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


Global demand for edible insects prompts new research programme

The Insect Doctors training programme, involving several European institutions including the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, will train 15 PhD students to monitor, prevent and control a variety of diseases.


Non-native plants provide habitats for variety of British insects

Non-native plants are providing new habitats for British insects affected by human-driven environmental changes, a study by the University of York, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), and the Royal Horticultural Society has found. It has been published in Global Change Biology.


UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology has become independent

As of 1 December 2019, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is now an now an independent research institute. It is autonomous from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), launching as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with charitable status.


Artificial Intelligence will transform research into climate change

A study led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has highlighted that Machine learning and artificial intelligence can aid climate change research and preparedness.


New trustees appointed for independent UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

We are pleased to announce that our new Board of Trustee Directors is now fully appointed and will govern the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology...


Three Centre for Ecology & Hydrology scientists make Highly Cited Researchers 2019

At the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology we’re proud to announce that three of our scientists have been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to...


Greater R&I would protect businesses and our natural world

A set of four new reports identifies the range of research and innovation (R&I) needs of key UK business sectors, to enable them to measure and...


High microplastic levels in soil can halve worm fertility

Microplastics in soil may not affect worms’ survival, but at high concentrations they can reduce fertility by up to 50 percent, new research by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology shows.


We must wake up to devastating impact of nitrogen, say scientists

More than 190 top international scientists, led by Professor Mark Sutton of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), are calling on the world to take urgent action on nitrogen pollution. They have written an open letter to António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations,


Urbanisation costs Edinburgh over 11 hectares of green land each year

Edinburgh is losing the equivalent of around 15 football pitches of green land each year due to urbanisation, according to a new report by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Much of this is due to private garden areas being paved over or built on