Our research is truly global with projects and partners in the UK, Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Europe. We use state-of-the-art technologies in the field and laboratory such as the Soils and Ecosystem Ecology Research Laboratory within Lancaster Environment Centre, and those of our partners in the Centre For Ecology and Hydrology and around the world. We innovate with novel large scale and international field experiments. We measure, model and predict the impacts of change on ecosystem functions. Our well-resourced laboratories are fully equipped with instrumentation for plant-soil and ecosystem biogeochemical, hydrological, microbial and ecological research.
Beyond Europe we have strong collaborative links-partnerships and ongoing research in Panama (STRI), Brazil (UFLA), Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda (CIFOR), Peru (University of Huancayo), Ghana (LU Ghana and CSIR), Nigeria (University of Benin, CGE Nigeria, National Commission of Energy and Environment), Malaysia (Forest Research), China (SCAU, Chinese Academy of Sciences), the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)... Our research is funded by UKRI, NERC, BBSRC, EPSRC, EU, Royal Society, Defra, BEIS, Leverhulme, GCRF, IFAD, German Science Foundation. We work in collaboration with stakeholders within the UK and overseas to deliver changes in policy and practice, including SMEs, big businesses, NGOs, and Government.