The research conducted within ELD is focused upon the interaction of organisms within the living world, including humans, with one another and with their non-living (abiotic) terrestrial environment.
We employ observational, experimental, and modelling approaches, in the field and laboratory, qualitatively and quantitatively to reveal how ecosystems and landscapes function. We work across a wide range of spatial (local to continental) and time (up to millions of years) scales, and our research contributes to the wise use of environmental resources. All staff members within ELD contribute to one, or more, of four main research disciplines:
Together, the members of ELD work on adressing societally relevent cross-disciplinary prorbems as formulated in the research themes.