From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Mark Everard
May 2016
In this video by Science for Environment Policy, for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment, Dr Mark Everard, IES Vice President and Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services at UWE, explains what Ecosystem Services are, how they're valued and applied, and why an...
Thomas Graham
February 2016
environmental SCIENTIST | Growing in Space: Science Beyond the Biosphere | February 2016
The flow of scientific and technological advances from spaceflight research and development to Earth-based applications is both varied and substantial1. Historically, NASA and other...
Carolyn Roberts and Robert Ashcroft
February 2016
environmental SCIENTIST | The Impact of Environmental Science Research | November 2015
The theme of research impact was extensively discussed in the November 2015 issue of environmental SCIENTIST. For the purposes of the UK government’s Research Excellence Framework...
Dominic Sheldon
February 2016
The day after George Osborne published the 2015 Autumn Statement, an announcement to the London Stock Exchange declared something unexpected: the £1bn ring-fenced capital budget for a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) competition would no longer be available. This funding was to demonstrate CCS...
Robert Ashcroft
December 2015
Science and the environmental movement
The environmental movement as we know it today developed in the 1960s and 70s, as awareness grew of the damage pollution could cause, and scientists began to recognise the growing pressure human populations and activities were exerting on...
Ruth Bowyer
October 2015
Despite it being their legal requirement, UK businesses are failing to undertake energy audits under the new ESOS scheme. Compliance will save them money and work towards fulfilling their corporate sustainability goals, so why are so few undertaking audits? And is the administrator of the scheme,...


Getting to the heart of an issue

On these pages our authors, graphic designers and scientists provide in depth analysis of news stories, topical issues and emerging science.

A wide range of analysis will appear on this page, but two of our main themes for 2015 will be:

  • The Ecosystem Approach in practice; and
  • The environment's place in the political landscape.

If you feel you can contribute to these themes, please get in touch.

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