The fifth episode of our Counting the Earth podcast is now available! Join award-winning science journalist Sue Nelson and UKCEH’s Alice Hope as they continue to investigate the numbers behind nature.

In the latest episode, Sue and Alice dive into the factors affecting the ecological health of our rivers. Alice goes wading in the River Kennet with Anna Forbes from ARK (Action for the River Kennet) to explore river health monitoring first hand, encountering some fascinating river residents along the way.

Then Sue and Alice chat with Dr Mike Bowes and Dr Ellie Mackay of UKCEH about how both the state of our rivers and our approach to monitoring them is changing over time.  

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Producer: Rachael Buchanan

Counting the Earth is a Boffin Media production for the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology