25.08.20

Citizen science event monitors impact of climate change on moths

The recent record-breaking warm weather has provided ideal conditions for both native moths and rare visitors from continental Europe to thrive.And this year’s Moth Night, which runs from 27-29 August...

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...