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Simon Mortimer

  • Head, Agri-Environment Group
  • Programme Director, BSc Environmental Management

Areas of interest

My research focuses on the following areas:

  • Development of indicators for measuring the success of agri-environment schemes and evaluation of the environmental performance of farms
  • Evaluation of interaction between agricultural and environmental policies, agri-environment schemes, farmer attitudes and decision making concerning agri-environmental policies
  • Relationship between land management, biodiversity and the delivery of ecosystem services, farmers' understanding of sustainable agricultural practices
  • Plant community ecology, vegetation dynamics and succession, restoration ecology, habitat creation, colonisation of new sites by plants and their associated invertebrates
  • Ecology and management of agricultural systems for biodiversity conservation, especially species-rich lowland grasslands

Research projects

Current and Recent Research Projects:

  • Personalised public services in support of the Common Agricultural Policy (RECAP) (European Commission, 2016-2018)
  • Integrated Farm Management for improved economic, environmental and social performance (Defra, 2014-2017)
  • Linking Farmland Biodiversity to Ecosystem Services for Effective Ecological Intensification (LIBERATION) (European Commission, 2014-2017)

Websites/blogs

CAER website

Publications