Allerton Project

Since the start of the Allerton Project in 1992, it has played a key role in influencing agricultural policy through its research activities. Game management has been shown to have beneficial effects on other wildlife through habitat management, predator control and supplementary feeding in winter. The abundance of many bird species has soared. Habitats have been developed and created to benefit a range of terrestrial wildlife, while measures to improve water quality and aquatic wildlife have been developed.

Alastair Leake Chris Stoate John Szczur
Dr Alastair Leake
Director of Policy & Allerton Project
Dr Chris Stoate
Head of Allerton Project Research
John Szczur
Ecologist
Felicity Crotty James Watchorn Phil Jarvis
Felicity Crotty
Research Assistant
James Watchorn
Game Manager
Phil Jarvis
Farm Manager


Wherever possible, we identify management practices that have multiple benefits, such as woodland management for game, wildlife, carbon sequestration and wood fuel for our own buildings. Reduced tillage of soil improves soil moisture retention and soil structure for crops, and reduces crop establishment costs and carbon emissions, as well as improving water quality. Our research is conducted at a range of scales, and much of it is carried out in collaboration with other research organisations and through co-supervised PhD and MSc studentships.

You can read more about the project in the Allerton section of the website.

Current projects

  • Monitoring wildlife at Loddington (1992-ongoing)
  • Effects of game management at Loddington (2001-ongoing)
  • School Farm catchment (2012-ongoing)
  • Innovate UK microwave-assisted catalytic treatment of agricultural wastewater (2012-2015)
  • Water Friendly Farming (2012-2015)
  • Remote sensing data applications (2013-2015)
  • Sustainable Intensification Platform projects (2014-2017)
  • Soil monitoring (2014-ongoing)

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