Agroecological Research for Sustainable Land Use
Half the earth’s habitable land surface is devoted to agriculture, and a growing human footprint will place increasing demands upon croplands, pastures and rangelands over the coming century.
Habitat destruction, principally driven by agricultural expansion, is currently the primary driver of biodiversity loss. Agriculture itself is responsible for one quarter of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
Research in the Georgina Mace Centre sits at the nexus of these complex challenges – identifying ways to minimize the impacts of land use change, maximize agricultural productivity, and restore habitats that have been degraded by intensive cropping or overgrazing.
- Dr Bonnie Waring, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences
- Dr CM (Tilly) Collins, Centre for Environmental Policy, Faculty of Natural Sciences
- Professor Vincent Savolainen, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences