Achieving more for nature

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Research projects

The Nature Partnership covers a range of conservation activities and works with a diverse number of Partners. There is a potentially limitless number of projects that can be undertaken, however most projects are likely to involve data and evidence as this is one of our specialist areas.

The Lincolnshire Environmental Records Centre (LERC), has access to a countywide dataset of wildlife sightings, habitat distribution and site information. Although it must be remembered that the data has usually been collected for a specific purpose or on an ad hoc basis and may not be suitable for all needs.

Examples of possible projects include:

  • What changes have there been in the spatial distribution of European water vole Arvicola amphibius in the area maintained by Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board since monitoring began?
  • An investigation into the distribution and extent of ancient and species rich hedgerows in Greater Lincolnshire, using remotely sensed data and multispectral analysis or other novel methodologies.

If you are interested in taking forward one of these projects, for example as a university dissertation, or if you have an idea you'd like to run past us do get in touch, and we'll do our best to help.

There may also be funding available for projects within the Greater Lincolnshire area that promote and encourage environmental recording – see Local Recording Fund for more information.