Work with us
We welcome opportunities to work with new partner organisations and researchers.
Government, industry and NGO partners
The Observatory has been used for research designed with major land use and water stakeholders. For example, we act as a source of key policy advice to Natural Resources Wales on recovery from acidification, mitigation (eg through liming) and land use. The Llyn Brianne sites represent all key land uses in upland Wales, including conifer, sheepwalk and deciduous woodland. They therefore provide a valuable index of change in the wider environment.
We welcome discussions with new research partners. Please get in touch using the contact details below.
Research training opportunities
Each year the Observatory hosts multiple research projects from undergraduates through to post-doctoral fellows. Many have gone on to work for prestigious organisations including APEM Ltd, Natural England and universities.
Some have produced highly cited research papers:
- D. C. Bradley, S. J. Ormerod (2001). Community persistence among upland stream invertebrates tracks the North Atlantic Oscillation. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70, 987-996
- I. Petersen, Z. Masters, A. G. Hildrew, S. J. Ormerod (2004). Dispersal of adult aquatic insects in catchments of differing land use. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41, 934-950
- R. A. Kowalik, D.M. Cooper, C. M. Evans & S. J. Ormerod (2007) Acid episodes retard the biological recovery of upland British streams from acidification. Global Change Biology. 13, 2439–2452.
If you are interested in conducting your research at the Llyn Brianne Observatory please get in touch.
Where appropriate, data is made available through the Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC), a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) data centre hosted by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH). Please contact us for access to other data sets.
Professor Steve Ormerod
- +44 (0)29 2087 5871
Professor Isabelle Durance
Professor and Director of the Water Research Institute
- +44 (0)7800 774491 / +44 (0)29 2087 4484
Our facilities are available to staff, students and collaborators.