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Eyes reveal life history of fish

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Eyes reveal life history of fish

Eye-popping research helps inform salmon and floodplain management. 

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Large mammals make soil more fertile in tropical forests

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Large mammals make soil more fertile in tropical forests

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Changes in ecosystem properties after postfire management strategies in wildfire affected Mediterranean forests

Changes in ecosystem properties after postfire management strategies in wildfire affected Mediterranean forests

New research into Mediterranean forest fires finds that postfire management treatments can be effective in promoting multifunctionality and plant diversity.

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New research reveals the resilience of Scots pine trees to drought

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New research reveals the resilience of Scots pine trees to drought

The effect of extreme drought on Scots pine trees has been examined, which could have implications for climate change efforts across the world.

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Micro-climate moulds northern insect communities, herbivory and predation

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Micro-climate moulds northern insect communities, herbivory and predation

New research explores how micro-climate shapes each level of the ecosystem to reveal how climate change may drastically reshape northern ecosystems.

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Lactating grizzly bears use cooling baths to avoid heat stress

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Lactating grizzly bears use cooling baths to avoid heat stress

Grizzly bear mothers in Yellowstone National Park take cool "baths" to avoid overheating.

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Win-win for wind energy and eagles

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Win-win for wind energy and eagles

Researchers develop new tool that allows wind turbine developers to minimise risk of collisions with eagles.

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Survival of the thickest: Big brains make mammals populations less dense

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Survival of the thickest: Big brains make mammals populations less dense

Mammals with big brains tend to be less abundant in local areas than those with smaller brains, new research has shown.

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Climate warming linked to tree leaf unfolding and flowering growing apart

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Climate warming linked to tree leaf unfolding and flowering growing apart

Climate warming is linked to a widening interval between leaf unfolding and flowering in European trees.

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Researchers make ‘high vis vests’ to help monitor bee behaviour

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Researchers make ‘high vis vests’ to help monitor bee behaviour

Researchers have been trialling low-cost ways to monitor bees by dressing them in high visibility vests.

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How scientists are using declassified military intelligence photographs to analyse historical ecological change

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How scientists are using declassified military intelligence photographs to analyse historical ecological change

Researchers are using Cold War spy satellite images to explore changes in the environmental change.

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Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain may not deliver the desired outcomes for nature

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Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain may not deliver the desired outcomes for nature

England’s proposed mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain requirement for new developments might not deliver on promises to increase biodiversity, according to new research

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Researchers become DNA detectives to gather forensic evidence to aid rhino poaching prosecutions

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Researchers become DNA detectives to gather forensic evidence to aid rhino poaching prosecutions

Researchers use DNA markers to provide forensic evidence for poaching cases involving the Indian rhino. 

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More frequent and extreme marine heatwaves likely to threaten starfish

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More frequent and extreme marine heatwaves likely to threaten starfish

Common starfish cannot survive amplified marine heatwaves projected at the end of the century and experience lasting negative effects from current heatwaves, according to new research.

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Characterising wildlife consumers to guide behaviour change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis

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Characterising wildlife consumers to guide behaviour change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis

Novel research has identified three main groups within the Indonesian songbird owner community: ‘hobbyist’, ‘contestant’ and ‘breeder’.  

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