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The latest science and stories from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology


New members appointed to NERC’s Science Committee

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has appointed four new members to its Science Committee. They are: Professors Stefan Reis of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology; Professor Nicola Beaumont of Plymouth Marine Laboratory; Professor Jane Hill of the University of York; and Professor Daniel Parsons of the University of Hull.


Upgrading world-class research infrastructure to address environmental challenges

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology wil receive £3 million for new field monitoring equipment and laboratory facilities from the UK Research and Innovation, which comes from the UK Government’s World Class Labs funding scheme.


UN mobilises action to tackle $200bn per year waste and pollution caused by global nitrogen losses

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has issued new guidance that will give governments and farmers the evidence they need to reduce nitrogen losses. Work on the new document has been led by Professor Mark Sutton at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.


Investigating the links between human activities and global insect declines

A new £2.2 million project led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology could enable more reliable assessments of how human activities cause global insect declines.


New online community hub to inspire action to protect our soils

A new online community hub - – has been set up to inspire people to take action to protect our soils. It has been founded by a partnership including the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.


New citizen science app will support regeneration of UK’s sand dunes

The Dynamic Dunescapes app developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will enable citizen scientists to monitor the impacts of climate change and invasive species on sand dunes, as well as the success of restoration measures


UKCEH scientists are among world’s most influential researchers

Four scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) have been named on the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list.


Scientists investigate greenhouse gas emissions from degraded peatlands

Peatlands across eastern England will be monitored for carbon emissions as part of a three-year project led by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, with funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strate


Funding boost for training of environmental scientists

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is one of the institutes that will be involved in a new ecotoxicology PhD programme.


Biodiversity indicators measure how UK species are faring

Analyses of species trends by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) have significantly contributed to the UK Biodiversity Indicators 2020.