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First national maps of pesticide and fertiliser use

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has produced two new datasets. These estimate the amount of pesticides and fertilisers used in each 1km square in England annually.


Butterfly monitoring project will enable improvements to Europe’s environment

A major new EU Pilot Project will monitor population trends of butterflies to assess the health of the environment and to inform EU biodiversity and...


Press releases 2019

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology press releases - 2019 Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to become independent on 1 December - November 2019...


£20 million to tackle nitrogen pollution

The UK Government today (January 22) announces its commitment to fund a major international research programme to tackle the challenge that nitrogen...


Scientists awarded £1.8m to transform our understanding of soil carbon storage and loss

Scientists are to take part in a research project to transform our understanding of the potential of soil carbon storage to mitigate climate change. The project, entitled “LOCKED UP”, is to receive a grant of £1.8 million from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).


Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to...


Trees can help mitigate ammonia emissions from farming

A new online calculator and guidance has been developed by scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to help farmers and others to design woodlands to capture airborne ammonia and so reduce air pollution.


Dramatic change in seabirds’ winter food source

The availability of a key prey for seabirds has changed dramatically over the past three decades, particularly in winter, with possible consequences for their population numbers, a new study led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has found.


Surviving plants and insects are tougher than we think

Insect pollinators that have survived the impacts of agricultural intensification may have a greater ability to resist future environmental changes...


New reports will enable UK to make the most of its natural assets

New reports will enable governments and businesses to take an evidence-based approach to valuing the UK’s natural assets and support a Natural Capital approach. Reports produced by Valuing Nature Programme, which is co-ordinated by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology