As each calendar year draws to a close, we like to take a look back at the research undertaken by CEH scientists over the last twelve months.Weighing puffins on the Isle of May. Photo: Mark Newell.

During 2013 this website has covered over 70 news stories from across CEH’s science activity. You can see a list of our top 10 most viewed news stories on our news blog. It's an eclectic mix ranging from a first bumblebees’ eye view of the landscape, the reappearance of a very rare fish, pressures combining to threaten the world’s pollinating insects, tropical forests and global warming, nutrients and food security, puffin counts, and a ladybird recording app.

Our staff and students also contributed to dozens of other projects in the last 12 months. Here are a few highlights:

In other news:

Throughout the year our scientists were lead or co-authors on around 400 peer-reviewed papers. These covered a wide range of science areas. Highlights included:

You can follow @CEHPaperAlerts on Twitter for the latest information on new peer-reviewed papers. We also publish an irregular series of paperblogs providing roundups of recently published studies involving CEH scientists.

You can follow the latest developments in CEH research via Twitter and our RSS news feed.


Happy Christmas to all our readers and best wishes for 2014.