The East Cambridgeshire Planting Parishes woodland creation scheme aims to provide the expertise and guidance for local communities to participate in the long-term management of their local environment.
Populations of organisms that live on the bottom of an aquatic ecosystem, the benthic community, can be assessed to determine the health of the ecosystem. New research explores the many existing methods for assessing benthic communities to ensure that the most appropriate and useful tests are used under the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) has formally established a Natural Capital Network (NCN) in support of professionals working to protect the resources, sinks and services that are provided by the natural environment.
Recent research published by greenspace scotland, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, shows that every pound invested in activities on urban nature sites returned between £3 and £20 in community benefits.
As the UN International Decade for Biodiversity begins, the need to maintain and restore our natural life support system is greater than ever.Integrated habitat design ensures that development maintains the health of the natural systems that we all depend on. CIRIA is continuing to support and help judge the competition now in its second year.
The Grasslands Trust recently launched our first in depth report into the state of England's grasslands. Nature's Tapestry examines the reasons why our wildlife-rich grasslands are so significant and need to be valued; not just for biodiversity and the broader environment, but also for their cultural, social and historical importance.
This briefing from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) outlines the findings of a literature review carried out by researchers based in the RHS, with assistance from the Universities of Reading and Sheffield.
Colleagues may be interested to know about the Land Bases Colleges National Consortium (LBCNC).The Land Based Colleges National Consortium is a group of 28 colleges in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland who collaborate over the development of high quality learning resources to support effective and innovative teaching and learning in the land-based sector.
As summer nears an end we enter the ialeUK conference season – and just a quick look at any conference listings will demonstrate the value of a good quality conference topic to help you stand out from the crowd.