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Research Interests

E-learning; Plant Ecology ; Organic Agriculture; Ecology and Conservation; Links between agricultural method and health; Environmental impacts of short food supply chains; Distribution and taxonomy of tropical tree species; Access for children to greenspace Agrobiodiversuty


Liz is an environmental scientist, with research interests and experience in organic and sustainable agriculture, ethical consumption, conservation and biodiversity and environmental science. She is theme leader for the ‘Fair Routes to Market’ theme at the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security at Coventry University and has worked on a range of sustainable agriculture projects including most recently a social science project funded by the EU which investigated the socio-economic impacts of short food supply chains in the European Union.

Other projects she has been involved in include: the EDULINK project to build capacity in organic agriculture research and training in West Africa, two British Council funded projects for organic entrepreneurship and organic education in Nigeria and a EU funded project on organic agriculture, market development and agrotourism in Jamaica.

Vision Statement

As an environmental scientist I am interested in human interactions with and impacts on ecosystems. The main themes of my research, invasive species and sustainable agriculture reflect this. The subject of my PhD was the genus Prosopis, a multipurpose tree with many valuable traits and products, but which can also be invasive. Since finishing my PhD I have been involved in a number of research projects on organic and sustainable agriculture. I am particularly interested in research which investigates alternatives to conventional intensive production, such as agroecology which work with ecological cycles to help protect and enhance natural ecosystems.

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Research Output 2004 2020

Open Access
agricultural development
Information services
information service
Mobile phones
Sustainable development
16 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
organic farming
agricultural extension
Information dissemination
9 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

Identifying future research directions for biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability: perspectives from early-career researchers

Hossain, M. S., Pogue, S. J., Trenchard, L., Van Oudenhoven, A. P. E., Washbourne, C-L., Muiruri, E. W., Tomczyk, A. M., Garcia-Llorente, M., Hale, R., Hevia, V., Adams, T., Tavallali, L., De Bell, S., Pye, M. & Resende, F., 2018, In : International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. 25, 3, p. 249-261 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ecosystem service
ecological system

Sustainability and Resilience in Organic Greenhouse Horticulture. Examples from Italy and the UK

Foresi, L., Schmutz, U., Evans, A. & Trenchard, L., 12 Aug 2018, (Submitted) In : Acta Horticulturae. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

food supply chain

The potential impact of mobile phone application in agroecological transitioning in southeast Nigeria

Emeana, E. M. & Trenchard, L., 2018, 13th European IFSA Symposium - Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities.. IFSA Europe Group, 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

communication technology


Exploring Growers’ Understanding of Sustainability and Resilience in Organic Greenhouse Horticulture: Italy vs United Kingdom

Author: Foresi, L., 2018

Supervisor: Schmutz, U. (Supervisor), Evans, A. (Supervisor) & Trenchard, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy