Impressions from COP26: we must bridge the climate-biodiversity gap

Was COP26 really just ‘blah blah blah’? PhD candidate Galina Jönsson, who researches long-term biodiversity trends at UKCEH and the Natural History Museum, attended the climate summit as a member of...


Using drone mapping for habitat monitoring

We've been using our new DJI M300 RTK drone for surveying a range of habitats - from rewilding sites on the Humber to forestry plantations on the Tweed. The new system was purchased to demonstrate the...


UKCEH highlights science at the Edinburgh Climate Festival

It is not only high culture and comedy at the Edinburgh Festivals. Science was a focus too and this year, UKCEH joined a range of groups on Leith Links last Saturday (14th Aug 2021) to highlight the...


Contributing role in landmark IPCC report on climate change impacts

Dr Chris Huntingford of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, one of the contributing authors to the IPCC report Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis, explains its aims and significance.


Free E-tools help deliver sustainable farming

UKCEH has been working to create a series of free tools, collectively called ASSIST E-Tools, to support farmers and other land managers in planning and delivering environmental management actions.


A weather whiplash? Assessing the abrupt swing from dry to wet in Spring 2021

In the UK, April 2021 was exceptionally dry and May 2021 was exceptionally wet. UKCEH scientists put the transition, sometimes called a 'weather whiplash', into historical context.


Bloomin’ Algae app helps public and pets enjoy environment safely

Professor Laurence Carvalho of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), who specialises in the study of algal blooms and water quality, says people can provide early warnings of blue-green algae...


Try nature-based citizen science to support your wellbeing

Dr Michael Pocock writes about research exploring people's connection to nature and how it might relate to wellbeing... This week (10-16 May 2021) is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme for...


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 agricultural fields in Great Britain each year, producing...


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

There is some good news for efforts to protect the UK's trees, as Dr Stephen Cavers of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, explains...An important milestone has been achieved for the UK’s trees...