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On how to maximise the contribution of long-term experiments to global science…

Climate change affects our lives: floods destroy urban and natural areas, droughts cause plants to wilt and harm our soils, and constantly increasing carbon dioxide concentrations transform the earth into a giant greenhouse. Researchers around the world are examining the impacts of climate change on plants and soils. We want to understand how plants and soils respond to changes in the environment. This will help us to predict and prevent floods and the deterioration of soils in the future.

Hydrological Status Update

Jamie Hannaford, Leader Hydrological Status & Reporting Group at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, presents an update on the current hydrological situation which shows that parts of the UK have been unseasonably dry in April...

The hydrological monitoring and assessment systems maintained by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology currently indicate that parts of the UK have been unseasonably dry in April, adding to a longer spell of dry weather since the autumn of 2016 and earlier in some places.

The evolving landscape of citizen science

Only a few years ago, talking about ‘citizen science’ would have resulted in puzzled looks from listeners, but today citizen science is talked about more and more frequently. And there are more opportunities than ever to participate in citizen science – that is, voluntarily getting involved in the process of real science.

Policy application of science - Science for Defra presentation

Professor David Fowler FRS CBE of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology gave a keynote presentation to the Science for Defra conference at the Royal Society, London in March 2017. Prof Fowler spoke about the policy application of science, particularly in relation to air quality policy and environmental quality.

View the slides from his presentation below:

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