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There are 35 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Animals".

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1. UK's most wanted...

You've probably heard of the harlequin ladybird and you've certainly seen a grey squirrel, but what about others that might be on their way?

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental change, Invasive species
2. Biodiversity detectives!

Take a look at some of the amazing techniques scientists use to follow nature's clues.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Earth observation, Forests, Invasive species, Mapping, Marine life
3. Uncovering changing climate in the UK's seas, coasts and oceans

Climate change is having important effects on UK seas and coastlines and these have been brought together by the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) in their report published today.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Animals, Biodiversity, Climate, Environmental change, Oceans
4. Successful disease elimination offers hope for amphibians

Scientists have reported one of the first big wins in the fight against an invasive fungal disease.

Tags: Animals, Disease, Fungi, Invasive species
5. The rise of mammals

An asteroid strike put an end to the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, making way for mammals to thrive - that much we know. But how exactly did our ancestors go about their march to dominance? Stephen Brusatte and Sarah Shelley introduce an unassuming fossil that holds some of the answers.

Tags: Animals, Evolution, Palaeontology
6. 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
7. The pull of charisma

It's not unusual to see polar bears and tigers fronting conservation campaigns and adverts, but worms and crustaceans? Not so common. Lydia Bach explains why some lesser-known species deserve more of the limelight.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Marine life
8. Trout in hot water

Understanding the effects of climate change on ecosystems is a complex business. Eoin O'Gorman describes how trout living in geothermally-heated Icelandic streams are helping.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Ecology, Environmental change, Fish, Rivers and lakes
9. Ship noise puts fish in danger

Noise made by passing ships stops eels from using their survival instincts, say NERC-supported scientists investigating the effects of man-made noise on fish.

Tags: Animals, Biology, Climate, Earth observation, Earth system, Environmental change, Fish, Hazards, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution, Technology, UK, Water
10. Taking the environment's pulse

Long-term observation of our ecosystems is critical for us to understand environmental change. Andy Sier looks back on the contribution of 20 years of observation and research by the Environmental Change Network.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Birds, Ecology, Environmental change, Insects, Rivers and lakes, UK

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