The BBC reported today that Fermanagh is the happiest place in the UK according to a recent survey by the ONS. Is there a link with the exceptional freshwater biodiversity levels we found during our work in the Upper Lough Erne region, part of Co. Fermanagh? Our Lake BESS work is only a preliminary step towards answering such fundamental question: a whole new research agenda lies ahead of us to better understand the value of nature and ecosystems in what is often referred to as coupled human-environment systems.
Do not miss out on a good laugh and great shots of Crom Castle on the shore of Upper Lough Erne in the second series of BBC’s Blandings, an adaptation of PG Wodehouse celebrated stories. The whole series 2 can be watch on iplayer for two more weeks!