Snow Cover and Climate Change in the Cairngorms National Park

Identifying trends for snow cover days in the Cairngorms National Park based historic temperature and precipitation data, observed snow cover days and climate projections.

NF5 Planted forest tree species diversity index

Diversity of tree species within a forest ecosystem can enhance resilience to environmental change There is currently a lack of...

NB15 Climate change pressure on Scotland’s notified species

There is growing evidence of the impact of climate change over the last few decades on Scottish and wider UK...

NF1 Proportion of major timber species on Scotland’s National Forest Estate planted in areas likely to be climatically suitable in 2050 (Sitka spruce and Scots pine)

With a changing climate, there will be an associated change to the suitability of sites for growing particular species of...

NF4 Diversity of tree species ordered for planting in Scotland

Increasing the diversity of forest tree species is an important adaptation strategy to build resilience to climate change related threats...

NM21 Occurrence of warm water species in fish stocks exploited by Scottish fisherman

There has been an increase in the occurrence of warm water fish species in UK waters and their exploitation has...

NB37 Proportion of native woodland affected by invasive non-native plant species

Scotland’s native woodlands are highly valued both for biodiversity and the ecosystem services they provide, such as improved flood control...

NM46 Change in the latitudinal distribution of industry sectors in response to shifting optimal conditions for species specific growth: aquaculture

Currently, there is little observed evidence for any direct effects of climate change on UK aquaculture. Research suggests that the...

NB39 Freshwater habitats with reported presence of key invasive non-native species (INNS)

Scottish Natural Heritage consider non-native species to be ‘the second most serious threat to global biodiversity after habitat loss’, and...

NB31b Condition and distribution of climate sensitive species: Abundance of Arctic charr in freshwater lochs

Lake fish are physically restricted from shifting their range in response to changes in habitat suitability, making them particularly vulnerable...

NB19 Proportion of notified habitats and species in ‘positive’ condition

Climate change poses a very significant threat to Scotland’s natural environment. In addition to direct impacts on habitats (e.g. sea-level...

NB16a Abundance/frequency of specialist and generalist species: snow-bed species

Generalist species are likely to be less at risk from climate change than specialist species that require specific ‘niche’ habitat...

Pests, diseases and invasive species (forestry)

SCCAP theme: Natural environment

SCCAP objectives:
N2: Support a healthy and diverse natural environment with capacity to adapt

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