Rural economy and land use programme (RELU)

Rural economy and land use programme (RELU) Rural areas in the UK are experiencing a period of considerable change. The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme aimed to advance understanding of the challenges caused by this change today and in the future. Interdisciplinary research was funded between 2004 and 2013 in order to inform policy and practice with choices on how to manage the countryside and rural economies.

The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme enabled researchers to work together to investigate the social, economic, environmental and technological challenges faced by rural areas. It was an unprecedented collaboration between the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Additional funding was provided by the Scottish Government and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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Abundance of weeds in lowland arable fields, 2006-2009 - RELU Management options for biodiverse farming
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Angling in the rural environment - ecology and geomorphology data, 2007-2009
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Biodiversity, environmental and social data 2007-2008 for the project Improving the Success of Agri-environment Schemes (FarmCAT)
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Bird abundance and distribution on Peak District farms and moorlands, 2007-2008 - RELU Sustainability of hill farming
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Collaborative deer management - ecology data, 2006-2009
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Conservation biological control experiments data, 2005-2009 - RELU Re-bugging the system: promoting adoption of alternative pest management strategies in field crop
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Eating biodiversity - ecology data, 2005-2007
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Flood model scripts - RELU Understanding environmental knowledge controversies
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Flora and fauna data from agricultural land under differing crop and management regimes, 2006-2010 - RELU Effects of scale in organic agriculture
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Impacts of increasing land use under energy crops - ecology data, 2006-2009
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Impacts of Increasing Land Use under Energy Crops - GIS Data, 2006-2009
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Impacts of increasing land use under energy crops - hydrology data, 2006-2009
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Integrated Floodplain Management - ecology & hydrology data, 2006-2008
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Palaeoecological measurements from the Peak District and north west Sutherland 2007-2010 - RELU Foundations for the future: learning from the past
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Semiochemical experiment data, 2005-2009 - RELU Re-bugging the system: promoting adoption of alternative pest management strategies in field crop systems
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Soil data from agricultural land under differing crop and management regimes, 2006-2010 - RELU Effects of scale in organic agriculture
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Tick ecology data and risk maps, 2007-2010 - RELU Assessing and communicating animal disease risks for countryside users

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