Press Release Archive - 2005

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's Press Office often issues Press Releases to journalists from a wide range of media outlets, announcing findings from new research or giving details of significant events at CEH which are of interest to a wider audience.

In addition to the press releases listed below, which were issued by CEH in 2005, research carried out by scientists at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology made major contributions to press releases issued during 2005 by the following organisations: the Natural Environment Research Council, Defra, Woodland Trust, Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, and many Universities.

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology press releases - 2005 

2005/9 - Alien fish continue to spread in UK rivers - 30 Nov 2005 - Fish biologists Adrian Pinder and Rodolphe Gozlan, from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, have published research describing how an invasive fish species is posing a major threat to native UK fish. 

2005/8 - Teamwork makes bacteria more effective - 25 Aug 2005 - The number of species of bacteria, rather than any particular type, plays a crucial role in performing ecological services such as breaking down pollutants and waste according to research newly published in Nature

2005/7 - Owls and hawks to help conservationists - 14 Jul 2005 - New research published in the leading scientific journal Nature supports the view that conservationists wanting to choose a good area for preserving biodiversity should look for places where birds of prey live and breed. 

2005/6 - Faster climate change predicted as air quality improves - 30 Jun 2005 - New research by a team including Centre for Ecology & Hydrology scientists shows that global warming may proceed faster and be more severe than previously predicted. 

2005/5 - New law discovered in a hole in a tree - 23 Jun 2005 - Researchers have discovered a new universal biological law whilst looking in holes in trees, according to a paper published in the journal Science

2005/4 - Stealth parasite threatens European fish - 22 Jun 2005 - A new deadly disease, carried by an invasive fish species, is threatening European fish diversity according to a paper published in the journal Nature.

2005/3 - Too Many Sheep Soil the Eggs - 15 Jun 2005 - Too many sheep in Britain’s uplands could be responsible for the decline of some native birds according to research published today in the journal Biology Letters

2005/2 - Press Briefing: Summer Drought - June 2005 - Rainfall in England and Wales over the past seven months is the lowest it has been for 30 years according to the latest figures released this week from the National Hydrological Monitoring Programme. 

2005/1 - Hunt for the Harlequin - a UK survey for the world's most invasive ladybird - 15 March 2005 - Britain's best-loved bug, the ladybird, is under threat from the world's most invasive ladybird species - the Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis).

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