17.12.19

Nature has crucial role in tackling climate change

Dr Jeanette Whitaker, an ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), has been looking at how we measure success of climate change adaptation and mitigation in terrestrial ecosystems...

22.11.19

Briefing Note: Severity of the November 2019 floods - preliminary analysis

An unsettled and wet period since late September followed by persistent heavy rainfall in late October and early November has caused severe flooding across northern and central England.Our...

05.11.19

National field survey takes advantage of innovative technology

Recent advances in technology are bringing many benefits to a national soil and vegetation survey currently being carried out by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) as part of our UK-SCAPE...

29.10.19

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...

21.10.19

Biodiversity boost for housing association sites

Ecologist Jodey Peyton tells us more about a new project to help housing associations and their residents manage their sites for wildlife...There’s a growing body of evidence that shows access to high...

08.10.19

Volunteer recorders play vital role in monitoring the state of nature

A partnership of 70 wildlife organisations, research institutes and government agencies has produced the third State of Nature report, the clearest picture to date of the status of UK plant and animal...

30.09.19

Visit by Scottish Government Chief Scientific Adviser for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture

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27.09.19

UK marine environment contributes to fulfilled human life

Dr Gill Ainsworth, a social scientist at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, is carrying out research into the benefits provided by the marine environment. Here, in a third blog post on the project...

13.09.19

New portal tracks UK hydrological situation as it happens

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has launched a new web portal that allows users to assess information about the latest hydrological situation and drought conditions across the country in near-real...

07.08.19

New research into the impacts of climate change on harmful algal blooms in lakes

Harmful algal blooms in lakes are becoming an increasing problem globally. Here, Jessica Richardson, a PhD student with the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Stirling, discusses a...