The Environmental Research Institute

The Environmental Research Institute of the University of the Highlands and Islands engages in a range of highly interdisciplinary research to quantify and address emerging environmental issues.

  • Under our Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health research theme, we use our state-of-the-art analytical chemistry facilities to promote a greater understanding of contaminants (i.e., pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, plastics) and their environmental fate and behaviour, and develop new solutions and techniques to prevent and mitigate against negative impacts.
  • Under our Environment, Economy and Society research theme, we leverage existing capabilities and strengths to develop parallel and complementary research activities exploring wider sustainability issues (i.e., health and water, plastics and society, land use).

In this context, research at ERI sits firmly within the wider global “One Health” agenda, which recognises that the health and wellbeing of humans, animals, and the environment are all closely connected and interdependent.

You can read more about the ERI here