The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is a world-class research organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. 

What do we do?

Uniquely, CEH integrates UK-wide observation systems and curiosity driven research, from the smallest scale of genetic diversity to large-scale, whole-Earth systems. We work across disciplines and facilitate academic, public, private and voluntary sector partnerships. CEH’s extensive, long-term monitoring, analysis and modelling deliver UK and global environmental data, providing early warnings of change and management solutions for our land and freshwaters. 

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Why do we do it?

Our health, security and societal development are dependent on securing the value of nature, building resilience to environmental hazards and managing environmental change. These major societal and environmental challenges drive our research. CEH’s independent, impartial science underpins UK and international environmental policies and innovation in the commercial sector for sustainable economic growth.

Where do we do it?

We conduct our research all over the world. With our main sites in the UK and partners throughout Europe and the rest of the world, we are well-placed to collaborate with international governments, bodies, businesses, and NGOs. 

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Meeting the Challenges of Environmental Change

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Vital statistics of CEH's work

Structure and governance

Learn about the management structure of CEH

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Meet the CEH leadership team

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Increasing the impact of research through collaboration

Our Science

Discover more about our range of scientific activities

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Read about CEH corporate policies

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Corporate reports and information leaflets from CEH

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Library and archive services at CEH

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Accreditations awarded to CEH

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Our objective is performance excellence in order to deliver world class environmental science

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International collaboration underpins research excellence