People and organizations involved in
The BUGS project was run by: Richard Smith , Kevin Gaston, Philip
Warren and Ken
Thompson, who are part of the Environment
and Biodiversity Research Group, in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
at the University of Sheffield, UK.
A number of other people and organisations
are, or have been, involved in the project, as collaborators, advisors and end-users.
- Sheffield City Museums and
Galleries Trust - the local biological recording centre
- Sheffield Wildlife Trust
- interests in the biodiversity and wildlife conservation of urban habitats
- Sheffield City Council, City
Ecology Unit - involved in urban ecology assessment and planning, Local
Biodiversity Action plans etc..
- The Royal Horticultural Society -
wide reaching interests in horticulture and the role of gardens
- The Henry Doubleday Research Association
- particular interests in organic horticulture and the environmental impacts
of garden management
- A variety of individual taxonomic
experts in groups ranging from fungi and hoverflies to spiders and parasitic
wasps, who are generously contributing their time and expertise to identify
many of the specimens
- The many garden owners
participating in the project, without whose co-operation (and gardens) the
whole thing would be impossible
The project is one of a number of
investigations being funded under the URGENT (Urban Regeneration) programme run
by the UK Natural Environmental Research Council.
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