University of Nottingham

Landscape and Environment Research

Funding research

The central task of the Landscape and Environment Programme was to commission outstanding research. The majority of the Programme's £5.5 million budget has funded successful research bids made by UK academics, with many involving partnerships with external institutions. The funded research covered a wide range of topics and time periods, looking at landscape and the environment in the UK and beyond.

Meadow, from Patrick Keiller's 2010 film Robinson in Ruins. Meadow from Patrick Keiller's 2010 film Robinson in Ruins.

Core research activities

Having invited applications for four strands of funding, we awarded a total of 12 larger grants, 9 smaller grants, 11 networks and workshops and 5 studentships. Although most research activities were completed by the Programme's original end date of December 2010, a small number of research projects were funded over the period of 2011-13, alongside the Director's Impact Fellowship, which was awarded to Stephen Daniels in order to further develop an impact strategy for the Programme.

Follow-on research

Follow-on research activities included the Researching Environmental Change networks (REC) and the Bringing Landscape to Life project. The REC networks developed out of a 2009 workshop event on the theme of the environment, which was co-organised by the Programme, the AHRC and the Science and Heritage Programme. Although not officially part of the Landscape and Environment Programme, the Bringing Landscape to Life project built on the outcomes of the Director's Impact Fellowship.


Landscape and Environment projects have involved a large range of organisations in both formal partnerships and informal advisory roles. We thank them all for their support.

Impact Fellowship partners:

  • English Heritage
  • Landscape Research Group
  • Le:Notre
  • National Trust
  • Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
  • Tate

Project partners, collaborators and associates:

  • Archaeology Data Service
  • The Architecture Foundation
  • The Arts Catalyst
  • The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
  • Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth (ACRE)
  • British Agricultural History Society
  • British Antarctic Survey
  • British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol
  • British Film Institute
  • British Library
  • The British Museum
  • Cabe, Design Council
  • Cape Farewell
  • Climate 4 Classrooms
  • Climatological Observers Link (COL)
  • Eco/art/scot/land: A platform for research and practice
  • Hadley Centre, Met Office
  • Hadrian's Wall Trust
  • Henry Moore Institute
  • International Tropical Timber Organization
  • JISC SAILS Project: Shipping Archives and Integrated Logbooks of Ships
  • Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland
  • The London Consortium
  • Mass Observation
  • Medieval Settlement Research Group (MSRG)
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
  • Museum of English Rural Life
  • Museum of London
  • National Library of Scotland
  • National Maritime Museum
  • National Museums Liverpool
  • National Museums Scotland
  • Northumberland National Park
  • Old Weather: Our Weather's Past, the Climate's Future
  • Peninsula Partnership for the Rural Environment
  • Pitt Rivers Museum
  • The Quantock Hills AONB Service
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
  • Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS)
  • Sarawak Museums
  • Slade School of Fine Art
  • The Sussex Archaeological Society
  • Tipping Point: Energising the creative response to climate change
  • TORnado and storm Research Organisation (TORRO)
  • Tullie House: Museum and Arts Services, Carlisle
  • Victoria County History
  • The Wildscreen Festival
  • Wordsworth Trust
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Landscape and Environment Programme

School of Geography
University Park
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 84 66071