21.08.20

Investigation into ecological impact of Chernobyl wildfires

A new project led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will investigate the impact of this year’s wildfires in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone on wildlife. The 2,600 km2 Ukrainian exclusion...

06.08.20

In memoriam: Professor Richard Shore 1962-2020

We are very sorry to report that Professor Richard Shore died suddenly on Tuesday 28 July, aged 57. He was a much-loved colleague, mentor and friend, who made a huge contribution to pollution and...

03.08.20

Reports fill gaps in evidence about risks from climate change

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) has made a major contribution to a series of new reports for the Government’s independent advisory body on climate change. The research commissioned by...

21.07.20

UKCEH develops customised E-Planner tool for dairy farmers

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) is enabling dairy farmers make science-based decisions on which agri-environment options to introduce on their land.Through a collaboration with Arla...

15.07.20

Invasive alien species may soon cause dramatic global biodiversity loss

An increase of 20 to 30 per cent in invasive non-native (alien) species would lead to dramatic future biodiversity loss worldwide. This is the conclusion of a study by an international team of...

14.07.20

New experiment tests link between nature and wellbeing

A citizen science project is investigating the relationship between nature and people’s wellbeing.‘Nature up close and personal: A wellbeing experiment’ is a collaboration between the UK Centre for...

18.06.20

UKCEH statement on Black Lives Matter

Statement by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology: We grieve the deaths of those who have lost their lives to racism and stand against racism in all its forms.We believe that we have a duty to...

12.06.20

New species extinction target proposed

The future global strategy for conserving biodiversity must include a prominent target to lower species extinction rates, similar to the 2-degree climate goal, say scientists.An estimated one million...

11.06.20

From severe flooding to drought conditions in a matter of weeks

Exceptionally low rainfall, soil moisture and river flows in May mean the UK may be on course for a significant drought this summer, just weeks after some record high flows and widespread flooding...

29.05.20

Study investigates data needed to improve UK’s resilience to floods and droughts

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is leading a new £500,000 study to scope the requirements for a national floods and droughts research infrastructure.This Natural Environment Research Council...