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There are 158 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Biodiversity".

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1. Do neonicotinoids have a sting in their tail?

Today, the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has published the results from its large-scale neonicotinoid field study.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Farming, Food, Pollinators, Sustainability
2. Bring your garden to life

Could your garden be a vital frontline in the battle to protect and promote biodiversity? Barry Hague spoke to Professors Rosie Hails and Nigel Dunnett to find out more.

Tags: Biodiversity, Health, Pollinators, Pollution
3. What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity is a word that covers so many things that its precise meaning can be tricky to pin down. So we asked Professor David Raffaelli, the director of one of our biggest biodiversity research programmes, to give us a bit of background.

Tags: Biodiversity
4. Devil rays get worldwide protection, and genetic tools could catch out illegal traders

Devil rays, close cousins of the enormous manta rays, are stars of nature documentaries. These charismatic creatures are under threat from humans, specifically, because of the gill plate trade.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Fish, Genetics, Marine life, Oceans
5. How could governments around the world protect bees?

NERC-funded researchers have gathered crucial evidence on how governments and people can best protect pollinators vital to the production of food worldwide.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Environmental change, Farming, Food, Pollinators
6. Diving for science

Jo Porter and Richard Shucksmith describe what it's like to take part in an intensive course training the scientific divers of the future.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Marine life, Oceans, UK
7. Invasive 'super ant' species taking hold in the UK

An invasion of Asian 'super ants' is taking hold faster than ever in the UK, new research has found.

Tags: Biodiversity, Ecology, Insects, Invasive species
8. Living highways

A new project aims to make Sheffield a better place to live by attracting more plants and animals to its roadside verges. Tom Marshall spoke to those involved.

Tags: Biodiversity, Ecology, Health, Pollinators, UK
9. Amphibians under threat

Frogs, toads, newts and salamanders look like hardy creatures and anyone observing a pond full of frogspawn could be forgiven for thinking their future was secure. But several emerging diseases are attacking the world's amphibians, sometimes with devastating results. Trent Garner explains how we're starting to understand the extent of the threat.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation
10. Looking to the future of conservation

As NERC looks forward to its next 50 years, we can't know for sure what issues will arise. But some scientists have had their eye on the future for some time. Tom Marshall talks to Bill Sutherland about his work bringing environmental research into the 21st century.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Environmental change

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