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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.

COSMOS-UK data shows rainfall associated with Coverack floods was localised

Data obtained from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's (CEH) COSMOS-UK soil moisture monitoring station - 'The Lizard', which is on Goonhilly Downs just 7km to the west of Coverack - shows the rainfall that led to the flooding of the Cornwall fishing village was very much localised.

Robust statistics explain findings of neonicotinoids field experiment

This week [June 29] we published a paper (Woodcock et al., 2017) in the journal Science, which provides recent evidence for country-specific effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybees and wild bees. These results were generated from a large-scale, multi-country field experiment undertaken across a number commercial farms.

The UK Drought Portal - near real-time updates

CEH's UK Drought Portal is an online tool that allows users to explore and monitor the latest drought situation across the UK using near real-time data. Jamie Hannaford, leader of our Hydrological Status and Reporting Group, tells us more about the capabilities of the service and who should be using it...

What is the UK Drought Portal?

The UK Drought Portal is a tool to help visualise the current meteorological drought status across the UK, and to put the current situation in a long-term context.

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