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The latest science and stories from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
New species extinction target proposed
Professor Paula Harrison of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is co-author of a new paper in the journal Science, which suggests a clear goal to reduce extinctions to more natural rates.
From severe flooding to drought conditions in a matter of weeks
Exceptionally low rainfall, soil moisture and river flows in May mean the UK may be on course for a significant drought this summer, just weeks after some record high flows and widespread flooding, according to experts at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
Study investigates data needed to improve UK’s resilience to floods and droughts
The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is leading a new 15-month study to scope the requirements for a national NERC floods and droughts research infrastructure.
UKCEH statement on COVID-19 business continuity
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology statement on COVID-19 business continuity - 22 May 2020
Long-term monitoring sites are key to assessing impacts of COVID-19
The European Long-Term Ecosystem Research (eLTER) sites - some of which are operated by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology - will play a crucial role in assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on the essential benefits that the natural world brings to humans.