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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...


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...


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

We recently welcomed Professor Andrew Millar, the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture,...


UK marine environment contributes to fulfilled human life

Dr Gill Ainsworth, a social scientist at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, outlines the findings of a survey of local businesses and residents as part of her research into the benefits provided by the marine environment


New portal tracks UK hydrological situation as it happens

Staff at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have developed the UK Water Resources Portal which tracks the UK's hydrological situation in near-real-time.


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 &...