Widespread losses of pollinating insects in Britain
Post date: 2019-03-26
Simon Williams
Many insect pollinator species are disappearing from areas of Great Britain, a new study has found.The research, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, measured the presence of 353 wild bee...
Survey enables better understanding of pressures on UK’s plant species
Post date: 2019-03-20
Simon Williams
The dedication of volunteers across the UK is creating an impressive resource on plant communities, thereby assisting scientific investigations into changes to our countryside.The National Plant...
Protection of unique forest is a big step for UK biodiversity
Post date: 2019-03-20
Dr. Stephen Cavers
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has played a key role in an important milestone for the conservation of the UK’s native trees, explains Dr Stephen Cavers, an ecologist specialising in plant...
Strengthening Thailand's Agricultural drought Resilience (STAR)
Post date: 2019-03-18
Lucy Barker
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On the track of soil carbon – in an ancient wood
Post date: 2019-03-18
Dr. Sabine Reinsch
In the third of our fieldwork updates from the SOC-D soil sampling team, the team are at work in Oxfordshire during some surprisingly warm weather…Spring has arrived at Wytham Woods, a little...
What are the effects of radiation on wildlife? Discussing results from Chernobyl
Post date: 2019-03-14
Prof. Nick Beresford
Professor Nick Beresford (@Radioecology) of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology led the TREE (Transfer-Exposure-Effects) project, an international collaboration to investigate how to reduce...
New research could support Indian farmers hit by devastating virus in sheep
Post date: 2019-03-12
Dr. Bethan Purse
Beth Purse, of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and Mudassar Chanda, from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, report new insights into patterns of bluetongue disease in sheep in...
Conference showcases latest international drought research
Post date: 2019-03-12
A conference will highlight the latest international research to support improved drought preparation and management.People working in the water industry, agriculture sector, regulatory bodies and...
UK’s first Earth System Model launched
Post date: 2019-03-11
Simon Williams
Scientists have completed building the UK’s first Earth System Model, UKESM1, which will help predict future climate change.The complex computer model has been developed by researchers from the Met...
Research shines light on the hidden world beneath our feet
Post date: 2019-03-08
Simon Williams
Farm soils in Wales have a richer variety and number of microbial species than in woodland, bogs and conservation land, new research has found.The two-year study used advanced DNA techniques to...


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