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This research theme focuses on understanding the impacts of environmental change and land management on the goods and services provided by the Earth’s ecosystems.

We use a multifaceted approach, combining field, laboratory, and modelling studies, across ecosystem types including the ocean, farmland and industrial mining sites.

Systems and taxa we study include:

  • microbes, plants and biogeochemical cycles
  • insects, agri-environment and pollination services
  • marine vertebrates, fisheries and renewable energies
  • birds, protected areas and climate change
  • mammals, human-wildlife conflicts and wildlife disease.

Specialists in Ecosystems