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Fishing for Mammals: How DNA from rivers could revolutionise mammal detection on land

FISHING FOR MAMMALS: HOW DNA FROM RIVERS COULD REVOLUTIONISE MAMMAL DETECTION ON LAND

Rivers are conveyor belts of organic material, which can include DNA shed from animals that have encountered water or that is washed...

NOMINATE AN INCREDIBLE ECOLOGIST FOR THE 2020 BES AWARDS

Ecology has never been more relevant, given the urgent climate and biodiversity crises we are facing. The aim of the annual BES Awards...

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS AND THE BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY

The British Ecological Society continues to follow the latest government advice in forming our responses to the coronavirus outbreak....

Microbiomes of soils, plants and animals

MICROBIOMES OF SOILS, PLANTS AND ANIMALS

Published by the British Ecological Society and Cambridge University Press, Microbiomes of Soils, Plants and Animals: An Integrated...

 
 
 
More taxpayers' money for the environment and public benefit

MORE TAXPAYERS' MONEY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC BENEFIT

Scientists from across Europe call for swift and effective action from the EU with regard to its Common Agricultural Policy. In a position...

RECRUITMENT OF EXPERT PANEL MEMBERS FOR THE RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK 2021

The BES is one of the organisations that has been invited to nominate additional candidates for panel membership in the next REF. The...

 
 
 

WHY A FOCUS ON CONSTANT CHANGE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN A FOCUS ON STABILITY

A change in how we do things Research on social-ecological systems has highlighted their complex and adaptive character, but is something...

Wildlife ‘porn' or a conservation tool? A summary of our debate on nature documentaries

WILDLIFE ‘PORN' OR A CONSERVATION TOOL? A SUMMARY OF OUR DEBATE ON NATURE DOCUMENTARIES

The debate marked the close of the Multiple Values of Nature symposium, organised jointly by the BES journal People and Nature and...

 
 
 
Ten BES women you should know about

TEN BES WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

This day seems the perfect occasion to highlight the women involved in the British Ecological Society who give substantial amount of...

New software program could boost protections for animals on the move on land and at sea

NEW SOFTWARE PROGRAM COULD BOOST PROTECTIONS FOR ANIMALS ON THE MOVE ON LAND AND AT SEA

Researchers from Canada, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom today released Marxan Connect, a new software interface...

 
 
 

CALL FOR POLICY MAKERS TO PROTECT POLLINATORS

More than 20 pollinator experts from 18 different countries looked at a range of wildlife habitats on farmland - named Ecological Focus...

Watching TV helps birds make better food choices

WATCHING TV HELPS BIRDS MAKE BETTER FOOD CHOICES

The study showed that blue tits learned best by watching their own species, whereas great tits learned just as well from great tits...

 
 
 
Lava flows tell 600-year story of biodiversity loss on tropical island

LAVA FLOWS TELL 600-YEAR STORY OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS ON TROPICAL ISLAND

Researchers from the University of Réunion island surveyed vegetation on more than 600 years of lava flows on the slopes of Piton de...

Conservation translocation: trade-offs for species survival and biodiversity

CONSERVATION TRANSLOCATION: TRADE-OFFS FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL AND BIODIVERSITY

A study led by University researcher Dr Elise Furlan has found that a long-term approach to conservation translocations is needed,...

 
 
 
Dragonflies are efficient predators that consume hundreds of thousands of insects, locally

DRAGONFLIES ARE EFFICIENT PREDATORS THAT CONSUME HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INSECTS, LOCALLY

A study led by the University of Turku has found that small, fiercely predatory damselflies catch and eat hundreds of thousands of...

BRIDGING THE KNOWLEDGE GAP: A NEW PLATFORM FOR APPLIED ECOLOGY RESOURCES

We are delighted to introduce Applied Ecology Resources , a novel information repository designed to facilitate information exchange...

 
 
 
Human activities and underlying mechanism of green tide formation

HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND UNDERLYING MECHANISM OF GREEN TIDE FORMATION

Green macroalgal blooms , which lead to significant impacts on marine ecology and economies, have occurred in more locations across...

New study: are teen seabirds safe?

NEW STUDY: ARE TEEN SEABIRDS SAFE?

Whether it's to get space from their parents, ‘find themselves' or see more of the world before they settle down, human teenagers and...

 
 
 
Fish species benefit from marine protection to varying extents - common and exploited species profit most

FISH SPECIES BENEFIT FROM MARINE PROTECTION TO VARYING EXTENTS - COMMON AND EXPLOITED SPECIES PROFIT MOST

Marine protected areas reduce fish mortality by limiting harvesting and reducing habitat destruction. They are often designed and implemented...

The temporal dimension of the ‘alien attack' in plant-pollinator communities

THE TEMPORAL DIMENSION OF THE ‘ALIEN ATTACK' IN PLANT-POLLINATOR COMMUNITIES

Researchers from Estación Biológica de Doñana , Universidade Estadual Paulista and Montana State University have examined for the very...

 
 
 



Tottenham star Son Heung-min set to complete national service during...

Tottenham star Son Heung-min set to complete national service during coronavirus delay

Tottenham star Son Heung-min is ready to complete national service in South Korea. Read more ...

Eddie Jones extends England contract until 2023 to lead side into World Cup

Eddie Jones extends England contract until 2023 to lead side into World Cup

Eddie Jones has penned a new contract with England. Read more ...

Tom Hanks leads tributes to singer Adam Schlesinger after death from coronavirus

Tom Hanks leads tributes to singer Adam Schlesinger after death from coronavirus

Tom was one of a number of big names to pay tribute to Adam Schlesinger, who died aged 52 from coronavirus Read more ...

Quiz: Everything you need to know about the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire...

Quiz: Everything you need to know about the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire coughing scandal drama

Do you remember watching Charles Ingram win the £1million jackpot prize on Who Wants... Read more ...

James Maddison talks up Manchester United transfer in Q&A

James Maddison talks up Manchester United transfer in Q&A

James Maddison has added fuel to the fire over a potential summer transfer to Manchester United by naming Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire as his best ever team-mates. Read more ...

Spain records huge rise in coronavirus deaths with 950 dying in just 24 hours

Spain records huge rise in coronavirus deaths with 950 dying in just 24 hours

Spain's coronavirus death toll has surpassed 10,000 in another grim milestone for the Covid-19 pandemic, with the country's total number of infections now standing at more than... Read more ...

Stacey Solomon in awe as makes unexpected appearance on Michelle Obama's Twitter

Stacey Solomon in awe as makes unexpected appearance on Michelle Obama's Twitter

Stacey was stunned to find that her name appeared on a selection of notes the former First Lady shared to show how much people appreciate first responders during the... Read more ...

Magician Dynamo reveals he's tested positive for coronavirus but forced to...

Magician Dynamo reveals he's tested positive for coronavirus but forced to pay for private test after ‘severe' symptoms

DYNAMO has revealed he's tested positive for coronavirus after getting privately tested. The 37-year-old suffers from underlying health conditions - Crohn's disease and... Read more ...

James Maddison teases Man Utd fans as he hails two Red Devils stars and...

James Maddison teases Man Utd fans as he hails two Red Devils stars and Jadon Sancho

James Maddison teased Manchester United fans on Instagram on Wednesday. Read more ...

Ellis Marsalis has died aged 85

Ellis Marsalis has died aged 85

The jazz legend passed away in a New Orleans hospital on Wednesday , and his son Branford told the New York Times his death was due to complications of coronavirus . Read more ...