Rural and Environmental Science and Analytical Services (RESAS), Scottish Government (SG) is organising the first science, evidence and policy conference that will bring together stakeholders from across the rural and environmental research and policy landscape in Scotland.
The day will showcase excellence in SG funded research and build networks and collaborations.
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Objectives of the event:
❖ The event will provide an opportunity for researchers, including early career researchers, across the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Research Portfolio to showcase their research and highlight recent research outputs and impact.
❖ This networking event will provide a forum for both researchers and policy makers from across the public sector to discuss key cross cutting strategic issues affecting Scotland’s environment, communities and rural economy.
❖ The event will enable policy colleagues to discuss with the research community policy priorities and potential future evidence needs.
As space is limited, attendance at the event is by invite only.
The full programme is available here.
The following keynote presentations are avaliable:
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Science, Evidence and Policy Conference – Prof. Mathew Williams, keynote speaker.
Bridging the gap between science and policy to achieve our climate and nature goals – Simon Fuller, keynote speaker.
Bridging the gap between science and policy to achieve our climate and nature goals – Lorna Dawson, keynote speaker.
SEFARI Gateway: Impact Case Studies Chaired by Dr Sallie Bailey Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor, RESAS
- Scotland’s eradication programme for Bovine viral diarrhoea - George Russell, Moredun Research Institute; Andrew Barnes, SRUC and Nathan Liddle, BVD Policy Team, Animal Health & Welfare Division
- Evidence to the Agriculture and Rural Development Stakeholder Group, David Miller, James Hutton Institute
- Livestock and greenhouse gas emissions reduction, Eileen Wall, SRUC and Stefan Hoyte, RESAS
SEFARI Gateway is delighted to be organising and sponsoring the Poster Session. Posters covering the breadth of environment, rural and food research will being displayed by colleagues from across the Portfolio and Higher Education Institutes.
Many of the posters are also available here:
- Can we measure Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) better with “Quantitative Estimation of Population AMR” (QEPA)? – R. W. Humphry, C. Webster, M. K. Henry, S. C. Tongue, G. J. Gunn & G. T. Innocent.
- Statistical methods for joint species distribution modelling – A. Frantsuzova & N. Schurch.
- Characterisation of protective vaccine antigens from the thiol-containing components of the excretory/secretory material of Ostertagia ostertagi – D. R. G. Price, P. Steele, K. McLean, D. Androscuk, A. J. Nisbet & T. N. McNeilly.
- Forensics and pollutants (plasticisers and microplastics) – L. Dawson, Z. Zang & S. Ramage.
- Which habitats are at greatest risk from plant pests and pathogens? – R. Mitchell.
- Natural capital thinking in policy making - a review of international cases – I. Patil, S. Martinat, K. Waylen & S. Martino.
- The impact of the use of organic fertilisers in ruminants farms and the selection and spread of AMR – C. Currie, K. Scott, E. Robertshaw, S. Hamilton, E. Watson, G. Marion, M. Bellingham, G. King & N. Silva.
- Leading evidence-based decisions impacting water – CREW.
- Transitioning to a circular economy – A. Hague, K. Colley, T. Wooldridge, P. Somervail, J. Chen, A. Ballesteros-Figueroa & T. Craig.
- Revalorization of hemp food by-products to contribute towards meeting nutritional requirements and sustainable diets - R. R. Sanchez, N. J. Hayward, M. Sayegh, D. Henderson, J. Park, G. Duncan, G. Cameron, S. H. Duncan, W. R. Russell & M. Neacsu.
- Chlamydial vaccine development – S. Wattegedera, J. Thomson, L. Coulter, A. Wood, M. Livingstone, K. Aitchison, R. McLean, J. Palarea-Albaladejo, G. Entrican, D. Longbottom, D. Griffiths & C. McInnes.
- A Journey Through Islands Research – R. Wilson, J. Hopkins, M. Currie, A. McKee, A. Pinker, R. Creaney, S. Piras, H. Nicholson, A. Marshall & T. Wooldridge.
- Green and Blue Space Quality Indicators Scoping Review – M. Roberts, H. Nicholson, K. Li & K. N. Irvine.
- Understanding populations to inform Potato Cyst Nematode control – J. A. Price & J. T. Jones.
- Scaling-Up Climate Resilient Food Production – C. Boni, L. Scobbie, C. Watson, J. Smith & W. Russell.
- Distribution of tetracycline resistance genes in Campylobacter – M. Al Odat, T. Mehmood, J. Martin, K. Forbes & K. Scott.
- Development and application of 3D livestock organoid models – D. Smith, D. R. G. Price, M. N. Faber, K. A. Hildersley, A. Chapuis, F. Wang, W. Anderson, H. Todd, M. McNab, D. Griffiths, K. Ballingall, A. Love, A. Nisbet & T. N. McNeilly.
- Achieving Improvements in the Health of Scottish Livestock Through Increased Uptake of Biosecurity Practices: Towards a Farmer-Centric Approach Based on a Socio-Epidemiological Model - K. Lamont, M. Costa, T. Geraghty, M. Henry, S. Beechener, H. Degiovanni, R. Humphry, A. Duncan, R. Davidson with input from BioSS and in collaboration with D. Bartley & C. Hardy.
- Specific dietary fibres reduce weight and obesity – S. Shallangwa, P. J. Morgan & A. W Ross.
- Simulating the Future of Translocated Beaver Populations: A Web Based App to Support Licensing Decisions – Z. van der Waal & A. Mill.
- Impacts of offshore renewables on the marine environment – K. Whyte, E. Jones, A. Butler, K. Newman, T. Cornulier, A. Frantsuzova, F. Chadwick & A. Couto.
- Integrated socio-environmental modelling of policy scenarios – N. Roxburgh, G. Polhill, A. Gimona, M. Hare, N. Baggaley, B. McCormick, K. Macleod & M. Rivington.
- Transforming UK seafood supply chains – A. Lofstedt, B. Scheliga & B. de Roos.
- Spatial and personalised estimates of slurry methane emissions – D. Fletcher.
- Rural youth outmigration: brain drain or brain circulation? – R. Alexander.
- Soil health and function. Physical characteristics, function, and soil health status of compost amended soil – K. W. Loades, D. Boldrin, M. Hanlon & A. Taylor.
- Understanding the Lived Experience of Food Insecurity amongst Adults in Scotland over time – J. McKenzie.
- Emergency Food Provisioning to Families with School Age Children (FWSAC) – J. McKenzie.
- Modelling peatland plant life – C. Harris, G. Marion, C. Cobbold, R. Reeve, N. Brummitt, A. C. Araujo & B. Scott.
- Producing but not consuming? Food provisioning in remote and rural areas of the UK – I. Fletcher & A. Bruce.
- ‘Not my kind of Food’: How Diet Shapes the Presentation of Sustainable Food Choices – T. Davis & E. K. Papies.
- Perspectives of Countryside Park Professionals on Outdoor Access Management in Scotland – R. Elliot.
- Constructing a dynamic database of local and national socio-economic indicators and outcomes related to the Scottish food systems – C. Périer.
- Epidemiology and Control of Potato Blackleg – A. Holmes, S. Humphris & I. Toth.