Leverhulme Trust awards £10 million to new Oxford nature recovery centre

A new £10 million Oxford-based Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery has today been announced - one of three UK centres established with a hotly-contested Leverhulme Trust 2021 award. On top of the 10-year Leverhulme funding, the centre, led by Oxford Professor Yadvinder Malhi, will receive £5 million in co-funding from the University of Oxford, which will support fundamental cross-disciplinary research.

The Oxford centre will undertake research that aims to help halt and reverse the ongoing loss and degradation of nature and its biodiversity – and so is very much in line with the Leverhulme Trust’s invitation to be bold with a bid that could transform understanding of an important topic.

Portrait photo of Professor Yadvinder Malhi, smiling against a blurred background of shelves full of books

Professor Malhi (pictured left) says, ‘There has never been more awareness of the urgency of restoring nature in our landscapes, our lives and our economic aspirations. I am incredibly excited for Oxford to have been awarded this Centre, which will harness the expertise and insight available across the University and its local, national and international partners to address this urgent and timely challenge.’

Read the full announcement on ox.ac.uk