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Policy in the European Parliament

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Policy in the European Parliament

Sofia Cota-Franco's account of shadowing Julie Girling MEP in Brussels

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Social status influences infection risk and and disease-induced mortality

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Social status influences infection risk and and disease-induced mortality

In this long-term study, ecologists monitored the health status of spotted hyena and the risk of infection with canine distemper virus.

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Managing UK fisheries POSTnote

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Managing UK fisheries POSTnote

Katherine Maltby's account of her 3 month BES POST fellowship on UK fisheries management

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Uncoordinated trade policies aid alien bee invasions

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Uncoordinated trade policies aid alien bee invasions

Patagonia may lose its only native bumblebee species due to invasions by alien bee species sanctioned by government policy.

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Undergraduate Ecological Careers Conference

Undergraduate Ecological Careers Conference

The recent Undergraduate Ecological Careers Conference took place on 12th February. Jade Hemsley, undergraduate student organiser from the University of Reading gives an overview of the day.

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Finding the Common Ground

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Finding the Common Ground

Read the BES Agricultural Ecology Special Interest Group's report on finding the common ground for a future agriculture policy.

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A big picture for the big island

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A big picture for the big island

A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology provides a range of options to protect and restore Hawaii's valuable marine ecosystems for the future.

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Special Feature on animal host–microbe interactions

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Special Feature on animal host–microbe interactions

Journal of Animal Ecology published a Special Feature with 18 research articles investigating the ecology of host–microbe interactions.

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Hunting is changing forests, but not in ways as previously thought

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Hunting is changing forests, but not in ways as previously thought

A new study of the Amazon rainforest examines what happens to plants if their seed dispersers are no longer present.

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Scientists study the effects of wildfire management on California avian populations

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Scientists study the effects of wildfire management on California avian populations

In California’s iconic shrubland ecosystem, wildfire management can devastate wild bird populations and fire-risk reduction is only temporary.

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#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

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#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

A University of Adelaide study showed that monitoring wildlife using drones is more accurate than traditional counting approaches.

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Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

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Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

Food web supporting wildlife would appear very different without the nutrients supplied by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

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Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

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Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

A new study in the Journal of Ecology reveals a number of plants that were not previously known to be part of the diet of waterbirds.

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The long-term impacts of devil facial tumour are revealed

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The long-term impacts of devil facial tumour are revealed

Density trends and demographic signals uncover the long-term impact of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils.

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The Environmental Audit Committee launches inquiry into the 25-Year Plan for the Environment.

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The Environmental Audit Committee launches inquiry into the 25-Year Plan for the Environment.

Contribute to the BES response to the Environment Audit Committee's inquiry into the 25 year plan to improve the environment.

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