Rewarding environmental land management
- clean and plentiful water
- clean air
- thriving plants and wildlife
- protection from environmental hazards
- reduction of and adaptation to climate change
- beauty, heritage and engagement with the environment.
Working across the whole system
Guiding research and development
“ELMS will drive the greatest shift in agriculture and land management decision-making since the post-World War Two productivist agendas of the mid-20th Century. Its focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity regeneration and sustainable food production, aligns with our own goals of supporting the commercial environment and agri-industry.
There is, however, risk associated with the introduction of such a major policy change. ELMS-Exchange will help to mitigate that, using our research capacity to provide future environmental intelligence and align it with the demands of both policy and industry.”
Professor Will Blake
Professor of Catchment Science
Dr Alex Taylor
Research Fellow (ELMS-Exchange)
Dr Claire Kelly
Senior Research Fellow
Ms Alice Kalnins
Research Assistant (ELMS-Exchange)
Dr Eva McGrath
Social Science Researcher
Dr Jennifer Rowntree
Associate Professor in Ecological Genetics
Catchment and River Science
Biogeochemistry Research Centre
Ecology and Evolution Research Group
Environmental and Applied Biology Research Group
Applied Nature-based Solutions Research Interest Group
Plymouth Peatland Research Group
Ecophysiology and Development Research Group
Centre for Systems Thinking: Ocean, Land and Society
Jali Ardhi – care for the land
Making soil erosion understandable and governable at the river basin scale for food, water and hydropower sustainability in Latin America
ReCon Soil – to revolutionise how waste material from construction projects is managed
Sustainable Earth Institute
The Sustainable Earth Institute is about promoting a new way of thinking about the future of our world.
We bring researchers together with businesses, community groups and individuals to develop cutting-edge research and innovative approaches that build resilience to global challenges.
We link diverse research areas across the University including science, engineering, arts, humanities, health and business.