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


New projects to address decline of bees and other insect pollinators

Nine projects worth a total of up to £10M from the Insect Pollinators Initiative were announced today (22 June 2010). These projects will explore the...


Exceptionally dry January to May leads to low river and reservoir levels

For the UK as a whole, the provisional January-May rainfall total was the lowest since 1964. The dry weather is reflected in reservoir stocks –...


News in brief - June 2010

Consequences of being rich: wealth and population are key drivers of invasive species in Europe - 7 June 2010 A new study of biological invasions in...


Snake populations decline in tropical and temperate climates

Newly published data from the UK, France, Italy and Nigeria provides evidence that a number of snake species populations declined synchronously over...


CEH celebrates International Day of Biological Diversity

Pollination maintains biodiversity and supports other ecosystem services including soil protection, flood control and carbon sequestration. Ninety...


Windermere secrets revealed by 65 years of monitoring

Scientists and conservationists are meeting in Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria today (20 May) to celebrate 65 years of scientific research on one of...


UK Schools and the BBC join the Ladybird Survey

The BBC Breathing Places campaign has launched its “Spot some ladybirds” activity as part of its summer of action in the International Year of...


News in brief - May 2010

New book examines state of UK wildlife CEH scientists past and present are among the expert contributors to a new book, Silent Summer: The State of...


CEH response to Eyjafjallajökull volcanic ash fallout

As volcanic ash fallout is predicted to reach ground level following the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, scientists from the...


Celebrations at Oxford's woodland 'ecological laboratory'

Ecologists from the Centre of Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and other research institutions are gathering today (29th April 2010) at Wytham Woods to...