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
Helping regional businesses make the move to a lower carbon economy
Long-term strategies for the UK's largest wetland area
PBMS and new invertebrate database among highlights
UKBMS 40th anniversary symposium
Investigating extreme weather impacts on lake ecosystems
Presenting research to international audiences
Most thorough review of pollinator science to date
International workshop discusses AMR research
Last week scientists from across the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology took part in NERC’s ‘Into the Blue’ public engagement and networking event held at Manchester Airport Runway Visitors Park.
Sharing new developments in lake research, regulation and management
Deserved accolade for seabird ecologists