Sustainability database


Dr Amanda Bamford

Senior Lecturer

Amanda completed a BSc (Hons.) Applied Biology at Bath University and then went to University of Lancaster for her PhD studies. Her PhD at the University of Lancaster, in association with Letcombe Laboratory, Oxford, was funded by N.E.R.C. and titled: Fluxes of carbon and nitrogen in barley exposed to atmospheric nitrogen dioxide.

Following post-doctoral research at Lancaster University and University of Florida on the impacts of air pollution and global climate change on plants, Amanda joined University of Manchester in 1996, becoming Section Head in 2011 and Professor of Plant Sciences in 2013. She also gained the teaching qualification of Certificate in Education, post-16 in 1999. She has been the North West's BBSRC schools community coordinator for the last 7 years, obtaining funding from RCUK and BBSRC to run public engagement events.

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Interdisciplinary themes: 



Living with Climate Change

Climate change adaptation; food security; impact of climate change on aquatic ecosystems and terrestrial animals; climate proofing our cities


Climate change effects on plants

Faculty of Life Sciences Research Project. Part of FLS Environmental Research arm - Food and Water Security


Environment, Ecology and Evolution

The Environment, Ecology and Evolution Group focuses on applied research that addresses 21st century environmental challenges. The food we eat, the water we drink and the fuel that powers our industries are all dwindling resources that we harvest from the world around us. As our populations expand and natural areas are converted to farmland and cities we lose the services that nature provided for free. Our expanding cities have become ecosystems in their own right with their own unique urban ecology.

Food, Water, Environmental biology, Biology, ecosystem services, Climate change, Biodiversity



We seek to lead on public engagement in all forms, providing expertise in public discourse and policy development, listening to the wider community, and involving the public in our work.

Engagement, Public engagement, Community, Social responsibility, Universities