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Land Systems Research Team

CAP Change in Payments Scenario Map
"the team have been heavily involved in supporting Scottish Government policy and analysis teams in assessing options for the implemention of CAP reforms for the post 2015 period.

The Land Systems Team are a group of researchers within the Information and Computational Sciences group of the James Hutton Institute. Historically the team were involved in the development of farm-scale land use decision support systems (LADSS). Since 2006 the focus and expertise of the team has moved increasingly towards supporting national-scale policy making in a range of land related domains. For publications related to each area of work, or external pages related to projects, see below.

Major Areas of Work:

  • Supporting Scottish Government's CAP reforms. See: Supporting CAP reform in Scotland page.
  • Analysis of Woodland Expansion and its effects on Carbon Stocks.
  • Climate Change via agrometerological indicators.


Current Projects:

Past Projects:


Areas of Interest

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.