15 Jun 2021

Food and Drink Innovation and Clustering in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands: review of opportunities for engagement with the Arctic Region

The report outlines the economic and policy contexts of the Arctic region, drawing out contrasts and similarities with the Highlands and Islands.

Food & Drink Innovation

20 May 2021

Functional and ecosystem service differences between tree species: implications for tree species replacement.

Poster at the British Ecological Society’s Conference December 2020

20 May 2021

Tree diseases: wider ecological impacts and management implications

Keynote speaker at BiFor Conference 21 January 2021

22 Apr 2021

The Transport, Fate and Impact of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment in Scotland (DRAFT)

A SEFARI Specialist Advisory Group was established to understand the level of risk of the most prevalent pharmaceuticals found in the environment as a result of (human) clinical use in the Scottish environment. Veterinary pharmaceuticals were not considered in this project.

22 Apr 2021

Enabling digital social innovations in environmental monitoring in support of Scotland’s green recovery and the SDG 2030 agenda: a suggested strategy 2021-2025

Delivered as part of SEFARI Fellowship with NatureScot and SEPA, this report sets out a draft vision for digital social innovations in environmental monitoring to address local to global scale environmental challenges and support a green recovery. Building on existing initiatives e.g.

13 Apr 2021

The costs of peatland restoration – data & analysis update 2021

Analysis of 2021 update of database based on the Peatland Action Programme in Scotland

24 Mar 2021

Understanding the response to Covid-19 - Exploring options for a resilient social and economic recovery in Scotland’s rural and island communities


What were we trying to find out?

This research considered the impacts of Covid-19 on rural and island communities, how resiliently they have responded; and the most effective ways forward for their recovery.

What did we do?

Rural Economy