01.10.20

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 set of insect-themed stamps has been developed with...

03.06.20

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 appointed as President of the Royal Entomological Society...

27.03.20

Discovering wildlife on your doorstep

Despite the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 situation, there are still opportunities to enjoy wildlife at home. Here, ecologists at the UK Centre of Ecology & Hydrology offer some thoughts on...

13.02.20

Prioritising management of established non-native species on Caribbean UKOTs

Invasive alien species are identified as one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss worldwide. They are a particularly significant problem for the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) because they...

29.10.19

Environmental Audit Committee calls on citizen scientists to tackle threat from invasive species

Last week, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) published a report that calls on an 'army' of citizens to tackle the growing threat from invasive species, estimated to cost Britain’s economy £1.8...

22.05.19

CEH ecologist is honoured to help lead global study into invasive alien species

Invasive alien species were identified, in the recent landmark IPBES Global Assessment Report, as one of the top five causes of negative change in nature around the world. Professor Helen Roy of the...

08.05.19

Urgent action is needed to protect the natural world

Humans are threatening one million species across the world with extinction, according to a stark report by the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)...

30.11.18

Predicting the threat from invasive non-native species in British Overseas Territories

Last month, I led a team of ecologists who met in St Helena, a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean, to collaborate with invasive species experts on the mid and south Atlantic UK...

10.08.18

Predictions and priorities to prevent new invasive non-native species arrivals

CEH ecologists are contributing to international efforts to strengthen biosecurity in the British Indian Ocean Territory. Prof Helen Roy explains more...A magical and remote atoll, the British Indian...

30.05.18

Caribbean workshop focuses on invasive alien species

Professor Helen Roy reports back from a workshop that she led alongside Centre for Ecology & Hydrology colleagues Jodey Peyton and Dr Oli Pescott on Grand Cayman last week. The event's purpose was to...