Our research focuses on the following areas with an underpinning context of sustainable development and specifically with contributing to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals in mind:
- Sustainable Rural Land Management
- Farming, Food and Forestry
- Sustainable Urban Land Management
- The Sustainable Use and Management of Water
- Health and Environment
- Risk Based Contaminated Land Management
- Governance and Politics of Sustainable Food Provisioning
The ambitious aim of this project is to transform our understanding of how sustainable cities, and by extension our species, can be.
The INSPIRATION work programme will derive a Strategic Research Agenda to directly address carbon and resource efficiency societal challenges through understanding the soil-sediment-water system and identifying land use and land management practises that can reduce resource consumption and contribute to climate change adaptation.
EVAL-FARMS: Mitigating the risks of antimicrobial resistance in agricultural waste
(2016-2020) £1.5 million, NERC, BBSRC, MRC, AHRC (Carol Morris Co-I; PI is Dov Stekel, School of Biosciences UoN).
Research agendas for food provisioning: UK framing practices and science-policy interactions
(2012-2017) £134,176, Leverhulme Trust, (Joint PI on project with Susanne Seymour, within the £1.66 million Leverhulme Trust programme Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities).
Sustainable Intensification Research Platform (SIP)
(2014-17), £81,000, DEFRA (Carol Morris Co-I on SIP2 project within £4m SIP programme).