27 February 2018
Wonderful woodchip!

A practical one day workshop on using ramial woodchip, woodchip compost etc.

13 June 2018
Wheat Landraces for Healthy Food Systems

1st International Conference, Bologna, Italy



14 February 2018
Organic sector booming worldwide

57.8 million ha of organic land - The organic market grows to almost 90 billion US Dollars

13 February 2018
Addressing the crisis for new entrants to farming

Ecological Land Cooperative campaign for donations of land for new entrants to ecological agriculture.



7 February 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed for 100% organic feed

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feeding pigs and poultry

Dr. Charlotte Bickler

Job title

Crops and Breeding Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: charlotte.b (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44 (0)1488 658298 - extn. 531
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0HR

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Evolutionary Ecology (University of Bristol)
  • MRes in Biodiversity and Conservation (University of Leeds)
  • BSc in Biology (University of Nottingham)

Main roles and responsibilities

My work focuses on increasing diversity and resilience in agricultural systems, particularly within crops at a genetic level. I am developing this area within the crops team; studying the ORC Wakelyns Population and working on the LIVESEED and DIVERSify H2020 projects.

Research interests

I am interested in developing an improved understanding of how ecological and evolutionary responses can be quantified to promote their successful integration in land management for agricultural productivity, sustainability and conservation.

Selected publications

Bickler C, A’Hara S, Cottrell J, Rogers L, Bridle J (2013) Characterisation of thirteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for cowslip (Primula veris L.) developed using a 454 sequencing approach. Conservation Genetics Resources, 3, 2 - 4.