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


Open Farm Sunday visitors become citizen scientists

More than 16,000 insects were recorded at this year's Open Farm Sunday, turning visitors to this popular annual farm event into an army of citizen...


Appliance of ecological science to human diseases

Studying bacteria that cause human diseases as if they were ecological communities could help improve the way doctors treat diseases such as cystic...


CEH science at 2012 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting

A large number of scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) are presenting at this week's British Ecological Society Annual...


Rainfall and runoff levels high - November 2012 Hydrological summary published

During November the remarkable hydrological transformation since the severe drought conditions of the early spring was reinforced across much of the...


New method developed to study parasite numbers in wild seabirds

Scientists have developed a new method for studying parasite numbers in the stomachs of individual seabirds in the wild. The technique enables the...


Integrating science and policy to address the impacts of air pollution

An article in this week’s Science magazine by Dr Stefan Reis of the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and colleagues from six countries...


Major review of citizen science leads to new practical guide

A new practical guide on how to develop, implement and evaluate citizen science projects to monitor the UK’s environment is published today. The...


Catchment connectivity key component in high CO2 emissions from lakes

A new scientific study shows that biologically productive lakes have higher than average concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and consequently...


Water resources outlook healthy - October 2012 UK Hydrological Summary

October was dull, cool and unsettled for most of the UK, and notably wet in some areas, continuing a pattern prevalent across much of the country...


UK butterfly populations threatened by extreme drought and landscape fragmentation

A new study has found that the sensitivity and recovery of UK butterfly populations to extreme drought is affected by the overall area and degree of...