20.12.19

Global demand for edible insects prompts new research programme

A new European training programme involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has been launched in response to the increasing commercial production of insects for human food and animal feed.Global...

16.12.19

Non-native plants provide habitats for variety of British insects

Non-native plants are providing new habitats for British insects affected by human-driven environmental changes, a new study has found.Habitat loss and increased use of pesticides has meant insects in...

02.12.19

UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology has become independent

We are pleased to announce that, as of 1 December 2019, we are now an independent research institute. Following final approval in September, we have become autonomous from UK Research and Innovation...

26.11.19

Artificial Intelligence will transform research into climate change

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will significantly improve our understanding of climate change and enable better preparations for its impacts, according to a new study.With an unprecedented amount of...

25.11.19

New trustees appointed for independent UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

We are pleased to announce that our new Board of Trustee Directors is now fully appointed and will govern the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology once it becomes an independent research institute on 1...

20.11.19

Three Centre for Ecology & Hydrology scientists make Highly Cited Researchers 2019

At the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology we’re proud to announce that three of our scientists have been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of...

23.10.19

Greater R&I would protect businesses and our natural world

A set of four new reports identifies the range of research and innovation (R&I) needs of key UK business sectors, to enable them to measure and value natural assets.The reports cover three business...

23.10.19

High microplastic levels in soil can halve worm fertility

Microplastics in soil may not affect worms’ survival, but at high concentrations they can reduce fertility by up to 50 percent, new research shows.Scientists from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology...

23.10.19

We must wake up to devastating impact of nitrogen, say scientists

More than 190 top international scientists, led by Professor Mark Sutton of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), are calling on the world to take urgent action on nitrogen pollution.The...

14.10.19

Urbanisation costs Edinburgh over 11 hectares of green land each year

Edinburgh is losing the equivalent of around 15 football pitches of green land each year, much of which is due to private garden areas being paved over or built on, according to a new report.At the...