One of the most famous long term ecological studies is Buxton Climate Change Impacts Laboratory (BCCIL), examining the effect of climate change on plant community composition. It was initially set up in the 1980s by Phil Grimes and colleagues in response to emerging concerns about the ecological consequences of climate change. Initial funding came after … More Buxton and long term ecology
This week was the BES Plant Soil Ecosystem SIG and Ecological Continuation Trust (ECT) joint meeting, looking at long term ecological studies and their value in understanding the function of a range of ecosystems. I’ve put together a list of the long term studies that stood out to me during the meeting here: Raindrop This … More Long story short
How do we produce enough food to feed the world whilst limiting our impact on the environment? One of the innovative solutions put forward is vertical farming… What is vertical farming? In the last decade there has been an increase in schemes trialling and producing crops using vertical farming across the world. Many schemes are … More Up, up and away!