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The NRN-LCEE Themes

Theme 1 - Sustainable intensification

NRN-LCEE research will address the sustainable intensification of agriculture and aquaculture with a broad objective to improve food security within environmental and spatial constraints, and with maintenance of other ecosystem services. Find out more...

Theme 2 - Low carbon energy pathways

This theme will address the boundaries of viability, spatial-specificity, socio-economic and environmental impacts of low carbon energy pathways from biomass, waste streams, wind and marine technology in an interdisciplinary context. Find out more...

Theme 3 - Developing the bio economy – social, economic and technological modelling

This research theme addresses the significant challenges associated with building an economy based on raw materials, processes, manufacturing sites and products that impact or depend on the natural environment. This will require collaboration between all disciplines supported by the UK research councils and EU, including engineers, social scientists, biologists, environmental scientists, technologists and others. Find out more...

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. Find out more...

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