The most recent edition of Science Scotland, entitled Biodiversity: Spotlight on Scotland was produced to coincide with a two-day Conference held at the RSE, in partnership with the British Ecological Society; Scottish Natural Heritage; NERC; RSPB; Sefari; Young Scot; SEPA and the Forestry Commission Scotland.
Scotland hosts some of the most exciting and innovative biodiversity science in Europe, with much of this drawing on inter-disciplinary and novel techniques, technologies and approaches. For this special issue of Science Scotland, we have spoken to some of the most imaginative and gifted researchers in the country to give you a flavour of the advances being made. The work of well-established and up-and-coming researchers is featured, and we hope, like us, you are enthused, impressed and also proud of what is being done. So much of what is special about Scotland is defined by its natural and cultural heritage.