Samuel Greig Leigh

Harnessing multiple ecosystem services
from novel crop rotations


  • Dr Simon Mortimer – Centre for Agri-Environmental Research
  • Dr Hannah Jones – School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading
  • Dr Andrew Wilby – Environment Centre, University of Lancaster
  • Prof Simon G Potts – Centre for Agri-Environmental Research


  • EU Liberation

Start date:

  • September 2013


My project is looking at the ability of novel, diverse crop rotations to enhance a number of ecosystem services which include yield, pest regulation and biodiversity. Measurements of ecosystem service delivery are being taken on a plot scale field experiment to see how crop rotations along a spectrum of diversification perform over time and whether there are any trade-offs or synergies between services.