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


Small Tortoiseshell decline highlighted in new study

The Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) has revealed that a number of British butterflies suffered a disappointing 2011 compared to 2010...


Butterfly expanding northwards with warming temperatures and changed diet

A new study involving scientists from the University of York, the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and Butterfly Conservation has shown...


Harnessing Emerging Technologies for Environmental Science: A 2020 Vision

An international conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London tomorrow (May 16 2012) will discuss how information technology can further...


Wet April greatly eases drought conditions - UK hydrological summary

The wettest April in the last 100 years, and the coldest since 1989, served to greatly moderate drought conditions in parts of the UK, with the focus...


Major international fisheries meeting takes place in Edinburgh

The 6th World Fisheries Congress (WFC), a major international meeting of scientists, non-governmental organisations, industry and policymakers, has...


Professor Rosie Hails appointed to Natural Capital Committee

Professor Rosie Hails of the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is one of five members appointed today to the independent Natural Capital...


Future Flows and Groundwater Levels: British projections for the 21st century

A new assessment of the impact of climate change on river flows and groundwater levels across England, Wales and Scotland has been published by the...


UK and South Korea forge new research collaboration to tackle flooding

Water scientists from South Korea and the UK have agreed to collaborate on developing new and improved methods for tackling flooding from intense...


Equivalence of greenhouse-gas emissions for peak temperature limits

A new scientific paper published this week in Nature Climate Chang e has outlined metrics to distinguish between the impact of long and short-lived...


Accelerating climate change exerts strong pressure on Europe's mountain flora

A new pan-European study published in the journal Science shows that mountain plants across the continent are moving to higher altitudes, but that...