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Monday 22nd July 2024

Taxonomic approaches to describe biodiversity


Scotland’s biodiversity is threatened by climate change, habitat loss, pollution and non-native invasives.

Responding to these threats requires:


  • Increased knowledge of Scotland’s plant and fungal diversity and its distribution
  • Tools to aid identification of difficult groups
  • Informed management plans for in-situ conservation and long-term sustainability in the face of climate change
  • A growing body of taxonomic expertise


Contact: Prof. Mary Gibby

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