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Food safety: Dung beetles and soil bacteria reduce risk of human pathogens

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Food safety: Dung beetles and soil bacteria reduce risk of human pathogens

Organic farming encourages higher biodiversity among dung beetles and soil bacteria.

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Voice of the Future 2019: environmental policy beyond Brexit?

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Voice of the Future 2019: environmental policy beyond Brexit?

Three BES members were delighted to participate in Voice of the Future, an event which offers young scientists the opportunity to question MPs on their thoughts for the future of science in the UK.

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Nominations for 2019 BES awards are now open

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Nominations for 2019 BES awards are now open

Nominate the ecologists you think should win a 2019 BES award for all they are achieving in science and society.

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Wind turbines cause habitat loss for migratory soaring birds

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Wind turbines cause habitat loss for migratory soaring birds

New study published in Journal of Animal Ecology calls for new regulatory measures.

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Scottish Government consultation

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Scottish Government consultation

Have your say on the Scottish Government's principles and governance consultation

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Few MPs attend the first climate change debate in two years - the whole story?

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Few MPs attend the first climate change debate in two years - the whole story?

Reflections from a BES policy intern, on the recent Westminster climate change debate

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Guiding the next generation of ecologists

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Guiding the next generation of ecologists

Last week we celebrated National Careers Week, an initiative to recognise and promote careers guidance so that students leaving education can make informed choices about what they do next.

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7 tips for ecologists working with policymakers

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7 tips for ecologists working with policymakers

Here's seven things our policy fellows learnt about how evidence is used to inform policy while working at Defra.

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Early-career ecologists chat Brexit: lots of questions, and some answers

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Early-career ecologists chat Brexit: lots of questions, and some answers

A summary of the talks and discussions held at the BES Conservation Group event on 20th February 2019, which tackled key questions for ecologists arising from the Brexit process.

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Getting into...science communication

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Getting into...science communication

Reflections on BES press office internship during a busy annual meeting

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New technologies could help conservationists keep better track of Serengeti wildebeest herds

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New technologies could help conservationists keep better track of Serengeti wildebeest herds

Using a deep-learning algorithm to identify the wildebeest in an aerial image survey.

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Disrupting wolf movement may be more effective at protecting caribou than fences and wolf culls

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Disrupting wolf movement may be more effective at protecting caribou than fences and wolf culls

A new study published in Journal of Animal Ecology.

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Wildlife Freak, Evidence Geek: The BES Policy Internship

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Wildlife Freak, Evidence Geek: The BES Policy Internship

A BES intern's experience in the chaotic, but hopeful, world of environmental policy.

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Nematode odours offer possible advantage in the battle insect pests

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Nematode odours offer possible advantage in the battle insect pests

Nematodes may prove more useful than previously thought. Not only do they directly kill insects in the soil, they also produce chemical cues that offer plants additional protection.

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Maasai farmers kill lions when lion attack livestock

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Maasai farmers kill lions when lion attack livestock

Lion killing only increases when lions are thought to have killed livestock.

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