Welcome to Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) delivers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are concerned with the physical and biotic environment of the world around us, and the implications of changes to that environment for society. Our research explores changes in the environment and aims to develop and deliver solutions to global environmental issues.
We are a leading international environment centre and deliver a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
LEC is one of the largest departments in Lancaster University and has staff and students from around the world. We have active research links with leading universities in Brazil including the Federal University of Lavras where Lancaster and Lavras jointly teach PhD courses in Biodiversity.
Researchers in Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) conduct both fundamental and applied environmental research. A driving aim behind LEC is to assemble and optimise cross-disciplinary research teams, to address 21st century environmental challenges, especially those related to environmental change, sustainable (water, energy) resource and chemical management, biodiversity and ecosystem function, and sustainable agriculture.