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Making Brexit Work for the Environment and Livelihoods: A Stakeholder Informed Vision

MAKING BREXIT WORK FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND LIVELIHOODS: A STAKEHOLDER INFORMED VISION

It has been clear since the 2016 referendum that Brexit would require new agriculture and fisheries policies: even under the so-called...

Researchers use drones to weigh whales

RESEARCHERS USE DRONES TO WEIGH WHALES

By measuring the body length, width and height of free-living southern right whales photographed by drones, researchers were able to...

 
 
 

2019 PARLIAMENTARY SHADOWING SCHEME IN SCOTLAND OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications are now open for our 2019 Parliamentary Shadowing Scheme placement in Scotland, with Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet...

OUR 16-18 SUMMER SCHOOL 2019 FROM A TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVE

The 16-18 Summer School 2019 from a teacher's perspective By Jon Hale Put simply, it was unbelievable how good this week was. I feel...

 
 
 
A modelling tool to rapidly predict weed spread risk

A MODELLING TOOL TO RAPIDLY PREDICT WEED SPREAD RISK

In the study, published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution , the researchers developed the tool that uses information...

SCIENTISTS AND KEY FIGURES DEVELOP VISION FOR MANAGING UK LAND AND SEAS AFTER BREXIT

The team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of York, consulted with key figures from the agriculture and fishing industries...

 
 
 
Private boats in the Mediterranean have extremely high potential to spread alien species

PRIVATE BOATS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN HAVE EXTREMELY HIGH POTENTIAL TO SPREAD ALIEN SPECIES

This is the first study in the Mediterranean to combine boat and marina sampling data with crew surveys to better understand the role...

BREEDING SONGBIRDS ALTER THEIR SINGING BEHAVIOUR IN SELECTIVELY LOGGED TROPICAL FORESTS

Dr. Rajeev Pillay, formerly a Ph.D. Candidate in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation , is among the biologists worldwide who are concerned...

 
 
 

NEW STUDY MEASURES HOW MUCH OF CORALS' NUTRITION COME FROM HUNTING

When it comes to feeding, corals have a few tricks up their sleeve. Most of their nutrients come from microscopic algae living inside...

Nature documentaries increasingly talk about threats to nature, but still don't show them

NATURE DOCUMENTARIES INCREASINGLY TALK ABOUT THREATS TO NATURE, BUT STILL DON'T SHOW THEM

Researchers from Bangor University, University of Kent, Newcastle University and University of Oxford coded the scripts from the four...

 
 
 
Wildlife and wind farms: Are British gulls staying safe in the winter sun?

WILDLIFE AND WIND FARMS: ARE BRITISH GULLS STAYING SAFE IN THE WINTER SUN?

There are now estimated to be more than 341,000 wind turbines installed and spinning on the planet as part of global initiatives to...

FLOWERING WILD PLANTS TO PROMOTE BENEFICIAL INSECTS IN THE FIELD

Pollinators and beneficial insects contribute to a rich harvest in many crops. But in agricultural crops these insects do not always...

 
 
 

NEW MODEL PREDICTS PAINTED LADY BUTTERFLY MIGRATIONS BASED ON BREEDING SITES DATA

Based on climatic data from 36 years, and the location of 646 breeding sites in 30 countries, the model reveals for the first time...

Mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs to survive winters

MOSQUITOES PUSH NORTHERN LIMITS WITH TIME-CAPSULE EGGS TO SURVIVE WINTERS

When the Asian tiger mosquito arrived in the United States in the 1980s, it took the invasive blood-sucker only one year to spread...

 
 
 

CITY PARKS LIFT MOOD AS MUCH AS CHRISTMAS, TWITTER STUDY SHOWS

The greener the greenspace, the happier and less self-absorbed people are, Vermont team reports That may not be the exact prescription...

Connected forest networks on oil palm plantations key to protecting endangered species

CONNECTED FOREST NETWORKS ON OIL PALM PLANTATIONS KEY TO PROTECTING ENDANGERED SPECIES

Connected areas of high-quality forest running through oil palm plantations could help support increased levels of biodiversity, new...

 
 
 
Large herbivores increase biodiversity in tropical forests

LARGE HERBIVORES INCREASE BIODIVERSITY IN TROPICAL FORESTS

Tapirs and peccaries are the largest herbivorous mammals that used to roam in most of South American rainforests. Increasing hunting...

RARE ANTELOPES AND BLACK CATS

A Würzburg research group has documented numerous large mammals on Kilimanjaro with video traps. The protected areas of the mountain...

 
 
 
Our new home for ecology

OUR NEW HOME FOR ECOLOGY

Staff moved into the British Ecological Society's new building this morning. The space has been fitted out over the past two months...

NEW STUDY COULD RESET HOW SCIENTISTS VIEW SEX DETERMINATION IN PAINTED TURTLE POPULATIONS

A new study from Iowa State University scientists could flip the established framework for how scientists believe geography influences...

 
 
 



Everton 2019/20 fixtures: Next match, TV schedule, kits, transfer news, stadium

Everton 2019/20 fixtures: Next match, TV schedule, kits, transfer news, stadium

Everton are gunning for a top-six finish in the Premier League during Marco Silva's second campaign in charge of the club. The Toffees finished eighth last term and... Read more ...

Staff and customers are evacuated from Manchester's Arndale centre as police...

Staff and customers are evacuated from Manchester's Arndale centre as police respond to 'incident' 

Staff and customers have been evacuated from Manchester's Arndale Centre, according to reports. Greater Manchester Police said there is not believed to be a wider threat. Read more ...

Giuliani asked State Dept to grant visa to former Ukranian prosecutor whom...

Giuliani asked State Dept to grant visa to former Ukranian prosecutor whom Biden wanted removed

A new report reveals that President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani allegedly asked the State Department to grant former Ukranian prosecutor Viktor Shokin a visa... Read more ...

Gordon's fast food: Warm aubergine tomato & burrata

Gordon's fast food: Warm aubergine tomato & burrata

Whip up delicious meals the whole family will adore in just 30 minutes with these recipes from Gordon Ramsay's new cookbook - including warm aubergine tomato and burrata. Read more ...

Emmerdale spoilers: Robert Sugden's exit scenes are revealed

Emmerdale spoilers: Robert Sugden's exit scenes are revealed

This is the sombre moment which sees the end of the line for Robert Sugden as he takes the stand in court and awaits sentencing after handing himself in over the death of Lee... Read more ...

Chloe Ferry reveals she has SPLIT with Sam Gowland for good

Chloe Ferry reveals she has SPLIT with Sam Gowland for good

Chloe Ferry has revealed that she has finally called it quits on her relationship with Sam Gowland for good following their turbulent romance. Read more ...

Andy Murray drops Australian Open injury hint after European Open...

Andy Murray drops Australian Open injury hint after European Open quarter-final win

Andy Murray beat Marius Copil in the quarter-finals of the European Open. Read more ...

Rugby World Cup: Billy Vunipola warns England: 'Turn up or we go home

Rugby World Cup: Billy Vunipola warns England: 'Turn up or we go home

England have not reached the semi-finals since 2007, losing a last-eight clash to France in 2011 and bombing out in the pool stages last time round Read more ...

Boris Johnson warns Brexiteers 'no better outcome' than new EU deal ahead of...

Boris Johnson warns Brexiteers 'no better outcome' than new EU deal ahead of historic vote

BORIS Johnson has vowed there is "no better outcome" than his new Brexit deal as he urged MPs to back it in a historic parliamentary vote today. Read more ...

Who won The Circle 2019? Paddy Smyth gets emotional as he is announced winner

Who won The Circle 2019? Paddy Smyth gets emotional as he is announced winner

The Circle 2019 final saw Paddy Smyth win the show which was hosted live by Emma Willis, and viewers were pleased with the result Read more ...