Chris Littlejohn is at present researching ecosystem service delivery from bioenergy shelterbelts on dairy farms for his PhD at the Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, New Zealand. He hopes to complete in July 2015. In 2010 he completed, with merit, a Masters studying the effects of earthworm availability on British lapwing chick survival rates. Lapwings are a farmland bird in severe decline in the UK, partly due to the activities of intensive agricultural. With a teaching, farm management and research background he hopes to continue research on the role of agroecology in maintaining the sustainability of intensive agricultural production systems.

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As the source of two-thirds of global GHG emissions, the energy sector will be pivotal in determining whether or not climate change goals are achieved. The International Energy Agency predicts that world energy demand will increase by one-third by 2035. If government policies promote the use of low-carbon energy sources—which includes …

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