Policy and Practice Note Series

Rural Economy and Land Use Series:

This is a new series of research policy and practice notes from the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University:

Note No 1 - Brexit: how might UK agriculture survive or thrive?

Note No 2 - What's holding rural businesses back?

Note No 3 - How can women achieve their full potential in the agricultural sector?

Note No 4 - What role will there be for advisers in post-Brexit land management?

Note No 5 - Production diseases and farm animal welfare: what does the public think?

Note No 6 - Rural economies and the UK Industrial Strategy



LWEC Policy and Practice Notes:

The Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) series of policy and practice notes draws out conclusions and recommendations from research funded by LWEC partners.

No 36 Taking account of heritage value of parks and gardens

No 35 The unbalanced cycles of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus: national scale forecasting

No 34 Informing national and global responses to shocks to the energy-food-water-environment nexus

No 33 How does the UK rely on water in other countries to produce our food?

No 32 Improving urban grassland for people and wildlife

No 31 How can UK energy systems be made more resilient to the impacts of climate change?

No 30 Building coastal resilience to sea-level rise and storms in the UK

No 29 Gardening sustainably for the future

No 28 Spatial targeting brings new opportunities for agri environment schemes

No 27 Managing farmed landscapes for pollinating insects

No 26 Managing the landscape to optimise pollinator nutrition

No 25 Land use change: Opportunities for pollinator conservation and risks for pollinator losses

No 24 Critical metals for low carbon technologies: can future supply be ensured?

No 23 Using ecosystem services in public engagement and dialogue on the natural environment

No 22 The role of local government in improving air quality

No 21 Rethinking the role of individuals behaviours in sustainable consumption

No 20 Managing urban areas for insect pollinators

No 19 Crop pollination by wild and managed insects: Why diversity matters

No 18 Geoengineering and its governance

No 17 How are pests and diseases affecting bee pollinators

No 16 Protecting insect pollinators from pesticide risk

No 15 Wetlands as a systemic solution to manage land and water quality

No14 Moving the climate debate forward: Re-thinking rights, risks and responsibilities

No13 The benefits of managing pollinators for crop production

No 12 Strengthening links between the UK strategy for agricultural technologies and farm advisory professions

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No 11 Taking account of shared and cultural values of ecosystem services

No 10 New tools to improve the management of the coastal environment

No 9 What is causing the decline in pollinating insects?

No 8 Catchment partnerships – better planning for our rivers and landscapes

No 7 Avoiding summer overheating while saving energy in acute hospitals

No 6 Ensuring resilience in care for older people

No 5 Climate impacts: taking action in the face of uncertainty

No 4 How can land advisers incorporate ecosystem services thinking into their everyday practice?


No 3 Could advisers of land managers work more effectively across professions?

No 2 Locating and measuring nature's benefits

No 1 Payment for Ecosystem Services: what does it mean for the future of our environment?



Relu Policy and Practice Notes:

A series of brief notes, drawing out the implications for future policy and practice from Rural Economy and Land Use (Relu) research.

No 41 Rural areas as engines of economic growth

No 40 Making partnerships work across landscapes - the role of Nature Improvement Areas

No 39 Enhancing the environment through payment for ecosystem services

No 38 Sustainable agricultural landscapes: thinking beyond the boundaries of the farm

No 37 Improving the success of agri-environment initiatives

No 36 Lost in Translation: Assessing knowledge sources, exchange and effectiveness in animal disease control

No 35 Managing E coli 0157 disease risk in the British countryside

No 34 The governance of livestock disease: putting epidemiology in context

No 33 Could protected landscapes have a leading role to play in the sustainable management of natural resources?

No 32 A community approach to catchment management

No 31Plant disease risk, management and policy formulation

No 30 Field advisors as agents of knowledge exchange

No 29 The role of local government in managing disease risks in rural areas

No 28 Modelling the impacts of the European Water Framework Directive: implementing the ecosystem services approach

No 27 Protecting countryside users against zoonotic disease by influencing their behaviour

No 26 Farm diversification into energy production by anaerobic digestion

No 25 Memory and Prediction in tree disease control

No 24 The Big Society: helping communities take action

No 23 Is wildlife conservation compatible with arable farming? Evaluating the options for sustainable agriculture

No 22 Models, decision-making and flood risk: doing simulation modelling differently

No 21 Angling in the rural environment

No 20 The changing role of local government in managing water resources

No 19 Bovine Tuberculosis: a problem for farmers, conservationists and policymakers

No 18 Collaborative Frameworks in Land Management: A case study on integrated deer management

No 17 Sustainable uplands: learning to manage future change

No 16 Policy-making for animal and plant disease: a changing landscape?

No 15 Integrated Management of Floodplains

No 14 Sustainable Uplands: Reshaping Land Use Policy for our Hills

No 13 The Sustainability of Hill Farming

No 12 Social and Environmental Inequalities in Rural Areas

No 11 Comparative merits of consuming vegetables produced locally and overseas: Fair and evidence-based carbon labelling

No 10 Overcoming Market and Technical Obstacles to Alternative Pest Management in Arable Systems

No 9 Assessing the social, environmental and economic impacts of increasing rural land use under energy crops

No 8 Regional rural land use: a time for fresh thinking

No 7 Catchment management for the protection of water resources: The Ecosystem Health Report Card

No 6 Implications of a Nutrition Driven Food Policy for the Countryside

No 5 Stakeholder participation in the management and communication of food chain risks

No 4 Safe recycling of livestock manures

No 3 Eating Biodiversity: an Investigation of the Links between Quality Food Production and Biodiversity Protection

No 2 Warm Water Fish Production as a Diversification Strategy for Arable Farmers

No 1 The Role of Regulation in Developing Biological Alternatives to Pesticides


To obtain printed copies please email Anne Liddon at anne.liddon@ncl.ac.uk