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Social Simulation

Social simulation is an interdisciplinary domain involving collaborations of computer and social and/or ecological scientists. Also known as agent-based social simulation, multi-agent simulation and agent-based modelling, social simulation is computer simulation involving the explicit representation of individuals and the influences they have on each other.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
PhD student
natalie.davis@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Bibliography

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Social-Ecological Systems Modeller
matthew.hare@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

I am a Macaulay Development Trust research fellow working on the theory and practice of making economic, social and environmental sustainability in society a reality. I will be working on case studies here in Scotland and in Mexico to, among other activities, compare the practicalities of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in these countries. One aim of the fellowship is to provide a participatory, model-based early warning system for flagging potential policy malfunctions in the complex field of sustainability politics. 

Bibliography

  • Hare, M.P.; Helliwell, R.C.; Ferrier, R.C. (eds) (2020) Exploring Scotland?s resilience to drought and low flow conditions. Full report., World Water Day, 22 March 2019. CREW and Hydro Nation International Report, 24pp.
  • Hare, M.P.; Helliwell, R.C.; Ferrier, R.C. (eds) (2020) Exploring Scotland?s resilience to drought and low flow conditions, Short report., World Water Day, 22 March 2019. CREW and Hydro Nation International Report.
  • Polhill, J.G.; Ge, J.; Hare, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Gimona, A.; Salt, D.; Yeluripati, J. (2019) Crossing the chasm: A `tube-map? for agent-based social simulation of policy scenarios in spatially-distributed systems., Geoinformatica, 23, 169-199.
  • Uribe Camacho, A.; Leon Corrales, M.A.; Lopez Gijon, G.; Pe?a del Valle Isla, A.; Hare, M.P.; Torres Gonzalez, L.G.; Davydova Belitskaya, V.; Garza Galicia, A.; Gallegos, P.; Cruz Barboza, J. (2018) PACMUBIS - Programa de Accion Climatica Municipal para el Bienestar y la Sustentabilidad para el Municipio de Tlajomulco de Zu?iga, Jalisco (PACMUBIS - Municipal Programme on Climate Action for Wellbeing and Sustainability for the Municipality of Tlajomulco de Zu?iga, Jalisco), Municipality of Tlajomulco de Zu?iga, Jalisco, Mexico, Planning Report, December 2018, 320pp.

  • Hare, M.P.; Helliwell, R.C.; Ferrier, R.C. (eds) (2020) Exploring Scotland?s resilience to drought and low flow conditions. Full report., World Water Day, 22 March 2019. CREW and Hydro Nation International Report, 24pp.
  • Hare, M.P.; Helliwell, R.C.; Ferrier, R.C. (eds) (2020) Exploring Scotland?s resilience to drought and low flow conditions, Short report., World Water Day, 22 March 2019. CREW and Hydro Nation International Report.
  • Uribe Camacho, A.; Leon Corrales, M.A.; Lopez Gijon, G.; Pe?a del Valle Isla, A.; Hare, M.P.; Torres Gonzalez, L.G.; Davydova Belitskaya, V.; Garza Galicia, A.; Gallegos, P.; Cruz Barboza, J. (2018) PACMUBIS - Programa de Accion Climatica Municipal para el Bienestar y la Sustentabilidad para el Municipio de Tlajomulco de Zu?iga, Jalisco (PACMUBIS - Municipal Programme on Climate Action for Wellbeing and Sustainability for the Municipality of Tlajomulco de Zu?iga, Jalisco), Municipality of Tlajomulco de Zu?iga, Jalisco, Mexico, Planning Report, December 2018, 320pp.

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social Scientist - Person-Environment Interactions
kathryn.colley@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

Kathryn's primary research interests lie in the interactions between people and landscape, with a focus on dimensions of person-environment interactions in everyday places and the part these play in underpinning human wellbeing.  Of particular interest are:

a) The role that physical landscape attributes and ecological characteristics play in processes of psychological restoration, place identity and attachment; and in shaping outdoor recreation behaviour and the experience of green/blue spaces.

b) Understanding how personal and individual factors such as ecological knowledge, past experience, and nature connectedness interact in these relationships with landscape across the urban-rural matrix.

A second strand of Kathryn's work focuses on understanding transitions to low carbon lifestyles at the individual and household level, with a focus on how subjective wellbeing and processes of identification (e.g. with particular social groups, roles or environments) relate to the performance of different types of pro-environmental behaviour.

Bibliography

  • Pinker, A.; Colley, K (2019) Co-ordinated, tailored and inclusive energy efficiency schemes for fighting fuel poverty: Aberdeen., SMARTEES Report.
  • Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T.; Colley, K.; Ge, J.; Sat, D. (2018) The SMARTEES Project and The James Hutton Institute?s potential contribution to the Torry Heat Network project., Appendix 10.4 in support of Torry Heat Network, Report to be presented to Aberdeen City Council.
  • Irvine, K.N.; Colley, K.; Currie, M. (2018) Capabilities for engagement with landscapes for wellbeing., RESAS RD 3.4.3 Working Paper, 31 March 2018.
  • Colley, K.; Currie, M.; Hopkins, J.; Melo, P. (2016) Access to outdoor recreation by older people in Scotland., Report for Rural Communities Research, Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) Division, The Scottish Government. Social Research Series, 85pp.
  • Colley, K.; Currie, M.; Hopkins, J.; Melo, P. (2016) Access to outdoor recreation by older people in Scotland., Project Report to Scottish Government.
  • Holstead, K.L.; Colley, K.; Waylen, K.A. (2016) Tackling the barriers to implementing natural flood management: summary report., Summary Report presented at Workshop Meeting, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, 11 February 2016.
  • Gilchrist, K.; Irvine, K.N. (2014) Scotland 2030: Picturing life in a low carbon Scotland., ClimateXChange Calldown from Low Carbon Behaviours Policy Team - Narrative for 2030.
  • Gilchrist, K.; Craig, T. (2014) Home energy efficiency - a review of evidence of attitudes and behaviours., ClimateXChange website.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
GIS Specialist
dave.miller@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1224 395275

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

Dave's principal role is as a GIS Specialist embedded within a multi-disciplinary team focusing on sustainable land use systems, climate change and agricultural policy issues. This has recently included spatial analysis of options for post-2015 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform and assessing the impacts of moving from historic entitlements to area-based payments using data from the Scottish Government Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) database and the Macaulay System of Land Classification for Agriculture (LCA) in collaboration with colleagues in Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS), Scottish Government.

He is currently involved in the Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021 under Theme 2.4 (Rural Industries)

 

He has also been involved in a number of projects under two centres of expertise: the ClimateXChange Centre of Expertise and the Centre of Expertise for Water (CREW).

He has also participated in the design and teaching of an undergraduate module in GIS and Remote Sensing to students in Countryside Management and Sustainable Environmental Management at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Craibstone.

In past years he has also participated in contract work for the European Commission on sustainability issues which has included the EU FP7 funded SMILE project and the EU/Interreg IVB funded Aquarius project.

His past experience of DGPS survey techniques has previously led him to work on a range of other projects including soil survey, plant mapping, and tree-height survey for funding bodies including the British National Space Centre and the Forestry Commission.

He has also applied spatial modelling and geostatistical techniques to a number of diverse applications ranging from the mapping of soil properties to proxy methods for calculating solar radiation and has been involved in supporting the development of agro-meteorological indicators for the UKCIP19 climate change scenarios. An update to this work is currently underway in Work Package 2.4 of the Strategic Research Programme.

Bibliography

  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Bathgate, S.; Randle, T.; Matthews, R.B.; Smith, P.; Perks, M. (2020) Not seeing the carbon for the trees? Why area-based targets for establishing new woodlands can limit or underplay their climate change mitigation benefits., Land Use Policy, 97, Article No. 104690.
  • Thomson, S.; Mc Morran, R.; Newey, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Fielding, D.; Miller, D.G.; Glass, J.; Gandossi, G.; McMillan, J.; Spencer, M. (2020) Summary Report - The socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors and the employment rights of gamekeepers., Commissioned Report for the Scottish Government, Project Number CR/2019/01, November 2020, 41pp.
  • Matthews, K..B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.H.; Rivington, M.; Hague, A.; Fisher, D.; Renner, A.; Cadillo-Benalcazar, J.; Schyns, J.; Giampietro, M. (2020) Report on EU sustainability goals: insights from quantitative story telling and WEFE nexus., MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 5.1, Online.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Fielding, D.; Miller, D.G.; Gandossi, G.; Newey, S. (2020) Socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland, Phase 2, Part 3: Provide a more up to date assessment of the area of grouse moors in Scotland under management for driven grouse, mapping clearly the areas of moorland that are actively managed for grouse and the intensity of current management regimes., Contract Report for Scottish Government (CR/2019/01), SEFARI Website for Scottish Government.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D. Miller, D.; Rivington, M.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Analysis of the consequences for the ANC designation of responding to the JRC review. Climate-based Criteria ? 1. Accumulated Temperature and Growing Season, Briefing for RESAS & Scottish Government CAP Policy, 28 August 2019.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G. (2019) Capping Pillar 1 Examples of sectoral and regional analysis v2.1., Briefing for RESAS and Scottish Government Policy Team, 16 October 2019.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G. (2019) Capping Pillar 1 First analysis of the policy options v2.1., Briefing for RESAS and Scottish Government Policy Team, 16 October 2019.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Juarez Bourke, A. (2019) Progress in second reporting period for the work package "Quality check for EU policy narratives" (WP5)., In: Giampietro, M. Technical Report for the Second Reporting Period of the H2020 Project MAGIC, (Submitted to the EC).
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2019) SWRI Barley Response to Climate Change - Full Report. Detailed report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to the Scotch Whisky Research Institute.
  • Ge, J.; Polhill, J.G.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Spencer, M. (2018) Not one Brexit: How local context and social processes influence policy analysis., PLoS ONE, 13, Article No. e028451.
  • Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Mell, V.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Cammarano, D. (2018) RD2-4-1 D13 Agrometeorological indicators under climate change - map book and report., Report of the Spatial Mapping of Agrometeorological Indicators under Current and Future Climate Change (Deliverable Identifier 02vii). Final Report to RESAS, 1 November 2018, 64pp.
  • Bosch, R.R.; Giampietro, M.; Cabello, V.; Cadillo Benalcazar, J.; de Boer, I.J.M.; Di Felice, L.; Krol, M.S.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Muscat, A.; de Olde, E.; Renner, A.; Ripa, M.; Serrano-Tovar, T.; Verburg, C.C.A.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2018) Moving towards adaptive governance in complexity: informing Nexus security., In: Ripoll-Bosch, R. & Giampietro, M. (eds.). Report on EU Socio-ecological Systems. MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 4.2, 307pp.
  • Matthews K.B.; Blackstock K.L.; Waylen K.A.; Juarez-Bourke A.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.H.; Rivington, M. (2018) Report on the quality check of the robustness of the narrative behind the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)., MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 5.5, 29 November 2018, 65pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Mell, V.; Cammarano, D. (2018) D13 Spatial agrometeorological indicators for climate change - Executive summary., Report submitted to RESAS, 6pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) SWRI Barley responses to climate change - Summary Report. Summary report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates (to accompany the Executive summary and detailed report)., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, Version 1.2., 4 December 2018, 18pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) Barley responses to climate change: Executive summary. Report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, 2pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Randle, T.; Ray, D. (2018) Analysis of the potential change in carbon stocks from new forestry planting in Scotland., CxC website
  • Hewitt, R.J.; Macleod, C.J.A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Miller, D.G.; Gimona, A. (2018) Maps of land use data and ecosystem services for catchment level case studies in Scotland: examples applied to the National Parks and Aberdeenshire River Dee., Report to RESAS, 1.4.3 Objective D Deliverable D3.
  • Brooker, R.; Thomson, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Hester, A.J.; Newey, S.; Pakeman, R.J.; Miller, D.R.; Mell, V.; Aalders, I.H.; McMorran, R.; Glass, J. (2018) Socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland: Summary report., Report to Scottish Government as part of the outputs from a PAWSA project, 19pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Mell, V.; Aalders, I.H. (2018) Socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland: Part 3. Use of GIS/remote sensing to identify areas of grouse moors, and to assess potential for alternative land uses., Report to Scottish Government as part of Grouse Moor Management PAWSA Project, 49pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) Spatial barley modelling - report of developing capability in the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to RESAS, Version 1.96, Draft version, 21st February 2018.
  • Cammarano, D.; Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Bellocchi, G. (2017) Implications of climate model biases and downscaling on crop model simulated climate change impacts., European Journal of Agronomy, 88, 63-75.
  • Ge, J.; Sutherland, L.A.; Polhill, J.G.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2017) Exploring factors affecting on-farm renewable energy adoption in Scotland using large-scale microdata., Energy Policy, 107, 548-560.
  • Viglia, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Rivington, M.; Ulgiati, S. (2017) The social metabolism of Scotland: an environmental perspective., Energy Policy, 100, 304-313.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Juarez Bourke, A. (2017) Progress in first reporting period for the work package "Quality check for EU policy narratives" (WP5)., In: Giampietro, M. Technical Report for the First Reporting Period of the H2020 Project MAGIC, (Submitted to the EC).
  • Giampietro, M.; Aria, M.; Cabello, V.; Cadillo-Benalcazar, J.J.; D?Ambrosio, A.; de La Fuente, A.; Di Felice, L.; Iorio, C.; Kovacic, Z.; Krol, M.S.; Lopez, C.M.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Savic, A.M.; Pandolfo, G.; Pe?ate, B.; Renner, A.; Ripa, M.; Bosch, R.R.; Serrano-Tovar, T.; Siciliano, R.; Staiano, M.; Velasco, R. (2017) Report on Nexus security using quantitative story-telling., In: Ripa, M. & Giampietro M. (eds) Report on Nexus Security using Quantitative Story-Telling MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 4.1 Originally published July 2017, revised November 2017.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Miller, D.G.; Rivington, M.; Waylen, K.A.; Juarez Bourke, A.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Giampietro, M.; Cadillo, J.; Kovacic, Z.; Volker, T. (2017) The basis of EU farm competitiveness and its wider consequences, Definition of policy case study for: Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)., In: Matthews, K.B. (ed). Definition Policy Case Studies MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Milestone, 10 November 2017.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2017) CAP greening review - Final revisions, Parts 1-4; Summary., Four Part Report and Summary, Scottish Government Webpages, 251pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2017) 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms: Analysis of the outcomes, for ARD Stakeholders Group., Briefing Materials and Presentation for ARD Stakeholders. Published on ARD Stakeholder Group Website, 19pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Hewitt, R.; Pakeman, R.J. (2017) Reply to Greening query from RESAS., Confidential report to RESAS, 4pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2017) 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms scoping analysis of the outcomes., Workshop with EU Policy Hub, Report, 30pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2017) Scoping analysis of the outcomes of the 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms., Workshop with CAP Policy and RPID, Report, pp31.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2017) LFASS Parachute Payments analysis., Workshop with CAP policy and RPID staff, Report, pp18.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Ray, D. (2017) Analysis of the net change in carbon stocks from future forestry planting in Scotland., Meeting with Forestry Commission Scotland and Climate Exchange Directorate Staff, ECCI, Edinburgh, 23 January 2017.
  • Thomson, S.; Moxey, A.; Wightman, A.; McKee, A.; Miller, D.G.; Brodie, E.; Glass, J.; Hopkins, J.; Matthews, K.B.; Thomson, K.; McMorran, R.; Bryce, R. (2016) The impact of diversity of ownership scale on social, economic and environmental outcomes: Exploration and case studies., Final Report to the Scottish Government, March 2016, 110pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2016) ANC workshop with Scottish Government., Confidential materials passed to workshop participants, 25pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2016) Update for ANC project team., Confidential materials passed to workshop participants, 27pp.
  • Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Matthews, K.B. (2016) ANC - "Relaxed" Focussed Designation: assessment of relaxing the fine tuning threshold for LCA from 60% to 80% under the focussed ANC designation., Confidential Report to Scottish Government, 36pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2016) ANC workshop with Scottish Government., Confidential materials passed to workshop participants, 33pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Towers, W.; Squire, G.R.; Hawes, C.; Pakeman, R.J.; Brooker, R.; Brown, I.; Owen, J.; Vinten, A.J.A.; MacLeod, C.J.A. (2016) CAP Greening Review, Summary., Scottish Government and The James Hutton Institute Website.

  • Viglia, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Ulgiati, S.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2014) The social metabolism of Scotland: Assessing changes in the performance of Scotland's economy using bio-economic methods., Report for Scottish Government, 24 October 2014, 69p.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Buchan, K. (2012) Stocking rates of Land Capability for Agriculture classes: estimating the stocking rate characteristics of groupings of Macaulay Land Capability for Agriculture classes in the regions of Scotland., Report for Scottish Government and Woodland Expansion Advisory Group, Policy, 38pp, 26 January 2012.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D.G. (2012) Redistributing single farm payment: options and consequences., A Bright Future for Scottish Agriculture after CAP reform? A Joint SAC and James Hutton Institute Conference, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh. 24 February 2012.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D.G. (2012) The Pack Inquiry and beyond: evaluating the consequences for the distribution of Single Farm Payment of alternative area-based scenarios., Direct Payments in the CAP towards 2020: Do we need more flexibility for implementation at Member States level to address the new challenges? An exchange of views, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia, 44 Rue du Commerce, Brussels. 28 February 2012.
  • Matthews, K.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D. (2011) Modelling Scenarios for CAP Pillar 1 Area Payments using the Macaulay Land Capability for Agriculture and Less Favoured Area Designations., Meeting with NFUS and DG-Agri on Future CAP, Rural Policy Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, 2 May 2011.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Buchan, K. (2011) Future CAP payments: estimating the area potentially eligible for single farm payment., Report for Scottish Government, 18pp, 20 December 2011.

  • Thomson, S.; Mc Morran, R.; Newey, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Fielding, D.; Miller, D.G.; Glass, J.; Gandossi, G.; McMillan, J.; Spencer, M. (2020) Summary Report - The socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors and the employment rights of gamekeepers., Commissioned Report for the Scottish Government, Project Number CR/2019/01, November 2020, 41pp.
  • Matthews, K..B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.H.; Rivington, M.; Hague, A.; Fisher, D.; Renner, A.; Cadillo-Benalcazar, J.; Schyns, J.; Giampietro, M. (2020) Report on EU sustainability goals: insights from quantitative story telling and WEFE nexus., MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 5.1, Online.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Fielding, D.; Miller, D.G.; Gandossi, G.; Newey, S. (2020) Socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland, Phase 2, Part 3: Provide a more up to date assessment of the area of grouse moors in Scotland under management for driven grouse, mapping clearly the areas of moorland that are actively managed for grouse and the intensity of current management regimes., Contract Report for Scottish Government (CR/2019/01), SEFARI Website for Scottish Government.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D. Miller, D.; Rivington, M.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Analysis of the consequences for the ANC designation of responding to the JRC review. Climate-based Criteria ? 1. Accumulated Temperature and Growing Season, Briefing for RESAS & Scottish Government CAP Policy, 28 August 2019.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G. (2019) Capping Pillar 1 Examples of sectoral and regional analysis v2.1., Briefing for RESAS and Scottish Government Policy Team, 16 October 2019.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G. (2019) Capping Pillar 1 First analysis of the policy options v2.1., Briefing for RESAS and Scottish Government Policy Team, 16 October 2019.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Juarez Bourke, A. (2019) Progress in second reporting period for the work package "Quality check for EU policy narratives" (WP5)., In: Giampietro, M. Technical Report for the Second Reporting Period of the H2020 Project MAGIC, (Submitted to the EC).
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2019) SWRI Barley Response to Climate Change - Full Report. Detailed report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to the Scotch Whisky Research Institute.
  • Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Mell, V.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Cammarano, D. (2018) RD2-4-1 D13 Agrometeorological indicators under climate change - map book and report., Report of the Spatial Mapping of Agrometeorological Indicators under Current and Future Climate Change (Deliverable Identifier 02vii). Final Report to RESAS, 1 November 2018, 64pp.
  • Bosch, R.R.; Giampietro, M.; Cabello, V.; Cadillo Benalcazar, J.; de Boer, I.J.M.; Di Felice, L.; Krol, M.S.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Muscat, A.; de Olde, E.; Renner, A.; Ripa, M.; Serrano-Tovar, T.; Verburg, C.C.A.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2018) Moving towards adaptive governance in complexity: informing Nexus security., In: Ripoll-Bosch, R. & Giampietro, M. (eds.). Report on EU Socio-ecological Systems. MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 4.2, 307pp.
  • Matthews K.B.; Blackstock K.L.; Waylen K.A.; Juarez-Bourke A.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.H.; Rivington, M. (2018) Report on the quality check of the robustness of the narrative behind the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)., MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 5.5, 29 November 2018, 65pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Mell, V.; Cammarano, D. (2018) D13 Spatial agrometeorological indicators for climate change - Executive summary., Report submitted to RESAS, 6pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) SWRI Barley responses to climate change - Summary Report. Summary report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates (to accompany the Executive summary and detailed report)., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, Version 1.2., 4 December 2018, 18pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) Barley responses to climate change: Executive summary. Report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, 2pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Randle, T.; Ray, D. (2018) Analysis of the potential change in carbon stocks from new forestry planting in Scotland., CxC website
  • Hewitt, R.J.; Macleod, C.J.A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Miller, D.G.; Gimona, A. (2018) Maps of land use data and ecosystem services for catchment level case studies in Scotland: examples applied to the National Parks and Aberdeenshire River Dee., Report to RESAS, 1.4.3 Objective D Deliverable D3.
  • Brooker, R.; Thomson, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Hester, A.J.; Newey, S.; Pakeman, R.J.; Miller, D.R.; Mell, V.; Aalders, I.H.; McMorran, R.; Glass, J. (2018) Socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland: Summary report., Report to Scottish Government as part of the outputs from a PAWSA project, 19pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Mell, V.; Aalders, I.H. (2018) Socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland: Part 3. Use of GIS/remote sensing to identify areas of grouse moors, and to assess potential for alternative land uses., Report to Scottish Government as part of Grouse Moor Management PAWSA Project, 49pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) Spatial barley modelling - report of developing capability in the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to RESAS, Version 1.96, Draft version, 21st February 2018.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Juarez Bourke, A. (2017) Progress in first reporting period for the work package "Quality check for EU policy narratives" (WP5)., In: Giampietro, M. Technical Report for the First Reporting Period of the H2020 Project MAGIC, (Submitted to the EC).
  • Giampietro, M.; Aria, M.; Cabello, V.; Cadillo-Benalcazar, J.J.; D?Ambrosio, A.; de La Fuente, A.; Di Felice, L.; Iorio, C.; Kovacic, Z.; Krol, M.S.; Lopez, C.M.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Savic, A.M.; Pandolfo, G.; Pe?ate, B.; Renner, A.; Ripa, M.; Bosch, R.R.; Serrano-Tovar, T.; Siciliano, R.; Staiano, M.; Velasco, R. (2017) Report on Nexus security using quantitative story-telling., In: Ripa, M. & Giampietro M. (eds) Report on Nexus Security using Quantitative Story-Telling MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 4.1 Originally published July 2017, revised November 2017.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Miller, D.G.; Rivington, M.; Waylen, K.A.; Juarez Bourke, A.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Giampietro, M.; Cadillo, J.; Kovacic, Z.; Volker, T. (2017) The basis of EU farm competitiveness and its wider consequences, Definition of policy case study for: Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)., In: Matthews, K.B. (ed). Definition Policy Case Studies MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Milestone, 10 November 2017.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2017) CAP greening review - Final revisions, Parts 1-4; Summary., Four Part Report and Summary, Scottish Government Webpages, 251pp.
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  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2017) 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms scoping analysis of the outcomes., Workshop with EU Policy Hub, Report, 30pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2017) Scoping analysis of the outcomes of the 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms., Workshop with CAP Policy and RPID, Report, pp31.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2017) LFASS Parachute Payments analysis., Workshop with CAP policy and RPID staff, Report, pp18.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Ray, D. (2017) Analysis of the net change in carbon stocks from future forestry planting in Scotland., Meeting with Forestry Commission Scotland and Climate Exchange Directorate Staff, ECCI, Edinburgh, 23 January 2017.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2016) Update for ANC project team., Confidential materials passed to workshop participants, 27pp.

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

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Synopsis

Current research interests

2016-2020 Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security (MAGIC) was a Horizon 2020 WATER-2015 project on "Integrated approaches to food security, low-carbon energy, sustainable water management and climate change mitigation". The Land Systems team with collegaues from SEGS undertook pan-EU modelling of sustainability using data from FADN and social metabolism accounting methods developed by ICTA in Barcelona. The analysis was embedded in transdisciplinary research processes engaging with EU Directorate General and Agency staff (e.g. EEA) and European Parliamentarians on policy narratives.
2011-2020 Pillar 1 CAP Scenarios/Impact Assessments - Undertook a series of options analyses for e.g. transition from historic to area-based payments and other changes such as capping payments. Emphasis was on how to regionalise payments (land use, capability etc.) and the degree of redistribution between regions and sectors. The analysis has been used by Scottish Government since the Pack Inquiry (in 2009), for a series of CAP Stakeholders Group briefings, the Agricultural Strategy Champions process (2017) and advice to ministers.
2015-16 & 2018-19 Areas Facing Natural Constraint. This was the planned replacement for the Less Favoured Areas. The project undertook the testing of options for designations (biophysical) led by David Donnelly and how payments could be distributed. This formed the basis for a 2016 ANC workshop, and further analysis in 2019/20.
2018-19 & 2019-20 Grouse Moor Management. As part of a wider analysis of grouse moor management this project identified and characterised holdings with grouse moors. The analysis assessed the potential for alternative uses, updated the mapping of strip-burning using remote sensed data and refined the estimates of grouse butt density as an indicator of intensity of management.
2012-2020 New Woodlands for Carbon Storage. This project mapped the net carbon storage for 11 forestry management alternatives for new woodlands on all non-forested land in Scotland. This used a unique climate-soil-land-use combinations dataset with the ECOSSE soil carbon model and datasets from Forest Research.
2014-16 CAP Greening. This study assessed trends in environmental indicators, the uptake of CAP Greening measures in 2014, with maps and provided an expert review of their likely effectiveness.

Contributing to projects led by other Hutton researchers
2016-2020 Future Barley Yields - Mike Rivington (ICS) - This used the unique combinations datasets with the DSSAT crop model to model current and future barley yields under climate change. The analysis was validated against holding level harvest yield data and informed deliberation with Scotch Whisky Research Institute.
2010-2020 Agro-Met Indicators - Mike Rivington - This project downscales the regional climate model data and generates summaries of risks from climate change using agro-meteorological indicators developed in previous analysis.
2019 Risks to private water supply - Mike Rivington - This used the spatial climate data to highlight where changes in rainfall under climate change may cause supply interruptions. Change in evapotranspiration and land use may also have an impact and need to be considered in any future analysis.
2019-2021 Updated Land Capability for Agriculture - Mike Rivington. This project uses the improved resolution climate data and enhanced soil properties datasets to update the Land Capability for Agriculture mapping with emphasis on looking forward to changes by 2050.
2016-2021 Brexit Response - Gary Polhill (ICS) - Used agent-based modelling to assess how cattle-based systems in Scotland might respond to Brexit. The models were parametrised with data from APHA and SG Census/IACS.
2016-21 Farmer Adaptation - Lee-Ann Sutherland (SEGS)- Based on large survey of land mangers a series of analyses of new entrants, diversification, non-commercial farming and female-led farms have been undertaken. The surveys were structured by the Census and IACS data.

Past research

2010: IACS-GHGs - pilot project to determine the suitability of IACS data to provide land use change data for annual greenhouse gas estimates. RERAD with Aberdeen University and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
2010: CAP-Flattening - Modelling scenarios for CAP Pillar 1 Area Payments using Macaulay LCA (and Less Favoured Area Designations) - RESAS - analysis of area based payment options in support of the Pack Inquiry.
2009: Model Ecosystem Framework - RESAS - scoping the use of ecosystem services approaches to the sustainable management of rural land use systems.
2009: Rural Land use Studies 1 and 2 - RESAS - spatial analysis of biophysical and socio-economic datasets to support baseline, trend and scenario analyses.
2008 - 2010: Aquarius: Farmers as Water Managers - Interreg IVb North Sea Region - Coordinator for the Institute - action research on river flow management under climate change - case study of natural flow management.
2007- 2010: SMILE - EU FP7 SSH - Synergies in Multi-scale Inter-Linkages of Eco-social systems - developing cross-scale social-metabolism analyses using the Cairngorms National part as the case study.
2006 - 2011: Coordinator for Institute in the Sustainable Farming Systems work package of the RESAS research programme Environment and Rural Stewardship - leading on ecosystem based sustainability assessment, resilience of land use systems and adaptation to climate change.
2006- 2007: AGRIGRID: Methodological grids for payment calculations in rural development measures in the EU FP6 Specific Targeted Research Action - multi-scale analysis options for organic conversions and support payment.
2007: C4LU - communicating climate change consequences for land use - SG Science Communication Fund project using case-studies with rural stakeholders to stimulate deliberation on adaptive responses to climate change.
2007: SAF-JAC: Scottish Government research study to assess to what extent data from the Single application Form could be used to meet the statistical requirements of the June Agricultural Census: creation of spatiotemporal land use maps at field scale for Scotland.
2004-2006: Policy relevant assessments of farm-scale sustainability, PI for a RELU scoping study with colleagues from Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
1997-2006: Development of strategic farm-scale decision support systems for multi-objective land use planning - this included both the development of computer-based simulation models and their use in deliberative inclusive processes, for example: on trade-offs in land use planning, options for Common Agricultural Policy reforms and the key research questions for stakeholders posed by climate change.
2001-2005: Development of the multi-crop simulation model CropSyst - collaboration with Washington State University, Department of Biological Systems Engineering.
2003-2005: Case study analysis of the impacts of climate change for mixed farming in Scotland and Italy with the Institute for Industrial Cropping in Bologna.
1995-2005: Decision-support systems for assessing land use options at the farm level.
1995-2002: Development of low cost remote sensing method to enhance field survey.
1991-1993: Evaluation of the regional impacts of climate change on agriculture.

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  • Matthews, K..B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.H.; Rivington, M.; Hague, A.; Fisher, D.; Renner, A.; Cadillo-Benalcazar, J.; Schyns, J.; Giampietro, M. (2020) Report on EU sustainability goals: insights from quantitative story telling and WEFE nexus., MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 5.1, Online.
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  • Waylen, K.A.; Matthews, K.B.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2020) Magic Nexus. Report for Milestone 16. Second Round of Meetings of Policy Teams., Report for Project Website.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D. Miller, D.; Rivington, M.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Analysis of the consequences for the ANC designation of responding to the JRC review. Climate-based Criteria ? 1. Accumulated Temperature and Growing Season, Briefing for RESAS & Scottish Government CAP Policy, 28 August 2019.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G. (2019) Capping Pillar 1 Examples of sectoral and regional analysis v2.1., Briefing for RESAS and Scottish Government Policy Team, 16 October 2019.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G. (2019) Capping Pillar 1 First analysis of the policy options v2.1., Briefing for RESAS and Scottish Government Policy Team, 16 October 2019.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Juarez Bourke, A. (2019) Progress in second reporting period for the work package "Quality check for EU policy narratives" (WP5)., In: Giampietro, M. Technical Report for the Second Reporting Period of the H2020 Project MAGIC, (Submitted to the EC).
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2019) SWRI Barley Response to Climate Change - Full Report. Detailed report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to the Scotch Whisky Research Institute.
  • Matthews, K.B. (2019) BREXIT Framework Contracts: Lot 6: Impact of leaving the EU on Scotland?s rural areas. Hutton capability statement BREXIT framework contracts., Capability Statement for The James Hutton Institute, 24 January 2019. (Document prepared in response to request from RESAS for post-Brexit strategic support for policy support, December 2014).
  • Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Mell, V.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Cammarano, D. (2018) RD2-4-1 D13 Agrometeorological indicators under climate change - map book and report., Report of the Spatial Mapping of Agrometeorological Indicators under Current and Future Climate Change (Deliverable Identifier 02vii). Final Report to RESAS, 1 November 2018, 64pp.
  • Bosch, R.R.; Giampietro, M.; Cabello, V.; Cadillo Benalcazar, J.; de Boer, I.J.M.; Di Felice, L.; Krol, M.S.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Muscat, A.; de Olde, E.; Renner, A.; Ripa, M.; Serrano-Tovar, T.; Verburg, C.C.A.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2018) Moving towards adaptive governance in complexity: informing Nexus security., In: Ripoll-Bosch, R. & Giampietro, M. (eds.). Report on EU Socio-ecological Systems. MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 4.2, 307pp.
  • Matthews K.B.; Blackstock K.L.; Waylen K.A.; Juarez-Bourke A.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.H.; Rivington, M. (2018) Report on the quality check of the robustness of the narrative behind the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)., MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 5.5, 29 November 2018, 65pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Mell, V.; Cammarano, D. (2018) D13 Spatial agrometeorological indicators for climate change - Executive summary., Report submitted to RESAS, 6pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) SWRI Barley responses to climate change - Summary Report. Summary report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates (to accompany the Executive summary and detailed report)., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, Version 1.2., 4 December 2018, 18pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) Barley responses to climate change: Executive summary. Report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, 2pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Randle, T.; Ray, D. (2018) Analysis of the potential change in carbon stocks from new forestry planting in Scotland., CxC website
  • Matthews, K.B. (2018) Analysis of the degree to which a reduction in LFASS payments would be offset by increased payments from the transition from historic to area-based direct payments. , Confidential Analysis for RESAS, 11 December 2018.
  • Brooker, R.; Thomson, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Hester, A.J.; Newey, S.; Pakeman, R.J.; Miller, D.R.; Mell, V.; Aalders, I.H.; McMorran, R.; Glass, J. (2018) Socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland: Summary report., Report to Scottish Government as part of the outputs from a PAWSA project, 19pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Mell, V.; Aalders, I.H. (2018) Socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland: Part 3. Use of GIS/remote sensing to identify areas of grouse moors, and to assess potential for alternative land uses., Report to Scottish Government as part of Grouse Moor Management PAWSA Project, 49pp.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Gimona, A.; Glendell, M.; Yeluripati, J.; Addy, S.; van Hulst, F.; Matthews, K.; Mitchell, R.; Rivington, M. (2018) Climate change, natural capital and adaptation in Scotland?s marginal lands., Report to ClimateXChange, 17pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) Spatial barley modelling - report of developing capability in the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to RESAS, Version 1.96, Draft version, 21st February 2018.
  • Giampietro, M.; Aria, M.; Cabello, V.; Cadillo-Benalcazar, J.J.; D?Ambrosio, A.; de La Fuente, A.; Di Felice, L.; Iorio, C.; Kovacic, Z.; Krol, M.S.; Lopez, C.M.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Savic, A.M.; Pandolfo, G.; Pe?ate, B.; Renner, A.; Ripa, M.; Bosch, R.R.; Serrano-Tovar, T.; Siciliano, R.; Staiano, M.; Velasco, R. (2017) Report on Nexus security using quantitative story-telling., In: Ripa, M. & Giampietro M. (eds) Report on Nexus Security using Quantitative Story-Telling MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 4.1 Originally published July 2017, revised November 2017.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2017) CAP greening review - Final revisions, Parts 1-4; Summary., Four Part Report and Summary, Scottish Government Webpages, 251pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Hewitt, R.; Pakeman, R.J. (2017) Reply to Greening query from RESAS., Confidential report to RESAS, 4pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2017) 2015 CAP Pillar 1 Reforms scoping analysis of the outcomes., Workshop with EU Policy Hub, Report, 30pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2017) LFASS Parachute Payments analysis., Workshop with CAP policy and RPID staff, Report, pp18.
  • Matthews, K.B. (2017) Rural Industries WP Quarterly Meeting - Report, Report for WP Engage Site.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Head of Department
rupert.hough@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

In his current position, Rupert uses risk-based methods to aid decision making and management of specific problems. Such methods have wide applicability and Rupert has used them for evaluation of both human and ecological problems; from finding appropriate ways to reduce dietary exposures to heavy metals, through to managing peat erosion under given climate change scenarios.

Rupert is part of the management team for the Soils Department. In this role, he coordinates WP3.2 "Risk-Based methods to Assess Soil Quality", part of Programme 3 funded by The Scottish Executive. Through this work, Dr Hough is leading the development of the soil monitoring scheme for Scotland. Rupert also leads the research area of 'Contaminated Land and Urban Soils' for the Institute. He has specific activities investigating contaminated land issues in the developing country context, and currently has research collaborations in SE Asia.

Bibliography

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  • Hough, R.L.; Whittaker, M.; Fallick, A.E.; Preston, T.; Farmer, J.G.; Pollard, S.J.T. (2006) Identifying source correlation parameters for hydrocarbon wastes using compound-specific isotope analysis., Environmental Pollution, 143, 489-498.
  • Hough, R.L.; Tye, A.M.; Crout, N.M.J.; McGrath, S.P.; Zhang, H.; Young, S.D. (2005) Evaluating a 'Free Ion Activity Model' applied to metal uptake by Lolium perenne L. grown in contaminated soils., Plant and Soil, 270, 1-12.
  • Hough, R.L.; Breward, N.; Young, S.D.; Crout, N.M.J.; Tye, A.M.; Moir, A.M.; Thornton, I. (2004) Assessing potential risk of heavy metal exposure from consumption of home-produced vegetables by urban populations., Environmental Health Perspectives, 112, 215-221.
  • Hough, R.L.; Young, S.D.; Crout, N.M.J. (2003) Modelling of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn uptake, by winter wheat and forage maize, from a sewage disposal farm., Soil Use and Management, 19, 19-27.

  • Lilly, A.; Hudson, G.; Hough, R.L.; NSIS Resampling Team (2011) Scotland's soil resource., In: Marrs, S.J., Foster, S., Hendrie, C., Mackey, E.C. & Thompson, D.B.A. (eds.). The Changing Nature of Scotland. TSO Scotland, Edinburgh, Chapter 4, 45-52.
  • Hough, R.L. (2010) Copper and lead., In: Hooda, P.S. (ed.). Trace Elements in Soils. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, Chapter 18, pp441-454.
  • Hough, R.L. (2010) Bioavailability: exposure, dose and risk assessment., In: Hooda, P.S. (ed.). Trace Elements in Soils. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, Chapter 12, pp267-289.

  • Troldborg, M.; Beesley, L.; Stockan, J.; Avery, L.; Hough, R.L. (2019) Development of approach for modelling water flow and contaminant mass balances at Dinnet., Internal Report, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 6pp.
  • Hough, R.L.; Tompkins, D.; Williams, J.; Duckett, D.; Kyle, C. (2018) Community concerns regarding impacts on human health and the environment arising from sewage sludge., Report of a Community Engagement Workshop, Avonbridge Community Hall, Falkirk, 31 May 2018.
  • Hough, R.L.; Potts, J. (2018) 2018-NC-SS-6 - Study to develop a methodology to establish a statistically sound baseline of POPs in soils., Policy Report to Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland, 26pp.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L. (2018) Novel circular systems to meet future economic : environmental challenges., Year 1 Report for Objective 2.3 in RD1.2.3 of the RESAS Programme.
  • Troldborg, M.; Duckett, D.; Hough, R.; Kyle, C. (2017) Developing a foundation for reclaimed water use in Scotland., CREW Report, CRW2013_16.
  • Avery, L.; Hough, R.L.; Potts, J.; Newman, G.; Lilly, A.; Lumsdon, D.; Abel, C.; Dodd, N.; Cook, Y.; McIntyre, S. (2016) Effect of maintenance and different raw water quality parameters on ultraviolet (UV) disinfection in private water supplies in Scotland., Report CR/2012/01, to Scottish Government, 31 January 2016.
  • Hough, R.L.; Amponsah, N.; Troldborg, M.; Allan, R.; Stutter, M.I. (2016) Water resource balancing: is a closed loop system possible that enable sustainable rural supplies?, Project Report for CREW, CRW2014_06, 15pp.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.E.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N. (2014) Final Report for MAPPLANT: transfer of MAP from soil to plant to silage., Final Report for QMS Grant in Aid project QMS PO/6500.
  • Hough, R.L.; Bengough, A.G.; Chapman, S.J.; Daniell, T.; Matthews, R.; Squire, G.; Towers, W.; White, P.J. (2014) Heat in the soil form (NIA-NGGT0017)., Interim Report for National Grid.
  • Troldborg, M.; Tamburini, M.; Avery, L.M.; Hough, R.L. (2014) Exposure of livestock to Group III Botulinum toxins in anaerobically digested broiler litter applied to grazing land., Report prepared for WRAP.
  • Miller, D.R.; Birnie, R.V.; Dunn, S.M.; Hough, R.L.; Morrice, J.; Roberts, D.; Stutter, M.I.; Sutherland, L-A.; Towers, W. (2013) Review of renewable energy research at the James Hutton Institute., Report to Scottish Government.
  • Avery, L.M.; Abel, C.; Tamburini, M.; Randerson, P.; Towers, W.; Hough, R.L. (2013) Evidence for SEPA administrative change in consent at Dinnet WWTP., Report to SEPA, May 2013.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Addy, S.; Hough, R.L.; Loades, K.; Stutter, M.I.; Vinten, A.J.A. (2013) A scoping study into BSI PAS100 compost use to mitigate field and riverbank erosion in Scotland., Contract Report for Zero Waste Scotland, ZWS ORI003-005 PO:538.
  • 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.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L.; Baggaley, N.J.; Dawson, J.J.C. . (2013) Aerial spraying guidance for the protection of watercourses., CREW Final Report.
  • 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.
  • Hough, R.L.; Troldborg, M. (2012) Estimating uptake of PTEs, PAHs, and PCDD/Fs from biochar amended soil into crops and subsequent human exposure., Biochar Risk Assessment Framework (BRAF).
  • Dawson, J.J.C.; Redden, H.; Hough, R.L.; Sample, J.; Towers, W.; Troldborg, M. (2012) Assessment of the feasibility of co-digesting feedstocks - macroalgae and sewage sludge: 1. Value potential., CREW Publication, 2012 - Rapid Response Project (CRWRR002).
  • Brown, I.; Rowan, J.; Martin, S.; Moss, A.; Low, R.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Emergency and rescue services: research issues for climate change adaptation., Research Briefing Note for ClimateXChange.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Westfield datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Stobshiel datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Overcairn datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Glenbervie datasheet, PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Halflawkiln datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - East Pitforthie datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Torr datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L. (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Ballintomb datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Brown, I.; Ridder, B.; Alumbaugh, P.; Barnett, C.; Brooks, A.; Duffy, L.; Webbon, C.; Nash, E.; Townend, I.; Black, H.I.J.; Hough, R.L. (2011) Climate change risk assessment for the biodiversity and ecosystem services sector., Final Report to Defra - UK Climate Change Risk Assessment.
  • Brown, I.; Ridder, B.; Alumbaugh, P.; Barnett, C.; Brooks, A.; Duffy, L.; Webbon, C.; Nash, E.; Townend, I.; Black, H.I.A.; Hough, R.L. (2011) UK climate change risk assessment: Biodiversity and ecosystem services. Tier 2 sector report., Report to Defra. Deliverable 1.7, EU FP7 REFRESH Project.
  • Dawson, J.J.C.; Delbos, E.; Hough, R.L.; Lumsdon, D.; Mayes, R.; Watson, H. (2011) Impacts of volcanic ash originating from the April 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajokull (Iceland) on the natural resources of Scotland., Macaulay Land Use Research Institute website.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Landscape Ecologist
alessandro.gimona@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Alessandro is a spatial ecologist and a geographer with experience of both terrestrial and aquatic systems. He uses mechanistic and statistical modelling, as well as GIS and remote sensing technology, to answer research questions.

For further updates please see Alessandro's page on ResearchGate.

Current research interests

Alessandro interests comprise:

  • species distribution at the continental, landscape
  • the spatial distribution of ecosystem services, and the associated uncertainty.
  • Alessandro also researches how to integrate biodiversity and ecosystem services in spatial planning for multi-functional landscapes.
  • Finally, the effects of climatic change and land use change on these areas of study, and possible adaptation options, are a core interest.

Alessandro has also been supervising a PhD student investigating how incentive schemes can be devised at the landscape scale.

Research methods comprise statistical and mechanistic spatial models and the use of GIS and remote sensing technology.

Bibliography

  • Polhill, J.G.; Milazzo, L.; Dawson, T.; Gimona, A.; Parker, D. (2017) Lessons learned replicating the analysis of outputs from a social simulation of biodiversity incentivisation., In: Jager, W., Verbrugge R., Flache A., de Roo G., Hoogduin L. & Hemelrijk C. (eds.) Advances in Social Simulation 2015. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 528. Springer, Cham., 355-365.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Spezia, L.; Brewer, M. (2016) Example of bayesian uncertainty for digital soil mapping., In: Zhang, G.L., Brus, D., Liu, F., Song, X.D. and Lagacherie, P. (eds.). Digital Soil Mapping Across Paradigms, Scales and Boundaries. Springer Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Singapore, pp181-193.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Lilly, A. (2016) Comparison of traditional and geostatistical methods to estimate and map the carbon content of Scottish soils., In: Zhang, G.L., Brus, D., Liu, F., Song, X.D. and Lagacherie, P. (eds.). Digital Soil Mapping Across Paradigms, Scales and Boundaries. Springer Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Singapore, pp103-111.
  • Brooker, R.; Eastwood, A.; Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Genney, D.; Ellis, C.; Brewer, M.I. (2016) Opportunities for translocating mountain species., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.) Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 11, pp24-25.
  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Donnelly, D.; Irvine, R.J. (2016) Aberdeenshire Regional Land Use Pilot: A web-based spatial tool to support land use decision making., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp16-17.
  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Gimona, A.; Polhill, J.G.; Davies, B.B. (2011) Sinks, sustainability and conservation incentives., In: Sources, Sinks and Sustainability (eds. Liu, J., Hull, V., Morzillo, A., and Wiens, J). Cambridge University Press, Chapter 8, pp155-178.
  • Gimona, A. (2008) Rook., In: Birds of Scotland: A comprehensive and authoritative work guide to all Scottish species. SOC.
  • Gimona, A.; Geddes, A.; Elston, D.A. (2000) Localised areal disaggregation for linking agricultural census data to remotely sensed land cover data., In: Innovations in GIS: GIS and Geocomputation, 7, pp205-218.

  • Allan, A.; Helliwell, R.C.; Hutton, C.; Hill, C.; Halliday, S.J.; Lyon, C.; Hornby, D.; Ahuja, S.; Akoumianaki, I.; Gimona, A.; Glendell, M.; Pohle, I.; Spray, C.; Waldock, I. (2019) Ramganga river health, Final report., Report to Scottish Government, 430pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Spencer, M.; Gimona, A.; Artz, R.R.E.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Ball, J. (2019) Snow cover and climate change in the Cairngorms National Park: Summary assessment., ClimateXChange Website, December 2019, 31pp.
  • Artz, R.R.E.; Ball, J.; Gimona, A.; Blake, D.; McBride, A. (2019) Access to peatland for restoration - physical limitations., ClimateXChange Report, 8pp.
  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A. (2019) Predicting the quality status of biological elements (Water Framework Directive) for surface water in Scotland using the output of InVEST models., Report for RESAS Objective 1.4.2cii, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 13pp.
  • Aitkenhead, M.; Waylen, K.A.; Compagnucci, A.; Rivington, M.; Gimona, A. (2019) Extreme climate change scenarios for Scotland: Workshop report., Report for SEFARI Gateway, 20pp.
  • Hewitt, R.J.; Macleod, C.J.A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Miller, D.G.; Gimona, A. (2018) Maps of land use data and ecosystem services for catchment level case studies in Scotland: examples applied to the National Parks and Aberdeenshire River Dee., Report to RESAS, 1.4.3 Objective D Deliverable D3.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Gimona, A.; Glendell, M.; Yeluripati, J.; Addy, S.; van Hulst, F.; Matthews, K.; Mitchell, R.; Rivington, M. (2018) Climate change, natural capital and adaptation in Scotland?s marginal lands., Report to ClimateXChange, 17pp.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Gagkas, Z.; Lilly, A. (2018) 3D digital soil mapping for Scottish soils using remote sensing., Internal Report for RESAS.
  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Hewitt, R.; Castellazzi, M.; Poggio, L. (2018) Simulating the effect of linear features on nutrient and sediment export at the catchment scale., Report.
  • Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Castellazzi, M. (2018) Unsupervised habitat classification using Sentinel 1 and 2 data and legacy habitat data: a pilot project., Report to Scottish Government, 11pp.
  • Poggio, L.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Gimona, A. (2017) Remote sensing data to support the Natural Asset Register: a report on methodology., Internal Research Report, James Hutton Institute.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Brooker, R.; Pakeman, R.J.; Ellis, C.; George, T.; Iason, G.; Gilbert, L.; Artz, R,.R.E.; Irvine, R.J.; McVittie, A.; Newey, S.; Mitchell, R.; Gimona, A.; Fischer, A.; Begg, G.; Maxwell, J. (2017) Ecosystems and Land Use Stakeholders Engagement Group (ELSEG) Workshop Report., Workshop, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 20 November 2017.
  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Brown, A.; Eastwood, A.; Fisher, A.; Gimona, A.; Prager, K.; Irvine, R.J. (2017) Adaptive management evaluation framework., RESAS1.4.3a Deliverable M2.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; McVittie, A.; Gimona, A.; Irvine, R.J. (2017) WP1.4 meeting report: progress to date and looking forward. RESAS1.4 additional deliverable in lieu of quarterly Work Package Management Group Meeting., Internal Workshop Report circulated to all MRP researchers involved in WP1.4.
  • Akoumianaki, I.; Potts, J.; Baggio, A.; Gimona, A.; Spezia, L.; Sample, J.; Vinten, A.J.A.; MacDonald, J. (2016) Developing a method to monitor the rural diffuse pollution plan: Providing a framework for interpreting catchment data., CREW Report, CRW2014/13, 49pp.
  • MacLeod, C.J.; Blackstock, K.L.; Brown, K.M.; Eastwood, A.; Gimona, A.; Prager, K.; Irvine, R.J. (2016) Adaptive management: an overview of the concept and its practical application in the Scottish context., Technical Report for RESAS1.4.3a Deliverable D1, 24pp.
  • Aitkenhead, M.; Poggio, L.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Gimona, A.; Artz, R.R.E. (2016) Detection of peatland drainage with remote sensing - a scoping study., Technical Report to CxC Directorate.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Ahrends, A.; Bond, C.; Castellazzi, M.; Ellis, C.; Gimona, A.; Harding, A.; Kirkbride, V.; Poggio, L.; Rowan, J.; Wignall, R. (2014) Summary Report: Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland., Summary Report for CXC, December 2014.
  • Brooker, R.W.; 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. (2014) Phase 1 Final Report: Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland., Report produced for Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Bailey, S.; Beaton, J.K.; Bellamy, P.E.; Brooker, R.W.; Broome, A.; Chetcuti, J.; Eaton, S.; Ellis, C.J.; Farren, J.; Gimona, A.; Goldberg, E.; Hall, J.; Harmer, R.; Hester, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Hodgetts, N.G.; Hooper, R.J.; Howe, L.; Iason, G.R.; Kerr, G.; Littlewood, N.A.; Morgan, V.; Newey, S.; Potts, J.M.; Pozsgai, G.; Ray, D.; Sim, D.A.; Stockan, J.A.; Taylor, A.F.S.; Woodward, S. (2013) Ash dieback: impacts on other species and understanding the ecology of ash., Report to JNCC.
  • Brooker, R.W.; 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Britton, A.J.; Gimona, A.; Lennon, J.J.; Littlewood, N.A. (2011) Literature review: species translocations as a tool for biodiversity conservation during climate change., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report, No.440, Inverness.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Landscape Ecologist
marie.castellazzi@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
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.

Bibliography

  • Castellazzi, M.S., Wood, G.A., Burgess, P.J., Morris, J., Conrad, K.F., and Perry, J.N. (2008) A systematic representation of crop rotations., Agricultural Systems, 97, 26-33.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Perry, J.N.; Colbach, N.; Monod, H.; Adamczyk, K.; Viaud, V.; Conrad, K.F. (2007) New measures and tests of temporal and spatial pattern of crops in agricultural landscapes., Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 118, 339-349.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Brookes P.C.; Jenkinson, D.S. (2004) Distribution of microbial biomass down soil profiles under regenerating woodland., Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 36,1485-1489.

  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Hewitt, R.J.; Macleod, C.J.A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Miller, D.G.; Gimona, A. (2018) Maps of land use data and ecosystem services for catchment level case studies in Scotland: examples applied to the National Parks and Aberdeenshire River Dee., Report to RESAS, 1.4.3 Objective D Deliverable D3.
  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Hewitt, R.; Castellazzi, M.; Poggio, L. (2018) Simulating the effect of linear features on nutrient and sediment export at the catchment scale., Report.
  • Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Castellazzi, M. (2018) Unsupervised habitat classification using Sentinel 1 and 2 data and legacy habitat data: a pilot project., Report to Scottish Government, 11pp.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Ahrends, A.; Bond, C.; Castellazzi, M.; Ellis, C.; Gimona, A.; Harding, A.; Kirkbride, V.; Poggio, L.; Rowan, J.; Wignall, R. (2014) Summary Report: Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland., Summary Report for CXC, December 2014.
  • 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 science 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.W.; 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. (2014) Phase 1 Final Report: Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland., Report produced for Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Brooker, R.W.; 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Head of Department
tony.craig@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Tony Craig is the Head of the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences department. He carries out research in the topic area of people-environment studies.

Current research interests

Tony has a background in environmental psychology (MSc Surrey, 1998, PhD RGU, 2006), and has previously worked on a large number of research projects looking at people's attitudes to various issues, including sustainable wastewater management, prefabricated housing, sustainable housing, and public participation in urban design. Before working at the institute, Tony previously worked as a researcher in the school of architecture at the Robert Gordon University. His PhD (2006) was concerned with the relationship between sustainable design, environmental preferences, and environmentally friendly behaviour. During his previous job, Tony was a co-investigator on the ESRC funded Understanding Future Environments project, which used 3D computer representations of urban environments to compare the relative benefits of giving people the ability to actively navigate virtual environments (using computer games software), compared to passively observing VR presentations. He also carried out research looking at the concept of environmental familiarity, and the effect of familiarity on environmental preferences.

Between 2002 and 2006, he was on the board of the International Association of People Environment Studies (IAPS). He was voted back onto the board in 2012, and again in 2016. Tony was the treasurer of IAPS during the time that it was a UK registered charity.  He has also been the person responsible for the IAPS website, and is now the organisation secretary.

Between 2011 and 2015, Tony led a large study of energy consumption involving several hundred households in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council. This study (The 'North East Scotland Energy Monitoring Project') explored how effective  energy feedback (in the form of an in-home display) was in facilitating energy-reduction in households. The study involved a combined analysis of survey data with electricity-consumption data.. The large amount of data produced from this project is currently being prepare for archival in the UK data archive. A recent SEGS blog post by Tony explored some interesting insights that can be gleaned from such data in relation to waking times.

Tony has previously supervised 5 PhD students through to completion: Sander van der JagtCarlos Galan Diaz, and Leanne Townsend and Stephanie Graf. He is currently supervising 2 PhD students: Megan Watson and Lucy Sam. He also holds an honarary lecturer position at the Department of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen.

Tony is currently leading the James Hutton Institute's contribution to RD3.2.4 (Food Culture and Dietary Choice) within the RESAS 2016-2021 main research programme.  This is an interdisciplinary research programme using a systems approach to model influences on dietary choice, including comlex interacting individual and societal pressures, habits and cultures.  This work will involve the construction of an agent-based model (ABM) of food culture in relation to dietary choices.

Tony has previously worked on EU projects looking at energy behaviours (GILDED), and pro-environmental behaviours at work (LOCAW), and is currently working on a project examining sustainable lifestyles (GLAMURS).


Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tony_Craig

Google Scholar Profile: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=wsz_07QAAAAJ&hl=en

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9552-1682


Bibliography

  • Conniff, A.; Craig, T.; Laing, R.; Scott, S.; Galan-Diaz, C.R. (2007) Informing the practice of planning: researching future environments using desktop computers., In: Environmental Psychology: from research to 'real world' applications (eds. E. Edgerton and O. Romice). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp91-108.
  • Laing, R.; Conniff, A.; Craig, T.; Galan-Diaz, C.R.; Scott, S. (2007) Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation., Automation in Construction, 16, 830-841.
  • Galan-Diaz, C.R.; Conniff, A.; Craig, T.; Laing, R.; Scott, S. (2006) Walking participants through a virtual model: How we got there and its implications., Cognitive Processing, 7, (supplement 1), s33-s36.
  • Edge, M.; Craig, T. (2005) Internet based methodologies in housing research., In: Methodologies in Housing Research (eds. N. Wilkinson and Y. Hurol). The Urban International Press, Gateshead, pp272-285.
  • Craig, T.; Abbott, L.; Laing, R.; Edge, M. (2005) Assessing the acceptability of alternative cladding materials in housing: theoretical and methodological challenges., In: Housing, Space and Quality of Life (eds. R. Garcia-Mira, D. Uzzell, J. Real and J. Romay). Ashgate, Aldershot, pp59-69.
  • Craig, T. (2002) Overcoming expertocracy through sustainable development : the case of wastewater., In: People, Places and Sustainability (eds. G. Moser, E. Pol, Y. Bernard, M. Bonnes, J. Corraliza and V. Giuliani). Hogrefe and Huber, Gottingen, Germany, pp270-279.
  • Burkhard, R., Deletic, A. and Craig, T. (2000) Techniques for water and wastewater management: A review of techniques and their integration in planning., Urban Water, 2, 197-221.

  • Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T.; Alonso-Betanzos, A.; Sanchez-Marono, N.; Fontenla-Romero, O.; Dumitru, A.; Garcia-Mira, R.; Bonnes, M.; Bonaiuto, M.; Carrus, G.; Marricchiolo, F.; Fornara, F.; Ilin, C.; Steg, L.; Ruepert, A.; Keizer, K. (2017) Interactions matter. Modelling everyday pro-environmental norm transmission and diffusion in workplace networks., In: Alonso-Betanzos, A., Sanchez-Maro?o, N., Fontenla-Romero, O., Polhill, J.G., Craig, T., Bajo, J. & Corchado, J.M. (eds.) Agent-Based Modeling of Sustainable Behaviors. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, Chapter 2, pp27-52.
  • Sanchez-Maronon, N.; Alonso-Betanzos, A.; Fontenla-Romero, O.; Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T. (2017) Empirically-deprived behavioural rules in agent-based models using decision trees learned from questionnaire data., In: Alonso-Betanzos, A., Sanchez-Marono, N., Fontenla-Romera, O., Polhill, J.G., Craig, T., Bajo, J. & Corchado, M. (eds.). Agent Based Modelling of Sustainable Behaviors. Springer, Switzerland, Chapter 3, pp53-76.
  • Sanchez-Maronon, N.; Alonso-Betanzos, A.; Fontenla-Romero, O.; Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T. (2015) Designing decision trees for representing sustainable behaviours in agents., In: Bajo, J., Hernandez, J.Z., Mathieu, P., Campbell, A., FernandezCaballero, A., Moreno, M.N., Julian, V., AlonsoBetanzos, A., JimenezLopez, M.D. & Botti, V. (eds.). Trends in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Sustainability: The PAAMS Collection, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Sustainability, Springer, Berlin, Volume 372, 169-176.
  • Galan-Diaz, C.; Conniff, A.; Craig, T. (2014) Using Nvivo for handling large data sets: a case study., In: Paulus, T., Lester, J. & Dempster, P. (eds.). Digital Tools for Qualitative Research. Sage, London, pp121-122.

  • Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T.; Colley, K.; Ge, J.; Sat, D. (2018) The SMARTEES Project and The James Hutton Institute?s potential contribution to the Torry Heat Network project., Appendix 10.4 in support of Torry Heat Network, Report to be presented to Aberdeen City Council.
  • Salt, D.; Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T. (2016) Deliverable 2.2: Report on the ontology generation and data and knowledge integration., Green Lifestyles Alternative Models and Up-scaling Regional Sustainability / GLAMURS EU SSH.2013.2.1-1 Grant Agreement No. 613420.
  • Salt, D.; Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T. (2016) Deliverable 2., Report for Glamurs Ontology Project.
  • Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T.; Ge, J.; Lorenzo-Arribas, A. (2016) Out-of-range wattage in CurrentCost energy monitor readings., Short Report to CurrentCost.
  • Gilchrist, K.; Craig, T. (2014) Home energy efficiency - a review of evidence of attitudes and behaviours., ClimateXChange website.
  • Rivington, M.; Dinnie, E.; Craig, T.; Heslop, S.; Slee, B.; Matthews, R.; Nijnik, M.; Morris, S.; Stewart, D.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Dawson, L.A.; Daniell, T. (2013) Climate: public understanding and policy implications., The James Hutton Institute response to the UK Parliament House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry, April 2013.
  • Craig, T. (2012) Response to the DECC Consultation on the consumer engagement strategy supporting the smart meter rollout., DECC Consultation (URN 12D/033).
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Fischer, A.; Craig, T.; Gotts, N.M. (2009) GILDED European Policy Brief One., Deliverable from GILDED FP7 Project for European Commission.

Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental Microbiologist
lisa.avery@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

Current/recent projects include:

  • Scottish Government: "Decentralised Wastewater Treatment - Global Innovation for Sustainable Rural Communities" 2016-19
  • EU FP7 Aquavalens (Local PI) "Protecting the Health of Europeans by Improving Methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation" €8.9M 2013-18
  • NERC (with Strathclyde University): "Quantifying Spatial Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns across Urban and Rural Landscapes" NE/N019776/1 £103,801 2016-17

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  • Troldborg, M.; Beesley, L.; Stockan, J.; Avery, L.; Hough, R.L. (2019) Development of approach for modelling water flow and contaminant mass balances at Dinnet., Internal Report, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 6pp.
  • Akoumianaki, I.; Pagaling, E.; Coull, M.; Avery, L.; Potts, J. (2018) Review of monitoring techniques and sampling strategies to identify the most significant sources of faecal indicator organisms (FIO) within a catchment., Final Project Meeting, CREW Report2018_14.
  • Teagasc, IST, Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Avery, L.; Belgrade, University of Surrey, City Analysts Ltd, GPS, Desing, Fruit and Veggies (2018) Suitability of novel technologies for determining irrigation, processing and bottled water quality. Deliverable 12.3., Technical report for the European Commission CORDIS Project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP12: Food production - Water used in Food Processing and Bottled Waters, Deliverable 12.3.
  • Avery, L.; Pagling, E.; Wyness, A. (2017) Exploring water DNA: Our strategy for exploiting the National Waters Inventory for Scotland DNA archive., Report to Scottish Government, March 2017.
  • Lopez-Aviles, A.; Pedley, S.; Freire, M.; Monteiro, S.; Santos, R.; Pagling, E.; Abel, C.; Avery, L.; Allan, R.; Smigic, N.; Rajkovic, A.; Udovicki, B. (2017) Deliverable D11.7 Report of users? perceptions and expectations of technologies for rapid microbial analysis., Report for Aquavalens Project, 31 August 2017, 55pp.
  • Pagaling, E.; Avery, L. (2017) Review of approaches for microbial source tracking (MST) in waters., Report to RESAS RD 1.2.1
  • Avery, L.; Pagaling, E.; Wyness, A. (2017) Exploring water DNA: Our strategy for exploiting the National Waters Inventory for Scotland DNA archive., Report for RESAS RD 1.2.1
  • Puigdomenech, C.; Juarez, R.; Baquero, D.; Pla, A.; Saucedo, G.; Arnedo, M.J.; Hugler, M.; Hambsch, B.; Pitchers, R.; Eglitis, J.; Avery, L.; Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Allan, R.; Lindhardt, B.; Christiansen, M.P.; Albrechtsen, H.J.; Wagner, F.; Jensen, M.M.; Blanco, A.; Fuentes, C.; Bosch, A.; Appels, J.; Muhlhahn, P.; Beimfohr, C.; Martinez-Murcia, A.; Navarro, A. (2017) Deliverable D10.4: Report on the results of the analysis in the distribution network., Technical Report for the European Commission CORDIS Project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP10: Large systems - Pathogen Detection in Large Scale Water Supplies across Europe, Deliverable D10.4.
  • Lopez-Aviles, A.; Pedley, S.; Monteiro, S.; Santos, R.; Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Avery, L.; Allan, R.; Smigic, N.; Rajkovic, A.; Udovicki, B. (2017) Report accompanying Deliverable 11.6. Database of microbiological results, sanitary survey, health and environmental data for analysis., Technical Report for the European Commission CORDIS Project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP11: Small Systems: Pathogen Detection in Small Water Supplies across Europe, Deliverable 11.6., 57pp.
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  • Chapman, S.J.; Artz, R.R.E.; Moss, A. (2015) Set of CXC adaptation indicators for peatlands. NB 11 Extent of key habitats: deep peat; NB13 Condition of key habitats: area of modified deep peat soils; NB18 annual greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions from degraded peatlands; NB22a Peatland restoration area., Report to CXC.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.E.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N. (2014) Final Report for MAPPLANT: transfer of MAP from soil to plant to silage., Final Report for QMS Grant in Aid project QMS PO/6500.
  • Troldborg, M.; Tamburini, M.; Avery, L.M.; Hough, R.L. (2014) Exposure of livestock to Group III Botulinum toxins in anaerobically digested broiler litter applied to grazing land., Report prepared for WRAP.
  • Avery, L.M.; Abel, C.; Tamburini, M.; Randerson, P.; Towers, W.; Hough, R.L. (2013) Evidence for SEPA administrative change in consent at Dinnet WWTP., Report to SEPA, May 2013.
  • Helliwell, R.C.; Avery, L.; Conniff, A.; MacNay, D.; Gorman, H. (2013) Reducing pollution from forestry related activities in the Gallloway and Eskdalemuir forests: a review of best management practices to reduce diffuse pollution., CREW Report.
  • Avery, L.; Cuthbert, A.; Brennan, F.P.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Rhind, S.M. (2013) Sewer flooding guidance., CREW Report.
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