Environmental Change and Resilience

Environmental Change and Resilience Research Cluster

Director: Dr Jennifer McKinley
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9097 3827

The EC&R Cluster facilitates and cultivates interdisciplinary research across the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Physical Geography and Palaeoecology. Interdisciplinary research within the Cluster is well placed to address the global challenges of resilience to short-term environmental risks to infrastructure, natural and built heritage and long-term environmental change; health and the environment; the dynamics of our planet; land resource mapping and conservation through remote sensing and Geographical Information Science (GIS); big data analysis;  spatial and temporal modelling.

Our current sub-cluster groups include:

1) Marine Reserach Group

2) Health, environment and contaminated land

3) Landscape and climate change resilience

4) Smart Infrastructure and bio-based Materials

5) Geotechnical resilience and materials

6) Peatlands, hydrogeology and wetlands.



Understanding Blanket Bog Ecosystems - QUBBES http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/NBE/Research/ResearchCentres/qubbes/