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17.03.20

Expert analysis of record-breaking February floods

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has produced a preliminary analysis of the February 2020 floods.

18.02.20

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.

11.02.20

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.

24.01.20

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),

23.01.20

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.

22.01.20

Impacts of climate change on UK coasts and seas are highlighted

Impacts of climate change on UK coasts and seas are highlighted in the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) Report Card 2020. The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has contributed to the coastal habitats section.

13.01.20

Study predicts non-native invasions in Antarctica

A new study involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and identifies the most damaging invasive non-native species likely to arrive in the Antarctic Peninsula region over the next decade.

10.01.20

Helen Mirren adds voice to campaign against devastating plant disease

A new animation narrated by Dame Helen Mirren warns of the devastation caused by the plant disease Xylella fastidiosa, which has wiped out millions of olive trees. The film has been launched by BRIGIT, a consortium of 12 research organisations including the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

20.12.19

Global demand for edible insects prompts new research programme

The Insect Doctors training programme, involving several European institutions including the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, will train 15 PhD students to monitor, prevent and control a variety of diseases.

16.12.19

Non-native plants provide habitats for variety of British insects

Non-native plants are providing new habitats for British insects affected by human-driven environmental changes, a study by the University of York, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), and the Royal Horticultural Society has found. It has been published in Global Change Biology.

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