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Discovering wildlife on your doorstep

Ecologists at the UK Centre of Ecology & Hydrology offer some thoughts on how you can record your observations of nature and make a vital contribution to scientific research, while stuck at home due to the COVID-19 situation.


"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...


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...


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...


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...


Nature has crucial role in tackling climate change

Dr Jeanette Whitaker discusses the importance of how we measure success of climate change adaptation and mitigation in terrestrial ecosystems...


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...


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...


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...


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...