February 2006 – vol. 99, issue 2, pp 103–107 Climate change, mass extinction, seabird breeding failure: crucial research topics at three widely respected centres, all of which will be shut down to save just £1m a year. The closure of Monk's Wood in Cambridgeshire, Winfrith in Dorset and Banchory in Northeast Scotland, in a reorganisation of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, will cost no less than £45m! And with that loss of world-renown... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.