Our Projects

The Landscape Decisions Programme is a network of 59 interrelated research projects with teams working across multiple disciplines in institutions across the UK.

All the teams share the goal of delivering better, evidence-based decisions within UK landscapes through research collaboration with policy, business, and land management partners to work towards a decision-making framework that will inform how land is used.

Projects are grouped into 3 interlinked themes

Click the buttons to see the projects in each theme or scroll down for a complete list of all projects and find out more on their individual pages

Evidence Based Decisions for UK Landscapes – The Isaac Newton Institute
EnsemblES – Using ensemble techniques to capture the accuracy and sensitivity of ecosystem service models
Heterogeneity and complexity in collaborative biosecurity schemes
Explainable AI for UK agricultural land use decision-making
Landscapes For Sequestering Carbon: a dynamic marginal abatement cost curve approach with Bayesian spatio-temporal modelling
Quantifying uncertainty in the predictions of complex process-based models
Optimising multifunctional land-use decisions through robust combined models: a pollination-crop yield-landscape aesthetics case study
A practical tool and robust framework for evaluating greenhouse gas emissions from land-based activities
Landscape-scale environmental drivers of coastal dune mobility
JDec: Joint decision models for citizens, crops, and environment
A Bayesian approach to complex land use change modelling
JULES EMulator of ecosystem services (JEM)
Issues of Uncertainty and Scale in Derived Products
The interplay of land-use, climate and plant biodiversity on the UK stage
Modelling uncertainty for decision making on ammonia mitigation with trees in the landscape (MUDMAT)
Assessing Statistical models of Temporary River Intermittence for Decision makers (ASTRID)
Probabilistic drought Risk Analysis for FORested landscapes (PRAFOR)
Statistical inference and uncertainty quantification for complex process-based models using multiple data sets’
Developing a statistical methodology for the assessment and management of peatland (StAMP)
Simulating UK plant biodiversity under climate change to aid landscape decision making
Integrating new statistical frameworks into eDNA survey and analysis at the landscape scale
ADVANCES (ADVancing Analysis of Natural Capital in LandscapE DecisionS)
New Science to Enable the Design of Agricultural Landscapes that Deliver Multiple Functions – AgLand
Land Allocation and Valuation Models Phase 1
Land Allocation and Valuation Models Phase 2
Women In The Hills, c. 1800 to Present
Enhancing UK Flood Resilience: Past Floods, Present Threats, Future Responses
The Landscapes of Post-War Infrastructure: Culture, Amenity, Heritage and Industry
Revealing Long-Term Change in Vegetation Landscapes: The English Lake District and Beyond
Community Empowerment and Landscape Decision Making frameworks in Scotland: improving outcomes for people and nature
Unlocking Landscapes: History, Culture and Sensory Diversity in Landscape Use and Decision Making
HydroSpheres:Co-Design for Landscape Decision-Making
Decommissioning the Twentieth Century: Energy Landscapes, Heritage, and Community
Multispecies storytelling: more-than-human narratives about landscape
Landscapes of the Mind
Creative landscape futures: making decisions with the arts and humanities
Design Innovation and Land-Assets (DI&L)
Changing landscapes, changing lives: how can narrative and biographical perspectives improve landscape decision making?
Lincolnshire Wolds Landscape Network
Imagining the measure of change: art, science and the estuary community
The sacred landscapes of medieval monasteries: an inter-disciplinary study of meaning embedded in space and production
Connecting disadvantaged young people with landscape through arts
Making visible the cultural values at risk from tree pests and diseases through arts approaches (TREESCAPES)
Planning Creativity: Participatory Heritage and Decision-Making
Field || guides
Multisensory multispecies storytelling to engage disadvantaged groups in changing landscapes
Tipping Points: Cultural responses to wilding and land sharing in the North of England
The Landscapes of Post-War Infrastructure: Cooling down
Landscape Futures and the Challenge of Change: Towards Integrated Cultural/Natural Heritage Decision Making
AALERT 4 DM – Art and Artists in Landscape and Environment Research Today for Decision Making
Design Innovation and Land-Assets: Towards New Thinking & Communities
The role of property, ownership & land tenure on landscape decision making
How many trees should we plant and where?
Welsh Peatlands Evidence
Co-designing Robust natural Capital LandscapEs
Bridging the national and local in landscape decision making
Co-production of a software tool for field-scale species distribution
Developing a Toolkit for Mapping and Deliberating Values for Uplands Management (MADEVU)