Welcome to the Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum Blog.

Here you can explore opinion pieces from across our recording community* and discover the benefits that the Recommendations, set out in the SBIF Review, will bring to individuals and organisations across Scotland.

If you have been inspired by the SBIF Review, and would like to share your story and write an opinion piece please contact Rachel Tierney (rtierney@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk)

 

*The blogs written, and opinions expressed, on this page are from across the SBIF community.  They are written from the perspective of those individuals and do not necessarily represent the views of the NBN Trust nor confirm any actions recommended in the SBIF review.

SBIF Review shortlisted for CIEEM Awards

Blog written by Rachel Tierney, SBIF Development Officer. SBIF Review shortlisted for CIEEM Awards We are delighted to announce that the SBIF Review has been…

National data for a National Park

Blog written by Andy Ford, Head of Conservation, Cairngorms National Park. Before I get stuck into what the SBIF Review might mean for the Cairngorms…

SBIF from a marine scientist’s perspective

Blog written by Dr Joanne Porter, Associate Professor, Heriot Watt University. I have been a user of biological data from the marine environment since my…

SBIF from a Local Record Centre’s perspective

Blog written by Glenn Roberts, North East Scotland Biological Records Centre Co-ordinator. The outcome of the SBIF Review is very important for Scotland’s biodiversity. There…

Picturing the future

Blog written by Rachel Tierney, SBIF Development Officer How do the 24 recommendations set out in the SBIF Review fit together and what do they…

We’ve come a long way together

Blog written by Jo Judge, CEO NBN Trust. There is a long and rich history of biological recording in the UK, going back to amateur…

Old specimens, new life

Blog written by Dr Nick Fraser, Head of Department of Natural Sciences at National Museums Scotland. With an estimated accumulated total of over 3 billion…

From pipe dream to data flow

Blog written by Craig Macadam, Conservation Director at Buglife. As a child I was fascinated by wildlife. Growing up in rural Angus gave me ample…

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