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Breeding for climate change

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

Potential impact of future wind speeds on spatial spread of crop pathogens in Scotland

Wind speeds play an important role in the spread of crop-threatening plant diseases. However, climate predictions indicate that the spread...

Report on Agricultural Drainage and Greenhouse Gas Abatement in Scotland

Land drainage is essential to maintaining the productivity of Scottish agriculture. It also has significant potential to mitigate greenhouse gas...

Carbon benefits from peatland restoration

ClimateXChange has been involved in peatland research from the outset, particularly focused on the carbon benefits from peatland restoration and...

Emissions from Agriculture

This brief identifies abatement measures for the agriculture sector further to those in the first Report on Proposals and Policies...

Adaptation in the agricultural sector

ClimateXChange was asked by the Scottish Government to produce a summary of research contributing to adaptation to climate change in...

Advice on the Inclusion of Precision Farming in RPP2

Precision farming is a relatively new management practice made possible by information technology and remote sensing. New technologies provide more...

Blue carbon

Marine Scotland asked ClimateXChange to provide a short brief about Blue Carbon. Blue Carbon refers to the ability of coastal...

A simple guide to ecosystem services

Whether people realise it or not, they receive many benefits from the natural world around them.These benefits from surrounding ecosystems...

Trend note on breeding farmland birds

Scottish Natural Heritage's Trend Notes series are summaries based on research data relating to trends and changes in our natural...

Adaptation in Practice

We work at grass roots level to understand how the challenges of extreme weather and climate change are seen by groups such as farmers, foresters, architects, planners and communities prone to flooding. This will help in the design of programmes to encourage and help such groups adapt to climate change. We also communicate the pressures and concerns felt by these groups back up to policy makers.