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The gardens provide a resource for research programmes across the University of Liverpool.  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.

Current Research at Ness

Grasslands & Climate change

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. The Grassland Adaptation and Resistance to Climate Change (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. 

See the ARCC webpages for more information

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Grassland ARCC Project