Dr Hilary Ford
Lecturer in Environmental Science
Location: 2nd Floor, Environment Centre Wales, School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University
Phone: +44 (0)1248 382443
My current research involves enhancement of agricultural productivity and ecosystem service resilience in multi-functional landscapes, with a focus on small tree features such as hedgerows (Sêr Cymru NRN-LCEE Multi-Land project). An emphasis on working alongside experts in farming, agroforestry, animal health and ecosystem resilience allowed us to design multi-disciplinary experiments at the landscape scale. I am particularly interested in climate regulation with key findings including reduced compaction and enhanced soil organic carbon storage associated with hedgerows in livestock-grazed pastures. Interestingly, the potential for climate change mitigation appears to be regulated by seasonal events such as flooding and drought. I also teach modules focused on ecosystem function, ecosystem services and pollution.