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The latest science and stories from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Easy-to-use app provides boost for European butterfly enthusiasts
A new Europe-wide, multilingual mobile phone app has been developed by partners in the European Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, including the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
New atlas shows changing distribution of Britain’s mammals
The Mammal Society and contributors including the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have produced the Atlas of the Mammals of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which shows how the distribution of mammals has changed over the past 30 years.
UKCEH statement on COVID-19 business continuity
In light of the measures recently put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has now closed its sites in Bangor, Edinburgh, Lancaster and Wallingford.
Track latest hydrological situation across the UK via our new portal
A unique, interactive web portal developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) brings together a wealth of information on the latest hydrological situation across the UK.
UK butterflies enjoy best year for two decades
The summer of 2019 provided a welcome boost to butterfly populations, according to the latest annual results produced by the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme.
Expert analysis of record-breaking February floods
The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has produced a preliminary analysis of the February 2020 floods.
UK freshwater insects are recovering while spiders are declining
Many insects, mosses and lichens in the UK are bucking the trend of biodiversity loss, according to a comprehensive analysis of more than 5,000 species between 1970 to 2015 by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), University College London (UCL) and RSPB.
Protecting UK’s conservation sites from nitrogen pollution
Research led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is exploring options for protecting habitats and species that are vulnerable to increases in atmospheric nitrogen pollution. The project is for the JNCC and is funded by Defra.
Analysis outlines new approach for assessment of chemical risks
A review paper in the journal Science says computer modelling and long-term ecological monitoring will be essential to assess the environmental risks of the rapidly growing number of chemicals across the world, It has been led by Professor Andrew Johnson of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH),
Study suggests civil action is increasing public awareness of climate change
An anaylsis by international climate change biologists has found global civil action movements are increasing public awareness of climate change. The editorial, led by Dr Stephen Thackeray (UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), has been published in Global Change Biology.