Our research covers the impact of climate change on species diversity, ecosystem services and biological conservation. It aims to tackle the effect of humans on our planet, and provide coping strategies to deal with the inevitable changes that take place.
We address this through our five research groupings:
- Urban Environments - This cross‐disciplinary research group brings together researchers studying issues relating to urban environments within geography, environmental science, environmental management, and ecology.
- Conservation Ecology and Environmental Biology (CEEB) – This group has three aims the conservation threatened species, the ecology and restoration of ecosystems and associated ecosystem services, and the study of animal behaviour both applied and fundamental, including social behaviour, locomotion, sensing behaviour, and communication.
- Environmental Microbiology – This group studies all microbial life, including Archaea, Bacteria and eukaryotic microbes (Fungi, Protists, Algae).
- Environmental Change – This group investigates the natural and human drivers of environmental change, and the future impacts of these on our planet.
- Low carbon futures – This group addresses UK targets to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, and the low carbon goals set by the city of Manchester.