2013

Environmental and Agricultural Metagenomics

SCRR Forum Wednesday October 2, 2013 UPDATE: please see below for event report. Metagenomics is a new area of research and innovation which studies the genetic code of multiple species extracted directly from environmental samples of diverse kinds. It crosses molecular biology, informatics, ecology, soil, water and other environmental sciences. There are now several international …

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Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Research Symposium

SCRR scientific symposium Wednesday and Thursday, September 11 and 12, 2013 A two-day meeting (September 11-12) within the SCRR Scientific events programme is being convened by the RZSS to which fellow SCRR members and scientists are cordially invited to participate. The aim is to enable those researchers and research institutes based in Scotland and overseas who …

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Researching Scotland’s Ruralities – Social science perspectives on current issues in rural Scotland

SCRR workshop Wednesday March 20, 2013 UPDATE: please see below for event report. Looking at social science is a relatively novel undertaking for SCRR, which to date has concentrated more on the biological, agricultural and environmental aspects. The aim of this event was to encourage social scientists (broadly interpreted) working on topics in a rural …

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Ecotourism in Scotland: Opportunities, Challenges and EU Standards

Seminar and panel discussion Thursday February 28, 2013 This event was organised by Edinburgh Napier University in association with UHI Centre for Mountain Studies and SCRR. The attendees included representatives of various Scottish government agencies, consultants, private businesses, researchers and non-government organisations. The speakers included: Dr. Kathy Velander, Edinburgh Napier University, on the European Ecotourism …

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