A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns has been launched. It provides policy-makers, water managers and scientists with an online, open-access and interactive gateway to key geographical information and spatial data on freshwater biodiversity across different scales. The Atlas is a resource for better, evidenced-based decision making in the area of water policy, science and management.
A special issue of Journal of Paleolimnology on "Reference states and lake restoration: the role of palaeolimnology" has been published in volume 45 (No 4) - April 2011, guest edited by Helen Bennion and Rick Battarbee of the ECRC.
Martin Kernan, Rick Battarbee (ECRC) and Brian Moss (University of Liverpool) are co-editors of the book 'Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems' based on work undertaken in the EU FP6 project Euro-limpacs.
The Royal Geographical Society has awarded Rick Battarbee with the Victoria Medal for 'research in environmental change'.
Presentation of the Royal Medals and other Awards of the Society took place during the Society's AGM on 7 June 2010, at the Society in central London. They are presented annually in recognition of those who have made outstanding achievements.
The address made by the President of the IBG-RGS (Michael Palin CBE) and acceptance speech by Prof Rick Battarbee and other award winners can be found in: