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ECOS 40 (4): Undergraduate winner 2019: What are our otters eating?

Over the last 40 years populations of the elusive Eurasian Otter (Fig.1) have been increasing [...]

ECOS 40 (4) 2019: Undergraduate runner up: The crash of ash

Ash trees across the UK are dying following the relentless spread of the ‘ash dieback’ [...]

ECOS 38 (4): The Student Takeover

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few”.1 [...]

Learning in bear country: the journey to carnivore conflict mitigation

Co-existence – on whose terms? Humans are eager for more nature in their lives. This [...]

The human element in farmland management

How studying beetles led me to study people My undergraduate dissertation on beneficial beetles in [...]

Novel ecosystems: adapting to rapid change

Conservation science is being forced to adapt in the face of increasingly rapid anthropogenic change. [...]

Ex-situ conservation of amphibians

Amphibians are the most threatened species of vertebrates but are we doing enough to conserve [...]

The selfish philosophy of nature conservation

This article argues that the magnanimity that is associated with conservation is a misrepresentation of [...]

Urban Transformers

With the demands of a growing 21st century population and the cramped conditions of our [...]

The elephant in the uplands and a tale of two narratives

Winner – ECOS Student Article 2017 Competition, supported by Conservation Careers and Green&Blue Why in [...]