Climate 'tipping points' need not be irreversible, say scientists

The disastrous consequences of climate ‘tipping points’ could be averted if global warming is reversed quickly enough, new research suggests.Tipping points are the thresholds at which rising...


Weather forecasts could provide early warning of meningitis outbreaks

Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa, in order to give health agencies more time to activate emergency...


Concern for many butterfly species despite ‘good year’ for populations

The UK’s butterflies had a ‘good’ year in 2020 but populations of many species remain in long-term decline, according to the latest annual results. Trends based on records collected by volunteers have...


UKRI Official Development Assistance funding reduction

The UK is facing severe financial pressures because of COVID-19 and its impact on the economy. As a result, the UK government has decided to reduce the funds available for Official Development...


UKCEH Annual Review 2020

We are pleased to share our Annual Review 2020, which celebrates some of the important work that has happened at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) during our first year as an independent...


Increase in Amazon wildfires linked to human activity, not weather

A new study led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and the Met Office shows there was less than a 10 per cent chance that large-scale fires seen in the Amazon in 2019 were caused by...


Britain’s larger moths decline by a third over 50 years

Populations of Britain’s larger moths have declined by a third over the past 50 years, according to a new report.The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021 has been compiled by Butterfly Conservation in...


Threatened seabirds have better survival chance if they migrate for winter

Extreme storms on the east coast of Scotland are hitting the survival chances of threatened seabirds who do not migrate for the winter, according to research by the University of Aberdeen and the UK...


New appointments of directors at UKCEH

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) has announced four new appointments which will play a key role in helping the research institute develop as an independent organisation.


Three-quarters of UKCEH outputs ranked as world leading or internationally excellent

An independent evaluation of six research centres owned or supported by UKRI-NERC has provided an objective assessment of the research excellence, impact, and the research environment of each centre...