Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre

Organization profile

The Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre at SRUC enables ecosystem market creation. We show how Scotland's natural capital is essential to addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our work focuses on advancing the fundamental interdisciplinary science of ecosystem services, and informing decision makers on the restoration of natural capital and its sustainable use.

We build ecosystem markets through action research projects to meet net-zero targets and reverse biodiversity decline. We do this while supporting thriving rural communities through regenerative agriculture and conservation, ensuring a just transition.


  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Management Information Systems
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Forestry
  • Soil Science
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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