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

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.
Derwent water in the English Lake District
Sharing new developments in lake research, regulation and management
Lifetime achievement Sarah Wanless and Mike Harris
Deserved accolade for seabird ecologists
State of Nature 2013 and State of Nature 2016 report covers
Trends and biases in biological records
Bombus lapidarius on oilseed rape, photo by Lucy Hulmes
Dr Nick Isaac reports from behind the scenes of the new wild bee / neonicotinoid study
SIL2016 conference banner
Attending the International Society of Limnology (SIL) congress
Ceratium hirundinella, a dinoflagellate phytoplankton
Microscopic findings from Windermere sampling
Water, People and Cooperation, UNESCO water programme book
CEH water research closely related to international agendas