Plants, Soils and Ecosystems

Project Details


Plants form the basis of most terrestrial life on Earth. The growth of plants is essential for human societies, providing us with the food we need to survive. Most terrestrial plants are rooted into soil, complex ecosystems involving bacteria, fungi and animals. Researchers in Plants Soils and Ecosystems are working to understand how plants grow, how they are impacted upon by their environment and how they interact with the soil ecosystems. Our research is contributing to growing understanding of the impacts of human activities on natural communities and on how we can improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Dalton Nuclear Institute
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute


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