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Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
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Abbreviation CEH
Formation April 2000; 18 years ago (2000-04)[1]
Legal status Government Organisation
Purpose Land and Freshwater Ecosystems and their Interaction with the Atmosphere
Headquarters Wallingford, Oxfordshire, U.K.
Region served
United Kingdom
Professor Mark Bailey
Parent organization
Natural Environment Research Council
Website ceh.ac.uk

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is the United Kingdom's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in hydrology, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. As part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), it provides services based on innovative, independent and interdisciplinary science and long-term environmental monitoring, forming an integral part of NERC's strategy.

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is one of four environmental research organisations wholly owned by NERC, along with the British Geological Survey, the British Antarctic Survey and the National Oceanography Centre. The single organisation CEH was established in 2000 from the combination of four existing NERC research centres. [1]

The Centre operates from four sites across the UK: Wallingford (headquarters), Edinburgh, Lancaster (jointly with the Lancaster Environment Centre) and Bangor (jointly with Bangor University).

The current director is Mark J. Bailey.[2] Past directors include Pat Nuttall (2001–11).[3]

CEH is a member of the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER).[1]


CEH was formed in April 2000 by a merger of four institutions: the Institute of Hydrology, the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, the Institute of Freshwater Ecology and the Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology[4]

See also

  • OpenMI Standard · CEH is the lead organisation for the Open Modelling Interface standard.


  1. ^ a b c "Centre for Ecology & Hydrology". www.peer.eu. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  2. ^ "How CEH operates", Centre for Ecology & Hydrology website, Natural Environment Research Council, archived from the original on 19 March 2015, retrieved 18 March 2015
  3. ^ "Professor Mark Bailey becomes acting Director of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology", Centre for Ecology & Hydrology website, Natural Environment Research Council, 1 March 2011, archived from the original on 23 July 2014, retrieved 16 March 2015
  4. ^ "Centre for Ecology & Hydrology timeline" (PDF), Centre for Ecology & Hydrology website, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, retrieved 27 October 2016

External links

  • Centre for Ecology & Hydrology homepage
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