CCRI, with University of Exeter, has recently started working on a project for Natural England to develop methods for monitoring and evaluating the social outcomes of agri-environment schemes.
A couple of weeks ago, Imogen Young joined CCRI as the latest of our placement students. Each academic year, we offer the opportunity of a paid placement within CCRI, and Imogen has joined us from UWE where she is an Environmental Science student. By way of an introduction we asked Imogen to write a few lines about herself.
CCRI’s Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden while the weather has been warm. She has been pleasantly surprised by the increase in biodiversity in her garden, since the Urban Garden Project started in January 2017.
CCRI’s Director, Janet Dwyer, is quoted several times in EFRA’s inquiry report ‘The future for food, farming and the environment’
John Powell and Dilshaad Bundhoo travelled to Israel in the early part of May to visit the Arava Institute for Environmental Science (AIES) in the Arava Valley of the Negev.
In May 2018, research assistant Nick Lewis took a trip to Scotland where he ran the Southern Upland Way, Britain’s first official coast-to-coast long distance footpath. Following on from a previous blog post, he has written a short piece reflecting upon his experiences on his latest trip.
Media coverage from “People should be brought to the centre stage to deliver more environmental and social benefits” (PEGASUS project)
One of the key recommendations coming out of a recently completed EU funded project is a new approach that would bring the social dimension – people – to the centre stage to deliver more environmental and social benefits.
A paper written by Jane Mills, Pete Gaskell and Julie Ingram, together with Stephen Chaplin of Natural England, has been published in Land Use Policy.
Despite the nights drawing in and the onset of winter, there is plenty of planning to do for the spring. Year two of the Urban Garden Project will be about continuing to create wildlife habitats and to improve biodiversity. Read more in the 6th installment of Isabel’s blog.