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The gardens provide a resource for other research programmes across the University. In recent years, the University of Liverpool has developed its research profile to studies that have significant impact on global policy, the environment, and the lives of people across the world. As part of this Ness is hoping to demonstrate the most recent developments in research and learning within the University.

Grassland ARCC Project

Ness is now home to The Grassland Adaptation and Resistance to Climate Change (Grassland ARCC) project. Climate change potentially threatens many species and the habitats they depend upon. Grasslands are one of the major economic land uses throughout the world and supply many ecosystem services. Work within the Grassland ARCC project aims to determine whether grassland populations can adapt to new climates, and in particular, summer drought, through climatic selection on the genetic variation that they contain. The project also seeks to determine the consequences of this adaptation for species-coexistence and grassland community structure. 

Grassland ARCC Project 2

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See the ARCC webpages for more information