Our outputs are categorised by theme, type and whether the output has been funded and supported by the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery or is an associated output produced by centre members/affiliates and is relevant to the goals of the centre but not funded by it.

Publications

Wildlife, Warriors, and Women Large Carnivore Conservation in Tanzania and beyond

Professor Amy Dickman established is the joint CEO of Lion Landscapes, which works to help conserve wildlife in some of the most important biodiversity areas of Africa.  In her talk she discusses the significance of this project, the difficulties of working in an area where witchcraft and mythology abound, and the conservation successes that are already emerging from this important work.

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LCNR supported

Assessing the Potential of AI for Spatially Sensitive Nature-Related Financial Risks

There is growing recognition among financial institutions, financial regulators and policy makers of the importance of addressing nature-related risks and opportunities. Evaluating and assessing nature-related risks for financial institutions is challenging due to the large volume of heterogeneous data available on nature and the complexity of investment value chains and the various components’ relationship to nature. The dual problem of scaling data analytics and analysing complex systems can be addressed using Artificial Intelligence (AI). We address issues such as plugging existing data gaps with discovered data, data estimation under uncertainty, time series analysis and (near) real-time updates. This report presents potential AI solutions for models of two distinct use cases

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LCNR associated
  • Scale

Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods in Ghana: the impacts, adaptations and barriers

Prof. Philip Antwi-Agyei

This talk focuses on providing an understanding of the adverse impacts of climate change and variability on rural livelihoods in northern Ghana and how these perpetuate existing vulnerability among rural households and communities.

Watch it here

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LCNR supported

Consultation response: a biodiversity metric for Scotland’s planning system

This response highlights how a biodiversity metric could support Scotland’s unique habitats and nature. It brings together evidence from the application of a statutory biodiversity metric in England to recommend a revised approach for a Scottish context. It draws on evidence from across the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery’s research community.

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LCNR supported
  • Integration

Consultation response: White Paper on environmental principles, governance and biodiversity targets

Focusing on the Welsh Government’s proposal for a ‘nature positive’ headline target, this response explores how supporting well-functioning ecosystem would be essential to achieve the objective of reversing biodiversity decline and then moving to a recovery of natural systems.

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LCNR supported

Mapping niches of extension service providers to support nature recovery – a policy briefing

This policy brief sets out the role of agricultural extension services in supporting landscape-scale nature recovery through a novel method of mapping organisational niches and conflicts in service provision.  It uses an example of advice on water pollution, and proposes changes to the provision of advice by organisations.

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LCNR supported
  • Awards

The Niche Mapper Analytical Framework – technical report

This technical report presents the Niche Mapper analytical framework for visualising the landscape of advice provision for nature recovery. Land managers access advice on land-use changes to support nature recovery, with advice offered by numerous organisations. Organisations have unique motivations for advice provision e.g., regulatory, environmental or financial, leading to crowding within the sector. The Niche Mapper framework, when applied to a set of advisory organisations will produce a visual representation of the niches occupied by those organisations. The framework may be applied at a variety of spatial scales and/or temporal intervals, resulting in analytically comparable outputs.

The results provided by using this framework can support effective policy making and divulge new research directions. An example of how the framework has been applied is illustrated in a case study of organisations providing advice to land managers for the mitigation of diffuse water pollution from agriculture (DWPA).

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LCNR supported
  • Awards

The potential contribution of revenue from Biodiversity Net Gain offsets towards nature recovery ambitions in Oxfordshire

Hawkins, I., Addison, P., Malhi, Y. Smith, A., Whitney, M. and zu Ermgassen. S. (2023) The potential contribution of revenue from Biodiversity Net Gain offsets towards nature recovery ambitions in Oxfordshire. Report by the University of Oxford and the Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership.

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LCNR associated
  • Integration

How do we account for biodiversity? – AGILE Sprint

This Sprint from the AGILE Initiative aimed to identify just and actionable pathways to BNG, supporting an integrated approach to renewing and restoring nature, working directly with HM Treasury and Defra. The Sprint tackled three interlinked issues:

  • How to robustly measure the biodiversity impacts, positive and negative, of business and governmental investments
  • How to reconcile commitments to invest in biodiversity improvement with the economic and social welfare of people most affected by these investments
  • How to deliver sustained, socially just welfare improvements – together with biodiversity gains at the landscape level – using spatial modelling and an exploration of scenarios for development.

Team: Natalie EJ Milner Gulland, Elizabeth Duffus, Owen T Lewis, Joss Wright, Joseph Bull, Bob Smith, Cecilia Larrosa, Michael Clark, Julia Baker, Prue Addison, Felix Eigenbrod, Ian Bateman, Ben Groom,  Hannah Nicholas, Amber Butler,  Tom Atkins, Vidya Narayanan, Rececca Collins, Mattia Mancini, Richard Grenyer, Richard F Comont, Dave Goddard, Dave Goulson, Jeff Ollerton, Martin C Townsend, Judy A Webb, Richard I Wilson, Sophus O.S.E zu Ermgassen

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LCNR associated
  • Integration

Improving the ecological outcomes of compensatory conservation by addressing governance gaps: a case study of Biodiversity Net Gain in England

Rampling, E., zu Ermgassen, S., Hawkins, I., & Bull, J. W. (2023, April 14). Improving the ecological outcomes of compensatory conservation by addressing governance gaps: a case study of Biodiversity Net Gain in England. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/avrhf

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LCNR associated
  • Integration

Exploring the ecological outcomes of mandatory biodiversity net gain using evidence from early-adopter jurisdictions in England

zu Ermgassen, S. O. S. E., Marsh, S., Ryland, K., Church, E., Marsh, R., Bull, J. W. (2021). Exploring the ecological outcomes of mandatory biodiversity net gain using evidence from early-adopter jurisdictions in England. Conservation Letters. 14: e12820. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12820

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LCNR associated
  • Integration