FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Research

For over 50 years, Slapton Ley has been the source of valuable research data for Universities. There are many research projects underway at any time. Some of them, like the Slapton Catchment Hydrology Project the longest-running project of its kind in the UK, require long-term recording of data. Other studies have specific short-term aims like the re-introduction of Strapwort.

Click here for more information about the current research being carried out at Slapton Ley as well as suggested topics for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Why choose FSC Slapton Ley

  • Environmental Context. Existing studies provide an environmental context for new research.
  • Meteorological data. Meteorological records since 1959, collected in line with Met Office standards.
  • Long-Term Data. Access to 50 years' data to identify trends. Click on the links on your left to find out more.
  • National Nature Reserve. Nationally important species, biodiversity and geomorphology. Opportunities to influence management policy and practice.
  • Secure Site. Safe installation of monitoring equipment. Field sites managed to support data collection with long-term tenure.
  • Staff Support. Practical advice on locations, field sites, access and management protocols. Supporting data collection.
  • Facilities. Accommodation, lab and teaching facilities for individual researchers and groups at the Field Centre.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of carrying out research at Slapton Ley, please contact Andrew Pratt, [email protected] .