CEH provides bespoke advice and management services including research, modelling, monitoring and solutions to a wide range of clients and projects.

We use the results of latest research and access to research platforms and facilities to provide ecologically relevant land management strategies and decision support tools to meet the challenge of sustainable agriculture within multi-functional landscapes. We develop methodologies for the restoration, monitoring and assessment of both natural and managed ecosystems. We use new molecular technologies (eDNA) to assess biodiversity and associated ecological functions.

Our services

  • Interventions to support the sustainable intensification of agriculture and their monitoring and assessment
  • Cost-effective habitat restoration and management strategies for natural and semi-natural systems 
  • Ecosystem service modelling and analysis 
  • With our delivery partners, natural capital valuation methodologies 
  • Independent research to underpin land management policy 
  • Advanced molecular techniques to measure the status and impacts of biodiversity and ecosystem services 
  • Demonstration and knowledge exchange

Our experience

  • Hillesden arable research platform, Defra, 2007-2017
  • Environmental impact of new infrastructure on Salisbury Plain, URS-DIO, 2014-2015 
  • Impacts of neonicotinoids on honeybees, Bayer-Syngenta, 2014-2015
  • Agro-ecosystems monitoring, European Food Safety Authority, 2012-2013
  • Genetic barcoding of soil mesofauna, Natural England, 2013-1014


Prof Richard Pywell
Science Area Lead for Sustainable Land Management
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building
Benson Lane
OX10 8BB

Tel: +44 (0) 1491 838800
Fax: +44 (0) 1491 692424
Email: rfp@ceh.ac.uk

Dr Joanne Chamberlain
Business Development Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1491 838800
Email: joaamb@ceh.ac.uk