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


Science panel of International Convention on Wetlands meets at CEH

This week 25 representatives from the Science and Technical Review Panel (STRP) of the International Convention on Wetlands will meet at CEH's...


European Radioecology Alliance: An initiative to integrate radioecological research in Europe

At the International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity which took place this week in Hamilton, Canada (19-24 June 2011),...


Spotted! New atlas reveals trends in British ladybird species

The first atlas of Britain and Ireland’s ladybirds is published today. The atlas is the result of a six-year research project by the UK Ladybird...


Study of iconic Chillingham cattle shows that climate change is altering their breeding schedule

A new study of Northumberland's iconic Chillingham cattle has provided scientists with evidence of how climate change is affecting phenology - the...


New study of storm generation could improve rainfall prediction in West Africa

A new study of how storms are generated could improve rainfall prediction in dry regions of Africa, where drought and short growing seasons are...


New monthly Hydrological summary published, for May 2011 – Remarkable contrasts across the UK

Remarkable rainfall patterns across the UK in May produced a decrease in the spatial extent of drought conditions in England and Wales but an...


CEH welcomes the publication of the first National Ecosystem Assessment

CEH Director, Professor Mark Bailey, welcomed the publication today of the first National Ecosystem Assessment for the UK. He said, “The publication...


Major study reveals the hidden value of UK nature

The most comprehensive valuation of Britain's natural environment and resources has been shown for the first time, after groundbreaking research by...


CEH staff attend Data Fair organised by the Lighthill Risk Network

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the British Geological Survey are representing NERC at a Data Fair organised by the Lighthill Risk Network...


Green Week conference takes place in Brussels this week

The 11th edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, takes place in Brussels and around Europe between 24-27...