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Lifetime achievement award for Sarah and Mike

Professors Sarah Wanless and Mike Harris of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology were the hugely popular recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's International Seabird Group Conference.

High impact weather in a changing climate

CEH scientists who work on issues including air quality, drought, intense rainfall and climate change were among those at a three-day conference focusing on strategic issues relating to High Impact Weather and Climate. The event, organised by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), took place from 6-8 July 2016.

The white coat and the welly boot - celebrating new guide to Habitat Creation and Management for Pollinators

We hosted an event in London this week to celebrate and consider the publication of Habitat Creation and Management for Pollinators, the new, free practical guide for conserving insect pollinators published by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the Wildllife Farming Company.

Representatives from a wide variety of land management and farming organisations attended, including the National Farmers' Union, Agrii, Buglife, the Wildlife Trusts, Farmers' Weekly, Atkins and Defra.

Presentation on Flooding: a hydrologist's perspective

Presentation to the Biodiversity All-Party Parliamentary Group at Westminster

Professor Alan Jenkins of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) presented to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Biodiversity on March 1st 2016. Prof Jenkins was one of a panel of speakers invited to talk at a meeting on "Natural Flood Defences: what works, who pays and can biodiversity benefit too?" You can view slides from his presentation below:

Student prize success at BES2015

Congratulations to three of our co-supervised PhD students who have been cited by the British Ecological Society in recent award announcements.

Charlie Outhwaite, a student at University College London and CEH, was named runner-up in the category of Best Poster at the Annual Meeting and Symposium. You can see Charlie's poster below, which represents research with CEH colleagues Gary Powney, Tom August and Nick Isaac. (Click to see a larger version).

What difference could natural flood management techniques make?

On Wednesday 6 January four scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology gave an hour-long background press briefing on the science behind flooding.

Yesterday we posted a summary of the introductory hydrological points made by Professor Alan Jenkins, our Deputy Director and Director, Water and Pollution Science.

The science behind flooding

On Wednesday 6th January four scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) gave an hour-long background briefing on the science behind flooding. This wasn’t a news briefing, there was no new data or report published on the day, it was simply an opportunity for journalists to question flood science experts. At the start of the briefing Professor Alan Jenkins who is Director, Water and Pollution Science and Deputy Director of CEH introduced a number of key hydrological principles to get the discussion going.

Natural Flood Management and rewilding - BBC Radio 4 Today Programme

Professor Alan Jenkins is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). This morning he was interviewed (briefly) on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

The interview was originally intended to have been longer, but other events, including the resignation of the Marks & Spencer Chief Executive, caused a late change to the running order.

This is the interview transcript:

BBC Radio 4 Today programme – 7th January 2016


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