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landscapeThe Scottish Government's Environment research covers Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Water and Land, Sustainable Society and Low Carbon Economy.

Research on these topics is commissioned by the Scottish Government's Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS) as part of it's portfolio of Strategic Research Investment and is largely carried out by it's Main Research Providers (MRPs).

In this section

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity

    Research on ecosystems and biodiversity including the relationship between biodiversity, ecological functioning and ecosystem services and the social and cultural significance offered by the landscape.

  • Water and Land

    Research and analysis on water, flooding, soil, land, biodiversity and renewable energy.

  • Sustainable Society

    Research and evidence to promote low carbon behaviour change amongst individuals, households and society as a whole.