Eminent population biologist joins UKCEH board of trustees

Professor Sir Charles Godfray FRS has joined the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) as its newest trustee director.


UK’s dragonflies are benefiting from climate change

Dragonflies are bucking the trend of declining insect species in Britain and Ireland, according to an analysis of records from the past 50 years by researchers at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology...


Location and intensity of global threats to biodiversity are identified

Scientists have identified the location and intensity of key threats to amphibians, birds and mammals across the world to help guide conservation action. The international study included the UK Centre...


Ban on CFCs protects plants’ ability to mitigate climate change

A study involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has found an international ban on ozone-depleting chemical has given the planet a greater chance of avoiding significant rises in global warming...


Identifying essential elements of habitat restoration will reverse biodiversity losses

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is part of a four-year study that will identify how our most precious woodland and meadow habitats can be successfully restored.


Scientists aim to maximise benefits of trees to people and planet

New research by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will investigate how trees adapt to environmental change and could help the UK achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Improving the UK’s resilience to effects of climate change

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will be contributing its expertise to a major new Government-funded research programme that will prepare the country for the impacts of climate change.


Better understanding of soil organisms will safeguard benefits to people

Researchers across Europe are collaborating on a new project to address the urgent need to protect soil biodiversity, for the wellbeing of humans and the environment. The new four-year research...


UK’s smallest seabird is breeding on Isle of May for first time

Scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have confirmed ​storm petrels are breeding on the Isle of May, Firth of Forth, for the first time.


Unlocking £1bn investment in restoration of saltmarshes

A new project led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is set to pave the way for £1 billion investment in restoring England’s degraded saltmarshes.