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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


New research could help farmers mitigate impact of ozone pollution on crop yields

Study led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology quantifies the negative impact of ozone pollution on crop yields and identifies practical solutions that could make crops more resilient.


Study reveals what natural greenhouse emissions from wetlands and permafrosts mean for Paris Agreement targets

Global fossil fuel emissions would have to be reduced by as much as 20% more than previous estimates to achieve the Paris Agreement targets, because...


New monitoring scheme looks at why UK’s honeypot has shrunk

An innovative monitoring scheme could provide a better understanding of the factors that impact on the size and health of honeybee populations, and...


Call for united global effort to tackle nitrogen pollution

Governments, industries and farmers across the world must join together to tackle the 'major unsolved challenge' of nitrogen pollution, experts told...


Press Release Archive - 2018

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's Press Office often issues Press Releases to journalists from a wide range of media outlets, announcing...


Warmer water signals change for Scotland’s shags

Press release 2017/9 – issued by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK Issued on 17 November 2017 Warmer water signals change for Scotland's...


Plant respiration could become a bigger feedback on climate than expected

Press release 2017/10 – issued by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK Embargoed until 10:00 GMT Friday November 17 2017 Plant respiration...