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Grazers in the plankton

Dr Stephen Thackeray explains more about some of the fascinating animals that lie under the surface of our freshwaters... Freshwater scientists often...


Between a bog and a hard place

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's Prof Chris Evans writes about his work with peat bogs and leaky carbon Much of the water we drink in the UK...


Sharing Good Practice on soils

CEH's Dr Janet Moxley recently attended the Sharing Good Practice event, Making Soils Count. Here she talks about the event, and the importance of...


Bear Grylls joins CEH freshwater scientists for one of Britain’s Biggest Adventures

For the final episode of his ITV series exploring Britain’s Biggest Adventures, Bear Grylls is in Scotland on a journey that takes him from Britain’s...


Quantifying the nitrogen oxide emissions gap

There is currently extensive media coverage about Volkswagen and sophisticated software that puts some of their diesel cars into a cleaner emissions...


Plankton - diverse and fascinating wildlife

Our freshwater ecologists find all sorts of amazing wildlife when sampling in lakes and rivers, including microscopic plants, tiny grazers and...


Bioenergy and Land Use Change: A Global Challenge

On the 28th-30th June 2015 a group of 26 leading international researchers, policymakers and industry/business representatives met at the Centre for...


Worms, soil and pollution - how 'nature's ploughs' keep our earth healthy

I recently went to speak with Dr Elma Lahive and Alice Horton, two of the scientists who work in the ecotoxicology group here at the Centre for...


Special journal issue marks 50 years of the Biological Records Centre

The Biological Journal of the Linnean Society's July 2015 issue (volume 115 part 3) is devoted to biological recording. The issue (guest-edited by...


iRecord Grasshoppers - new app for biological recording

The new iRecord Grasshoppers app helps you identify the grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs, cockroaches and stick-insects that you see or hear, and lets...