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Conference showcases latest international drought research

A conference will highlight the latest international research to support improved drought preparation and management. People working in the water...


UK’s first Earth System Model launched

UK’s first Earth System Model, UKESM1, which will help predict future climate change.


Research shines light on the hidden world beneath our feet

Farm soils in Wales have a richer variety and number of microbial species than other land types, according to a study led by Centre for Ecology & Hydrology PhD student Paul George.


It's time to fix the broken nitrogen cycle, says UN Environment

Nitrogen pollution is identified as one of the five most significant emerging issues on the environment in the latest Frontiers report from UN...


Multinational nitrogen research hub holds first meeting The first meeting of the South Asian Nitrogen Hub, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, has been held in Nepal. It involves around 50 research institutes, universities and government agencies from the UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives.


First national maps of pesticide and fertiliser use

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has produced new products estimating the amount of pesticides and fertilisers used in each 1km square in England annually - CEH Land Cover® plus Pesticides and CEH Land Cover® plus Fertilisers.


‘Big data’ can support better management of global natural assets

Scientists at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have contributed to a new paper outlining a new approach for using environmental ‘big data’ to understand where different approaches to managing our Natural Capital are most effective.


Butterfly monitoring project will enable improvements to Europe’s environment

A new pilot project involving the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will monitor population trends of butterflies to assess the health of the environment and to inform EU biodiversity and agricultural policies.


Milestone met on CEH's journey towards independence

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has met a major milestone in its journey towards independence.


New projects will help reduce devastating impact of extreme weather

Funding has been awarded for three-year projects, involving the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, that will improve risk assessments and enable better infrastructure planning in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) have set up the programmes with partners in SE Asia thanks to financial support from the Newton Fund.