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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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BES associate editor awarded the 2019 CIEEM Medal

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BES associate editor awarded the 2019 CIEEM Medal

Professor Desmond B.A. Thompson has been awarded the 2019 CIEEM Medal for outstanding contributions to ecology.

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BES POST Fellow Publishes Briefing on Climate Change and Agriculture

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BES POST Fellow Publishes Briefing on Climate Change and Agriculture

Heather Plumpton reflects on her time as a BES Fellow in the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST).

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International Biodiversity Day: A Case for Conservation Optimism

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International Biodiversity Day: A Case for Conservation Optimism

On the UN International Day for Biodiversity, Julia Migné from Conservation Optimism gives us reasons to stay hopeful about the restoration of biodiversity.

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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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Invasive Species Week: UK Invasions in a Changing Climate

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Invasive Species Week: UK Invasions in a Changing Climate

In an Invasives Species Week special, Jane Catford and Regan Early discuss the possible synergies between climate change and the spread of invasive species.

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Predator exposure can help vulnerable species survive in the wild

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Predator exposure can help vulnerable species survive in the wild

Exposing endangered bilbies to predators before release can improve survival

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We’re moving! The BES buys new offices in London

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We’re moving! The BES buys new offices in London

The BES is moving new offices in central London.

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Field to Fork Festival: insects and the future of food

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Field to Fork Festival: insects and the future of food

The BES explored the importance of insects for our food at Field to Fork Festival

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