Current research projects

The CCRI is currently working on the following projects funded by the EU research programmes, UK Government and others.

Cows Floodplain

Flourishing Floodplains: Regenerative Farming

The Severn Vale is one of the largest floodplains in England, providing a great opportunity for large-scale nature recovery, with associated ecosystem service provision (including flood regulation, carbon sequestration, nutrient regulation). The Vale currently supports a range of high nature…

Farmer engagement with landscape decision models  

Funded by NERC, the SPF Landscape Decisions Programme funds a number of projects to develop landscape decision models, that have the potential to provide useful evidence or act as tools for farmer decision-making. CCRI have received funding from this programme…

Rural Hillside

Co-designing long-term agreements for landscape recovery 

Co-led by Dr Charlotte Chivers and Associate Prof Chris Short, this Defra funded Test and Trial project intends to contribute to the development of the Landscape Recovery component of the Environmental Land Management (ELM) Scheme. Commencing in January 2022, we…