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:
Freshwater Biology publishes a series of papers by Dr Carl Sayer, Dr Tom Davidson, members of the ECRC and colleagues from other institutions on understanding shallow lake ecosystems through contemporary ecology and palaeolimnology.
The proceedings from a one day meeting ‘Climate Change and Aquatic Ecosystems in the UK: science policy and management’ held at the Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London, Wednesday 16th May, 2007 have now been published.
Mike Hughes has flown to Thailand to assist the UN with their humanitarian operations in Myanmar (Burma) after Cyclone Nargis struck the south of the country. Mike is a volunteer for MapAction, which is an NGO that creates and distributes maps in disaster regions, thus helping to coordinate relief efforts.