Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Ecosystem Service Resilience in Multifunctional Landscapes
Cluster Leader: Dr. Andy Smith, Bangor University.
Aims to identify positive interactions between trees, livestock and soil and improve our understanding of animal behaviour and metabolism (feeding, growth, defecation and use of shelter)
Aims to increase productivity and reduce GHG emissions by multifunctional landscapes and exploiting the potential synergies between trees and livestock.
- Examines the role of shelterbelt systems in the provision of ecosystem services and in increasing ecosystem resilience to perturbations of upland livestock systems.
Will inform policy on how sustainable intensification of farming practices can improve agricultural productivity and local livelihoods whilst enhancing the delivery of a range of regulating ecosystem services.
Opportunities for Sêr Cymru Fellowships and PhD studentships:
- There are no current opportunities.
MULTI-LAND is a partnership between:
Dr. Andy Smith
Dr. Hilary Ford
Dr. Lars Markesteijn
Prof. John Healey
Dr. Mark Rayment
Dr. Tim Pagella
Dr. Christina Marley
Dr. Diego Moya
Dr. Miles Marshall
Mr. Geraint Jones
Mr Gareth Davies
Mr. Alun Davies
Mr. Rhys Owen
Ms. Clare Morgan
Ms. Christine Tansey
Mr. Arwyn Owen
Ms. Sabine Nouvet