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


Lake science insights from 40 years of monitoring at Loch Leven in Scotland

A series of 10 scientific papers highlighting long-term water quality and ecology research carried out at Loch Leven in Scotland has been published...


Science highlights how cutting hedgerows less frequently can benefit wildlife

A study into the effectiveness of hedgerow management options in agri-environment schemes (AES), such as Environmental Stewardship in England (ES)...


Comparing emissions of greenhouse gases from perennial bioenergy and annual arable crops

Current UK government policy is to increase the land area given over to bioenergy crops. This policy should result in a decrease in emissions of one...


New monthly Hydrological summary published for November 2011 - another mild month

November was a remarkably mild month across most of the UK but synoptic patterns again conspired to produce a very substantial exaggeration in the...


New European initiative to coordinate water research and innovation

The unsustainable use of water is a major global, European and UK concern. Increased global population, increased water usage per person,...


Decades of decline for UK butterflies revealed in new report

Almost three-quarters of UK butterfly species have decreased in population during the last decade, a major scientific report reveals today. The...


Scientific meetings discuss global nitrogen cycle

Researchers are attending two scientific meetings hosted by the Royal Society this week to discuss issues relating to the global nitrogen cycle. The...


Latest survey of major lakes in the English Lake District

The Lakes Tour is a long-term survey of the water quality and ecology of the 20 major lakes in the English Lake District. The report on the latest...


Media Briefings Archive - 2011

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's Press Office often issues Media Briefings, which are short notes advising specialist journalists and...


Extending collaborative links - James Hutton Institute delegation visits CEH

CEH played host to a two-day visit by a Director-level delegation from the James Hutton Institute (JHI) on the 10 and 11 November. The purpose of the...