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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...


CEH Multimedia and Podcast Links 2009

CEH scientists are featured in the following podcasts and videos: Alien invaders - Planet Earth online - 19 Oct 2009 Two of CEH's invasive species...


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...


Changes in the Welsh countryside over the last 30 years: Results published

The results of the most comprehensive survey of the Welsh countryside and its natural resources are published today in a report by the Countryside...


First biological recording mobile phone portal launched

From today ladybird recorders will be able to send in records via their mobile phones as part of a new partnership between the Centre for Ecology...


Crickets and grasshoppers march to the tune of climate change

The rapid spread of some species of grasshoppers and crickets through Britain is proving a valuable indicator of climate change, research from the...


Invasive harlequin ladybird could threaten 'over 1000' native species

Scientists presenting at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition in London have today (30 June) warned that the invasive harlequin ladybird is likely to...


Results of biggest ever Scottish countryside survey published

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