Press Release Archive - 2007

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 2007, research carried out by scientists at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology made major contributions to press releases issued during 2007 by the following organisations: the Natural Environment Research Council, Defra, ESRI, SAS-UK, Fisheries Research Service, Helix Arts, the Met Office, the Scottish Seabird Centre, the Woodland Trust, and many Universities.

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology press releases - 2007

2007/7 - Cheaper toxic waste solutions - 11 Sep 2007 - A novel, safe, cost-effective method of treating and disposing of waste metalworking fluids has been developed by researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. 

2007/6 - New research identifies how one storm can affect another - 6 Sep 2007 - Weather forecasting and climate modelling for the notoriously unpredictable Sahel region of Africa could be made easier in the future, thanks to new research results coming from the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis study (AMMA).

2007/5 - Higher river levels as CO2 makes plants less thirsty - 30 Aug 2007 - Rising carbon dioxide levels will increase river levels in the future, according to a team of scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, the University of Exeter and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. 

2007/4 - Briefing note: The July 2007 floods in England and Wales - 26 July 2007 - The weather conditions experienced across much of the UK throughout the summer of 2007 have been truly exceptional.  The jet stream (which influences the paths taken by weather systems in the North Atlantic) has followed an abnormally southerly track and the extension of the Azores high pressure cell across the UK – which brings settled weather conditions in most summers – has failed to become established.  

2007/3 - Rising surface ozone reduces plant growth & adds to global warming - 25 July 2007 - Scientists from three leading UK research institutes have today released new findings that could have major implications for food production and global warming in the 21st century. Their research is published online in Nature today (25 July 2007). 

2007/2 - UK's biggest ever Countryside Survey starts - 18 May 2007 - The biggest and most comprehensive survey of the natural resources of the British countryside begins this week.  The Countryside Survey will be carried out by a team of over 60 specially trained scientists working for the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. 

2007/1 - Migrant butterflies and moths invade the UK as European temperatures rise - 8 Jan 2007 - A team of young researchers from Lancaster University and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have won a national competition for environmental entrepreneurs. 

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