Through our wide-ranging and transdisciplinary research into climate science, impacts and policy, the Lincoln Climate Research Group directly address the following key themes:
“Sustainability: Tackling climate change and reversing environmental degradation are among the most important tasks facing the world in the 21st century. University of Lincoln researchers are developing innovative solutions to the challenge of sustainability through inter-disciplinary research in key areas, including climate science, impacts, adaptation, policy and governance.
The University has declared a climate emergency and is working with partners locally and globally on a range of short- and longer-term interventions to safeguard the future of our planet.”
LCRG addresses the physical, social, environmental and political causes and drivers of climate variations over a range of temporal and spatial scales in the Global North and Global South. The interdisciplinary nature of this research group also feeds into other key themes within the University, such as “Rurality” (e.g. through climate impacts on agricultural production) and “Communities” (e.g. through climate-change impacts of and adaptation to floods and droughts, migration and cities).
Members of the School’s Climate research group have key roles in the newly formed Lincoln Climate Commission, whose mission is to harness the collective energy, vision and ambition of key stakeholders across Lincoln and Lincolnshire to deliver a step-change in its response to the climate emergency. For example, they have invited members of the Lincolnshire Flood Risk and Water Management Partnership steering committee, providing advice on flood resilience for Lincoln City Council and East Lindsey District and Boston Borough Councils.
Lincoln Climate Research Group falls under the auspices of LCWPH and capitalises on our existing specialist research strengths in climate science, impacts, governance and policy. It is a very timely initiative in view of our close involvement in and co-founding of the Lincoln Climate Commission.
NERC grant NE/V001787/1 “Northwest European seasonal weather prediction from complex systems modelling” £650,000 to Prof. Edward Hanna
British Academy and BEIS “A New Civil Politics of Climate Change? An examination of contemporary climate communication, actions and policies in the UK” £10,000 awarded to Dr. Andrew Kythreotis
Natural England to investigate “Habitat and Geomorphological development of Gibraltar Point, Lincolnshire” awarded to Dr Mark Schuerch
NERC, National Environmental Isotope Facility (NEIF # 2229.0320) funding on ‘Disentangling Southern Hemisphere climate and environmental interactions of the late Pleistocene’ to Dr. Kristen Beck and collaborators
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (New Zealand) Endeavour Fund award to Prof. Mark Macklin for “Smarter Targeting of Erosion” $750,000 (New Zealand Dollars).