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Inge Aalders

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Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Research Scientist
inge.aalders@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Inge has experience in research and consultancy. With a background in physical geography and sustainable agriculture, much of the early work has focused on soil quality and soil erosion, and landscape ecology. Over time her work has focused on the process and modelling of landscape and land-use change and the integration of socio-economic and biophysical processes. In the process, she has developed expertise in interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research environment. Recent projects she has been involved in include EU FP7 ENVIEVAL (Development and application of new methodological frameworks for the evaluation of environmental impacts of rural development programmes in the EU) and Scottish Government strategic research in relation to ecosystem services, in particular, cultural ecosystem services.

Current research interests

Main research interests are spatio-temporal dynamics, issues of scale, integration of socio-economic and biophysical processes, and include the use and development of interdisciplinary and participatory research methodologies. Skills in GIS, RS, conceptual modelling, Bayesian Belief Networks, and programming (R and python) are applied in research to enhance monitoring of landscape change and to support the development of resilience among local communities and their ability to manage and adapt to change in both temperate and tropical areas.

Bibliography

  • Irvine, K.N.; Conniff, A.; Aalders, I., (2018) Touch table mapping and photo activities for capturing cultural ecosystem services., RESAS RD1.4.1bvi Deliverable 4 Working Paper, 31 March 2018.
  • Irvine, K.I.; Conniff, A.; Aalders, I.H., (2017) Report of the stakeholder meeting August 2016 (KE1)., Internal Report for RESAS 1.4.1bvi.
  • Irvine, K.I.; Conniff, A.; Aalders, I., (2017) Social science methods for investigation of spiritual and emblematic cultural ecosystem services., RESAS RD1.4.1bvi Deliverable D2: Social Science Methods Internal Report.
  • Aalders, I.; Stanik, N., (2016) Data gap analysis for cultural ecosystem services., Internal Report.
  • Morkvenas, Z.; Navickas, K.; Gulbinas, J.; Jefanovas, A.; Schwarz, G.; Wolff, A.; Bergschmidt, A.; Offermann, F.; Osterburg, B.; Aalders, I.H.; Miller, D.R.; Morrice, J.; Vlahos, G.; Smyrniotopoulou, A.; Artell, J.; Aakkula, J.; Toikkanen, H.; Povellato, A.; Longhitano, D.; Lasorella, V.; Balázs, K.; Toth, P.; Centeri, C.; Podmaniczky, L., (2016) Methodological handbook for the evaluation of environmental impacts of RDPs., EU Project ENVIEVAL, Deliverable 9.5, Report to the European Commission, EU FP7 ENVIEVAL Project, 312071.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Black, H.I.J.; Squire, G.; McLeod, K.; Hastings, E.; Troldborg, M.; Aalders, I.H.; Towers, W.; Lilly, A.; Brown, I.; Coull, M.C.; Castellazzi, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Baggaley, N.J., (2016) A review of ecosystem service mapping within Scottish Government RESAS-funded research., Report for Scottish Government.
  • Aalders, I.H.; Horne, P., (2016) Mapping cultural ecosystem services., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R.J. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp10-11.
  • Homayoun, M.; Jalalian, A.; Besalatpour, A.A.; Basirat, A.; Aalders, I.H., (2015) Determining relationships between soil properties and plant distribution in a protected area in central Iran., Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology, 9, 136-146.
  • McVittie, A.; Norton, L.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Siameti, I.; Glenk, K.; Aalders, I.H., (2015) Operationalizing an ecosystem services-based approach using Bayesian Belief Networks: An application to a riparian buffer zone., Ecological Economics, 110, 15-27.
  • Amponsah, N.Y.; Troldborg, M.; Kington, B.; Aalders, I.; Hough, R.L., (2014) Greenhouse gas emissions from renewable energy sources: A review of lifecycle considerations., Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 39, 461-475.
  • Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Aalders, I.; Aitkenhead, M., (2014) The effect of image compression on synthetic PROBA-V images., International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35, 2639-2653.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Black, H.I.J.; Squire, G.; McLeod, K.; Hastings, E.; Troldborg, M.; Aalders, I.; Towers, W.; Lilly, A.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Baggaley, N.J., (2014) A review of ecosystem service mapping within Scottish Government RESAS funded research., Report for Scottish Government.
  • Brooker, R.; Aalders, I.H.; Ballingall, K.; Begg, G.; Birch, A.N.E.; Elliott, G.; Ellis, C.; Freitag, T.; Hawes, C.; Holland, J.; Holmes, B.; Hough, R.L.; Karley, A.; McCracken, D.; Mitchell, R.; Stockan, J.; Zadoks, R.; Albon, S.A.; Hester, A.J.; Pakeman, R.J., (2013) Biotic and biophysical underpinning of ecosystem services in the Scottish context: a review., Published online as an outputs from WP 1.1 of the Ecosystem Services Theme of the SRP.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Aalders, I.H., (2013) Changes in land use capability and impacts on ecosystem functions., In: Hepperle, E., Dixon-Gough, R., Maliene, V., Mansberger, R., Paulsson, J. & Podor, A. (eds.). Land Management: Potential, Problems and Stumbling Blocks. VDF Hochschulverlag AG, Zurich, pp141-150.
  • Aalders, I.H.; Morrice, J., (2013) Land use change and ecosystem delivery by green networks., In: Hepperle, E., Dixon-Gough, R., Maliene, V., Mansberger, R., Paulsson, J. & Podor, A. (eds.). Land Management: Potential, Problems and Stumbling Blocks. VDF Hochschulverlag AG, Zurich, pp21-32.
  • McVittie, A.; Norton, L.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Aitkenhead, M.; Aalders, I.H.; Hough, R.L.; Smart, S.; Edwards, F.; Kenyon, W.; Black, H.I.J.; Dunbar, M.; Maskell, L., (2012) Valuing the impacts of ecosystem service interactions for policy effectiveness., Valuing Nature Network. Final Project Report.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Aalders, I.H., (2012) PROBA-V Evaluation of accuracy characteristics in heterogeneous zones., Report to Belgian Space Agency.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Rhind, S.M.; Zhang, Z.L.; Poggio, L.; Kyle, C.E.; Mayes, R.W.; Aalders, I.H.; Osprey, M.; Ross, J.; Cuthbert, A., (2012) Linking distribution of soil PaHs to location as a forensic tool., In: Morrison, R.D. & O'Sullivan, G. (eds.). Environmental Forensics: Proceedings of the 2011 INEF Conference. Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing, Cambridge, pp199-205.
  • Aalders, I.H.; Hough, R.L.; Towers, W., (2011) Risk of erosion in peat soils - an investigation using Bayesian belief networks., Soil Use and Management, 27, 538-549.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Aalders, I.H., (2011) Automating land cover mapping of Scotland using expert system and knowledge integration methods., Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 1285-1295.
  • Hough, R.L.; Towers, W.; Aalders, I.H., (2010) The risk of peat erosion from climate change: land management combinations: an assessment with bayesian belief networks., Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 16, 962-976.
  • Aalders, I.H.; Ball, B.; Black, H.I.J.; Campbell, C.D.; Griffiths, B.; Hopkins, D.; Hough, R.L.; Lilly, A.; Mckenzie, B.M.; Rees, R.M.; Sinclair, A.; Towers, W.; Watson, C., (2009) Considerations for Scottish soil monitoring in the European context., European Journal of Soil Science, 60, 833-843.
  • Brown, E.; Aitkenhead, M.J.; Wright, R.; Aalders, I.H., (2008) Mapping and classification of peatland on the Isle of Lewis using Landsat ETM+., Scottish Geographical Journal, 123, 173-192.
  • Aalders, I.H., (2008) Modelling land use decision behavior with Bayesian belief networks., Ecology and Society, 13(1), Article 16.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J; Aalders, I.H., (2008) Classification of Landsat TM imagery for land cover using neural networks., International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29, 2075.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Aalders, I.H., (2008) Predicting land cover using GIS, Bayesian and evolutionary algorithm methods., Journal of Environmental Management, 90, 236-250.
  • Aalders, I.H.; Aitkenhead, M.J., (2006) Agricultural census data and land use change modelling., Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 30, 799-814.
  • Miller, D.R.; Bell, S.; Morrice, J.G.; Ode, A.; Aalders, I.H.; Horne, P.L., (2005) Landscape change and development pressure indicators: first discussion report., Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Aalders, I.H., (2005) A framework for developing environmental models, In: MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (eds. A. Zerger and R.M. Argent). Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2005, pp587-593.


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