The network is supported by Sêr Cymru and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, through the Welsh Government. The first phase of the network ran from 2013 to 2019 and help to leverage over £33 million of research investment and supporting 56 projects. The second phase is now underway, and seeks to build upon the original scope.
The Low Carbon Energy and Environment Research Network Wales is a pan-Wales research initiative supporting Wales’ world-leading research in low carbon energy, nature-based solutions to environmental challenges, the bioeconomy, and sustainable food production. We aim to enhance and build upon the excellent research capability in Wales, attract further leading research, and to increase the competitive funding secured in Wales. This growth in innovation and research will allow Wales to export its expertise across the UK and internationally, whilst generating economic benefits at home. The network will catalyse researchers within Wales acting both as an advocate and voice for their science, providing a focus to increase funding, impact and uptake of their research.
Prof Julia P G Jones
Julia is a conservation scientist interested in conservation impact evaluation and the impacts of conservation interventions, including agri-environment schemes, payments for ecosystem services, community forest management, protected areas and biodiversity offsets. Julia has a particular focus on the social dimensions of conservation and greatly enjoys working with people, methods and approaches from across disciplinary divides.
Rhys is an engineer with experience defining global strategies for hundreds of millions of dollars of cross-industry platforms covering academic research in the areas of 5G, automotive, aerospace, defense, and energy. As a keen events networker and public speaker, Rhys has worked to both create and present keynote presentations to audiences as large as 4000 fellow engineers and scientists at international conferences around the world.
Dr Ifan Jâms
Ifan is an ecologist concerned with advancing ecology into a predictive discipline. His interests include global change, the relationships between the size of living things and their characteristics (allometry) and plastic pollution. Experienced in coordinating interdisciplinary collaborations, Ifan has a network spanning academia, public and private sectors.
Prof Alan Guwy, University of South Wales
Claire Hobbs, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
Prof Iain Donnison, Aberystwyth University
Prof Ian Masters, Swansea University
Prof Michael Bruford, Cardiff University
Prof Richard Lucas, Aberystwyth University
Dr Rob Elias, Bangor University
Dr Kath Davies, National Museum Wales
Prof Chris Evans, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Prof Luca Borger, Swansea University
Chris Hale, Welsh Government
The Low Carbon Energy and Environment Research Network Wales is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.