Access to evidence about the natural environment

Natural England

March 11
12:06 2015

What do we know about the variety of life on earth, the effects of climate change, land management, marine life, ecosystems, the geology of England and the economic benefits of the natural environment?

These are just some of the topics covered by Natural Englands summaries of evidence, published for the first time to give instant access to the wealth of knowledge we hold about the natural environment.

Covering the full range of Natural Englands work, each document provides a statement of the current evidence base, setting out what we do know, what we dont know and areas that are subject to active research and debate.

9 summaries have been published today with more to follow. They include:

  • Access & Engagement,
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Ecosystem Approach
  • Geodiversity
  • Land Management
  • Land Use
  • Marine
  • Wood-pasture & Parkland

Andy Clements, Chair of Natural Englands Science Advisory Committee said: Natural Englands advice, and our ability to deliver solutions for the natural world, is based on sound scientific evidence. The summaries published today demonstrate the quality of our evidence, recognise what we dont yet know, and make clear our intention to work with others to plug the gaps.

For access to the summaries, please see Natural Englands publications.

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