Associated projects and Research Centres
Centre for Integrated Research in the Rural Environment (CIRRE)
CIRRE’s core competence is the ability to integrate research across a range of disciplines, from molecular biology through ecology to the social sciences, and to develop and test models that explain current landscape function and condition, and predict how this will change as a consequence of management and climate change. CIRRE is co-directed by Professor Jamie Newbold in Aberystwyth and Dr John Healey at Bangor. There are also strong links with the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (co-located with Bangor University in the Environment Centre Wales).
Centre for Catchment and Coastal Research (CCCR)
CCCR brings together a multi-disciplinary consortium of leading environmental academics from the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, and the newly formed Institute Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University; and the School of Ocean Sciences, the School of Biological Sciences and the School of the Environment and Natural Resources at Bangor University. There are also strong links with the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (co-located with Bangor University in the Environment Centre Wales).
The expertise within CCCR spans the terrestrial, freshwater and marine sciences, with a research focus on physical, biological and biogeochemical and processes that control the behaviour of the coastal zone (from river catchment to shelf edge). CCCR undertakes research into water quality, habitat protection, and hazard management in river catchments and the coastal zone including the impact of climate and environmental change.
National Research Network for Low Carbon Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE)
Aberystwyth and Bangor have secured delivery of the the Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and the Environment (NRN-LCEE), a major new initiative for research into the interactions between land, water, the provision of food and energy production. Because of the interdisciplinary and boundary-crossing structure of the Network, it will directly feed policy development and implementation and will increase commercial opportunities for businesses in Wales. This is a prestigious award position Aberystwyth and Bangor as leading science across Wales in Agricultural and Environmental research.