Professor Matt Lobley was the sole U.K. delegate invited to speak at the Changing Lands, Changing Hands Conference in Denver, Colorado.

This event brought together international participants from a wide range of sectors to exchange knowledge, experience and research findings.

Exmoor event: Exeter ecosystem experts explain essential environmental economic effects

Professors Dieter Helm and Ian Bateman, Chairman and member of the Natural Capital, have said the environment is key part in the fabric of the economy.

Professor Ian Bateman will deliver a Global Conversation lecture in Sydney, Australia

Professor Bateman will demonstrate some of the latest research, using a number of recent real world examples to illustrate how economics can reveal the value of the environment and incorporate it into both Government and business decisions.

How do we value things that are not sold through shops?

That’s the question addressed by Springer book series “The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources” edited by Professor Ian Bateman.

PhD studentships for September 2017 entry announced

We’re delighted to announce four PhD studentships supervised by LEEP colleagues, which are funded thanks to our links with external research partners, The John Oldacre Foundation, and our alumni.

Exploring the economic value of trees’ social and environmental benefits

The social and environmental outputs of woodlands play a much broader role in the economy than is often recognised, according to a new Research Report by the University of Exeter for the Forestry Commission.

Largest environmental restoration project in the world led by Chinese, Stanford and Exeter experts

Professor Ian Bateman is helping the Chinese government analyse how they should repair natural resources following the country’s rapid industrialisation.

First SWEEP of PhD studentships in place

As we celebrate the official start of the South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP), there has been some early success as a number of co-funded PhD studentships are confirmed.

Professor Lobley was among invited guests at the Family Farmers’ Association’s (FFA) Annual Open Meeting at the Palace of Westminster

The meeting on 1 February 2017 provided a forum for UK family farmers to meet up and discuss matters.  Discussions were focussed on the recent Brexit decision and how the FFA can seek to influence the future of farming in light of this. 

University of Exeter expert urges Government to implement new laws to protect the environment

Progress on the Government’s long term plan for the environment is too slow and politicians should act more quickly to safeguard our natural resources, a University of Exeter expert has said.

First meeting of the “Long-term investment scenarios development group”

The Environment Agency invited a group of experts from a range of disciplines to come together to help understand how to develop the long-term investment scenarios for flood and coastal risk management in the future.

Professor Ian Bateman invited to join delegates at China/US/UK Ecosystem Services Workshop

He will be working with colleagues from Stanford’s Natural Capital Project.

LEEP academic involved in 'Food and the Circular Economy South West' workshops

The workshops will be explore the opportunities and challenges for SME food and drink processors, specifically bakery and dairy processors, in the South West in transitioning towards the circular economy (CE) – as well as evaluating the CE concept itself.

Experts secure £5m to protect the South West’s natural capital

A partnership of three research institutions, led by the University of Exeter, has secured a £5m award to help protect the beautiful natural resources and the jobs dependent on them in the South West.

The Prince of Wales praises work of University of Exeter farming experts

The Prince of Wales has praised the work of University of Exeter experts to help support small family farms.

New Nuffield award hopes to influence the future of British farming

Nuffield Farming is awarding University of Exeter academic, Professor Michael Winter, with a Scholarship to study for the first Nuffield Farming Lecture. 

Rural policy expert appointed as Government advisor

University of Exeter rural policy expert Professor Michael Winter OBE has been appointed as a Government advisor to help protect England’s natural environment.

University of Exeter agricultural economist awarded honorary doctorate

A University of Exeter expert has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Royal Veterinary College for his outstanding contribution to promoting animal health and welfare.

Major study reveals steep decline in number of small family farms

A major new independent study commissioned by The Prince’s Countryside Fund into the future of small family farms across the UK, has revealed a steep decline in numbers since the beginning of the century.

University of Exeter experts to provide crucial advice to farmers, government and communities

Senior politicians have welcomed work by University of Exeter academics to promote smart decision-making which will safeguard the environment.

New research shows South West farmers concerned by Brexit

Farmers have expressed concern about the unknown implications of Britain leaving the European Union, according to a new survey by experts at the University of Exeter.

Professor Ian Bateman shares his advice for researchers looking to engage with policy makers

Filmed at the joint BES and CCI Symposium, "Making a Difference in Conservation", April 2016.

Politics academic runs natural environment management workshop with Scottish decision makers

Dr Duncan Russel ran a workshop, with colleagues from the University of East Anglia and the James Hutton Institute, which brought together a range of representatives Scottish organisations responsible for managing the natural environment. 

Latest news and activities from the Sustainable Intensification Platform

This issue highlights the ongoing work of the SIP community both in individual aspects of research, and in finding new ways of bringing about SI on farm and in the wider landscape.

LEEP aims and activities: talks available

Members of LEEP gave an overview of the institute’s aims and activities to a packed audience of environmental economists, on Friday 18 March 2016, at envecon 2016, at the Royal Society, London.

Transatlantic link to help protect the environment

University of Exeter experts will collaborate with colleagues in the USA to work to protect our environment.

The viability of the UK small farm – a call for evidence

As part of research commissioned by The Prince's Countryside Fund we are holding workshops with interested parties and in advance of these workshops we are inviting the submission of written evidence.

LEEP announces fully-funded PhD studentship in the Quantitative Analysis of the Environment-Energy Nexus

This studentship is one of eight PhD opportunities that will contribute to the ADVENT (Addressing Valuation of Energy and Nature Together) research project

Enabling Smart Decisions: Enhancing Natural Capital talk at the Environmental Economics conference

Members of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), will give an overview of the aims and activities of the institute at envecon 2016 in London.

Succession planning service launched to help farms stay in the family

Professor Matt Lobley joined a panel of farm succession planning experts to lead a debate, 'Playing the generation game', at NFU’s annual Conference in Birmingham.

University of Exeter environment expert appointed to advise the Government

A University of Exeter academic has been appointed as an advisor to help the Government develop and implement a new 25-year plan for the environment.

Professor Matt Lobley awarded Associate membership of the Royal Agricultural Societies

Professor Lobley's award was for his very considerable contribution to the well being of the land based sector - particularly in the areas of retirement & succession planning.

Valuing Nature placements for LEEP academics

LEEP is delighted that three of its academics were awarded Valuing Nature placements contributing to the understanding of the complexities of the natural environment they will work with policymakers, businesses and practitioners. 

Changing the use of agricultural land could massively reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Making farmland more productive could bring about significant reductions in the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, University of Exeter research has found.

Manage family farms like football clubs to survive in tough world market

Exeter researcher Prof Lobley calls farmers to learn from football clubs