Below are some of our recently updated projects.
- with the policy challange: Land use
Assessing the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by processing agricultural wastes through anaerobic digestion plants.
An options appraisal for a fully integrated Scottish AKIS.
An assessment of options for action for agriculture considering Scotland's future rainfall and temperature.
This paper explores how to monitor success in Scotland with regard to restoring peatland areas that have been damaged.
An evidence review of emissions from mobile agricultural machinery and the options, costs and pathways to decarbonisation.
An updated assessment of the emission reduction potential of the most effective mitigation measures in Scotland.
The potential for agroforestry to reduce net GHG emissions in Scotland through the Woodland Carbon Code
This report assesses the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through different forms of agroforestry. Agroforestry combines trees and agriculture on the same plot of land.
This project synthesises the best state of knowledge on the effect of management practices on soil carbon sequestration in permanent, managed Scottish grasslands and modelled potential application.
Scottish saltmarsh, sea-level rise, and the potential for managed realignment to deliver blue carbon gains
An assessment of the potential for managed realignment of Scotland’s coastline to create suitable areas for saltmarsh habitats within the intertidal environment specifically for blue carbon benefits.
This report examines the potential of nature-based solutions to contribute to Scotland’s net-zero emissions target while bringing biodiversity benefits.
Regional Land Use Partnerships (RLUPs) are being set up in Scotland to help achieve climate change targets. This project examines evidence from the UK and Europe for the use of the natural capital approach in successful partnership-working across multiple sectors and landownership boundaries.
This report explores the potential for a new research tool to estimate land capability under future climatic conditions - the Land Capability of Scotland research platform. It draws on the Land Capability for Agriculture (LCA) classification for Scotland.