About the Centre
The Centre for Landscape and Climate Research undertakes interdisciplinary research into the interactions of the changing water cycle with landscapes across multiple spatial and temporal scales. It contributes to the search for solutions for the problems of global biodiversity loss, deforestation, water scarcity and flooding, as well as threats to food security, which arise from complex interactions between climate change and land use change.
The improved knowledge of the functioning of vital ecosystem services informs government agencies, businesses and decision makers in their quest for resilience against climate change impacts. The centre brings together physical scientists, climate scientists, ecologists, hydrologists, social scientists, computer scientist and mathematicians in a unified research effort.
The centre was established in January 2012 with the appointment of the inaugural director, Professor Heiko Balzter, Holder of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and Principal Investigator of GIONET, the European Centre of Excellence in Earth Observation Research Training.
The centre’s activities are financially supported by the following organisations:
- University of Leicester
- Royal Society
- Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC)
- European Commission (EC)
- European Space Agency (ESA)
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
For more information, please contact Dr Virginia Nicolas-Perea, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0) 116 223 1018