The SAFE Project is one of the largest ecological experiments in the world. We are studying how biodiversity and ecosystem function change as forests are modified by human activities. As well as studying the change, we also explore whether preserving sections of forest within modified landscapes and around waterways can protect biodiversity and ecosystem function, and how much protection is needed to be effective.
Scientific research at the SAFE Project is a huge collaboration across many institutions, each running interlinked projects to better understand the ecology of changing landscapes. At the moment, there are: