NRN-LCEE Theme 4 - Impacts and mitigation of climate change and human activity

Research in this theme will investigate impacts of rapid climate change, anthropogenic pressures, and extreme events at local to regional scales on exchanges of energy and matter from catchment to coast, and between earth surface and atmosphere in the contexts of ecosystem sustainability and human health. This theme includes:

  • Linking drivers and impacts within the natural resources spectrum (atmosphere-soil-freshwater-water-marine) of a biophysical system that includes anthropogenic activities.
  • Determining tipping points/ thresholds, and developing predictive models for public and commercial use.
  • Addressing the need to comprehensively quantify the relationships and trade-offs between UK biodiversity and the ecosystem services it supports.