Overcoming financial barriers for paludiculture adoption

A new project led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, funded by a £500,000 grant from Natural England, will identify cost-effective methods of applying biochar under paludiculture conditions.


Improving biodiversity along Europe’s railways

New guidelines for the management of Europe’s railway network to protect and enhance biodiversity have been published as part of a project involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.


Study reveals extent of humans' exploitation of vertebrates

New research shows that over one third of all vertebrate species on Earth are used by people and this is causing disproportionate impacts on ecosystems and the beneficial services that nature provides...


Providing a vision for ‘wet farming’ on peatlands

A new partnership involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will provide a blueprint for wet farming, or paludiculture, on UK peatlands.


Professor Mark Bailey awarded OBE

Professor Mark J. Bailey, outgoing Executive Director of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), has been awarded an OBE in the King’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of his contribution...


New chief executive joins UKCEH

We are delighted to welcome Dr Stuart Wainwright, our new Chief Executive, to the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology today (5 June 2023)


Chief Medical Officer for England visits UKCEH

UKCEH hosted a visit from Professor Sir Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, to our Wallingford site last week (31 May 2023). The visit was an opportunity to discuss human health impacts...


Tribute to Professor Nick Beresford

We are sad to report that Professor Nick Beresford, a pioneer in the field of radioecology, died on 1 May 2023 aged 58. Nick was particularly well known for the work he did in the Chornobyl Exclusion...


Highlighting the crucial role of insects at the Chelsea Flower Show

UKCEH’s AMI-trap features on the Royal Entomological Society (RES) garden at the 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week. The garden, designed by Tom Massey and supported by Project Giving Back, shows...


Sharp decline in Europe’s grassland butterflies

A new report on trends of grassland butterflies across Europe shows numbers declined by over a third in just a decade. The European Grassland Butterfly Indicator, led by the Butterfly Conservation...