Valuing the nature of the Somerset Levels and Moors for the future

Prof Mike Acreman, Natural Capital Science Area Lead at CEH, outlines the history and some of the issues affecting the Somerset Levels and Moors...

The Somerset Levels and Moors are the UK’s largest wetland area at over 650 km2, known globally for their iconic pastoral farming landscape, spectacular birdlife and significant archaeological remains. Such characteristics make the area an attractive place to live, work and bring up children.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

The World Health Organization is holding World Antibiotics Awareness Week this week (14-20 November 2016) to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practice among a number of sectors. Dr Andrew Singer of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has written the following blog post explaining some of the issues and current focuses of research:

Into the Blue - CEH science goes on tour to Manchester!

Last week scientists from across the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology took part in NERC’s ‘Into the Blue’ public engagement and networking event held at Manchester Airport Runway Visitors Park.

Thousands of members of the public, of all ages, visited during the week of 25-29 October 2016. Three evening stakeholder events were also held for the wider NERC community from business, politics, and academia.


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