The Centre recently launched a call to fund inter-disciplinary projects in the field of nature recovery. The entries were all of an extremely high calibre, and we are pleased to be report on these projects here.

The purpose of the funding is to kickstart short research projects which:

  • Expose researchers to the challenges and opportunities of working in a cross-discipline environment
  • Gather early data and approaches to addressing thought-provoking questions in nature recovery
  • Pump-prime more speculative research that has the potential to evolve into something of far greater magnitude OR to provide “early wins” on impact, outreach and engagement
  • Promote links and sharing of insights, approaches, ideas between the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery’s themes, or between the Centre and other relevant programmes within the University


Theme outputs

    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.

    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).

    LCNR supported
    • Awards
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