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Dominick Spracklen

Professor Dominick Spracklen

Dominick Spracklen is Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Leeds. His research aims to demonstrate the benefits of ecological restoration, both in the UK and around the world. Recently, his work has shown how tropical forests maintain regional rainfall patterns. Closer to home his work has quantified the natural flood management benefits of UK native woodlands.

He works in partnership with a range of land managers and organisations to help deliver evidence-based ecological restoration and nature recovery. He sits on the Wild Ingleborough Steering Group and leads the Restoring Hardknott Forest and Upper Duddon Landscape Recovery projects. He is a scientific advisor to the World Land Trust.

Guest post: Upper Duddon Landscape Recovery

Dry stone wall in foreground of image showing the Upper Duddon Valley under blue skies

In the first round of Landscape Recovery, £12 million of development funding was awarded to 22 projects in England. This money supports plans to restore rivers, boost biodiversity and much more. The projects represent hundreds of farmers and landowners working together to deliver significant environmental change. One such project is the Upper Duddon Landscape Recovery Project, for which I am project lead. In this post, I will shine a light on our work.