Our aim

Our aim is to research and build ecosystem markets to meet net-zero targets and reverse biodiversity decline. We will do this while supporting thriving rural communities through regenerative agriculture and conservation.

We strive to show how Scotland's natural capital is essential to addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our work also focuses on advancing the fundamental interdisciplinary science of ecosystem services, and informing decision makers on the restoration of natural capital and its sustainable use.

Thriving Natural Capital Podcast

Discussions and conversations around how Scottish businesses can succeed in the ever-changing natural economy. Learn about how new and existing businesses are succeeding, evolving and innovating.

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Research services

Our work addresses health and productivity in animals, animal welfare and crops, promotes low carbon farming and increases farm output through efficiency and innovation.

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Vet & laboratory services

Our leading experts provide support to clients in areas animal disease, diagnosis and surveillance.

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SAC Consulting

Our consultants in 25 offices across Scotland and northern England turn research into advice and advantage for business and public sector alike.

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