Proceedings B - Biological Sciences

The RSE’s Biological Sciences journal started publication in 1941, when the RSE’s Proceedings journal was split into ‘A’ and ‘B’.   It’s first title was Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Section B (Biology) (volumes 61-74, 1941-74), evolving to Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Section B (Natural Environment) (volume 75, 1975-76) and, finally,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Section B: Biological Sciences (volumes 76-104, 1978-1996).  The journal ceased publication in 1996.

As with the RSE’s other two journals (Transactions and Proceedings A), the complete back run of Proceedings B has been digitised by Cambridge University Press and can be viewed on the Cambridge Core site

Proceedings B Back Issues

Proceedings B Back Issues

A fair amount of Proceedings B back stock is held at the RSE, and a number of volumes are available for sale.  The following table lists a selection of papers and complete issues from 1959 to 1996, but earlier complete issues and single articles may also be available.  Please contact the RSE’s Journals & Archive Officer for information and/or purchase queries.                                                

A Taxonomic Review of the British Species of Culicoides Latereille (Diptera ,Ceratopogonidae) – volume 67(3) (1959-60) – OUT OF PRINT
Genetics of Gametes – volume 68(1) (1959-60)
Copepoda (Crustacea) from the Meibenthos of Some Scottish Marine sub-littoral Muds – plus
The Hydroid Collections of James Ritchie   – volume 69(1/2) (1965)
Symposium Proceedings : The Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation – volume 70(2) (1968)
Symposium Proceedings : Anti-lymphocytic Antibody – volume 70(4) (1969)
Symposium Proceedings: The Forth-Tay Estuaries (An Environmental Assessment)  – volume 71(2-4) (1972)
Symposium Proceedings: Blood and Blood Products – volume 71(suppl) (1972)
Second International Congress on the history of Oceanography I – volume 72 (1972)
Second International Congress on the history of Oceanography II – volume 73 (1972)
The Loch Leven IPB Project – volume 74 (1974)
Physical and biological aspects of the Tay Estuary – volume 75(1/2) (1975/76)
New developments in ultrasonic fish tracking – plus
Production of Larval Tanypodinae (Insecta: Chironomidae) in the mud at Loch Leven, Kinross – volume 75(3) (1975/76)
Fish farming: scientific and technical aspects – volume 75(4) (1975/76)
Current studies in the marine environment – volume 76(1/3) (1978)
A comparison of the patterns of movement between indigenous and displaced brown trout (Salmo trutta) in a small shallow loch – volume 76(4) (1978)
The natural environment of the Outer Hebrides – volume 77 (1979)
Multivariate analysis of the population systematic of the ringed snake – plus
The spider fauna of Shetland and its zoogeographic context – plus
Limnology and macrophytic vegetation of Loch Obsiary, a deep brackish lake in the Outer Hebrides – volume 78(1/2) (1979/80)
Tay Estuary Symposium – volume 78(3/4) (1979/80)
Surface ecosystems and the interactions between them which overcome skin defence mechanisms – volume 79(1/3) (1980/81)
Present knowledge of the non-marine invertebrate fauna of the Outer Hebrides – volume 79(4) (1980/81)
The marine environment of Sullom Voe and the implication of oil developments – volume 80 (1981)

Bracken in Scotland – volume 81(1/2) (1981) – OUT OF PRINT
Marine fish diseases – volume 81(3) (1981)
Clinical applications of monoclonal antibodies – volume 81(4) (1981)
Travel: disease and other hazards – volume 82(1/2) (1982/84)
Fluctuation and natural control of animal population as exemplified in the garden chafer Phyllopertha horticola (L) -volume 82(3) (1982/84)
Deer, their biology, behaviour and impact – volume 82(4) (1982/84)
The natural environment of the Inner Hebrides – volume 83 (1983)
Two hundred years of the biological sciences in Scotland – volume 84 (1983)
Birches – volume 85(1/2) (1984) – OUT OF PRINT
Symbiosis and plant nutrition – volume 85(3/4) (1985/85)
Biology of Pteridophytes – volume 86 (1985)
The marine biology of the Orkney Islands – volume 87(1/2) (1985/86)
Scottish food and drink – volume 87(3/4) (1985/86)
The oceanography of the Rockall Channel – volume 88 (1986)
Plant life of south-west Asia – volume 89 (1986)
The environment of the Estuary and Firth of Clyde – volume 90 (1986)
The marine environment of the Moray Firth – volume 91 (1986)
Scotland’s energy future – volume 92(1/2) (1987)
The environment of the Tay Estuary – volume 92(3/4) (1987)
Sitka Spruce – volume 93(1/2) (1987)
The natural environment of the Estuary and Firth of Forth – volume 93(3/4) (1987) – OUT OF PRINT
Fungi and ecological disturbance – volume 94 (1988)
Oestrogen and the human breast – volume 95 (1989)
Coastal Sand Dunes – volume 96 (1990, for 1989)
Symposium Proceedings: Acidic Deposition: Its Nature and Impacts – volume 97 (1991, for 1990)
Willow – volume 98 (1992, for 1991)
The Advancement of Drug Discovery – volume 99(1/2) (1992)
Problems and Opportunities in Plant Biotechnology – volume 99(3/4) (1992)
Marine Conservation in Scotland – volume 100 (1992)
Quality Assurance in Medical Care – volume 101 (1993)
Oxygen and Environmental Stress in Plants – volume 102 (1994, for 1993)
Environmental Monitoring at an Oil Terminal: the Shetland Experience – volume 103 (1995, for 1994)
Essays on the ecology of the Guinea-Congo rainforest – volume 104 (1996, for 1994)