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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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