PEER Locations

SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland) DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark) EC JRC - European Commission, Joint Research Centre IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France) CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom) Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research peer



With high-end climate change the same old solutions are not enough

04/17/2019, Climate Change, SYKE

What could a future above 2°C look like? What do we want our future to look like? The EU-funded IMPRESSIONS project found out that a more participatory and engaging scientific read more


How do the Páramos store water?

04/11/2019, Biodiversity and Land Use, CEH

Páramos biome in the Northern Andes

UK and Colombian scientists are collaborating on PARAGUAS, a project studying how the diversity of plants and activities of people contribute to the water regulation and provision read more


Testing the waters using mesocosm experiments

04/11/2019, Water, CEH

CEH Lancaster mesocosms

The mesocosm facility is highly versatile and can be used for an array of different experiments from a few weeks to years and from just a few mesocosms to the entire 32 mesocosms. read more


Landscape setting gives unique insight in the life of Yde Girl

04/10/2019, Society, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)

The Girl from Yde is the most iconic bog body of the Netherlands, also because of the facial reconstruction from 1994. Thanks to new research of Wageningen University & Research we read more


Tool development for reporting environmental impact in agriculture sector

04/10/2019, Geoinformation, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)

The agriculture sector faces increasing environmental risks, such as drought, flooding and erosion, related to climate change and resource degradation. With the appropriate read more


Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity

04/10/2019, Biodiversity and Land Use, CEH

Northern snakehead (Channa argus)

Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to biodiversity and ecosystems in read more


Butterfly monitoring project will enable improvements to Europe’s environment

04/10/2019, Biodiversity and Land Use, CEH

Marsh fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) -  Picture: Martin Warren

A major new EU Pilot Project, Assessing Butterflies in Europe (ABLE), will monitor population trends of butterflies to assess the health of the environment and to inform EU read more


How much nature is lost due to higher yields?

04/10/2019, Soils, Forests and Agriculture, UFZ

Figure: Responses of species richness and yield to conventional land-use intensification. Source: UFZ

The exploitation of farmland is being intensified with a focus to raising yields. The degree to which yields actually increase as a result and the extent of the simultaneous loss read more