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A strategy for grassland to safeguard forage production against extreme weather events through resilience to multiple stresses

Cluster Leader: Prof. Davey Jones, Bangor University

  • Improves our fundamental understanding of how plant-soil interactions in grasslands respond to a combination of environmental stressors (extreme weather events) and how these will affect farm productivity and the delivery of ecosystem services.
  • Aims to determine the ‘tipping points’ at which environmental stressors cause irreversible negative changes in grassland ecosystem functioning.
  • Will provide the agricultural industry, policymakers and associated stakeholders with new management tools for future-proofing Welsh agriculture against extremes and uncertainties in weather.

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CLIMATE SMART GRASS is a partnership between:

Bangor University

  • Prof. Davey Jones
  • Dr Huadong Zang
  • Dr Jinyang Wang
  • Prof. David Chadwick
  • Dr Paul Hill

Aberystwyth University

  • Prof. Alison Kingston-Smith
  • Dr Colin Jackson
  • Dr Dylan Gwynn-Jones
  • Prof. John Doonan
  • Dr John Scullion

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

  • Dr Felicity Hayes
  • Dr David Robinson