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Will the meadow maker work its magic?

Rob Brooker

Remembering to nurture nature

Rob Brooker

Impact of Coronavirus on Rural Scotland – A contribution from the SEGS Group: Part 3

Annie McKee

3. Addressing the Challenges from Coronavirus: Insights from recent research With contributions from: Dominic Duckett, Mags Currie, Carla Barlagne, Claire Hardy, Leanne Townsend, Sharon Flanigan, Ruth Wilson, Jon Hopkins, and Annabel Pinker. During this period of global crisis, many of us...

The Impact of Coronavirus on Rural Scotland – A contribution from the SEGS Group: Part 2

Annie McKee

2. The impact on agriculture With contributions from: Dominic Duckett, Mags Currie, Carla Barlagne, Claire Hardy, Leanne Townsend, Sharon Flanigan, Ruth Wilson, Jon Hopkins, and Annabel Pinker. During this period of global crisis, many of us are concerned about the impact of the Covid-19...

The Impact of Coronavirus on Rural Scotland – A contribution from the SEGS Group: Part 1

Annie McKee

1. Community resilience and social innovation With contributions from: Dominic Duckett, Mags Currie, Carla Barlagne, Claire Hardy, Leanne Townsend, Sharon Flanigan, Ruth Wilson, Jon Hopkins, Annabel Pinker. As a group, we spend much of our time undertaking social research in rural...

Shining a light on the latest flood risk management research in Scotland: a summary of 5 ‘spark’ talks and discussion

Rachel Helliwell

Coordinated by Rachel Helliwell, Manager, Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) Thought-provoking and action-orientated ‘Spark’ talks took place during a short session at the Scotland Flood Risk Management Conference (30-31st January 2020) at the Technology & Innovation Centre...

Debating energy futures on Lewis: Energy transitions, emergent politics, and the question of the commons

Annabel Pinker

It is widely accepted that we are in the midst of an energy revolution, transitioning from carbon-based fuels to renewable and increasingly decentralised forms of energy production. But does this entail a new politics as well? How do new renewable energy schemes reconfigure existing arrangements...

Integrating distributional concerns into natural capital accounts

Paola Ovando

"ScottishForest" by www.rubenholthuijsen.nl is licensed under CC BY 2.0 The natural capital concept is gaining traction in political and economic discourses in Scotland. For instance, Scotland’s Economic Strategy deems natural capital enhancement and ensuring sustainability as...

The economic benefits of invasive species management

Michaela Roberts

Bushtail possum, a native of Australia is now an invasive species in New Zealand. Credit: Brisbane City Council. Invasive species are increasing worldwide, and with them so is our understanding of how they damage native ecosystems. Control of invasive species is therefore becoming increasingly...

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