Dr Ann Bruce, lecturer in STIS and Associate Director for Research Knowledge Exchange and Impact, will lead research on "The role of livestock in food system resilience in remote, upland regions," one of five large projects newly funded through the UK's Global Food Security programme.
Dr Ann Bruce's £686,000 project will examine what happens to remote upland environments when changes happen to traditional or longstanding practices of supporting sheep or cattle on that land. The project, which will involve new research staff in STIS, contributes to the UK Global Food Security programme's support for improving the resilience of the UK food supply.
The programme reflects an interdisciplinary commitment with funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and Scottish government. Find more about the programme here.