Below are some of our recently updated projects. Visit the Publications Library for access to all of our research publications.

Or read more about our areas of expertise or the challenge we work on.

You are currently filtering for:
  • with the policy challange: Land use
clear filters
Adaptive Forest Management and Climate Change – A New Toolkit for Scotland’s Epiphytes

Scotland's nature is important to all aspects of our lives, but it also has some very specialised species that can...

Modelling the risk of specific parasites to UK sheep under predicted climate change

As climate change makes Scottish summers warmer and wetter, livestock farmers will face new or increased threats from diseases and...

Land estates in Scotland: Perceptions of climate change and climate policy Implications for future policy support

Most of Scotland’s rural land – 83% - belongs to private estates. In 2012 half of this land was owned...

Increasing the integration of farming and forestry in Scotland: a summary of recent research

Creating woodland on agricultural land can be a highly effective way of mitigating climate change. However, planting rates over the...

Modelling the carbon abatement costs and potential from perennial energy crops

Biomass could supply 8–11% of the UK’s total primary energy demand by 2020, with the greatest growth in UK domestic...

Workshop on carbon sequestration in grassland

This stakeholder workshop was held in November 2013 to address topics around carbon sequestration in agricultural soils and the potential...

Cost and potential of carbon abatement from the UK perennial energy crop market

ClimateXChange researchers presented the cost and potential of carbon abatement from the UK perennial energy crop market at a workshop...

Assessment of the Food Safety and Animal Health Implications of Climate Change Effects on Crops and Livestock

Changes in temperature and rainfall can affect the spread and proliferation of infection-causing (pathogenic) bacteria. Bacteria thrive in warm, wet...

Food security and climate change mitigation

This workshop highlighted the key food security issues likely to influence policy development, and explored how these relate to emissions...

Future Options for Forest Carbon Markets in Scotland and the UK

This report discusses options for a future forest carbon market in the UK. Forests provide ‘climate services’ by removing carbon...

Agri-Environment options and greenhouse gas emissions

The Scottish Government's Rural Development Programme (SRDP) is the main fund supporting rural development in Scotland. It supports economic, environmental...

Breeding for climate change

This project reviewed barley and potato as crops, paying particular attention to resilience traits in order to assess strengths and...