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


Researchers given £1.8m to transform our understanding of soil carbon storage

A research project led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will transform our understanding of the potential of soil carbon storage to mitigate...


Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to biodiversity and ecosystems. The study has been led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.


Trees can help mitigate ammonia emissions from farming

A new online calculator and guidance has been developed by scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to help farmers and others to design woodlands to capture airborne ammonia and so reduce air pollution.


Field guide celebrates recording of ladybirds

The co-author of a new comprehensive, easy-to-use illustrated field guide to all 47 species of ladybirds in Britain and Ireland hopes it will...


Student chosen for ground-breaking AMR training scheme

Will Hutton, a researcher at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, has been selected to take part in the first national PhD training programme in antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


Dramatic change in seabirds' winter food source revealed

The availability of a key prey for seabirds has changed dramatically over the past three decades, particularly in winter, with possible consequences for their population numbers, a new study led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology on the Isle of May has found.


Innovative environmental research programme will be launched

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is inviting scientists and policy-makers to register for an engagement event to launch the programme UK-SCAPE (UK Status Change and Projections of the Environment)


INI commits to support a global goal to halve nitrogen waste by 2030

The International Nitrogen Initiative (INI), chaired by Professor Mark Sutton of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, announces its commitment to...


Citizen scientists map the rapid spread of harlequin ladybirds

A study led by Anglia Ruskin University and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has revealed the extent of the spread of the harlequin ladybird in the UK.


Pioneering CEH scientist named as an ‘Outstanding Woman of Scotland’

Professor Sarah Wanless, a Fellow of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), has been named as one of the 2018 Outstanding Women of Scotland by the Saltire Society. The ecologist studies marine ecosystems, particularly seabirds.