The Scottish Freshwater Group (SFG) is a forum for members to exchange information across disciplines and to promote awareness of current issues and research related to the freshwater environment in Scotland. Membership is open to anybody with an interest in freshwater ecosystems. Currently there are ~ 350 members from universities, research institutes, government and non-government agencies, industry and interested members of the public. There is no subscription fee.
The SFG holds a meeting twice yearly in April and October. Meetings usually consist of seven or eight talks and a lunchtime poster display. In particular the meetings offer a forum for postgraduate students to present their work. Please see the links below for presentations from previous meetings. If you wish to receive agendas for future SFG meetings, or give a talk or poster, please email Dr Pauline Lang or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.
Unless stated otherwise, meetings are held at the University of Stirling, hosted by Colin Bull of the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Talks are usually in Lecture Theatre 2V1 and poster displays in adjacent room 2V2, both in the Cottrell Building. Lunch can be obtained in Haldane's Eatery or takeaway outlets in the Atrium. There is normally no fee and no need to pre-register: just turn up and follow the signs for the meeting in the Cottrell Building. See a campus map.
|100th meeting||Thurs 19 - Fri 20 April 2018 (2-day event)||50 years of the Scottish Freshwater Group|
Past meetings and summary reports
|Agenda and presentations||Date||Theme|
|99th meeting||October 2017||Envisioning the future sustainability of Scotland's freshwaters|
|98th meeting||April 2017||Connecting people with the freshwater environment|
|97th meeting||October 2016||Includes afternoon session on A Fuller Picture of Fisheries|
|96th meeting||April 2016||Freshwater research presentations and Bioblitz activities (2-day meeting)|
|95th meeting||October 2015||Half-day on river restoration||Summary report (PDF)|
|94th meeting||April 2015||Half-day theme on "CREW discussion of research priorities"||Summary report (PDF)|
|93rd meeting||October 2014||Half-day theme on "The Eddlestone Water Project"||Summary report (PDF)|
|92nd meeting||March 2014||Half-day theme on "The Story of Tweed Sea-trout"||Summary report (PDF)|
|91st meeting||October 2013||Joint meeting with the IBIS project||Summary report (PDF)|
|90th meeting||April 2013||Summary report (PDF)|
|89th meeting||Autumn 2012||Freshwater research in the developing world||Summary report (PDF)|
Presentations from older meetings can be found in our web archive.