We work closely with many partners with complementary skills, but have also developed our own in-house skills and capacity.
As well as ecology and economics, our team now has expertise in hydrology, earth sciences and social sciences - a blend which is essential for ecosystem services work.
Our research focuses on three main areas. We do experimental work, often on our nature reserves, to understand how different management options at a range of scales affect both biodiversity and ecosystem services.
We work with others to develop and use a toolkit for rapid ecosystem service measurement at the site scale (TESSA). We also look at whether places with more biodiversity provide enhanced “cultural service” well-being benefits for people.