Huge team effort produces invasive alien species assessment

Professor Helen Roy of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology reflects on her experiences as co-chair of the IPBES Assessment on Invasive Alien Species and their Control.


Collaboration to enhance information flow on non-native species across the UK Overseas Territories

Most of the UK Overseas Territories are islands and all have unique ecosystems that provide a home for many species including those not found anywhere else in the world - endemic species. Islands are...


Working to secure a nature positive world at COP15

Professor Helen Roy, an ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, is one of the co-chairs of the IPBES assessment on invasive alien species, which will be published in 2023. Helen attended...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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)...