Establishing sustainable living and how to adopt an environmental balance are essential activities that drive research and innovation at The University of Sheffield.
We work with international, national and local agencies to find sustainable solutions to the big challenges, from food security to climate change.
Establishing sustainable living and how to adopt an environmental balance are essential activities that drive research and innovation at The University of Sheffield. Large-scale changes to our environment and climate are occurring due to growing population and increasing demand for resources. Pressures on the
essential ecosystem services that sustain all human activities arise from changes in temperature extremes, solar activity, water availability and the distribution
of pests and diseases, together with the negative effects of fertiliser use and declines in biodiversity.
In the Faculty of Science we bring together expertise in topics ranging from food security to climate change to develop new technologies, strategies and products and services to address this global challenge.
Our key capabilities in Environmental sustainability are:
- Food security
- Plant communities and ecosystems
- Sustainable soils for agriculture
- Climate change and the carbon economy
- Materials for sustainable living
- Environmental physics
- Biodiversity and conservation
- Human perceptions of environmental sustainability
For information on our Environmental sustainability facilities and centres please click here. Information on our relevant centres and facilities for Environmental sustainability can be seen in our Environmental sustainability brochure.