Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

Long-Term Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship Technologies



Carla Romeu-Dalmau and Alex Gasparatos organized a special session on Bioenergy and Ecosystem Services in the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) conference in South Africa last November. In the session, several ESPA (Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation) projects working on bioenergy in Africa presented their work on charcoal, sugarcane and Jatropha. Alex and Carla presented their work on ‘operationalizing the ES approach for biofuel landscapes’ and on ‘Impacts of land use change due to biofuel crops on climate regulation services in Sub-Saharan Africa’. More information on their project can be found: https://oxlel.zoo.ox.ac.uk/research/projects/unravelling-biofuel-impacts-on-ecosystem-services-human-wellbeing-and-poverty-alleviation-in-sub-saharan-africa/.

Latest News

October 26, 2021

Cymru Collaborations

Last weekend Anna Lee-Jones, NERC DPhil student in the OXLEL group, traveled to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) site in Bangor, Wales to discuss an experimentation collaboration with ... Continue reading

June 30, 2021

Government policy and targets insufficient to stem the tide of UK biodiversity loss

Professor Kathy Willis gave oral evidence as an expert witness to the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) inquiry into the the protection and enhancement of biodiversity and ecosystems in the ... Continue reading

June 11, 2021

Natural capital in the nation’s forests

OxLEL was delighted to host Dr Eleanor Tew as guest speaker at our weekly lab meeting on the 11th of June. Dr Tew is the national Natural Capital and Resilience ... Continue reading

April 19, 2021

New randomised control trial of the smartphone Humbug acoustic monitoring system starting this week in Tanzania

This Friday (23rd April 2021) a randomised controlled trial (RCT) aiming to understand use and uptake of the smartphone HumBug acoustic monitoring system will begin with 148 participants recruited from ... Continue reading

January 30, 2021

Mapping recreational amenity in Europe

Peter Long, Sandra Nogue, David Benz and Kathy Willis recently published a paper in Frontiers in Biogeography demonstating how to map the ecosystem service of outdoor recreation across Europe.  The ... Continue reading