Exploring biodiversity in the Indian Ocean

Jodey Peyton, an ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, discusses a recent scientific expedition to assess the potential impact of invasive non-native species on biodiversity on the...


Dry summer pushes river flows to the brink of 1976 drought

Dr Simon Parry, hydrologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, looks at how the current drought compares to past events.


The impacts of drought on water quality and wildlife

Droughts can have a significant detrimental impact on water quality and wildlife, and the more prolonged and intensive the dry conditions are, the worse these impacts can be, say Dr Gwyn Rees and Dr...


Weather station hits record in anniversary year

This year, 2022, marks the 60th anniversary of measuring local weather conditions at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology’s meteorological site in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. The site recorded its...


Dry weather and heatwave put increased pressure on UK water resources

Jamie Hannaford, Principal Hydrologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, looks at the current water resources situation and how it may evolve in the coming months


UKCEH at EGU22: presenting science to tackle major environmental challenges

UKCEH scientists are presenting at this year’s European Geosciences Union General Assembly with updates from our hydro-climate risks, water resources and atmospheric chemistry and effects science...


Communicating the threat of invasive alien species across Europe

Biological invasions are a major driver of global biodiversity change. There are about 2000 alien species in Britain and some have adverse effects on other wildlife and the functioning of ecosystems...


Scottish Minister for Environment and Land Reform visits Auchencorth Moss field site and unveils official ICOS plaque

Màiri McAllan, the Scottish Minister for Environment and Land Reform and other Scottish Government staff visited our Auchencorth Moss field site in May 2022


Protected areas: achieving the 30×30 target

How close are we to achieving the Prime Minister’s pledge to protect 30% of UK land and seas by 2030 to support nature recovery? Dr Nick Isaac of UKCEH discusses the issues


The 4000-mile journey of a reference air pollution monitor

Part one of a two-part story describing the journey of air quality monitoring equipment once in use in the UK and now in use in Africa where it is critical to set up air pollution monitoring networks.