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Marine Protected Areas work if they are large enough

March 30th, 2012 by British Ecological Society

Ecologists in New Zealand have shown for the first time that Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – long advocated as a way of protecting threatened marine mammals – actually work. Their study “First evidence that marine protected areas can work for marine mammals” published in the British Ecological Society‘s Journal of Applied Ecology, was based on […]

New technique could help solve mystery of vanishing bees

March 26th, 2011 by British Ecological Society

Ecologists have developed a better way of rearing bee larvae in the laboratory that could help discover why honey bee populations worldwide are declining. The technique, together with details of how statistics adapted from other areas of ecology can aid bee research, is in the paper, ‘Honey bee risk assessment: New approaches for in vitro […]

Fossil record tells us that increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels would be disastrous

November 1st, 2010 by The Geological Society

The climate change ‘experiment’ has already been run, with results that would be disastrous for the world today, according to evidence highlighted in a statement published today by The Geological Society of London. ”A dramatic global warming event took place 55 million years ago” says GSL President Dr Bryan Lovell. ”It gives us a particularly […]