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


Moth virus research could lead the way to better pest control

Scientists are to investigate how lethal viruses attack differently sized populations of moths in research that may open the door to new methods of...


New web portal provides improved access to NERC soils data

A new web portal offering access to soils data collected by NERC has been officially launched. The NERC Soil Portal is a collaborative effort between...


New publication: The 1975-76 Drought - a contemporary and retrospective review

The 1975-76 drought was considered at the time the most severe yet experienced across much of the UK. Unusually, given its extreme intensity and...


8th International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology

The 8th International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology (WRaH 2011) took place last week in Exeter. More than 140 presentations were made over...


Free workshop for Biological Records Centre volunteer schemes and societies

The Biological Records Centre, based within the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, has arranged a one day workshop on Saturday 7 May 2011 to provide...


Distribution of British soil bacteria mapped for the first time

Britain’s soil bacteria have been mapped for the first time in the most comprehensive study of a country’s soil biodiversity to date. The results are...


Nitrogen and Global Change - major science conference in Edinburgh - closing statement issued

A major international science event took place in Edinburgh this week, bringing together scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss...


The Edinburgh Declaration on Reactive Nitrogen - Closing statement from the Nitrogen & Global Change conference

This week over 350 scientists, policymakers, industry and NGO representatives gathered in Edinburgh, Scotland at the ‘Nitrogen and Global Change’...


New monthly Hydrological summary published for March 2011 - stocks in many reservoirs fall appreciably

Within the UK, March 2011 was provisionally the driest since 1961 for England & Wales, with very meagre rainfall totals in many central, southern...


Europe's wildlife under threat from nitrogen

An international study published today warns that nitrogen pollution, resulting from industry and agriculture, is putting Europe's wildlife at risk...