An International Research Centre
Who We Are
We are an interdisciplinary team of academics, professors of practice, visiting and honorary fellows and doctoral researchers. We are interested in making a difference to national parks and protected area management. We collaborate widely with those professionals seeking to manage our special places for the benefit of all.
What We Do
We operate a transdisciplinary approach, which focuses on world-class academic excellence with a global reach, the purpose of which is to inform and influence policy making, develop best practice, governance and innovation of resource use and promote knowledge transfer through high-quality translational skills.
We aim to attract internationally and nationally renowned academics in relevant disciplines through conferences, fellowships, research and enterprise projects, whilst encouraging dialogue with policymakers and professional practitioners.
A national and international centre of excellence for transdisciplinary study and research into national parks and protected areas, that addresses complex local and global challenges and develops innovative practices to enhance landscapes and communities.
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Browse our research themes, latest news, partnerships and more.
Our Research Themes
This theme brings together areas of research that engage with the 'combined works of nature and humankind' (UNESCO) and which explore interpretations of, and creative responses to, the complex and dynamic relationship between humans and nature.
Human Nature Relations
The engagement of people with nature produces a landscape. Personal, social, economic and political actions interact with natural processes, habitats and species in dynamic relations.
Rural and Visitor Economy
The rural and visitor economy theme adopts a transformational business philosophy that encourages the development of innovative thinking and contemporary approaches to planning and management that are linked to supporting a broad range of resources.
Conservation and Ecology
The Conservation and Ecology group take a transdisciplinary action-orientated approach, drawing on natural and social sciences, to conduct research with the aim of protecting species, their habitats and ecosystems from biodiversity loss.
Latest News & Events
Prof Chris Loynes asks: Outdoor Education - what can it offer urban communities, and how to make it accessible and inclusive?
COP26 Joint Statement
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