Press Release Archive - 2006

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's Press Office often issues Press Releases to journalists from a wide range of media outlets, announcing findings from new research or giving details of significant...


City life key to harlequin ladybird invasion

Press release 2014/08 - Issued by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK -***Strictly embargoed until 0001 BST London time on Monday 13th October 2014***A new paper published in the Journal of...


Super-charged tropical trees: Borneo’s productive trees vitally important for global carbon cycling

A team of scientists has found that the woody growth of forests in north Borneo is half as great again as in the most productive forests of north-west Amazonia, an average difference of 3.2 tons of...


Nitrogen pollution, climate and land use: why what we eat matters

***Strictly embargoed until 0001 BST London time on Friday 25 April 2014***Press release 2014/02 - Issued by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK A new report quantifies for the first time how much...


The Moth versus the Crowd - Tracking an alien invader of conker trees using people power

***Strictly embargoed until 2200 GMT London time / 1700 US Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday 22 January 2014***Press release 2014/01 - Issued by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK An army of...


Shifting patterns of temperature volatility in the climate system

Press release 2013/7 - Issued by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK In recent decades there has been increased variability in yearly temperature records for large parts of Europe and North America...


Half of Tamiflu prescriptions went unused during 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic, sewage study concludes

A new study concludes that approximately half of the prescriptions of Tamiflu during the 2009-10 influenza pandemic went unused in England.


Smarter use of nutrients will help clean up the planet, say scientists

A new report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlights how humans have massively altered the natural flows of nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients.


UK butterfly populations threatened by extreme drought and landscape fragmentation

A new study has found that the sensitivity and recovery of UK butterfly populations to extreme drought is affected by the overall area and degree of fragmentation of key habitat types in the landscape...


Spotted! New atlas reveals trends in British ladybird species

The first atlas of Britain and Ireland’s ladybirds is published today. The atlas is the result of a six year research project by the UK Ladybird Survey, building on data collected over the last two...