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Mediterranean Landscapes Research Group
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The Mediterranean Landscapes Research Group within the Institute of Earth Systems is concerned with the conservation and sustainable management of all landscapes, particularly but not exclusively those characteristic of the Mediterranean region. Another region on which the MLRG focuses is the adjoining Saharan landscape. The mission of the MLRG is to promote and foster an apprecation of the importance of landscape in all its forms, both natural and man-made. Through research activities, the MLRG seeks to develop improved approaches for the sustainable management of landscapes, through methods that acknowledge the dynamic nature of landscapes and are capable of accommodating change, whilst at the same time safeguarding landscape character, identity and environmental quality. In particular, the MRLG focuses on aspects of landscape ecology, considering management not only of areas which are of particular conservation interest, but also of areas which lie within the intervening matrix. Cultural landscapes, produced through distinctive interactions of man and nature over time, are also a key focus of interest, providing an apt forum for linking conservation of both the natural environment and socio-cultural heritage.

For details of recent initiatives of the MLRG, please see below:

Launch of new M.Sc. programme

M.Sc. in Natural Environment and Resources Management opening in October 2018

FOCUS ON Climate Change

Recent research by Institute staff and students

Lecture timetables for February to June 2018

Second-semester lecture timetables for the Institute's courses

In the News!

Spotlight on events, research findings and outreach activities

IES Student Handbook

September 2017 edition now available for download

Academic Calendar 2017/2018

Calendar of important dates for the forthcoming academic year

Last Updated: 7 July 2010

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