Wytham Woods are one of the most researched areas of woodland in the world. We have a wealth of long term biological data, with bird data dating back for over 60 years, badger data for over 30 years and climate change data for the last 18 years. Although the majority of the research activity is Oxford-based, any organisation can utilise the site. Current research projects are investigating subjects including climate change, blue and great tits, badgers, bats and small mammals.
You can find out more about some of these projects below.
We are aware that a number of research projects require the use of drones. The university's policy on drone-flying can be found here. All drones must be registered: https://safety.web.ox.ac.uk/article/registration-of-drones