Rural economy

  • Environmental Policy: factors influencing biodiversity in both organic and conventional farming systems, evaluating effectiveness of CAP and agri-environment schemes to deliver economic and environmental objectives. This area of work has impacted on policy but is not based on research papers but on direct, commissioned reports to bodies like Defra & Natural England
  • Carbon accounting and sequestration on farms and through the food chain
  • Renewable energy technologies

Key staff

  • Will Manley
  • Dr Ian Grange
  • Dr Rhiannon Naylor
  • Katherine Foot

PhD students

  • Matthew Axe: Carbon measurement, prediction and enhancement of the agricultural hedgerow ecotone

MSc by research students

  • Bethany Ledingham: Farming Solar Energy- A Useful Contribution to Mitigating Climate Change? An Analysis of Solar PV in GB Agriculture