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Call for evidence: Brexit and our Seas consultation

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Call for evidence: Brexit and our Seas consultation

Increase the policy impact of your marine research and contribute to our consultation response.

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Greening the City: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Urban Environments

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Greening the City: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Urban Environments

Greenery and biodiversity is extremely valuable to urban residents - how can this be captured in decision-making?

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Making a self-preserving eDNA filter

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Making a self-preserving eDNA filter

A new self-preserving filter housing automatically preserves eDNA, while reducing the risk of contamination, and creating less plastic waste.

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Community knowledge can be as valuable as ecological knowledge in environmental decision-making

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Community knowledge can be as valuable as ecological knowledge in environmental decision-making

Community knowledge can be as valuable as ecological knowledge when making environmental decisions

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Climate change benefits for giant petrels

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Climate change benefits for giant petrels

Giant petrels will be “temporary” climate change winners in the Antarctic region

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Using long-term studies to understand and conserve wildlife

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Using long-term studies to understand and conserve wildlife

Long-term research can help us to understand and conserve wildlife

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Ecologists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

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Ecologists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

Former president of the British Ecological Society, Professor Sue Hartley, has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Working landscapes can support diverse bird species

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Working landscapes can support diverse bird species

Private and fragmented forests in Costa Rica have similar bird communities to nature reserves

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Fisheries outcomes maximized through traditional practice

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Fisheries outcomes maximized through traditional practice

Periodic pulse harvesting best protects fish stocks whilst maximising benefits to fisheries.

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Not all weeds are equal – scientists show wildlife refuges on farms need careful placement

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Not all weeds are equal – scientists show wildlife refuges on farms need careful placement

The success of wildlife friendly refuges around farmers' fields depends on their neighbouring plants.

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BES associate editor awarded the 2019 CIEEM Medal

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BES associate editor awarded the 2019 CIEEM Medal

Professor Desmond B.A. Thompson has been awarded the 2019 CIEEM Medal for outstanding contributions to ecology.

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BES POST Fellow Publishes Briefing on Climate Change and Agriculture

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BES POST Fellow Publishes Briefing on Climate Change and Agriculture

Heather Plumpton reflects on her time as a BES Fellow in the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST).

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International Biodiversity Day: A Case for Conservation Optimism

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International Biodiversity Day: A Case for Conservation Optimism

On the UN International Day for Biodiversity, Julia Migné from Conservation Optimism gives us reasons to stay hopeful about the restoration of biodiversity.

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‘Hotspots’ reveal where sub-Antarctic seabirds are at risk from fishing

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‘Hotspots’ reveal where sub-Antarctic seabirds are at risk from fishing

Seabird study reveals 'hotspots' where populations are most at risk from unsustainable fishing

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