Research

We focus our research around three themes which reflect current global challenges and the University's expertise.

Each theme is led by an academic expert who is responsible for developing cutting-edge research and driving innovation.

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YESI's interdisciplinary approach ties in with the University of York's Research Strategy.

Sustainable food

  • Developing global research into food systems resilience and sustainability
  • Designing integrated solutions to deliver improved food security across the food system

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Resilient ecosystems

  • Investigating the impacts of animal and plant diversity loss on ecosystems
  • Understanding drivers for these changes to protect biodiversity and the benefits it provides

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Urban living

  • Advancing knowledge around the natural, social, and built environments of cities
  • Formulating new ways of living with the pressures of worldwide urbanisation

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Related links

YESI's interdisciplinary approach ties in with the University of York's Research Strategy.