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Marie Castellazzi

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Information and Computational Sciences
+44 (0)844 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

With a background in environmental sciences and geographical information management, and previous work on spatio-temporal modelling in agricultural landscape (LandSFACTS modelling software), Marie is now involved in modelling land-use scenarios and assessing the multi-functionality of landscapes in rural Scotland.

Current research interests 

My work focuses on:

  • characterising current Scottish land uses and agro-ecosystems;
  • developing a generic multi-functional landscape modelling tool built on both LandSFACTS and previous work at the Macaulay Institute (e.g. hot-spot modelling, land capability, Scottish land uses);
  • using the tool on current Scottish landscapes to investigate potential policy or climate change outcomes on ecosystem services, through land use change scenario assessments.


Marie's highlighted publications

Marie's most recent publications

  • Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M., (2014) Scenario analysis for regional decision-making on sustainable multifunctional land uses., Regional Environmental Change. Published online
  • Sarkki, S.; Grunewald, K.; Alados,C.L.; Nijnik,M.; Ficko, A.; Formanek, P.; Malis, F.; Wielgolaski, F.E.; Laine, K.; Skre, O.; Inkeroinen, J.; Miller, D.R.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Munoz-Rojas, J.; Helliwell, R.C., (2014) Questionnaire based investigation of stakeholder needs as linked to ecosystem services, governance, and xcience in European treeline areas., Report of COST Action ES1203 on Enhancing the Resilience Capacity of SENSitive Mountain FORest Ecosystems under Environmental Change (SENSFOR), 6ECST, Brussels, 64pp.
  • Brooker, R.; Ahrends, A.; Bailey, D.; Brewer, M.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A.; Ellis, C.; Harding, A.; Harrison, P.; Hopkins, C.; Moss, A.; Muir, M.; Poggio, L., (2013) Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland: Interim Report., Report delivered to SNH as part of the CXC activities.
  • Crossman J.; Whitehead P.; Futter M.N.; Jin L.; Shahgedanova, M.; Castellazzi, M.; Wade, A.J., (2013) The interactive responses of water quality and hydrology to changes in multiple stressors, and implications for the long-term effective management of phosphorus, Science of the Total Environment, 454, 230-244.
  • 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.
  • Balana, B.B.; Lago, M.; Baggaley, N.; Castellazzi, M.; Sample, J.; Stutter, M.; Slee, B.; Vinten, A.J.A., (2012) Integrating economic and biophysical data in assessing cost-effectiveness of buffer strip placement., Journal of Environmental Quality, 41, 380-388.
  • Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M., (2012) Woodland networks in a changing climate: Threats from land use change., Biological Conservation, 149, 93-102.
  • Brown, I.; Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Castellazzi, M.; Aitkenhead, M.; Brooker, R., (2011) Developing upland habitat inventories for Annex 1 and priority BAP habitats., Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Brown, I.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.S., (2011) Land capability classification to plan for a changing climate., In: Toth, G. & Nemeth, T. (eds.). Land Quality and Land Use Information - in the European Union. EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Series, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, pp289-296. ISBN 978-92-79-17601-2
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Brown, I., (2011) Deliverable 1.8: Land use scenarios for one demonstration catchment together with a model land-use system and software interface for the other catchments., FP7 REFRESH (Adaptive Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change on European Freshwater Ecosystems), Project No. 244121.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Brown, I., (2011) Deliverable 1.9: Generic toolkit applicable in any catchment to link land-use to climate change scenarios through changing land capability and incorporate adaptation options., FP7 REFRESH (Adaptive Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change on European Freshwater Ecosystems), Project No. 244121.
  • Ronfort, C.; Souchere, V.; Martin, P.; Sebillotte, C.; Castellazzi, M.S.; Barbottin, A.; Meynard, J.M.; L:aignel, B., (2011) Methodology for land use change scenario assessment for runoff impacts: A case study in a north-western European Loess belt region (Pays de Caux, France)., Catena, 86, 36-48.
  • Balana, B.B.; Vinten, A.J.A.; Lago, M.; Castellazzi, M.; Slee, B., (2010) How cost-effective are diffuse pollution measures in real agricultural landscapes?, Knowledge Scotland, Science Policy Connections Online. Research Briefing, Biodiversity.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.S., (2010) Soil available water capacity interpolation and spatial uncertainty modelling at multiple geographical extents., Geoderma, 160, 175-188.
  • Castellazzi, M.S., (2009) Spatio-temporal modelling of crop co-existence in European agricultural landscapes., PhD Thesis, Cranfield University.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.