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Press Release: What will the wasp plague be like this year?

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Press Release: What will the wasp plague be like this year?

New research published in Journal of Animal Ecology shows that wasp populations are increased by warmer and drier springs.

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Theresa May's speech on Brexit: clarity on some issues, uncertainty on others

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Theresa May's speech on Brexit: clarity on some issues, uncertainty on others

The Prime Minister's speech provided welcome clarity on some issues, while leaving others uncertain, particularly the environment

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Press release: Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

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Press release: Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

New research in Journal of Ecology shows that a common wheat virus can spread and harm perennial native grasses.

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Press Release: Lichens and the "health" of ecosystems

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Press Release: Lichens and the "health" of ecosystems

It's now possible to use lichen as a truly global ecological indicator.

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Innovative measure enables identification of threats to biodiversity

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Innovative measure enables identification of threats to biodiversity

A new measurement system, Relative Impact Potential, allows rapid and accurate assessment of potential threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services from invasive alien species

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Press release: Research provides first signs of python effects on Florida ecosystems

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Press release: Research provides first signs of python effects on Florida ecosystems

New research in Journal of Applied Ecology suggests invasion of the Burmese python could dramatically alter the Everglades’ ecosystem.

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Living in interesting times: monitoring the policy tides at the BES Annual Meeting

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Living in interesting times: monitoring the policy tides at the BES Annual Meeting

Rob Brooker identifies some of the key policy related messages to come through at the 2016 BES Annual Meeting

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Environmental Audit Committee calls for a new Environmental Protection Act

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Environmental Audit Committee calls for a new Environmental Protection Act

New Environmental Audit Committee report cites BES written and oral evidence

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Q&A: Cryptic frogs, counting chirps and conservation

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Q&A: Cryptic frogs, counting chirps and conservation

Q&A on new research in Journal of Applied Ecology on acoustic monitoring of a cryptic frog species.

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Book your place on our first mid-career grant writing retreat

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Book your place on our first mid-career grant writing retreat

Would you like support writing large grant applications? This retreat brings together people of the same career stage with successful grant winners.

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What is the future of peer review in ecology?

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What is the future of peer review in ecology?

Did you miss our panel discussion on the future of peer review in ecology at the BES annual meeting? Read our blog about it here...

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Vaccinating badgers against TB does not change their behaviour

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Vaccinating badgers against TB does not change their behaviour

Rosie Woodroffe discusses the benefits of vaccinating badgers against TB and her new publication in Journal of Applied Ecology.

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Press Release: Why plants eat faeces when they could eat flesh

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Press Release: Why plants eat faeces when they could eat flesh

A new study published in Journal of Ecology asks what drives a carnivorous pitcher plant to abandon eating meat in favour of a diet of bat faeces.

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Celebrating 30 years of Functional Ecology at BES 2016

Celebrating 30 years of Functional Ecology at the BES Annual Meeting in Liverpool

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Join our Brexit Policy Working Group

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Join our Brexit Policy Working Group

Help shape our engagement with the challenges and opportunities of leaving the EU.

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