Professor Richard Bardgett

Professor of Ecology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences | University of Manchester

Biography

Richard Bardgett is a British ecologist and Professor of Ecology at The University of Manchester. A major focus of his current research is applying these concepts to the development of sustainable management options for agriculture, biodiversity and the delivery of ecosystem services.

Professor Bardgett has also authored and co-authored several books, and published over 250 scientific papers, including many highly cited works. He is recognised by Thomas Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in ecology and environment sciences. 

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  • Research

    Professor Richard Bardgett's research is broadly concerned with understanding the role of interactions between plant and soil communities in regulating the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems, and their response to global change.

    A key goal is to develop a mechanistic and conceptual understanding of how soil biodiversity and ecosystem processes, such as carbon and nutrient cycling, are influenced by plant species, and how nutrient cycling and plant community dynamics across different temporal and spatial scales are influenced by soil biodiversity. In addition, his research looks at how these interactions are affected by, and can potentially mitigate, climate change.

    A major focus of Professor Bardgett's current research is applying these concepts to the development of sustainable management options for agriculture, biodiversity and the delivery of ecosystem services, especially carbon sequestration and efficient nutrient cycling. The Soil and Ecosystem Ecology Group at Manchester is supported by funds from NERC, BBSRC, the EU, and Defra, and welcomes enquiries from those interested in joining the group.

  • Contact Details

    Email: richard.bardgett@manchester.ac.uk

    Michael Smith Building
    Soil and Ecosystem Ecology Lab
    Faculty of Life Sciences
    University of Manchester
    Manchester
    M13 9PT

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