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What we can learn from several years of UK crop map data

Since 2015, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) has used satellite-derived imagery to identify crop types grown across 1.7 million...


Progress on protecting the genetic diversity of the UK’s trees

Work by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the Woodland Trust secured the declaration of 16 tree populations across six species that will be protected for their distinctive genetic diversity.


Cumbrian Lakes Research Forum 2020 – science, regulation and policy discussion in a virtual world

The Cumbrian Lakes Research Forum is an annual event for sharing developments in lake and freshwater research, regulation and management. It also...


Understanding atmospheric and hydrological processes

This year scientists from UKCEH will be presenting at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting . The AGU fall meeting is the largest...


Sharing the excitement of insects through stamps

Professor Helen Roy, an ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and President of the Royal Entomological Society, tells us how a new...


UKCEH's long-standing expertise in air pollution reflected in new special issue

The Royal Society has published a themed issue of its Philosophical Transactions journal addressing “Air Quality, past, present and future”. This...


Repeating an old survey with new tools – the Bunce GB Woodland Survey

Despite the many setbacks Covid-19 has caused this year, a repeat of the ‘Bunce’ Woodland Survey of Great Britain is now under way for a third time...


More than 6000 plant records released for Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot

Since 2015, UKCEH studies of the impacts of non-native plants on Cyprus have collected more than 6,000 plant occurrence records for the island. These...


Unpicking the impacts of multiple stressors on freshwater ecosystems

Our freshwaters are impacted by many types of stressors from nutrient pollution and bankside modifications to water scarcity, floods and climate...


UK Hydrological Status Update – June 2020

Following the wettest February on record, spring 2020 was the sunniest on record and exceptionally dry across much of the country. Low soil moisture...