Dr Ashley Lyons

Conservation Scientist - Haweswater Grazing Exclosure Project, England and Wales

Background

My research has been focused on plant and invertebrate responses to contrasting grazing management in upland landscapes. This theme has continued at the RSPB where my current research examines biodiversity and ecosystem service responses to restoration and rewilding of upland landscapes.

This research is taking place at a newly established long term before, after, control, intervention (BACI) experiment situated at the spectacular RSPB Haweswater. The aim of the project is to provide evidence of the impacts that a range of management techniques has on wildlife, from plants and invertebrates to birds, as well as the impact on ecosystem services such as carbon storage, flood mitigation and recreation.


I am interested in research which provides a strong evidence base to the cause of ecological issues to enable solutions to be developed which will help mitigate biodiversity loss. I am committed to making this accessible so that research informed management can be put into action.

External Activities

  • Convenor of Royal Entomological Society
  • Insect Ecology Special Interest Group
    Lingustic Editor Palearctic Grasslands

Partners and Collaboration

  • Professor Paul Ashton, Edge Hill University
  • Dr Anne Oxbrough, Edge Hill University
  • Prof. Dr Jacqueline Loos, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Contact

Dr Ashley Lyons

Conservation Scientist - Haweswater Grazing Exclosure Project, England and Wales

Haweswater, Naddle Farm, Bampton, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2RP

ashley.lyons@rspb.org.uk

@Upland_Grazing

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Specialisms

Agriculture UK species Upland