Humans are dependent on goods and services provided by the natural environment, including soils, insect pollinators and water. We use the term natural capital to recognise the importance of nature’s assets and the benefits that flow from them. This gives natural capital equal status in decision-making alongside: manufactured capital (e.g. buildings), human capital (e.g. knowledge), financial capital (e.g. loans) and social capital (e.g. relationships). It is often the combination of natural and other capital that delivers society’s needs.
CEH Natural Capital projects, blogs and news
Land cover information for the whole of the UK
Forecasting Risk to upland water treatment assets from the Environmental Exacerbation of Dissolved Organic Matter levels
Science in the field - MonkeyFeverRisk project investigating Kyasanur Forest Disease, an emerging tick-borne disease in India
Degradation of Odour signals by air pollution: chemical Mechanisms, plume dynamics and INsect-Orientation behaviour (DOMINO)
How does air pollution impact upon insects?
The restoration of Loch Leven in Scotland, work underpinned by 40 years of Centre for Ecology & Hydrology science, has been nominated for a prestigious Natura 2000 award
Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa