From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Christopher Betts
Blog
August 2016

The principal element of my first degree, when ecology was still a relatively new subject, was entitled Ecosystems and Man and Mark Everard’s latest work provides a fascinating compendium of the intellectual revolution that has occurred over the decades since then.  This book...

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...

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...

Mark Everard
Blog
June 2016

My review copy of the Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services landed on the doormat with quite a loud bump! At 630 pages, it is a Handbook for people with big hands.


It is a weighty tome too. This is not merely in terms of its mass (a fraction over 1.3kg) but in the...

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