A weather whiplash? Assessing the abrupt swing from dry to wet in Spring 2021
In the UK, April 2021 was exceptionally dry and May 2021 was exceptionally wet. UKCEH scientists put the transition, sometimes called a 'weather whiplash', into historical context.
Bloomin’ Algae app helps public and pets enjoy environment safely
Professor Laurence Carvalho of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), who specialises in the study of algal blooms and water quality, says people can provide early warnings of blue-green algae...
Try nature-based citizen science to support your wellbeing
Dr Michael Pocock writes about research exploring people's connection to nature and how it might relate to wellbeing... This week (10-16 May 2021) is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme for...
What we can learn from several years of UK crop map data
Since 2015, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) has used satellite-derived imagery to identify crop types grown across 1.7 million agricultural fields in Great Britain each year, producing...
Progress on protecting the genetic diversity of the UK’s trees
There is some good news for efforts to protect the UK's trees, as Dr Stephen Cavers of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, explains...An important milestone has been achieved for the UK’s trees...
Cumbrian Lakes Research Forum 2020 – science, regulation and policy discussion in a virtual world
The Cumbrian Lakes Research Forum is an annual event for sharing developments in lake and freshwater research, regulation and management. It also provides an opportunity for discussion among...
Understanding atmospheric and hydrological processes
This year scientists from UKCEH will be presenting at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. The AGU fall meeting is the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the...
Sharing the excitement of insects through stamps
Professor Helen Roy, an ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and President of the Royal Entomological Society, tells us how a new set of insect-themed stamps has been developed with...
UKCEH's long-standing expertise in air pollution reflected in new special issue
The Royal Society has published a themed issue of its Philosophical Transactions journal addressing “Air Quality, past, present and future”. This special issue of 16 articles from the world’s first...
Repeating an old survey with new tools – the Bunce GB Woodland Survey
Despite the many setbacks Covid-19 has caused this year, a repeat of the ‘Bunce’ Woodland Survey of Great Britain is now under way for a third time since 1971. The UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology...