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BUMBLEBEE QUEENS MIGRATE FOR HUNDREDS OF KILOMETRES

This discovery means that measures to protect bumblebees may be less effective than biologists assumed. Since some bumblebee species...

OBITUARY: GEORGINA MACE

Professor Dame Georgina Mace CBE revolutionised how we measure ongoing rapid biodiversity loss, and how we predict and prevent its...

 
 
 
Vanilla cultivation under trees promotes pest regulation

VANILLA CULTIVATION UNDER TREES PROMOTES PEST REGULATION

The cultivation of vanilla in Madagascar provides a good income for small-holder farmers, but without trees and bushes the plantations...

EARLY-ARRIVING ENDANGERED CHINOOK SALMON TAKE THE BRUNT OF SEA LION PREDATION ON THE COLUMBIA

The Columbia River is home to one of the West Coast's most important Chinook salmon runs. Through late spring and early summer, mature...

 
 
 
Australian carp virus plan ‘dead in the water'

AUSTRALIAN CARP VIRUS PLAN ‘DEAD IN THE WATER'

Australian Government scientists have asked for approval to release Koi Herpesvirus into the continent's largest freshwater supply...

Life in extreme environments

LIFE IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS

From deep ocean trenches and the geographical poles to outer space, organisms can be found living in remarkably extreme conditions....

 
 
 
How top predators and fisheries can survive on the same prey

HOW TOP PREDATORS AND FISHERIES CAN SURVIVE ON THE SAME PREY

Resource competition between fisheries and marine top predators is a key issue for ecosystem managers A new bio-energetic model links...

Crayfish ‘trapping' fails to control invasive species

CRAYFISH ‘TRAPPING' FAILS TO CONTROL INVASIVE SPECIES

There have been grave concerns within the science community and amongst conservationists that American signal crayfish are wiping out...

 
 
 
Researchers predict refuges from the disease myrtle rust

RESEARCHERS PREDICT REFUGES FROM THE DISEASE MYRTLE RUST

Myrtle rust is a disease that has been infecting New Zealand's iconic native myrtles since it arrived in the country in 2017. Researchers...

POLLINATOR MONITORING MORE THAN PAYS FOR ITSELF

The study led by the University of Reading and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, found that the costs of running nationwide monitoring...

 
 
 

ANTS ADAPT TOOL USE TO AVOID DROWNING

A study published in Functional Ecology has shown for the first time that a species of ant has the remarkable ability to adapt its...

CAUGHT ON TAPE: UF WILDLIFE RESEARCHERS REPURPOSE LISTENING DEVICE TO TRACK POACHING

If a poacher shoots a deer in the forest and no one sees it, did it really happen? That is not so much a philosophical question as...

 
 
 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month is a UK-wide celebration that takes place every October, acknowledging and raising awareness of the contribution...

Oil palm replanting may decrease arthropod biodiversity

OIL PALM REPLANTING MAY DECREASE ARTHROPOD BIODIVERSITY

Oil palm is the most traded vegetable oil in the world, featuring in products ranging from instant noodles to lipstick. It has long...

 
 
 
Provide shady spots to protect butterflies from climate change, say scientists

PROVIDE SHADY SPOTS TO PROTECT BUTTERFLIES FROM CLIMATE CHANGE, SAY SCIENTISTS

Study of 29 species of UK butterfly reveals species vary in ability to control their body temperature Colour, size and wing control...

Logging tropical forests jeopardizes fisheries important for food and livelihood

LOGGING TROPICAL FORESTS JEOPARDIZES FISHERIES IMPORTANT FOR FOOD AND LIVELIHOOD

The study focused on Kolombangara, an island located in Western Province, Solomon Islands, and used cutting-edge methods for tracking...

 
 
 
Ecologists confirm Alan Turing's theory for Australian fairy circles

ECOLOGISTS CONFIRM ALAN TURING'S THEORY FOR AUSTRALIAN FAIRY CIRCLES

Fairy circles are one of nature's greatest enigmas and most visually stunning phenomena. An international research team led by the...

BES DEEPLY SADDENED BY DEATH OF GEORGINA MACE

We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of Professor Dame Georgina Mace's passing. Georgina was a visionary conservation ecologist...

 
 
 

FROM SEWAGE TO WATER CONSUMPTION: AQUATIC ECOLOGY DURING CORONAVIRUS

Innovative solutions for coronavirus testing and tracing are urgently needed, given COVID-19's high infection rate and lack of treatments....

Managing energy balance through lactation

MANAGING ENERGY BALANCE THROUGH LACTATION

Managing energy inputs and outputs is central to all animal life. Often these trade-offs can matter more when provisioning dependent...

 
 
 



Arsenal 0-1 Leicester: Jamie Vardy haunts the Gunners yet AGAIN for...

Arsenal 0-1 Leicester: Jamie Vardy haunts the Gunners yet AGAIN for much-needed victory

IAN LADYMAN AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: This was an opportunity for Arsenal. A chance to make a statement, to win a game of football and push themselves into the top four. Read more ...

Everton's Digne sent off a week after joking about horror challenge on Thiago

Everton's Digne sent off a week after joking about horror challenge on Thiago

Everton full-back Lucas Digne was shown a red card this afternoon for a clumsy challenge on Crystal Palace defender Kyle Walker-Peters. The sending off comes with a palpable... Read more ...

Strictly Come Dancing star Ranvir Singh an ‘emotional wreck' watching back...

Strictly Come Dancing star Ranvir Singh an ‘emotional wreck' watching back first routine

Ranvir Singh wowed the judges with her Paso Doble on Saturday Ranvir Singh admits she was an ‘emotional wreck' after watching back her first routine on Strictly Come Dancing... Read more ...

Frank Lampard working on balance after not having “the usual spark” in...

Frank Lampard working on balance after not having “the usual spark” in attack vs Man United

Chelsea played out a goalless draw against Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday evening, and despite being solid at the back, something was lacking in attack. It... Read more ...

Memphis Depay's classy public display of support for LFC star Virgil van Dijk

Memphis Depay's classy public display of support for LFC star Virgil van Dijk

Lyon forward Memphis Depay dropped a classy public message to Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk last night. who faces a lengthy time on the side-lines following a bad... Read more ...

Charlotte Hawkins snaps at GMB's Adil Ray's awkward interruption 'Why are...

Charlotte Hawkins snaps at GMB's Adil Ray's awkward interruption 'Why are you laughing?'

CHARLOTTE HAWKINS was back at the helm of Good Morning Britain alongside Adil Ray to give an overview of Monday morning's biggest news stories. The show generally discusses... Read more ...

Marco van Basten tells Donny van de Beek he should not have signed for...

Marco van Basten tells Donny van de Beek he should not have signed for Manchester United

Marco van Basten says Donny van de Beek has made an error by joining Manchester United Marco van Basten has told Donny van de Beek that he has made a mistake by deciding to... Read more ...

Paul Pogba 'will QUIT France team; after Macron said Islam was the source of...

Paul Pogba 'will QUIT France team; after Macron said Islam was the source of international terrorism

Pogba resigned after comments made by the French president, as well as the French government decision to honour the teacher who had published offensive images of the prophet... Read more ...

12-minute coronavirus tests that are ‘97% accurate' expected within weeks

12-minute coronavirus tests that are ‘97% accurate' expected within weeks

The new in-store Covid tests at boots will give a positive or negative result in 12 minutes Boots is launching a new coronavirus testing service that can return results in... Read more ...

Frank Bough dead - BBC TV presenter & Grandstand star dies in care home aged 87

Frank Bough dead - BBC TV presenter & Grandstand star dies in care home aged 87

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