What we do

Across the world, people are facing unprecedented problems caused by climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. These pressing environmental challenges are connected. That’s why at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, we take a joined-up approach to tackling them. We carry out vital environmental science across water, land and air, developing solutions which balance the needs of people and nature. Every person in our team of over 600 talented individuals plays a pivotal role in our success.

Excellent environmental science with impact

Our science makes a difference. In collaboration with our partners, we are helping to build resilience to floods and droughts, find nature-based solutions to climate change, reverse biodiversity loss and restore ecosystems, and ensure that the air we breathe and the water we drink are clean.   

Our values set out the way we want to work together

Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork diagram


Delivering world-class research and innovation addressing global environmental challenges; valued by stakeholders and meeting customer requirements.


Maintaining the highest standards of research and professional ethics and impartiality.


Working together effectively with colleagues, partners and customers to achieve long-term success.

What I love about UKCEH

Hear directly from our UKCEH colleagues about why they love working here!