In the densely populated UK, competition for land between urban, rural, food, energy, recreation, environmental outcomes, industry and other uses is a fundamental issue. Our interaction with the natural environmental is often through our use of land.
We need to assess, in a changing society and climate, how best to sustainably use available land area as well as the full suite of natural environment considerations in that use.
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Funded by: STFC
Lead research organisation: Aberystwyth University
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Funded by: NERC
Lead research organisation: University of Essex
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Funded by: NERC
Lead research organisation: University of East Anglia
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