Environment, Agriculture and Food Strategic Research Programme 2016-21: Natural Assets

The research in this Theme focuses on Scotland’s land-based natural assets of soil, fresh water and biodiversity, and the ecosystem services (including cultural services such as recreation, heritage, spiritual, amenity, and health) which they support.

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The research to undertaken will use improved understanding of underlying biological and physical processes to inform the prediction of risks and impacts of change on Scotland's natural assets, and develop effective approaches and tools for their policy and management.

Work Packages

The Work Packages within this Theme are:

  • 1.1 – Soil 
  • 1.2 – Water resource and flood risk management
  • 1.3 – Biodiversity and ecosystems
  • 1.4 – Integrated and sustainable management of natural assets

Details of these work packages can be downloaded below. 

Financial Allocation

2017-2018: £8.7m

MRP Theme Co-ordinator

Robin Matthews, James Hutton Institute

Work Package 1.1 Soils

Work Package 1.2 Water Resources and Flood Risk

Work Package 1.3: Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Full tender document

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