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Forestry contributed to forest warming during extreme summers in Northern Germany

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Forestry contributed to forest warming during extreme summers in Northern Germany

Forestry use has a significant influence on the cooling capacity of forests and their sensitivity to climate change.

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Protected Areas for nature: where will the extra 10% be?

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Protected Areas for nature: where will the extra 10% be?

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Red Dead Redemption 2 teaches players about wildlife

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Red Dead Redemption 2 teaches players about wildlife

Players of the popular game Red Dead Redemption 2 learn how to identify real American wildlife, new research shows.

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New method lets researchers rapidly monitor snow leopard stress levels in the wild

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New method lets researchers rapidly monitor snow leopard stress levels in the wild

A new method is the first to allow scientists to analyse snow leopard stress hormones in the field.

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Why are some fish warm-blooded? New study suggests it gives predatory sharks and fish a crucial speed advantage

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Why are some fish warm-blooded? New study suggests it gives predatory sharks and fish a crucial speed advantage

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin explore why some fish have warm blood, and what advantages this equips them with.

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Raspberry Pi computers are helping revolutionize biological research

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Raspberry Pi computers are helping revolutionize biological research

A new paper shows how single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi are revolutionizing biological research and democratising science.

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Scientists call for improved management of a weedy tree to protect owl habitat

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Scientists call for improved management of a weedy tree to protect owl habitat

Research shows hat the richness and abundance of birds is much reduced in areas with dense canopies of Pittosporum, an the invasive understorey tree.

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BES presidents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

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BES presidents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

President of the BES Jane Memmott and past president Bill Sutherland are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

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Colombia’s increasing wildfires caused by institutional cattle ranching and land-grabbing

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Colombia’s increasing wildfires caused by institutional cattle ranching and land-grabbing

Cattle ranching and land-grabbing are the key drivers of Colombia’s increasing wildfires, according to local stakeholders.

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When sharks need a power nap, they go surfing

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When sharks need a power nap, they go surfing

New research reveals grey reef sharks surf on updrafts to conserve energy.

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BES response to IPBES/IPCC report on biodiversity and climate change

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BES response to IPBES/IPCC report on biodiversity and climate change

Our response to the IPBES and IPCC report on the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

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Rainbow Research - Pride Month 2021

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Rainbow Research - Pride Month 2021

With Pride Month celebrations more difficult this year due to the pandemic, we are celebrating online!

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An exotic herbivore reinforces competition between exotic and native plants

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An exotic herbivore reinforces competition between exotic and native plants

Exotic herbivores may reinforce the negative effects of exotic plants on native plants in high herbivore density environments.

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Managing agricultural biodiversity takes time

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Managing agricultural biodiversity takes time

A three-year research project shows how functional traits drive pollinator and predator responses to semi-natural grassland strips embedded in agricultural landscapes.

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SPG Written Interview: Dr Hannah Grist

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SPG Written Interview: Dr Hannah Grist

The Scottish Policy Groups written interview series to celebrate 10 years!

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