24.01.19

Press releases 2019

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology press releases - 2019Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to become independent on 1 December - November 2019Greater R&I would protect businesses and our natural world -...

22.01.19

£20 million to tackle nitrogen pollution

The UK Government today (January 22) announces its commitment to fund a major international research programme to tackle the challenge that nitrogen pollution poses for the environment, food security...

13.12.18

Scientists awarded £1.8m to transform our understanding of soil carbon storage and loss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - DECEMBER 13 2018Scientists are to take part in a research project to transform our understanding of the potential of soil carbon storage to mitigate climate change.The project...

13.12.18

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 in the region.From an...

10.12.18

Trees can help mitigate ammonia emissions from farming

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

20.11.18

Dramatic change in seabirds’ winter food source

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 has found...

18.09.18

Surviving plants and insects are tougher than we think

Insect pollinators that have survived the impacts of agricultural intensification may have a greater ability to resist future environmental changes than previously thought, a new study has found...

12.09.18

New reports will enable UK to make the most of its natural assets

Four new reports on Natural Capital published today will enable governments and businesses to take an evidence-based approach to valuing the UK’s natural assets. Natural Capital refers to the assets...

06.08.18

New research could help farmers mitigate impact of ozone pollution on crop yields

A multinational study, led by the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, quantifies the negative impact of ozone pollution on crop yields and identifies practical short- and medium-term action that...

09.07.18

Study reveals what natural greenhouse emissions from wetlands and permafrosts mean for Paris Agreement targets

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 of natural greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands...