Press Release Archive - 2017

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's Press Office often issues Press Releases to journalists from a wide range of media outlets, announcing findings from new research or giving details of significant events at CEH which are of interest to a wider audience.

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology press releases - 2017

2017/10 - Plant respiration could become a bigger feedback on climate than expected - 17 November 2017 - New research, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that, as the world warms, this may reduce the ability of Earth’s land surface to absorb emissions due to fossil fuel burning.

2017/09 - Warmer water signals change for Scotland's shags - 17 November 2017 - An increasingly catholic diet among European shags at one of Scotland’s best-studied breeding colonies has been linked to long-term climate change and may have important implications for Scotland’s seabirds, according to research led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

2017/08 - New report reviews role of trees in flood alleviation - 29 September 2017 - Acknowledging ongoing debates around the evidence for tree cover as an effective flood mitigation measure, the UK's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has published results of a systematic review of the current evidence in order to inform policy and planning decisions, and to identify knowledge gaps and areas for priority research.

2017/07 - Mae ffermwyr, rheolwyr tir a choedwigwyr yn cyfrannu at wella cefn gwlad Cymru ar gyfer pobl a byd natur, yn ôl adroddiad newydd - 25 July 2017 - Mae adroddiad gan y Ganolfan ar gyfer Ecoleg a Hydroleg (y Ganolfan) a gyhoeddwyd heddiw, ar ran consortiwm* ehangach ar gyfer Llywodraeth Cymru, yn adrodd ar ganfyddiadau cynnar effaith cynllun rheoli tir Glastir a’r tueddiadau tymor hir yng nghefn gwlad Cymru.

2017/07 - Farmers, land managers and foresters contributing to improvements in Welsh countryside for people and nature, new report shows - 25 July 2017 - A Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) report published today on behalf of a wider consortium for Welsh Government reports on early findings of the impact of the Glastir land management scheme and long-term trends in the Welsh countryside.

2017/06 - First pan-European field study shows neonicotinoid pesticides harm honeybees and wild bees - 29 June 2017 - Researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) publish results of a large-scale, field-realistic experiment to assess neonicotinoid impacts on honeybees and wild bees across Europe, in the peer-review journal Science.

2017/05 - About time! Predicting midge seasonality key to reducing livestock diseases - 28 March 2017 - Ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have led a study which informs optimal strategies for control of devastating midge-borne diseases like bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus that affect cattle and sheep in the UK and beyond.

2017/04 - Flower-rich habitats increase survival of bumblebee families - 15 March 2017 - New research led by the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years.

2017/03 - Future climate change will affect plants and soils differently - 7 March 2017 - A new European study has found that soil carbon loss is more sensitive to climate change compared to carbon taken up by plants.

2017/02 - Study offers guidance on how to protect Europe's olive trees from being ravaged by deadly Xylella fastidiosa pathogen - 24 February 2017 - Experts at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have devised a scientific model which could help predict the spread of the deadly Xylella fastidiosa which is threatening to destroy Europe's olive trees.

2017/01 - Adaptive management of soil conservation is essential to improving water quality, research shows - 13 January 2017 - The quality of our rivers and lakes could be placed under pressure from harmful levels of soluble phosphorus, despite well-intended measures to reduce soil erosion and better manage and conserve farmland for crop production, a new study shows.