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Phosphorus reductions combined with shading by riparian trees could help rivers reach “good ecological status"

If the ecology of the River Thames is to reach the Water Framework Directive's "good ecological status”, then significant reductions in soluble...


New monthly Hydrological summary published for October 2011 - spatial variations in rainfall continue

October was an exceptionally mild month but the spatial distribution of the rainfall was again remarkable – triggering flooding in many western and...


Two new ozone pollution reports published

CEH scientists have made major contributions to two new reports on ozone pollution which are published today. One report looks at the impacts of...


Improved access to UK's river flow data

The UK’s National River Flow Archive has doubled the number of easily accessible river flow datasets available through its website. The changes take...


CEH's strength in ecology research highlighted in BIS report

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has been highlighted as a leading UK institute for ecological research in a report launched last week by...


New rainforest research published

A special issue of the scientific journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences was published this week, outlining...


New monthly Hydrological summary published for September 2011 shows continued spatial variations in rainfall

September saw a continuation of the marked spatial variation in rainfall across the UK which has been featured throughout 2011. The lowest monthly...


Researchers provide extensive analysis of the world's water cycle

Scientific findings to provide lasting legacy The final report of the Water and Global Change programme (WATCH), an extensive analysis of the world’s...


Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme becomes part of a new UK collaborative network

The CEH-run Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme has recently been instrumental in developing a new collaborative network that involves the various...


New PEER report looks at knowledge gaps in assessing ecosystem services and policies

A project set up by PEER, the Partnership for European Environmental Research, to examine some of the knowledge gaps that exist in assessing...