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Celebrating the legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace

2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the Victorian scientist from whom Operation Wallacea draws both its name and its inspiration

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New resource library for science education

An innovative and novel resource for science and geography students is being launched this autumn

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The role of temperature in the spread of red lionfish

The expansion of exotic red lionfish into the western Atlantic may be explained by their tolerance of cooler waters, according to a new study

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Establishing suitable bio-indicators for cloud forest management

A study into epiphytic ferns in Northern Venezuela suggests that, with low levels of effort, time and cost, these species can be monitored and used as indicators of disturbance in cloud forest management

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Can noisy reefs attract more fish and crustaceans?

A study on sound recordings of reef noise from different habitats has revealed that the highest quality reefs are also the noisiest, potentially attracting more larval recruits using sound to orient towards reefs

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First long term study of primate crop-raiding in Asia published

A study which took place on Buton Island, Indonesia on the crop-raiding behaviour of the Buton macaque has found that some troops spend up to a third of their time feeding on crops in farmers’ fields

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How the invisible Baird’s tapir can inform conservation management policies

A range of monitoring techniques, including non-invasive genetics, have been employed in a study on Baird’s tapir in Honduras, which has shown that the species will be locally extinct within a few years without prompt intervention

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