17.12.18

On the track of soil carbon – out and about across the UK

Soils roughly store 1505 Petagrams of carbon globally, or 1,000,000,000,000 kilograms (Batjes, 2014)!But soils are not all the same. Soils are of different origins, influenced by glaciers, weather and...

10.12.18

UK Lakes Portal 2.0 - NBN Atlas, connectivity, old maps and more!

The UK Lakes Portal was launched in March 2016 to showcase the wealth of physical and environmental data that’s been collected on lakes across the UK, helping to make it easily accessible to the...

06.12.18

Citizen science and its potential to transform environmental monitoring across the world

Across most of the world there are insufficient resources to monitor animals and plants, the state of habitats and the quality of freshwaters and our oceans. Without this information we cannot begin...

05.12.18

The UK’s preparedness for Xylella fastidiosa

A new £5million research project announced today will enhance the UK’s surveillance and response to Xylella fastidiosa, a plant disease which has devastated olive trees in parts of Italy and which can...

30.11.18

Predicting the threat from invasive non-native species in British Overseas Territories

Last month, I led a team of ecologists who met in St Helena, a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean, to collaborate with invasive species experts on the mid and south Atlantic UK...

29.11.18

How will UK land use have to change in the future?

Dr Amanda Thomson of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology discusses her research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions from land use, which informed a recent report by the UK’s Committee on Climate...

27.11.18

Valuing the benefits of marine ecosystem services

Dr Gill Ainsworth talks about a recent project and film exploring what people value about our seas, carried out as part of the Marine Ecosystems Research Programme:What does the sea mean to you...

15.11.18

Can we increase sustainable bioenergy production in the UK?

Dr Jeanette Whitaker of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow for Terrestrial Bioenergy, has been working with the UK's Committee on Climate Change, whose updated...

13.11.18

Providing an innovative crop mapping dataset to the academic community

Oliver Robertson, CEH’s data licensing manager, introduces an exciting development for our CEH Land Cover® plus Crops dataset...The UK academic community can now enjoy full access to crop mapping...

12.11.18

Taking action against the global threat of antimicrobial resistance

The World Health Organization coordinates World Antibiotic Awareness Week each November. Dr Andrew Singer explains why the environmental dimension of AMR is a major concern...The threat of...