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The latest science and stories from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Climate change is causing declines in seabirds’ breeding success
Many species are struggling to produce offspring as ocean temperatures rise, according to a new global study published in the journal Science. The international research team included scientists from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
Trials investigate large-scale removal of greenhouse gases
Researchers at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will investigate innovative methods of large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to support the UK’s net zero emissions target.
UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme launches website and app on World Bee Day
The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS), which is coordinated by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, has launched a new mobile phone app and website.
Widespread Chernobyl wildfires posed low radiation health risks
A new study led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has found that extensive wildfires in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone resulted in little additional radiation risk for firefighters and the wider public.
Nature-based solutions are key to tackling climate change and biodiversity loss
A new report provides the first complete assessment of nature-based solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss. It has been produced by the British Ecological Society and incorporates contributions from 100 experts, including scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
Climate 'tipping points' need not be irreversible, say scientists
The disastrous consequences of climate ‘tipping points’ could be averted if global warming is reversed quickly enough, new research suggests. Tipping...
Weather forecasts could provide early warning of meningitis outbreaks
A project involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa, in order to give health agencies more time to activate emergency response plans.
Concern for many butterfly species despite ‘good year’ for populations
The UK’s butterflies had a ‘good’ year in 2020 but populations of many species remain in long-term decline, according to the annual results published by the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS).
UKRI Official Development Assistance funding reduction
UKCEH statement on reduction in UKRI Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding