Examples of Bristol’s work:

Cultivating Interdependence between Land and People

This project brings together biologists, systems thinkers and educators with land activists, farmers and conservationists to explore the question ‘how can people living in Britain today be supported to relearn interdependence with land?’. This question invites exploration from multiple disciplinary perspectives. From a biological frame, we might ask ‘what is the role of humans as keystone species in landscapes’; from a cultural and historical perspective, we might ask ‘what ‘indigeneity’ means to different communities with different histories of relationship with land’; from an educational perspective, it is not yet clear ‘how to ‘relearn’ practices of dwelling in and with land’. Read a blog by Sarah Hinds and Rowan Hyde about the project.

The Impact of a Pesticide Ban on a Pollinator Community

Pollinators provide a crop pollination service worth £174 to £346 billion each year and 90% of flowering plants depend on animal-mediated pollinator services. While the impact of pesticides on this service is a cause of significant concern worldwide, most research on this topic has been limited in scope and environmental realism, with the majority of studies limited to a single pollinator species under laboratory conditions. Read more about this project.