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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...


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

Eiko Nemitz and Carole Helfter, of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and Janet Barlow, of the University of Reading, discuss the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions during the COVID-19 lockdown.


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...


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

Professor Chris Huntingford of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology discusses a new preprint paper that modelled optimum release strategies to end lockdown restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper is led by the University of Oxford


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...