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Friday 21st October 2016

Sustainable Outcomes
for Rural Scotland

Our research aims to increase knowledge of environmental change and, in turn, provide better ways of managing our natural resources in a more sustainable way for the benefit of Scotland’s people. The research addresses four primary objectives:

This multi-disciplinary programme is being undertaken by social and economic scientists working together with environmental scientists, geographers, mathematicians and statisticians from:

Click here for further information on this research.

Click on the images, or the text below the images, for more information on the subjects.

Programme 3 co-ordinator:

Professor Steve Albon,
Macaulay Institute.


Enhancing Water Quality

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Methodologies to assess water quality:
Work package 3.4

Management to enhance water quality:
Work package 3.5

Protecting the Nation's Soils

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Risk-based methodologies to assess soil quality:
Work package 3.2

Management of soils to enhance function and value:
Work package 3.3

Conserving Natural Heritage

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Functioning of species, habitats and ecosystems:
Work package 3.6

Management of biodiversity change:
Work package 3.7

Developing Rural Scotland

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Sustainable farming systems:
Work package 3.1

Protection and enhancement of rural landscapes and communities:
Work package 3.8

Commissioned by

Scottish Government logo and link

Website by the Macaulay Institute

Macaulay Institute logo & link

The five partners

BioSS logo & link Macaulay Institute logo & link Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh logo & link Scottish Agricultural College logo & link SCRI logo & link