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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:

Bangor University

Dr. Andy Smith

Dr. Hilary Ford

Dr. Lars Markesteijn

Prof. John Healey

Dr. Mark Rayment

Dr. Tim Pagella

Aberystwyth University

Dr. Christina Marley

Dr. Diego Moya

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Dr. Miles Marshall

Coed Cymru

Mr. Geraint Jones

Mr Gareth Davies

Natural Resources Wales

Mr. Alun Davies

Snowdonia Natural Park Authority

Mr. Rhys Owen

The Woodland Trust

Ms. Clare Morgan

Ms. Christine Tansey

The National Trust

Mr. Arwyn Owen

Ms. Sabine Nouvet