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...

Robert Ashcroft
May 2016

The European Union (EU) is currently the topic on everybody’s lips in the UK. More specifically, the 23rd June’s referendum on whether the UK should remain a member. There has been much discussion about the potential implications of ‘Brexit’, ranging from the mundane to the sensational, but...

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 substantial...

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...

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...

Jimi Irwin
February 2016

The everyday – those familiar things which we take for granted without considering how they connect with, and depend on, nature. In his new book Mark Everard explores these connections and, along the way, provides a wealth of fascinating facts. Here ecology is interpreted broadly and the book...


Getting to the heart of the issue

On these pages researchers, professionals and members of the IES team provide in depth analysis of news stories, topical issues and emerging science.

A wide range of analysis will appear on this page, but our main themes for 2017 will include:

  • Environmental policy after Brexit
  • The new IES strategy
  • Diversity & inclusion

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

Who to contact

Paddy Fowler

Publications Officer

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