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Towards a strategy for Scotland's biodiversity: Scotland's Biodiversity Resource and Trends

DescriptionProvides a review of the state of Scotland's biodiversity resource and an overview of how it is changing as the background information to the development of a biodiversity strategy for Scotland
ISBN0755923200
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 24, 2003

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Towards a strategy for Scotland's biodiversity
THE RESOURCE AND TRENDS
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Prepared by Members of the Action Plan & Science Group
of the Scottish Biodiversity Forum and edited by Michael B Usher

February 2003
Paper 2003/4

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CONTENTS

PREFACE

1. SCOTLAND'S BIODIVERSITY RESOURCE
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Habitats
1.2.1 Diversity of habitats
1.2.2 Terrestrial habitats
1.2.3 Freshwater habitats
1.2.4 Coastal habitats
1.2.5 Marine habitats
1.3 Species
1.3.1 Endemic species
1.3.2 Stronghold species
1.3.3 Keystone species
1.3.4 Umbrella species
1.3.5 Flagship species
1.3.6 Postscript
1.4 Genetic resources
1.5 Social resource
1.6 Economic resource

2. TRENDS IN BIODIVERSITY
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Biodiversity trends
2.2.1 The seas, coasts and firths
2.2.2 Lochs, rivers and marshes
2.2.3 Farmland and lowland grassland
2.2.4 Forests and woodland
2.2.5 Mountains, heaths and bogs
2.2.6 Soil
2.3 Reported trends in BAP priority habitats and species
2.4 Key influences
2.5 Concluding remarks

3. OVERVIEW AND CONCLUSIONS

4. REFERENCES

CONTACT

Further copies of this paper are available:

Elaine McCall
SBF Secretariat
Scottish Executive Environment & Rural Affairs Department
Area 1-J (South)
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

E-mail: biodiversity@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

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