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New app makes identifying moths easier

Need help identifying a moth? Want to know which moth species might be on the wing tonight in your area? Now you can find out easily using ‘ What’s...


Caribbean workshop focuses on invasive alien species

Professor Helen Roy reports back from a workshop that she led alongside Centre for Ecology & Hydrology colleagues Jodey Peyton and Dr Oli Pescott...


Becoming a STEM Ambassador

I recently joined two colleagues, both STEM Ambassadors , to deliver a British Science Week activity at a local primary school . Over the course of...


Conventional pesticides should be the last line of defence

In April, EU member states voted for a near-total ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, following a review of the evidence linking their use with a...


How do we manage water resources in the future to best protect water quality?

A new paper in Water Resources Management looks at the problem of balancing water demands with protection of river water quality. Dr Mike Hutchins...


Why Defra, the Environment Agency and the Water Industry should take notice of the CMO Report

Senior Scientist Dr Andrew Singer, who contributed to today’s Annual Report from the Chief Medical Officer for England, gives his reaction to the...


Putting the concept of ecosystem services into practice

" The Ecosystem Approach is much more than accepting ecosystems as the core of environmental management. It recognises that people and society are...


Will droughts in East Africa become more common?

Hui Yang and Chris Huntingford comment on a brief communication paper published this week, in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences...


In-field wild flower strips

Dr Ben Woodcock tells us more about why in-field flower strips are being trialled as a method to promote better pest control... The need to get...


Exploring alternatives to farming without neonics

ASSIST is a major collaborative NERC and BBSRC-funded research programme exploring methods to deliver sustainainable intensification of agriculture...