival

New statistical tools help prevent seagrass loss

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New technique can show links between prey and microplastics

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New technique can show links between prey and microplastics

Research presents a new technique which gives insights into the exposure of marine predators to microplastics.

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New study could reset how scientists view sex determination in painted turtle populations

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New study could reset how scientists view sex determination in painted turtle populations

Findings of a study go against current expectations of environmental sex determination in painted turtle populations.

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Road verges provide refuge for pollinators

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Road verges provide refuge for pollinators

Research finds roadside verges can provide food and refuge for pollinators but cutting them too early in the year removes this benefit.

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Study suggests economic growth benefits wildlife but growing human populations do not

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Study suggests economic growth benefits wildlife but growing human populations do not

Do the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals promote or limit conservation.

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New treatment programme offers hope for controlling wombat mange

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New treatment programme offers hope for controlling wombat mange

A treatment programme to guides the development of a more effective control of deadly mange disease in wombat populations

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Species on the move

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Species on the move

Social media posts help researchers to discover climate change is to blame for displacement of 55 species in UK.

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Fussy fish can have their coral and eat it too

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Fussy fish can have their coral and eat it too

Being a fussy eater is a problem for reef fish that seek refuge from climate change on deeper reefs. But scientists discovered the coral that these fussy fish eat can support them. New research published today in Functional Ecology

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Framework for Measuring Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas

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Framework for Measuring Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas

A team of researchers have developed a transparent way to verify the effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPAs). New research published today in Journal of Applied Ecology.

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‘Intensive’ beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases

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‘Intensive’ beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases

More 'intensive' beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests.

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Australian ants prepared for ‘Insect Armageddon’

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Australian ants prepared for ‘Insect Armageddon’

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Wildfires disrupt important pollination processes by moths and increase extinction risks

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Wildfires disrupt important pollination processes by moths and increase extinction risks

Research shows the detrimental effect of wildfires on moths for the first time.

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The Leopard that Learnt from the Cat

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The Leopard that Learnt from the Cat

New research explores the relationship between humans and leopards in Himachal Pradesh, India.

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Each moth escapes its own way

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Each moth escapes its own way

Species-specific escape strategies of moths make hunting difficult for bats

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New study shows where there may be establishment of citrus greening

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New study shows where there may be establishment of citrus greening

New research maps the peak temperatures for the establishment of citrus greening disease.

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