From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Noel Nelson
Blog
August 2016
Dr Noel Nelson, the current Chair of the IES, is an environmental scientist presently working on the role the atmosphere and the weather plays in transmitting a wide range of animal related diseases. Noel has always had an interest in space and astronomy, and in this blog explores what we...
Chloe Fletcher
Article
August 2016
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is fundamental to an environmental professional’s career. It offers individuals the opportunity to augment their ability within the workplace by furthering their knowledge of a discipline, demonstrating professional achievements, enhancing career prospects...
Robert Ashcroft
Blog
July 2016
It has been a complicated, fast-paced, and often frankly confusing month in British politics. There was barely time to take stock of the implications of the vote to leave the European Union on the 23rd June, before we were confronted with leadership battles, resignations, re-shuffles, and re-re-...
Robert Ashcroft
Blog
June 2016
In the wake of the referendum result, many in the environmental and science communities are shocked and concerned about the future.
The UK now faces much uncertainty regarding the future of funding for some scientific research, as well as the freedom of movement for researchers and students....
Robert Ashcroft
Blog
June 2016
Politicians are always keen to talk about how science and innovation can drive productivity and economic growth, but as environmental professionals will recognise, the importance of science to our prosperity and wellbeing is by no means restricted to economics. Our understanding of the links...
Claire Holman
Blog
June 2016
As the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union draws closer, we decided to investigate the views of IAQM members on this issue. Dr Claire Holman, Chair of the IAQM, explores the results of this survey, and the implications of this vote for air quality in the UK.

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Getting to the heart of the 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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The principal element of my first degree, when ecology was still a relatively new subject, was...