AI enables scientists to monitor impact of farming on biodiversity

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) is using automated wildlife sensors and artificial intelligence over the next four years to demonstrate the effectiveness of agri-environment and peatland...


Invertebrates continue to decline in intensively farmed landscapes

Terrestrial insects and other invertebrates have continued to decline in Great Britain over the past 30 years, particularly in intensively farmed areas, a new study by the UK Centre for Ecology &...


Trials will investigate if rock dust can combat climate crisis

Scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) are trialling an innovative approach to mitigating climate change and boosting crop yield in mid-Wales. Adding crushed rock dust to farmland...


World Water Quality Alliance calls for urgent action on world’s damaged lakes

Scientists are calling for a raft of urgent measures – including a dedicated Global Green Finance Fund – to help restore degraded freshwater lakes, at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York. The...


Loch Leven monitoring data now available through new online portal

An online portal to help local people, policy-makers and regulators understand the ecology of Loch Leven better has been created by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH).


Wildlife recording is good for people, as well as for science

Science is not the only beneficiary of nature-based ‘citizen science’ projects – taking part also boosts the wellbeing of participants and their connection to nature, according to research published...


More effective protected areas needed to halt biodiversity loss

Protected natural areas of the UK are struggling to halt declines in insects and spiders that have occurred over the past 30 years, according to a study led by researchers from the UK Centre for...


Dr Stuart Wainwright appointed as new Chief Executive of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Dr Stuart Wainwright OBE, Director of the Government Office for Science, has been appointed Chief Executive of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and will take up leadership of the...


Less intensively managed grasslands have higher plant diversity and better soil health, research shows

Researchers have shown - for the first time - that less intensively managed British grazed grasslands have on average 50% more plant species and better soil health than intensively managed grassland...


Half of replanted tropical trees don’t survive, new study finds

On average, about half of trees planted in tropical and sub-tropical forest restoration efforts do not survive more than five years, but there is enormous variation in outcomes, new research has found...