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peat restoration

Protecting biodiversity and tackling climate change with peat restoration

Mitigating the effects of climate change and safeguarding biodiversity with more than £16m of funding through Natural England’s Peat Restoration Grants. The Department for Environment,...
Studying the ‘potential’ of species to cope with environmental changes

Studying the ‘potential’ of species to cope with environmental changes

Professor Dr Jörns Fickel of Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research explains the work taking place on species’ ability to cope with environmental changes.
Mangroves endangered by low functional diversity of invertebrates

Mangroves endangered by low functional diversity of invertebrates

Marine ecologists from the University of Hong Kong have discovered that mangroves may be at risk by the low functional diversity of invertebrates.
northern white rhino

BioRescue moves closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

The BioRescue Project has announced a significant development in stopping the extinction of severely endangered the northern white rhino.
green jobs UK

£40m in funding for boosting green jobs and nature recovery in the UK

Projects have received a total of £40m in grants to facilitate 2,500 green jobs, plant nearly one million trees and boost the UK's nature recovery.

Utilising smart farming devices to enhance sand dune habitats 

Cattle in Lincolnshire have been equipped with novel smart collars to aid the enhancement of important sand dune habitats. 
shark denticles

How shark denticles may aid in coral reef conservation

Shark denticles may provide a coral reef conservation effect, inferring that the species may significantly impact ecosystems.
deforestation in the Amazon

Commercial farming’s deforestation in the Amazon increases temperatures and reduces rainfall

Researchers investigating deforestation in the Amazon report that commercial farms cause temperature increases and less rainfall.

Natural woodland regeneration: an economical tree-planting alternative

A long-term passive rewilding study has indicated that UK tree-planting targets could be attained via natural woodland regeneration methods.
international climate action

Mapping remote island wildlife as part of international climate action

As part of a new climate action initiative, researchers will utilise 5G, AI and data science techniques to map wild plants and ancient forests on remote Indonesian islands.
Pollinators key to fighting climate change and creating green cities

Pollinators key to fighting climate change and creating green cities

Research conducted as part of the URBAN GreenUP project indicates that pollinators play a significant part in enhancing city sustainability and mitigating the impacts of climate change.
Preventing biodiversity loss microclimatic variability

Preventing biodiversity loss with microclimatic variability

Research on preventing biodiversity loss indicates that the population increase of endangered species of butterfly is largest in habitats with microclimatic variability.
coral reef exosystems

Understanding coral reef ecosystems by playing a video game

NASA is inviting members of the public to help researchers understand coral reef ecosystems by playing the NeMO-Net video game.
Earth’s subsurface

Biogeophysics: exploring the Earth’s subsurface biosphere

The Ecohydrology Research Group and Water Institute are using their research in biogeophysics to develop tools to observe the Earth’s subsurface biosphere. The Earth’s shallow...

Common plants and pollinators act as anchors for ecosystems

Common plants and pollinators play a central role in maintaining biodiversity, acting as anchors for ecosystems, and assisting against some of the impacts of climate change.
How do seabirds interact with aquaculture and fisheries?

How do seabirds interact with aquaculture and fisheries?

Researchers investigate the interactions between Mediterranean and Atlantic seabirds and aquaculture and fisheries.
pesticide agriculture

Plants and insects threatened by pesticide use in agriculture

In new research that reveals potential consequences of pesticide use in agriculture, a group of scientists have found that applied pesticide toxicity in agriculture has significantly increased in plants and insects.
red algae

Cornish species of red algae is genetically unique

Scientists have discovered that the red algae that grows in Cornwall's Fal Estuary, named Phymatolithon calcareum, is genetically unique.
diversity of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Amazon deforestation increases the diversity of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in soil

Researchers have discovered that deforestation in the Amazon causes an increase in the diversity of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
flowering fields

Can an increase in flowering fields help promote biodiversity?

Ecologists have analysed the effects of initiatives to plant flowering fields to increase biodiversity around agricultural landscapes.

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