Our research provides the evidence we need to support Scotland’s nature and landscapes.

Search our publications to view and download commissioned reports.

A commissioned report is the main output from almost all of our research projects. Each report summarises the findings of the relevant research work and is reviewed by a senior member of our staff before publication. External reviewers are often involved at this stage too.

Other published research series include our:

  • Review and Research series
  • Survey and Monitoring series

Our research priorities are guided by:

Most of our research projects are carried out by external contractors and/or with partners such as government departments, research institutes and universities.

To ensure that our commissioned reports follow a standard format, we supply a template and instructions to follow with each research contract.


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