The Environmental Change Research Centre (ECRC), directed by Jonathan Holmes, is one of UCL's many inter-disciplinary research centres.
Our work is concerned primarily with climatic and environmental change on a range of time scales, past, present and future.
Latest ECRC Publications
Arinaitwe, K. et al. Historical deposition of persistent organic pollutants in Lake Victoria and two alpine equatorial lakes from East Africa: Insights into atmospheric deposition from sedimentation profiles. Chemosphere.
Professor Neil Rose, Dr Viv Jones, Dr Helen Bennion and Dr Carl Sayer have been successful with a NERC Highlight Topic proposal, as part of a consortium led by Dr Nigel Willby at the University of Stirling, also involving the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Nat
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: