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The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology joins the Willis Research Network

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has joined the Willis Research Network (WRN), together with nine other leading scientific institutions...


Seabird ecologists and conservationists sign major data sharing agreement

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is among the 18 organisations today signing a major agreement that will see the sharing of valuable data...


Environment Centre Wales wins international commendation

The iconic Environment Centre Wales building in Bangor is rapidly building an international reputation as an exemplar building of sustainable design...


Mobile phones at the ready for Autumn ladybird invasion

As ladybirds crawl into our homes for the winter, scientists have called for more photos to be sent in to the UK Ladybird Survey to help track the...


Butterflies use more 'environmental space' in warmer areas

Butterflies basking in the relatively warm South of Britain are likely to be more liberal in their choice of where to live than their cousins in the...


UK’s biggest ever Countryside Survey: England results published

The results of the biggest and most comprehensive survey of England’s countryside and its natural resources are unveiled in a new report from the...


Major upgrade to industry standard flood estimation software

A major upgrade to the industry standard UK flood estimation software is launched this week. WINFAP-FEH version 3 incorporates recent scientific...


Drugs designed by nature could prevent heart attacks and blood clots

Scientists from CEH are among those tapping into nature’s medicine chest to develop a new drug from tick saliva that controls blood flow and prevents...


'Win-win' solution as ecological restoration benefits biodiversity and human well-being

Ecological restoration in areas of environmental degradation can help reverse global biodiversity losses, according to new findings published in the...


British woodlands suffering biodiversity loss

Research published today shows that 21st century British woodlands are less distinctive than those of the early 20th century. Native woodland plants...