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Lancaster at the forefront of environmental research in Europe
One of the largest environmental research centres in Europe opens in Lancaster this week (6 July). The £25 million Lancaster Environment Centre brings together around 300 researchers and lecturers, all working to find solutions to major environmental problems. This joint venture between the Natural Environment Research Council's Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the University of... View News Article (2004-07-01)


Kittiwakes' trans-Atlantic winter odyssey linked to breeding success
One of Britain's best known seabirds winters on opposite sides of the Atlantic depending on whether its breeding attempt has been successful according to new research published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  View News Article (2011-01-05)


Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests
A new study of re-growing tropical forests has concluded that plant biodiversity takes longer to recover than carbon storage following major disturbances such as clearance for farming. View News Article (2013-11-06)


Distribution of British soil bacteria mapped for the first time
Britain's soil bacteria have been mapped for the first time in the most comprehensive study of a country's soil biodiversity to date. The results are published today (20 April 2011) in the journal Environmental Microbiology. View News Article (2011-04-20)


Where do puffins go in the winter?
A recent increase in winter mortality in Atlantic puffins could be due to worsening conditions within the North Sea, according to new findings published in the scientific journal Marine Biology. View News Article (2010-01-11)


New study of storm generation could improve rainfall prediction in West Africa
A new study of how storms are generated could improve rainfall prediction in dry regions of Africa, where drought and short growing seasons are common.  View News Article (2011-06-13)


Are tropical forests resilient to global warming?
Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass - plants and plant material - in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the twenty-first century than may previously have been thought, suggests a study published online this week in Nature Geoscience.  View News Article (2013-03-11)


Conservation from space: Landscape diversity helps to conserve insects
Rugged, hilly landscapes with a range of different habitat types can help maintain more stable butterfly populations and thus aid their conservation, according to new findings published today (8 February 2010) in the journal Ecology Letters. View News Article (2010-02-08)


Pioneering Research on Floods Wins Stockholm Water Prize
The winner of the 2002 Stockholm Water Prize is the Venezuelan hydrologist Professor Ignacio Rodr'­guez-Iturbe of Princeton University, USA. He is being honored for his significant scientific contributions to the understanding of the interaction between climate, soil and vegetation structures, surface water, floods and droughts. Professor Rodr'­guez-Iturbe, 60, is one of the world`s leading... View News Article (2002-03-22)


Making maps from space
A new and improved Land Cover Map was launched today (31 October ) as a key part of the Countryside Survey 2000. In his opening speech at the launch Lord Whitty, DEFRA Science Minister, said 'Land Cover Map 2000 is, I believe, the first ever national map of land cover and habitats, as seen from space at a detailed field-by-field resolution, anywhere in the world.' The Land Cover Map (LCM2000) has... View News Article (2001-10-30)

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