New initiative promotes public appreciation of soils
The first UK Soils Awareness Week to increase understanding and appreciation of soils, and the challenges they face, is under way. It is organised by uksoils.org, a not-for-profit community hub led by...
New collaborative project to reduce environmental impact of pharmaceutical products
The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) is participating in a new four-year European project that will contribute to the sustainable development of pharmaceuticals, by using and promoting...
Investment will transform UK research into pollutants
The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has secured funding for state-of-the-art laboratory equipment that will transform our understanding of chemical pollutants as well as natural and manmade...
Dynamic project will safeguard seabirds alongside offshore wind farms
New research led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will investigate the impacts of wind farms on seabirds, and produce solutions to protect and increase populations. The project...
UKCEH publishes latest Land Cover Map
The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has produced its Land Cover Map 2021, the ninth in the time series, which depicts broad habitats including grasslands, arable, water, woodlands, urban and suburbs...
Cyanobacterial blooms on Windermere
There has been a lot of interest from the the public and media regarding recent algal blooms and water quality on Windermere. In a joint statement, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster...
Report facilitates move toward inclusion of coastal wetlands in UK emissions inventory
Scientists from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) have produced a new report for the UK Government, setting out what additional data and information would need to be collected in order to...
Trials of biomass crops will support UK’s progress towards Net Zero
The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is leading new UK-wide trials of crops and trees which can be used to produce sustainable energy from plant material. Bioenergy will support the country’s...
Professor Mark J. Bailey to retire as Executive Director in 2023
Professor Mark J. Bailey will retire as Executive Director of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) in spring 2023 after more than a decade in the role.
Major research project will support UK farmers’ transition to net zero
UKCEH is leading a five-year research programme to support the UK's transition towards home-grown food production that is sustainable, carbon neutral and has a positive effect on nature