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 opporunities.
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