Hollie Blaydes

Senior Research Associate: Power for Nature, PhD student

Current Research

My research explores the potential for solar parks to enhance pollinator biodiversity and boost pollination services to surrounding agricultural land.

Given their rapid expansion, the impacts of solar parks on biodiversity are relatively unknown. However, solar parks are often located in species-poor agricultural landscapes and if deployed and managed appropriately could support and enhance declining groups such as pollinators. I use a range of desk and field-based approaches to further understand this untapped conservation opportunity that solar parks could provide.

Project CASE Partner

My project is in collaboration with industry partner Low Carbon and aims to produce relevant evidence to inform policy and practice, delivering a real-world benefit.

EGU General Assembly 2021
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience