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Find out more about what's happening at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology from our science blogs.


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...


Celebrating and promoting the science of entomology

Professor Helen Roy's passion for insects and particular fondness for ladybirds has led to a distinguished research career. Now Helen has been...


BT Tower measurements show London’s CO2 emissions have fallen almost 60% during lockdown

Eiko Nemitz and Carole Helfter, of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and Janet Barlow, of the University of Reading, discuss the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions during the COVID-19 lockdown.


UK Hydrological Status Update - May 2020

For 2020 so far, the hydrological situation has been extremely mixed. In February we saw record-breaking rainfall and river flows, and one of the...


Do the numbers add up? Calculating a COVID-19 exit strategy

Professor Chris Huntingford of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology discusses a new preprint paper that modelled optimum release strategies to end lockdown restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper is led by the University of Oxford