Three important long-term ecological experiments


We are establishing a new climate change experiment with Oxford University & The Open University. 


BCCIL, established in 1989 is home to one of the longest running climate change experiments in the world.  


Established in 1982, this experiment investigates how grazing affects the restoration of lowland calcareous grassland.

Through partnerships with scientific and governmental institutions, universities, charities, conservation and heritage organisations, as well as other land-owners, the ECT is working to put experimental ecology at the heart of evidence-based policy, sustainable land management and education. To understand what we mean by long-term ecological experiments please read on...