Diverse case studies of agri-environmental contracts
Details on all novel examples of agri-environmental contracts studied in CONTRACTS2.0 are now available on the project website including contact details for follow-up questions. Examples range from collective contracts in the Netherlands, France and Belgium, land tenure based contracts in Spain, value chain contracts in Hungary and Germany, to results-based...
Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin again, but in a different archipelago this time...
Dmitri Mauquoy and David Muirhead have been awarded £230k by The Leverhulme Trust to work on a project entitled “Falkland Island peatlands as a mirror to understand future European peatlands”. Peatlands are valuable ecosystems which take up and store carbon, mitigating the effects of climate change by taking greenhouse gases out...
New research highlights the long-term impacts of flooding
The profound and long-lasting impacts of flooding on individuals, businesses and communities in Scotland is highlighted in research published today.
Dr Katrin Prager hosts CONTRACTS2.0 meeting
The Horizon 2020-funded CONTRACTS2.0 project combines the expertise of 26 partners across the EU to develop and test innovative agri-environmental contracts. Researchers and practitioners are progressing ideas such as results-based payments for public environmental good, effectively integrating value chain approaches and making the most of collaborative agreements. Dr Katrin Prager...
Tavis Potts appointed as reviewer for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
Dr Tavis Potts been appointed as a reviewer for the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Working Group II (WGII) Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The IPCC Working Group II (WGII) assesses the impacts of climate change, from a global to a regional view of ecosystems and...
Agricultural Principles - discussed in practice
Master of Land Economy (MLE) students were able to ground-truth information they had been taught in their lectures when visiting Glensaugh Farm near Laurencekirk on 30 Oct 2019. The farm is an upland livestock farm with sheep, suckler cows and farmed red deer, and a great resource for research and teaching....
Winter Graduations 2019
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
Dr Andrew Maclaren receives ECR grant to attend 9th Rural Quadrennial Conference (Vermont)
The Rural Quadrennial conference brings together geographers from the UK Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) (RGS-IBG) Rural Geography Research Group, the United States’ American Association of Geographers Rural Geography Specialty Group and Canadian Association of Geographers Rural Geography Study Group. The conference is held every four years in...
Human Geography postgraduates attend 27th annual Advanced Research Training in Human Geography event
Firmly established as a key element of formal research training for Human Geography students from across Scotland, the 27th annual Advanced Research Training in Human Geography event was held at Firbush Point Outdoor Activity Centre, Loch Tay 7th – 9th October. The course is designed and delivered by a consortium...
New volume with contribution from Dr Lorna Philip launched at the 21st Wigtown Book Festival
Dumfries and Galloway People and Place c1700 – 1914, published by Birlinn, was launched at the Wigtown Book Festival – firmly established as one of the UKs premier literary events. Dr Lorna Philip, who contributed a substantive chapter to this volume, attended the sell-out event in the Wigtown County Buildings...