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Mangrove forests store more carbon when they’re more diverse

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Mangrove forests store more carbon when they’re more diverse

Mangrove forests with greater species diversity can store more carbon, according to new research.

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SPG written interview: Dr Isabel Jones

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SPG written interview: Dr Isabel Jones

The Scottish Policy Group (SPG) are Celebrating 10 Years! As part of our virtual celebrations were doing a series of blogs style interviews.

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Pioneering research reveals gardens are secret powerhouse for pollinators

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Pioneering research reveals gardens are secret powerhouse for pollinators

Home gardens are by far the biggest source of food for pollinating insects, including bees and wasps, in cities and towns, according to new research.

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Century-old salmon scales show historical decline in population diversity

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Century-old salmon scales show historical decline in population diversity

New research reconstructs historical abundance and diversity of populations of sockeye salmon using modern genetic tools on 100 year old scales.

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Selfies, gorillas and the risks of disease transmission

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Selfies, gorillas and the risks of disease transmission

New research analysing Instagram posts finds that most gorilla trekking tourists get too close to gorillas, risking transmission of diseases like COVID-19.

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The end of 108 years of print

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The end of 108 years of print

Tony Davy reflects on his collection of print issues, as the Journal of Ecology finally joins the Society’s other journals as online-only.

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You don’t need to know nature to love it

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You don’t need to know nature to love it

A first of its kind study in the Global South finds that farmers in the Brazilian Amazon can develop strong connections with nature despite having little knowledge of local biodiversity.

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Introducing the Citizen Science Special Feature and Hub

Introducing the Citizen Science Special Feature and Hub

The BES journals have published a Special Feature dedicated to citizen science and launched a new hub to make the work accessible to all.

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Highlights from our 2020 Membership Survey

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Highlights from our 2020 Membership Survey

Thank you to everyone that filled in our 2020 Membership Survey: the information is incredibly valuable to us and we would like to share the highlights with you.

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Fish in warming Scottish seas grow faster but reach a smaller size

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Fish in warming Scottish seas grow faster but reach a smaller size

Researchers have found new evidence that global warming is affecting the size of commercial fish species, documenting for the first time that juvenile fish are getting bigger, as well as confirming that adult fish are getting smaller as sea temperatures rise.

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Research shows IdentiFlight camera technology greatly reduces wind turbine eagle fatalities

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Research shows IdentiFlight camera technology greatly reduces wind turbine eagle fatalities

New research finds that using IdentiFlight, an automated computer vision system that shuts off wind turbines when it detects eagles, can reduce eagle fatalities by 82%.

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Happy 10th Birthday SPG!

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Happy 10th Birthday SPG!

The Scottish Policy Group (SPG) are Celebrating 10 Years! As part of our virtual celebrations were doing a series of blogs style interviews.

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Installing bird nest boxes improves pest control in cider apple crops

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Installing bird nest boxes improves pest control in cider apple crops

Researchers encourage farmers to abandon chemical pesticides and adopt this effective, cheap and environmentally friendly measure.

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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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Coronavirus: information on BES activities in 2021

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Coronavirus: information on BES activities in 2021

The latest information on our events and activities during the coronavirus pandemic and links to helpful resources

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