Soil, Plant & Land Systems

People

Group Leader

Soil Plant and Land Systems, Sustainable Catchments, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 593935

Energy Lancaster, Improving global stewardship, Innovation for a better environment, Soil Plant and Land Systems, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 510243 LG526a, Lower Ground, LEC 1

Improving global stewardship, Soil Plant and Land Systems, Sustainable Catchments, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 595009

Improving global stewardship, Innovation for a better environment, Soil Plant and Land Systems, Sustainable Catchments, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 593654 A506, A - Floor, LEC 1 & 2

Soil Plant and Land Systems, Sustainable Catchments

+44 (0)1524 592819

Soil Plant and Land Systems

+44 (0)1524 510140

Centre for Global Eco-innovation , Innovation for a better environment, Soil Plant and Land Systems

+44 (0)1524 510554 B066, B - Floor, LEC 1

Innovation for a better environment, Soil Plant and Land Systems, Sustainable Catchments, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 510211 B043, B - Floor, LEC 1 & 2

Publications

Projects

Soil-Value: Valuing and enhancing soil infrastructure to improve societal sustainability and resilience
01/06/2016 → 31/05/2021
Research

Solar Park Impacts on Ecosystem services : a Framework for Best Practice (SPIES)
01/01/2016 → 30/06/2017
Research

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functions and Policy Across a Tropical Forest Modification Gradient
01/04/2014 → 31/03/2019
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Ecosystem carbon and nutrient dynamics under global change
01/04/2014 → …
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Dual Land-Use for Solar Energy and Food Production
01/10/2013 → 30/09/2016
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LPIA: Developing collaborations to facilitate the optimal deployment of terrestrial solar farms
01/07/2013 → 30/06/2014
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Piloting a Cost-Effective Framework for Monitoring Soil Erosion in England and Wales
01/06/2013 → 31/05/2016
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Analysis and simulation of the long term/large scale interactions of C, N and P in UK land, freshwater and atmosphere
12/11/2012 → 11/11/2015
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Presentation of the Survey Project Results
17/09/2012 → 30/09/2012
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Ecological Continuity Trust: Establishing a Consortium Application
05/09/2012 → 31/12/2013
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Implementing Component 2 of Demonstration Test Catchments
01/06/2012 → 30/09/2017
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Diversity in Upland Rivers for Ecosystem Service Sustainability - DURESS
01/05/2012 → 30/06/2016
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ECSG: The effect of direct and diffusion radiation on carbon cycling and plant productivity
01/05/2012 → 30/09/2014
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Establishing the impact of vegetation on DOC concentrations in the context of peatland management and the mechanisms responsible
20/03/2010 → 18/04/2010
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MOPS 2
01/04/2008 → 30/09/2013
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Research Highlights

Forest grazing and flood risk
Grazing animals within forests counteract the effectiveness of trees to reduce flood risk a new study shows.

Coffee power
A Lancaster University student’s masters’ dissertation offers new commercial possibilities for turning waste coffee grounds into biofuel.

Prizewinning PhD researcher
A football themed presentation into how long arable soils will last in the UK wins an early career researcher a top prize from the British Society of Soil Science.

Businesses must do more to take action on soil, Lancaster sustainability expert argues in latest edition of Nature
Companies are unaware of the huge risks they face from soil degradation.

Taking dung beetles to Glastonbury
Sex & Bugs & Rock ’n Roll wins researcher a British Ecological Society public engagement prize.

Soil security fellow
Mountaineering researcher wins a prestigious fellowship to study how a changing climate could affect the role of mountains as global carbon sinks.

A systems approach to farming
Agronomist models farming systems to explore how they can help fulfil the world’s competing environmental, food security and social goals.