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Our Research

Part of the Stanny ethos is to successfully integrate modern farming with flourishing local wildlife. To this end various monitoring schemes and research are taking place on the farm, some of which have been running continuously for over 20 years. These include a bird ringing programme, moth and butterfly trapping, and mammal and botanical surveys. One of our current major studies is a predation project, run in conjunction with the British Trust for Ornithology, which attempts to understand the mechanism behind the predation of lapwing, redshank and avocet nests and chicks.

A number of bird-related projects are underway at Stanny. Some involve MSc and PHd students from local universities. Students stay at the Field centre for a number of weeks or months, collecting their data from the farm and other study sites throughout the estuary.

Our Research Facilities

The facilities at Low Barn are available to Phd, MSc and local 6th Form students at particular times of the year. This can include on-farm studies and also projects that might encompass other areas of the Alde estuary.

The centre has a well stocked library, available to all, with runs of several ecological journals. WiFi and IT facilities are also in-house
These facilities are offered free of charge to would-be researchers, though Stanny Field Centre would like to receive a copy of any work completed. For further details contact us.