Lancaster Environment Centre
We are a community of high-achieving students, world-class environmental researchers, government scientists and enterprises working together to address today’s biggest environmental challenges.
Begin your studies at Lancaster with a degree in one of our four study areas.
Graduate School for the Environment
Lancaster’s Graduate School for the Environment harnesses the power of three of the world’s foremost research organisations to give students the best possible chance of enjoying productive, impactful and influential careers.
Illegal wildlife trade endangers plants — but few are listening
Environment ministers and experts from across the globe are meeting at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade this week to make high-level commitments to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. But plants – including many of the world’s most endangered species – will be side-lined.
Carbon emissions from Amazonian forest fires up to four times worse than feared
A large complex of wildfires affected one million hectares of central Amazonian forests in the 2015 El Niño event . Despite affecting an area more than five times the size of the Mendocino wildfires in California, these received little national or international media attention at the time
Our research groups include a wide range of researchers from the natural and social scientists. They work in multi-disciplinary teams within, across and beyond these groups to help find solutions to the big global environmental challenges.
Our research challenges provide a focus for our fundamental and applied research, ensuring our work helps provide the underlying knowledge needed to find effective solutions.