The Llysdinam Field Centre was built for biological education and research in the 1970s and run by Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences until 2010

The centre hosted study visits by generations of undergraduate students, and a large number of PhD and applied ecology projects. The result is a valuable and unique body of information on the ecology of mid-Wales, as well as important contributions to knowledge about specific species and habitats.

The centre also developed practical applications for this ecological knowledge, including: biofiltration solutions to contamination from landfills; studies of the growth and performance of biomass crops; and the development of ecology-based enterprises such as willow-growing biomass, filtration and craft purposes. Read More


 Dr Fred Slater (former Director of Llysdinam Field Centre) with his wife on toad patrol, Llandrindod Wells c1977