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The Knowledge Shop: Research Projects

...bringing nature closer to home

There are still many gaps in our scientific and practical knowledge about gardens and their wildlife. The Wildlife Gardening Forum has very limited resources to run scientific research except in partnership with others, but we are working to define where research is needed.  This covers

Some questions will need very sophisticated experimental analysis.  A good example is the Plants for Bugs project run by the Royal Horticultural Society with support from the Forum. Some other questions could be answered in part by garden surveys conducted by keen individual gardeners.  This would be particularly useful for long term monitoring studies to find out if and how our wildlife is responding to climate change and other pressures.  There are a number of excellent garden surveys already running, and we would be very pleased if more gardeners contributed to them.