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


Field guide celebrates recording of ladybirds

The co-author of a new comprehensive, easy-to-use illustrated field guide to all 47 species of ladybirds in Britain and Ireland hopes it will...


Student chosen for ground-breaking AMR training scheme

Will Hutton, a researcher at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, has been selected to take part in the first national PhD training programme in antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


Dramatic change in seabirds' winter food source revealed

The availability of a key prey for seabirds has changed dramatically over the past three decades, particularly in winter, with possible consequences for their population numbers, a new study led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology on the Isle of May has found.


Innovative environmental research programme will be launched

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is inviting scientists and policy-makers to register for an engagement event to launch the programme UK-SCAPE (UK Status Change and Projections of the Environment)


INI commits to support a global goal to halve nitrogen waste by 2030

The International Nitrogen Initiative (INI), chaired by Professor Mark Sutton of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, announces its commitment to...


Citizen scientists map the rapid spread of harlequin ladybirds

A study led by Anglia Ruskin University and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has revealed the extent of the spread of the harlequin ladybird in the UK.


Pioneering CEH scientist named as an ‘Outstanding Woman of Scotland’

Professor Sarah Wanless, a Fellow of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), has been named as one of the 2018 Outstanding Women of Scotland by the Saltire Society. The ecologist studies marine ecosystems, particularly seabirds.


Celebrating the UK’s world-leading climate science

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is taking part in Green GB Week by highlighting its contribution to climate science. It is the tenth anniversary of the passing of the Climate Change Act.


£27.8m programme will tackle environmental challenges

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has secured £27.8 million National Capability funding over five years for the UK-SCAPE programme. The money comes from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).


Planting scheme supports wildlife on verges of A-roads

Data from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has been used to support a Highways England planting scheme by the A30 and A38 in Devon and Cornwall. Trees, shrubs, heathland and grassland have been planted to improve connnectivity between habitats.