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...

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...

13.03.20

"Is not the miracle of the juniper bushes enough?"

This quote is from Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979), directed by Terry Jones. From this funny movie scene to a questionable cure for plague and its central importance for gin, juniper has long been...

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...

27.01.20

Warming trend revealed in eight decades of Cumbrian lake temperature records

It is widely accepted that we are experiencing climate change. Though it is challenging to predict its future impacts, we expect to see changes to weather patterns and the frequency of extreme events...

10.01.20

Earlier spring ‘greening’ triggers changed rainfall patterns

Each year it seems spring arrives earlier and there is much evidence to back this up, but what impact is that having on summer soil moisture and temperatures?Climate change is believed to be making...