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


Study will support species and environment at key international wetland site

A study led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will investigate the drivers of ecological change at an internationally important wetland site Akrotiri Salt Lake


CEH leads £20m research to tackle nitrogen pollution

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will lead a major international research programme to tackle the challenge that nitrogen pollution poses for...


Webinars will provide guide to Natural Capital approach

Free webinars will inform businesses, landowners, NGOs, policymakers and researchers about valuing natural assets. The presentations follow the...


Researchers given £1.8m to transform our understanding of soil carbon storage

A research project led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will transform our understanding of the potential of soil carbon storage to mitigate...


Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to biodiversity and ecosystems. The study has been led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.


Trees can help mitigate ammonia emissions from farming

A new online calculator and guidance has been developed by scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to help farmers and others to design woodlands to capture airborne ammonia and so reduce air pollution.


Field guide celebrates recording of ladybirds

The co-author of a new comprehensive, easy-to-use illustrated field guide to all 47 species of ladybirds in Britain and Ireland hopes it will...


Student chosen for ground-breaking AMR training scheme

Will Hutton, a researcher at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, has been selected to take part in the first national PhD training programme in antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


Dramatic change in seabirds' winter food source revealed

The availability of a key prey for seabirds has changed dramatically over the past three decades, particularly in winter, with possible consequences for their population numbers, a new study led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology on the Isle of May has found.


Innovative environmental research programme will be launched

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is inviting scientists and policy-makers to register for an engagement event to launch the programme UK-SCAPE (UK Status Change and Projections of the Environment)