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02.09.20

Key principles developed for assessing environmental risks of nanomaterials

Ten key principles for assessing environmental risks of nanomaterials have been developed by a team of experts led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Their paper has been published in Nature Nanotechnology.

28.08.20

UKCEH scientists honoured by British Ecological Society

Professor Helen Roy and Dr David Odee, scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, have received awards from the British Ecological Society.

25.08.20

Citizen science event monitors impact of climate change on moths

People are urged to take part in Moth Night, which runs from 27-29 August 2020. The annual event is organised by Atropos, Butterfly Conservation and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

21.08.20

Investigation into ecological impact of Chernobyl wildfires

A new project led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will investigate the impact of this year’s wildfires in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone on wildlife. Chernobyl – a Radioactive Ecosystem on Fire (CHAR), is being funded by an Urgency Grant from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

06.08.20

In memoriam: Professor Richard Shore 1962-2020

We are very sorry to report that Professor Richard Shore, Science Area Head for Pollution at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, died suddenly on Tuesday 28 July, aged 57.

03.08.20

Reports fill gaps in evidence about risks from climate change

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) has made a major contribution to a series of new reports for the Committee on Climate Change, which aim to address gaps in knowledge about the potential risks posed by global warming to humans and the environment.

21.07.20

UKCEH develops customised E-Planner tool for dairy farmers

Through a collaboration with Arla Foods, the UK’s leading dairy co-operative, farmers are trialling a customised version of UKCEH’s recently launched Environmental Planner (E-Planner) tool.

15.07.20

Invasive alien species may soon cause dramatic global biodiversity loss

An increase of 20 to 30 percent of invasive non-native (alien) species would lead to dramatic future biodiversity loss worldwide, according to a study led by theUniversity of Vienna and also involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

14.07.20

New experiment tests link between nature and wellbeing

Thousands of volunteers from across the UK are needed to take part in a citizen science project exploring the relationship between nature and people’s wellbeing. It is being led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), the University of Derby and the British Science Association (BSA).

18.06.20

UKCEH statement on Black Lives Matter

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will review its structures, partnerships and practices to see if they are appropriate for tackling racism.

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