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


Insight into how puffins catch food outside breeding season

A study by the University of Liverpool and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has gained new insight into feeding habits of puffins, guillemots and razorbills outside the breeding season.


Investing in nature could boost UK economy

A new report , which explores land use options post-Brexit, suggests that increasing the area of semi-natural habitats could increase economic growth...


Significant UK air quality improvements over past 40 years cut death rates

Policies to improve air quality in the UK over the past 40 years have led to significant reductions in pollution and associated mortality rates, a...


Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform visits Auchencorth Moss

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, visited Auchencorth Moss atmospheric...


Human activity means UK peatlands contribute to climate change

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and James Hutton Institute have led a study that estimates greenhouse gas emissions from peatland areas in the UK


High-tech study shines light on varied diet of honeybees

Results from the first year of the National Honey Monitoring Scheme has revealed the DNA of pollen of more than 1,000 different plant species. Beekeepers supply honey samples for DNA testing by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.


Multinational project supports pollinators in Latin America

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is working with researchers in Latin America on project to support insect pollinators in the region. The project is receiving funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).


Invasive alien species threaten biodiversity and health in Mediterranean

Priority lists for invasive alien species of potential concern to biodiversity, ecosystems and human health in Cyprus have been drawn up in a study led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. The study, funded by the UK government's Darwin Plus initiative, has appeared in Biological Invasions.


‘Rewilding must enable ecosystems to become self-sustaining’

Better planning and implementation of ‘rewilding’ projects would benefit ecosystems and humans, according to researchers from European institutions, including the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Their paper has appeared in the journal Science.


New UK isotope research service is created

A new isotope research network involving the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will provide a world-leading ‘one stop shop’ service for UK...