Sustainable Uplands and Field Research

Sustainable uplands project is an ongoing interdisciplinary and collaborated research plan to anticipate, monitor, and manage the rural change in the UK uplands. There is a wide range of conflicting visions for a sustainable future held by the people who visit or work in the Peak District National Park (PDNP).

Later it has expanded to develop several options for policy and practices across the UK’s peatlands and uplands. It is developing the best practice guidelines and new approaches for exchanging knowledge. Every stage involves a partnership between the expertise of local people and natural and social scientists.

The Science of Sustainable Upland Management in Developing Countries

The farmers who are surviving in tropical uplands sometimes also depend on unsustainable resources and use practices that cause soil erosion, a decrease in the crop yields, and a loss in the capacity of soil productivity. Tropical uplands are also used in logging and conversion of forest to rangelands that have similar results. The disadvantageous effects of such actions are seen at the watershed level.

The relationship of the ecological effects and causes are understated and only a few examples come to an existence of the successful integration of the ecological knowledge with the development of uplands. The latest theory states that the results of ecological research can be applied to the management of uplands so that the sustainable systems of human use can be recognized. While another theory states that the statistically consistent data can actually be obtained from experiments that are held in upland situations, although the weather, natural variations of soils, and vegetation is in great condition.

The research has started to test the theories that involve multinational collaboration in the American and south East Asian scientists. The main focus and aim of the work are to provide informative and quantitative details to help the farmers and the policy and decision makers to plan out and work on improved practices that are based on the ecological values and principles.