We lead or collaborate on scientific projects addressing the biggest environmental challenges. We can draw on decades of data and a range of field sites, as well as our world-leading expertise in diverse areas of environmental science. Examples include investigating water, air and soil quality, effects of radioactivity, pressures on biodiversity and impacts of agricultural practices. Our projects are often delivered in partnership with government bodies, private institutions and non-governmental organisations.
Upscaling local water management interventions to inform larger-scale decision-making in the Cauvery basin, India
Understanding their importance to wildlife, people and the functions they perform
Sand dunes: dynamic, diverse, in danger?
How do we benefit from our coasts?
Guiding successful restoration in saltmarsh and sand dunes
The science behind our unique coastal biodiversity
Integrating data, models and scientific knowledge on natural capital to support research and decision-making
Ozone and nitrogen pollution impacts on ecosystems, food security and human health in a changing climate – a National Capability programme
Enhancing hydrological situation monitoring with earth observation
Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems - a long-term National Capability programme
Integrated European Long-Term Ecosystem & Socio-Ecological Research Infrastructure
Enabling assessment of chemical contamination in rivers
Understanding past drought episodes to develop improved tools for the future
Assessing the status and trends of UK butterfly populations for conservation, research and quality of life
Providing an annual indication of changes in plant abundance and diversity
Determining the environmental drivers of antimicrobial resistance selection, maintenance and transfer in the environment
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology coordinates the five-year, £6.5m Programme
A national focus for terrestrial and freshwater species recording
Determining nanomaterial fate and speciation in the environment
Evaluating Wales' natural resources and the Glastir sustainable land management scheme