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


£2.3m grants for studies into impact of chemicals on UK ecosystems

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has been awarded grants worth £2.3m from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to investigate the...


New research may help farmers mitigate impact of ozone pollution on crops

A multinational study, led by the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, quantifies the negative impact of ozone pollution on crop yields and...


Soil microbes are fighting to survive climate change

The recent heatwave could be having a more negative effect on soil than previously thought, according to a study involving DNA analysis by the Centre...


New hub aims to harness the power of biomass

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) will be part of one of the UK’s new Supergen Energy Hubs, which will involve collaborations between researchers, industry and policy-makers. Funding is coming from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and other research councils.


June 2018 Hydrological Summary for the UK

June 2018 was a hot and dry month. For England and Wales, it was the only June in series from 1910 to rank among both the three hottest and three...


Impact of natural greenhouse emissions on Paris targets revealed

Global fossil fuel emissions would have to be reduced by as much as 20% more than previous estimates to achieve the Paris Agreement targets, because...


Monitoring scheme looks at why UK's honeypot has shrunk

An innovative monitoring scheme could provide a better understanding of the factors that impact on the size and health of honeybee populations, and...


CEH soil scientist wins international award

A soil scientist at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has won a prestigious international award. Dr David Robinson has been honoured by...


CEH joins £6m research into AMR in developing countries

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) will be involved in two £3m Medical Research Council-funded projects that aim to tackle antimicrobial...


£2m scheme will monitor South East Asia peatlands via satellite

A pioneering project involving the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is monitoring peatlands in South East Asia by satellite. The UK Space Agency...