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
 

Mountain landscape in Chile
Workshop and collaborative fieldwork with Chilean scientists
Screengrab from CALEDON - a virtual forest survival strategy game
Free forest management sim - make decisions about whether a forest will prosper or decline
Blackboard with the words 'New Skills' and 'Training'
Topics include lake ecology and water, land and crop management
Collage of images representing the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
Helping regional businesses make the move to a lower carbon economy
Somerset Levels
Long-term strategies for the UK's largest wetland area
Tom Brereton presenting on the scientific contribution of UKBMS at the 40th anniversary symposium
UKBMS 40th anniversary symposium
Monitoring phytoplankton at Windermere
Investigating extreme weather impacts on lake ecosystems
Docks at Liverpool
Presenting research to international audiences
Bee visiting a flower
Most thorough review of pollinator science to date
Into the Blue
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.

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