Completed research projects

View completed research projects carried out by CCRI.

Hedge-lined fields

Assessing the Effectiveness and Cultural Value of Countryside Stewardship Option 

Funded by Natural England, this five-month project, which started in November 2021, mapped the uptake of Environmental Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship building maintenance options. Once the mapping was complete, analysis of the geographic pattern of uptake was compared to the national character mapping to identify gaps in uptake.
River Reeds

Re-evaluating the sensitivity of habitats to climate change

This Natural England funded project took place over three months in early 2022, and enabled Chris Short and Dr Phil Staddon to produce a rigorous assessment of the sensitivity of habitats in Britain to climate change. The assessment will be based on consultations with habitat and climate change experts. 
Cows Floodplain

Flourishing Floodplains: Regenerative Farming

Working alongside the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, this project explores farming on floodplains and seeks to make recommendations on how farmers can transition to more agroecological farming methods.

Farmer engagement with landscape decision models  

This project project focuses on farmers and farm advisors as key, yet often under researched, actors in the context of efforts to implement landscape solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergencies.