17.03.20

Expert analysis of record-breaking February floods

The devastating flooding across the UK in February 2020 was remarkable in terms of the combination of duration, scale and severity, according to a preliminary analysis by the UK Centre for Ecology &...

18.02.20

UK freshwater insects are recovering while spiders are declining

Many insects, mosses and lichens in the UK are bucking the trend of biodiversity loss, according to a comprehensive analysis of more than 5,000 species over four decades.The study, by the UK Centre...

11.02.20

Protecting UK’s conservation sites from nitrogen pollution

Research led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is exploring options for protecting habitats and species that are vulnerable to increases in atmospheric nitrogen pollution.The Nitrogen Futures...

24.01.20

Analysis outlines new approach for assessment of chemical risks

Computer modelling and long-term ecological monitoring will be essential to assess the environmental risks of the rapidly growing number of chemicals across the world, according to a new review paper...

23.01.20

Study suggests civil action is increasing public awareness of climate change

Global civil action movements are increasing public awareness of climate change, according to a new study.A group of international climate change biologists, led by Dr Stephen Thackeray (UK Centre for...

22.01.20

Impacts of climate change on UK coasts and seas are highlighted

The varied and far-reaching current and expected future impacts of climate change on the UK’s marine environment are highlighted in a new scientific review.The Marine Climate Change Impacts...

13.01.20

Study predicts non-native invasions in Antarctica

A new study identifies the most damaging invasive non-native species likely to arrive in the Antarctic Peninsula region over the next decade. The work by an international research team, led by the UK...

10.01.20

Helen Mirren adds voice to campaign against devastating plant disease

A new animation narrated by Dame Helen Mirren warns of the devastation caused by the plant disease Xylella fastidiosa, which has wiped out millions of olive trees in southern Europe and put thousands...

20.12.19

Global demand for edible insects prompts new research programme

A new European training programme involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has been launched in response to the increasing commercial production of insects for human food and animal feed.Global...

16.12.19

Non-native plants provide habitats for variety of British insects

Non-native plants are providing new habitats for British insects affected by human-driven environmental changes, a new study has found.Habitat loss and increased use of pesticides has meant insects in...