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Marie Castellazzi

Staff picture: Marie Castellazzi
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

  • Brown, I.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.S., (2011) Climate change, drought risk and land capability for agriculture: implications for land-use in Scotland., Regional Environmental Change, 11, 503-518.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Brown, I.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A., (2010) Multi-scale modelling of ecosystem services - an iterative approach., International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs2010), Ottawa, Canada, 5-8 July 2010.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Matthews, J.; Angevin, F.; Wood, G.A.; Burgess, P.J.; Brown, I.; Conrad, K.F.; Perry, P.N., (2010) Simulation scenarios of spatio-temporal arrangement of crops at the landscape scale., Environmental Modelling and Software, 25, 1881-1889.
  • Dunn, S.M.; Birkel, C.; Castellazzi, M.S., (2010) Catchment scale recovery from diffuse pollution: some initial scenario exploration., Proceedings of the 14th International Conference, IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group: Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, Quebec, Canada, 12-17 September 2010.

Marie's most recent publications

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  • Phone: +44 (0)844 928 5428
  • Craigiebuckler Aberdeen AB15 8QH Scotland
  • Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA Scotland
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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.