Ongoing Research

IBERS has a proven track record in conducting high quality strategic research, and is uniquely placed to carry out innovative and integrated research to inform policy-making for tomorrow’s multi-functional uplands.

Scientists within the Institute carry out research in a series of relevant disciplines, including ecology, animal science, plant breeding, biorenewables, soil science and socio-economics.

Click on the links below for more details on our ongoing research activity in these areas:

The Brignant long-term plots

The new plots at Brignant: re-intensifying production

Grassland for challenging environments

Fighting Phytophthora infections in shrubs and trees

Forage legumes in upland grazing systems

Miscanthus as an alternative bedding source

Yellow Gold – daffodil-derived galanthamine production in the uplands

New technologies for monitoring livestock behaviour


Find out more about the history of research at Pwllpeiran


Find‌ out more about the educational outreach events we are involved-in.