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1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
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. 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
8. What's past is prologue

Two former chief executives tell us what they valued most about their time at NERC and how they've seen the environmental science landscape change.

Tags: Biodiversity, Climate, Earth system, Environmental change, Hazards, Natural resources
9. NERC then and now

The past may be a foreign country, but when it comes to the ancient history of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) it's one that feels oddly like home. As part of the events to mark NERC's 50th anniversary, Tom Marshall spent a stint in the archives. He describes what it revealed about the organisation's early years.

Tags: Biodiversity, Climate, Conservation, Earth system, Environmental change, Hazards, Natural resources
10. The failure of genomics

Biology is in the grip of a genomics revolution - but Mark Viney thinks this may have taken a wrong turn. He says that just DNA sequencing genes isn't enough - we need to get back to finding out what each one does.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Genetics

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