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Ecologies and Resources

Sustainable futures depend on ecologies of soil, water and landscape.

Meeting landscape challenges

Challenges from intensification, abandonment and climate change affect landscapes at all scales.

Landscape approaches for interdisciplinary research provide opportunities for researchers and policymakers. This allows them to understand the impacts of complex social and environmental challenges.

There are competing demands on landscape resources. An understanding of relationships between people and landscapes helps to evaluate those demands. It also ensures the effectiveness of interventions by professionals and policy-makers through:

  • sustainable development
  • biodiversity conservation
  • effective protection
  • adaptation
  • mitigation


Our collaborative research range includes:

  • drained wetlands in the Middle East
  • bees in the mangroves of tropical deltas in South-East Asia
  • biogeochemistry and micromorphology of soils in European mountains and forests