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


Professor Helen Jarvie wins Fulbright fellowship to carry out water quality research in the USA

Professor Helen Jarvie, an environmental chemist at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, is spending twelve months based at the University of...


Wildlife responds increasingly rapidly to climate change

New research by UK based scientists shows that species have responded to climate change up to three times faster than previously appreciated. The...


Increased tropical forest growth could release carbon from the soil

A new study shows that as climate change enhances tree growth in tropical forests, the resulting increase in litterfall could stimulate soil micro-...


New monthly Hydrological summary published for July 2011 - Rainfall appreciably above average in many regions

Rainfall totals for the UK were appreciably above average during the month of July. All regions reported at least 90% of the 1971-2000 average and...


A spot of summer fun: make your mark on ladybird maps

Scientists are asking families for help this month by counting and photographing ladybirds they find in their gardens, parks and fields. The...


CEH Information Gateway links up with the National Biodiversity Network

The CEH Information Gateway (CIG) is a web portal that provides researchers and the wider public with quick, easy and direct access to a diverse...


RSPB joins the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has recently become one of the funding stakeholders of the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (...


Welcome rainfall for most drought-affected areas of England, new UK Hydrological Summary for June 2011 shows

Following three months dominated by anticyclonic conditions, a return to frontal weather patterns brought welcome rainfall to most drought-affected...


New UK Land Cover Map launched this week

The UK’s new Land Cover Map is published today (Wednesday 6 July), providing a continuous coverage of habitat distributions across the countryside at...


New UK Land Cover Map to be launched on 6 July

A new Land Cover Map for the UK will be made available on Wednesday 6 July 2011. ( Read the news story here ) Land Cover Map 2007 (LCM2007) is the...