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Tagged With: ecology

Helping urban agriculture take root

Sam Lane AMRSB looks at some of the technologies and policies that will help cities grow their own food. What if I told you there was a way to meet growing demands for food security, reduce causes of climate change, shrink supply chains and improve public health? Well, some think that urban agriculture might just … Continue reading »

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Lords recommend field trial for GM insects

By Jackie Caine, policy manager at the British Ecological Society. This blog was originally posted on the British Ecological Society blog. In December, while the British Ecological Society was busy at our Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, the Lords Science and Technology Select Committee published their report on GM Insects, an inquiry to which the BES … Continue reading »

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Securing the future of our natural capital: a 25 year strategy

Written by Ben Connor, policy officer at the British Ecological Society. This piece was originally posted on the BES blog. A comprehensive 25-year strategy to protect and enhance England’s natural capital is required if the Government is to meet its commitment for this generation to be the first to leave the natural environment in a … Continue reading »

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So you want to be an ecologist?

Sasha Dodsworth is an ecologist with The Ecology Consultancy. Sasha has over 7 years experience developing and implementing mitigation measures for a range of protected species including reptiles, great crested newts, badgers, bats and riparian mammals. Sasha will be speaking about ecology and consultancy careers at our Life Sciences Careers Conference at the Royal Veterinary College on … Continue reading »

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Drawing the invisible: the value of scientific entomology and microscopy art

Cath Hodsman is a skilled and widely acknowledged British wildlife artist, specialising in entomology. She is also one of the most technically accomplished and accurate natural history artists, who counts The Natural History Museum, London amongst her many prestigious clients. Cath will be running the Society of Biology’s Anatomical Painting Course in November. Biology and … Continue reading »

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Consultancy work for ecologists – putting sustainable into development

Dr Graham Hopkins is a principal ecologist with The Ecology Consultancy. An entomologist by training and persuasion he has been the lead ecologist on a number of important development projects, including the largest housing scheme ever to gain consent in Norfolk. Graham will be speaking about ecology and consultancy careers at our Life Sciences Careers … Continue reading »

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Celebrating our Honorary Fellow Sir David Attenborough

To celebrate the place of Sir David Attenborough in the top ten biologists who’ve changed the world, Amy Whetstone, qualifications and skills officer at the Society of Biology, writes about the achievements of the man considered the face and voice of natural history programmes. There are very few people who are not familiar with the … Continue reading »

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Species of the Week: It’s not a twig, but an Archimantis Latistyla

Sara Dawkins is an active nanny as well as an active freelance writer.  There are a variety of mantid subspecies currently residing on the planet Earth. While some may have a frog-like look to them, others blend into their background increasing their efficiency for hunting. Archimantis latistyla is one such mantis that is plentiful in … Continue reading »

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Ecological adventures during Biology Week

As we start to plan Biology Week 2013 here at the Society of Biology we take inspiration from some of the successes of 2012. Here Nick O’Connor, a teacher at Highcliffe School, describes his A level field course in Dorset The Year 13 A level Biologists spent a superb 3 days along the Jurassic Coast … Continue reading »

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An assessor’s view on accreditation of ecology degrees

Rachel Stubbington, Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University, writes about her experience as an assessor for the Society of Biology Degree Accreditation Programme As a lecturer in biosciences, I see my undergraduate students getting more and more career-savvy by the year. I want as many of them as possible to achieve … Continue reading »

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