International Women's Day 2019

International Women’s Day (8 March each year) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

To mark the occasion this year, we're showcasing international research carried out by some of our fantastic women scientists at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). We also highlight how international researchers can work with us to tackle global societal and environmental challenges.

Putting the concept of ecosystem services into practice

"The Ecosystem Approach is much more than accepting ecosystems as the core of environmental management. It recognises that people and society are integral components of ecosystems and their management and conservation. This necessitates a way of working and decision-making that cuts across traditional policy and institutional boundaries.

Exploring alternatives to farming without neonics

ASSIST is a major collaborative NERC and BBSRC-funded research programme exploring methods to deliver sustainainable intensification of agriculture. Tackling one of the big challenges of our day it looks at how we can secure our future food supply for a growing population without causing unacceptable environmental damage. CEH leads the ASSIST programme in partnership with Rothamsted Research and the British Geological Survey, working with collaborators from academia, industry and the agricultural community.

How is land use change altering global patterns of soil erosion?

According to a recent study by the University of Basel, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, almost 36 billion tons of soil is eroded every year due to water (mostly rainfall), while deforestation and other changes in land use make the problem worse.

Policy application of science - Science for Defra presentation

Professor David Fowler FRS CBE of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology gave a keynote presentation to the Science for Defra conference at the Royal Society, London in March 2017. Prof Fowler spoke about the policy application of science, particularly in relation to air quality policy and environmental quality.

View the slides from his presentation below:


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