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Increases in generalist predator populations are associated with pheasant releases

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Increases in generalist predator populations are associated with pheasant releases

New research reveals gamebird releases for commercial shoots may be boosting numbers of avian predators and scavengers

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Increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations, which causes climate change, also desynchronizes nutrient cycles

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Increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations, which causes climate change, also desynchronizes nutrient cycles

Interactions between soil nutrients change significantly with increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations

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Organic farming improves honeybee colony performance in a crucial flower-scarce period

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Organic farming improves honeybee colony performance in a crucial flower-scarce period

Organic farming benefits honeybee colonies, especially during flower-scarce periods.

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The older you get, the harder you seek: the mating  secrets of Africa’s bull elephants

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The older you get, the harder you seek: the mating secrets of Africa’s bull elephants

Males of many species slow down in their pursuit of females as they age. Not so with elephants.

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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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‘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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Penguins and their chicks’ responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation

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Penguins and their chicks’ responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation

Penguin behaviour linked to local fish numbers and could inform fishery management and marine conservation

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