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...

28.09.20

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 special issue of 16 articles from the world’s first...

10.08.20

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 since 1971. The UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology...

17.07.20

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 have now been published openly on the Global...

15.06.20

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 change, resulting in about 60% of Europe’s lakes and...

11.06.20

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 and river flows have resulted in impacts on...

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...

19.05.20

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

The atmospheric observatory at the top of the 190m-tall BT Tower is ideally placed to measure the changes in greenhouse gas emissions in London as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. It reveals there...

14.05.20

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 most significant flood events of recent years. Just a...

07.05.20

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

There is no doubt that the world has changed as a consequence of COVID-19. As infections rapidly increased many countries, including the UK, implemented ‘lockdown’. While we can all see this...