Who is involved?

Cranfield University is the lead institution in F3UES. The study sites are located in the area around Cranfield and, in addition to managing the project, the Cranfield team are leading on the soils, water, biomass and spatial modelling elements of the work.

The University of Exeter, lead by the Environment and Sustainability Institute, are taking the lead on the remote sensing and GIS data, human wellbeing, and biodiversity assessment and manipulation, particularly of birds.

The University of Sheffield, Dept of Animal and Plant Sciences and Dept of Landscape, are leading on elements of biodiversity assessment, particularly of plants and invertebrates, visual and aesthetic cultural services, and plant biodiversity manipulations.

The British Trust for Ornithology are involved in a number of the elements of the project focused on birds, including assessment of biodiversity and bird movements, cultural services, and bird resource manipulations.

Project Partners

Key to the success of the project is the collaboration with a range of partners in the study areas. The active involvement of these partners is essential for the implementation of the experimental manipulations, access to sampling sites, data on the urban areas, their management and biodiversity, and a range of other things.