Burial grounds can be beautiful places rich in wildlife, but despite them brimming with biodiversity they are surprisingly under recorded. Andrea from Caring for Gods’ Acre explains the impact of the lack of data and how funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund will literally put burial grounds on the map.
You may have heard of the Northern Forest. Tom from The Mersey Forest talks us through the origins of the project and how principles in landscape ecology are determining its implementation. Maps generated by Condatis are also featured in this article.
ialeUK talk to Nick Gisler about his current role at Transport for London, what skills are important to young professionals and his previous work on HS2. This article also includes a mention of Wye College where Nick studied.
Can art and artists help communicate the value of landscape and environment research? Do they have a role in interdisciplinary work? These were some of the questions asked at a recent one-day workshop supported by Landscape and Arts Network and sponsored by Landscape Research and Valuing Nature.
The 25 year plan mentioned a Landscape Enterprise Network (LENs). An approach which is deliberately ‘market-led’ - aiming to build and harness private sector demand for long term landscape quality and functionality. This article explains how it works in more detail.
As well as some unusual facts about water, Caroline makes the case for rain-gardens and suggests that the household phase from a well-known supermarket: “every little helps” is not just relevant to shopping.
How real is this image of the earth? Are we influenced by how the photo has been taken or by whom? In this article Tom takes us through the ethics of maps and the reality that data does not speak and ecologists are biased.