Climate change is testing resilience of UK wheat yields

Wheat yields in the UK have largely been resilient to varying weather over the past 30 years but the future security of our most widely grown food crop is uncertain due to climate change, says a new...


Beware of aliens! Take action to tackle rise of invasive species

A new Europe-wide awareness campaign is calling on everyone to prevent the spread of invasive alien species. A series of materials including posters, animations and social media graphics, to get the...


New report highlights opportunities for conservation of ladybirds globally 

A report into the global status of ladybirds reveals the threats they face and lays out a roadmap for conservation. The research was compiled by international experts from institutes including the UK...


Agri-environment measures boost wildlife populations in long-term farm study

Agri-environment schemes can significantly increase local bird and butterfly populations without damaging food production, a long-term research project by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has...


Major tech investment will transform UK’s resilience to floods and droughts

A UK-wide network of state-of-the-art hydrological measuring equipment and digital technology is set to transform this country’s research into floods and droughts


​​​​​​​Scientists offer solutions to global phosphorus crisis that threatens food and water security

A major new report warns that global mismanagement of this finite nutrient is causing twin crises, brought into sharp focus with fertiliser prices skyrocketing in recent months. Our Phosphorus Future...


Free plant identification app enables farmers to monitor their wildlife habitats

E-Surveyor, a new mobile phone developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, enables farmers to monitor the success of wildlife habitats they have created on their land. It uses artificial...


Vocal non-native songbird could change Britain’s dawn chorus as we know it

A study led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology warns that a loud songbird from subtropical Asia, the red-billed leiothrix, could be emerging as a new invasive species in Britain, threatening to...


AI holds key to improving biodiversity by Britain’s railway tracks 

Trials in using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify species of trees and other plants, from photographs taken by on-train cameras, have proven that lineside vegetation can be monitored safely...


New portal improves forecasts of devastating storms in West Africa

An online 'nowcasting' portal developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will enable forecasters in West Africa to provide communities with earlier and more reliable warnings about...