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Recent publications

  • Flores, O.; Garnier, E.; Wright, I.; Reich, P.; Pierce, S.; Diaz, S. Pakeman, R.; Rusch, G.; Bernard-Verdier, M.; Testi, B.; Bakker, J.; Bekker, R.; Cerabolini, B.; Cornu G.; Ceriani, R.; Cruz, P.; Delcamp, M.; Dolezal, J.; Eriksson, O.; Fayolle, A.; Freitas, H.; Golodets, C.; Gourlet-Fleury, S.; Hodgson, J.; Kleyer, M.; Kunzmann, D.; Lavorel, S.; Papanastasis, V.; Perez-Harguindeguy, N.; Vendramini, F.; Weiher, E.; Guido, B., (In press) An evolutionary perspective on leaf economics: phylogenetics of leaf mass per area in vascular plants., Ecology and Evolution.
  • Pozsgai, G.; Baird, J.; Littlewood, N.A.; Pakeman, R.J.; Young, M., (In press) Interspecific networks in ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages., Ecological Indicators.
  • Brooker, R.; Karley, A.; Pakeman, R.J.; Newton, A.; Schob, C.; Morcillo, L., (2016) Biodiversity and function., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R.J.(eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp6-7.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Karley, A.J.; Newton, A.C.; Pakeman, R.J.; Schob, C., (2016) Mechanisms and consequences of facilitation in plant communities. Facilitation and sustainable agriculture: a mechanistic approach to reconciling crop production and conservation., Functional Ecology, 30, 98-107.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Pakeman, R.J.; Stutter, M.I.; Miller, D.R.; Matthews, K.B.; Stott, A., (2016) Strategic Research Programme, Programme 1 Environmental Change, Final Report 2011 to 2016, Report to RESAS.
  • Eastwood, A.; Brooker, R.; Irvine, R.J.; Artz, R.R.E.; Norton, L.R.; Bullock, J.M.; Ross, L.; Fielding, D.; Ramsay, S.; Roberts, J.; Anderson, W.; Dugan, D.; Cooksley, S.; Pakeman, R.J., (2016) Does nature conservation enhance ecosystem services delivery?, Ecosystem Services, 17, 152-162.
  • Eastwood, A.; Brooker, R.; Irvine, R.J.; Pakeman, R.J., (2016) Nature conservation and ecosystem services delivery., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp26-27.
  • Fielding, D.; Littlewood, N.; Pozsgai, G.; Pakeman, R.J.; Evans, D., (2016) Upland grassland management for biodiversity., In: Pakeman, R.J. (ed.). Grassland Biodiversity. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp8-9.
  • Gimona, A.; Baggio, A.; Poggio, L.; Castellazzi, M.; Brooker, R.; Pakeman, R.J., (2016) Modelling and mapping key ecosystem services., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R.J. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp8-9.
  • Milligan, G.; Cox, E.S.; Alday, J.G.; Santana, V.M.; McAllister, H.A.; Pakeman, R.J.; Le Duc, M.G.; Marrs, R.H., (2016) The effectiveness of old and new strategies for the long-term control of Pteridium aquilinum, an 8-year test., Weed Research, 56, 247-257.
  • Mitchell, R.; Hewison, R.; Britton, A.; Pakeman, R.J.; Hester, A., (2016) Long-term changes in Scottish grassland plant communities., In: Pakeman, R.J. (ed.). Grassland Biodiversity. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp4-5.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Pakeman, R.J.; Broome, A.; Beaton, J.K.; Bellamy, P.E.; Brooker, R.W.; Ellis, C.J.; Hester, A.J.; Hodgetts, N.G.; Iason, G.R.; Littlewood, N.A.; Pozsgai, G.; Ramsay, S.; Riach, D.; Stockan, J.A.; Taylor, A.F.S.; Woodward, S., (2016) How to replicate the functions and biodiversity of a threatened tree species? the case of Fraxinus excelsior in Britain., Ecosystems, 19, 573-586.
  • Moore, E.; Pemberton, J.; Iason, G.; Pakeman, R.J., (2016) Managing habitat mosaics., In: Pakeman, R.J. (ed.). Grassland Biodiversity. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp10-11.
  • Pakeman, R.J., (2016) Diversity confers resilience of production in grasslands., In: Pakeman, R.J. (ed.) Grassland Biodiversity. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp22-23.
  • Pakeman, R.J., (2016) Grassland biodiversity : A Summary of Research Outputs Supported or Facilitated by the Environmental Change Programme of the Scottish Government's Portfolio of Strategic Research 2011-2016. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, 24pp., In: Pakeman, R.J. (ed.). Grassland Biodiversity. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, 24pp.
  • Pakeman, R.J., (2016) Identifying drivers of change in coastal grasslands., In: Pakeman, R.J. (ed.). Grassland Biodiversity. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp6-7.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Alexander, J.; Brooker, R.; Cummins, R.; Fielding, D.; Gore, S.; Hewison, R.; Mitchell, R.; Moore, E.; Erford, K.; Pemberton, C.; Trinder, C.; Lewis, R., (2016) Long-term impacts of nitrogen deposition on coastal plant communities., Environmental Pollution, 221, 337-347.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Fielding, D.; Littlewood, N.; Pozsgai, G.; Smith, S., (2016) Grassland management drives trade-offs for biodiversity., In: Pakeman, R.J. (ed.) Grassland Biodiversity. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp20-21.
  • Pozsgai, G.; Baird, J.; Littlewood, N.A.; Pakeman, R.J.; Young, M., (2016) Long-term changes in ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in Scotland., Ecological Entomology, 41, 157-167.
  • Stockan, J.; Pakeman, R.J., (2016) Grassland management impacts on invertebrates., In: Pakeman, R.J. (ed.) Grassland Biodiversity. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp18-19.
Staff picture: Robin Pakeman
Ecological Sciences
robin.pakeman@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)844 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

Robin is a researcher at the Institute focussing on the management and functioning of biodiversity in a range of Scottish ecosystems. He currently leads a workpackage, Functioning of Species, Habitats and Ecosystems, as part of the Scottish Government funded research programme on Environment - Land Use and Rural Stewardship. He is an Editor of Biological Conservation and a Subject Editor for Oikos. He is a Visiting Professor in the School of Biological Science at the University of Liverpool and an Honorary Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. He is an author of over ninety refereed publications and numerous reports to government departments and statutory agencies.

Current research interests 

His current research covers the following areas:

  • The role of plant functional traits in ecosystem function,
  • Long-term land use and biodiversity change on the Machair,
  • Prioritisation of species and habitats for conservation,
  • Upland management for biodiversity, and
  • The impact of tree regeneration on moorland biodiversity.

He also maintains an interest in previous areas of research including:

  • The role large mammals play as seed dispersal agents,
  • Bracken ecology and control,
  • The role of seedbanks in vegetation dynamics, and
  • The impact of management on vegetation dynamics.

Bibliography 

Robin's highlighted publications

  • Mountains, moorlands and heaths., van der Wal, R.; Bonn, A.; Monteith, D.; Reed, M.; Blackstock, K.L.; Hanley, N.; Thompson, D.; Evans, M.; Alonso, I.; Allott, T.; Armitage, H.; Beharry, N.; Glass, J.; Johnson, S.; McMorrow, J.; Ross, L.; Pakeman, R.J.; Perry, S.; Tinch, D., (2011) In: UK National Ecosystem Assessment. Understanding Nature's Value to Society. Technical Report. Cambridge, UNEP-WCMC, Chapter 5, pp106-159.

Robin's most recent publications

  • Shifts in functional traits and functional diversity between vegetation and seedbank., Pakeman, R.J.; Eastwood, A., (In press) Journal of Vegetation Science.
  • Rebuttal evidence of Robin Pakeman. Appeal under S28F(1)[C] of the Wildlife and Countryside Act ( as amended) 1981. The Sites of Special Scientific Interest (Appeals) Regulations 2009 Refs., Pakeman, R.J., (2012) Appeal by Walshaw Moor Estate Ltd. Against a Notice of Modification of Consent under S28.E(6) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act ( as amended) 1981 dated 31 March 2010 on the South Pennine Moor Site of Sepcial Scientific Interest. Defra Ref: NSAP 47
  • Bracken and the asulam ban., Pakeman, R.J., (2012) Knowledge Scotland, Science Policy Connections Online. Research Briefing, Sustainability and Communities, Ecosystem and Biodiversity.
  • Semi-natural grasslands., Bullock, J.M.; Jefferson, R.G.; Blackstock, T.H.; Pakeman, R.J.; Emmett, B.A.; Pywell, R.F.; Grime, J.P.; Silvertown, J.; Church, A.; McMullan, M.; Rimes, C.; Smith, S.; Hinton, G.; Porter, K.; Crowle, A.; Alexander, R.; Peel, S.; Grice, P.; MacKintosh, J.; Holyoak, V.; Keatinge, R.; Middlebrook, I.; Brereton, T.; Crick, M.; Woodcock, B.; Heard, M.; Carvell, C.; Tallowin, J.; Bardgett, R.; Cooper, N., (2011) In: UK National Ecosystem Assessment. Understanding Nature's Value to Society. Technical Report. Cambridge, UNEP-WCMC, Chapter 6, pp162-195
  • Prioritising species and habitat actions by Local Biodiversity Action Partnerships in Scotland., Pakeman, R,J.; Beale, C.; Brooker, R,; Chamberlain, D.; Demars, B.O.L.; Iason, G.R.; McLeod, J.; Littlewood, N.; Lisewski, V.; Taylor, A.F.S., (2011) Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Proof of evidence. Appeal under S28F(1)[C] of the Wildlife and Countryside Act ( as amended) 1981. The Sites of Special Scientific Interest (Appeals) Regulations 2009 Refs., Pakeman, R.J., (2011) Appeal by Walshaw Moor Estate Ltd. Against a Notice of Modification of Consent under S28.E(6) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act ( as amended) 1981 dated 31 March 2010 on the South Pennine Moor Site of Sepcial Scientific Interest. Defra Ref: NSAP 47
  • Detecting biodiversity change in a rare habitat: a botanical re-survey of the Machair., Pakeman, R.J.; Lewis, R.; Kriel, A.; Moore, E.K.; Pemberton, C.; Gore, S.; Hewison, R.L.; Alexander, J.; Cummins, R.; Fielding, D.; Orford, K.; Mitchell, R.; Brooker, R.; Nolan, A.J.; Eastwood, A.; Huband, S., (2011) Final Report to the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
  • Resoration of BAP habitats on upland grass fell commons. Provision of advice on grazing levels., Pakeman, R.J.; McLeod, J., (2011) Report to H & H Bowe Chartered Surveyors.

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