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Potatoes in Practice returns to Balruddery Farm (News)

Potatoes in Practice, the UK’s largest field event for potatoes and a highlight of the season for the sector bringing together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place, is set to return on 12 August 2 ... Read more

Forum Carpaticum discusses sustainability, wellbeing and social innovation in marginalised mountain areas (News)

Scientists from all over the world have come together in the 6th Forum Carpaticum to present their research and discuss the sustainable development of the Carpathian region and mountain areas more generally. The event was organise ... Read more

Arable Scotland's Arable Conversations: Net-Zero - Making Carbon Pay (News)

Scotland has a legally binding commitment of being net-zero by 2045, and a 31% reduction is required in emissions from agriculture by 2032. This topic will be under discussion in the fourth Arable Conversations session on 29th Jun ... Read more

Farmers and crofters – can you help shape the future of farming practices in Scotland? (News)

SEFARI Gateway and the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC) are funding a collaborative project between the James Hutton Institute, the Soil Association Scotland, and Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS) to ... Read more

Arable Scotland's Arable Conversations: Sustainable Rotations and Soils, Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops (News)

Join us at Arable Scotland on 29th June for a virtual Arable Conversation with Pete Iannetta (James Hutton Institute), Ed Brown (Hutchinsons), Dick Neale (Hutchinsons), Christine Watson (SRUC) and Paul Hargreaves (SRUC), whic ... Read more

New UK-Europe partnership to exploit barley resources and speed up breeding (News)

International Barley Hub scientists have been awarded a prestigious International Partnership award from BBSRC to strengthen the link between world leading research teams in the UK and Europe. The aim of the grant is to create new ... Read more

Arable Scotland 2021: spotlight on markets, IPM, sustainability and net-zero (News)

Arable Scotland, the premier event for the Scottish arable industry, returns on 29th June 2021. Now in its third year, the event brings together the key players in food production, academia and farming to discuss key issues and pr ... Read more

Partnership award to advance cereal science (News)

Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee have won funding to establish a partnership with world-class researchers in Australia. This will allow the leading research organisations to pool their ex ... Read more

‘Smart’ legume decisions raise hopes for more sustainable agriculture (News)

Legume plants can make ‘smart’ management decisions when it comes to interacting with their symbiotic bacterial partners to harness nitrogen from the atmosphere, a research team including a James Hutton Institute scien ... Read more

Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2 (News)

Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new study co-authored by James Hutton Institute scientists and published in the journal Nature ... Read more

Environmental and agricultural research at centre of new Hutton-Utah State University partnership (News)

A partnership agreement has been signed between Utah State University and the James Hutton Institute to promote cooperation in agricultural and environmental research, with emphasis on climate change issues. The agreement was si ... Read more

Hutton and Liberty Produce to help advance Singapore’s food sustainability and net-zero goals (News)

An industry team led by agritech specialist Liberty Produce and supported by the James Hutton Institute has won Innovate UK funding to develop innovative hybrid farming and greenhouse technologies to work towards Singapore’s ... Read more

Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Matthew Mack Award presented to Dr Rex Brennan (News)

The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers has presented its 2021 Matthew Mack Award to soft fruit scientist Dr Rex Brennan, an Honorary Associate of the James Hutton Institute. This triennial award is to recognise distinguished achieve ... Read more

Scottish growers must remain vigilant about stink bug threat (News)

Even if it has not yet been detected north of the border, Scottish growers must take adequate steps to monitor growing areas for the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), a new potential threat to the UK’s agricult ... Read more

'Rock On Soils' shows potential for better carbon sequestration and soil biodiversity (News)

A research project examining the potential of using crushed basic silicate rocks as a soil input, for enhanced carbon sequestration and soil biodiversity, has reported positive results. ... Read more

COVID-19, Food and Nutrition Security (Project)

"World-leading research to provide government, business and decision makers with the evidence that they need to develop a robust food and nutrition security response to COVID-19." New: The project partners have launche ... Read more

Pioneering soil carbon project launched (News)

First Milk, Nestlé and Agricarbon have announced the launch of a pioneering soil carbon capture project, with scientific guidance from leading soil ecologist and James Hutton Institute Honorary Associate, Dr Helaina Black. ... Read more

Resilience in the face of COVID-19 in Scotland’s rural and island areas (News)

The COVID-19 pandemic has required many people to adapt their lifestyles and livelihoods to mitigate the spread and impact of the virus. A new report by SEFARI researchers at the James Hutton Institute and Scotland’s Rural C ... Read more

Volunteers wanted for innovative Scottish mountain hare survey (News)

Volunteers are wanted for the first on-the-ground national survey to shed light on the distribution and numbers of Scottish mountain hares. The survey, which is launched today and will carry on throughout 2021, is calling on hillw ... Read more

Tay Cities Deal go-ahead for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre (News)

The International Barley Hub and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre, two flagship innovation projects supported through a transformational capital investment of £45m by the UK Government and £17m by the Scottish Governme ... Read more

Discovery of a gene that controls grain development may help control cereal yields (News)

The productivity of cereal crops could get a boost in the future thanks to the discovery of new roles for a master gene regulator that influences the development of barley florets, furthering the understanding of grain development ... Read more

Women and 'Global South' missing from list of top-publishing ecologists (News)

A recent study published in Conservation Letters co-authored by a James Hutton Institute ecologist has investigated the number of women and the geographic distribution among the 1051 top-publishing authors in 13 leading journals i ... Read more

New research to shed light into mechanisms of potato blight infection (News)

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute and partner institutions are set to explore previously undiscovered mechanisms through which the pathogen responsible for late blight in potato, Phytophthora infestans, breaks through cell ... Read more

Flapjack takes global spotlight at Wheat Initiative online training sessions (News)

The advantages of Flapjack, the James Hutton Institute’s multi-platform application providing interactive visualizations of high-throughput genotype data, were demonstrated at a recent workshop organised with the purpose of ... Read more

New appointments to boost flagship innovation initiatives (News)

The James Hutton Institute has announced the appointment of directors for three flagship research and innovation initiatives: the International Barley Hub (IBH) and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC), both based in Dundee, an ... Read more

Growing Beyond Monoculture: final episode in DIVERSify web series goes live (News)

As part of the EU Horizon 2020 research project DIVERSify, researchers of the James Hutton Institute and partner institutions have been working on investigating the viability of species mixture cropping as an alternative to crop m ... Read more

Video series launched to highlight research and management at Glensaugh (News)

In support of the James Hutton Institute’s Climate-Positive Farming initiative at Glensaugh, which explores a transformational approach to farming that achieves net-zero or even negative carbon emissions whilst protecting na ... Read more

BreedingValue: Developing new breeding strategies for resilient and highly nutritious berries (News)

Increased demand in berries across Europe meets the challenges brought on by climate change, environmental preservation and the need for new cultivation systems as well as high-quality produce. The new research project BreedingVal ... Read more

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis celebrates 25th anniversary (News)

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis, the James Hutton Institute’s specialist lipid analysis laboratory, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020, a major milestone for the Invergowrie-based team. Mylnefield Lipid Analysis was fou ... Read more

James Hutton Institute welcomes Tay Cities Deal signing and highlights urgency of innovation projects (News)

The James Hutton Institute has today welcomed the signing of the Tay Cities Deal, hailing it as a huge vote of confidence in Tayside, while also highlighting the urgency of innovation projects funded by the Deal including the Inte ... Read more

New research shows increased camouflage mismatch in mountain hares due to climate change (News)

Mountain hares in Scotland show increasing camouflage mismatch due to less snowy winters, according to a new study carried out by an international research team including the James Hutton Institute. Mountain hares are one of mul ... Read more

Dr Jorunn Bos awarded EU Consolidator Grant for crop protection research (News)

Dr Jorunn Bos, a principal investigator in the Division of Plant Sciences of the University of Dundee at the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidator grant worth almost €2 ... Read more

HydroGlen: transforming Glensaugh farm into a renewable powerhouse (News)

The James Hutton Institute has been awarded funding from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) to undertake a feasibility study for a green-hydrogen-powered farming community around its Glen ... Read more

Nature of Scotland Award for innovative work to protect biodiversity (News)

A scientific team featuring researchers of the James Hutton Institute and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) has scooped the Innovation Award at the prestigious RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2020. Led by Royal Botanic ... Read more

Barley pan-genome: scientists unravel diversity of domesticated barley (News)

An international research team including scientists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee has reached a milestone on the way to unravelling the species-wide genetic diversity of domesticated barley. With the ... Read more

Professor Ian Toth recognised with British Potato Industry Award 2020 (News)

Professor Ian Toth has been recognised with the British Potato Industry Award 2020 for his invaluable contribution to the potato industry over the past 25 years. The prestigious lifetime achievement award was presented by AHDB Pot ... Read more

Spotlight on natural capital approaches to support sustainable land management in Scotland (News)

How can we use the Natural Capital Protocol (NCP) to help land managers when considering agricultural land use decisions? How can the NCP contribute to ongoing initiatives to test natural capital approaches in land-based business ... Read more

Environmentally friendly PPE in Scots researchers’ sights (News)

The global use of personal protection equipment (PPE) has skyrocketed due to COVID-19, propelling the industry to revenues of more than £8bn in the UK alone, and although a coronavirus vaccine now seems closer, PPE is likely ... Read more

New research on grouse moors and gamekeepers (News)

Moorland management in Scotland has come under the spotlight in a series of reports assessing the socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors and the employment rights of gamekeepers. ... Read more

Is the grass always greener? New entrant farmers from across Europe to exchange experiences (News)

Supporting the next generation of new and young farmers is critical to the sustainability of agriculture in Scotland and across Europe, but how can we encourage young people to see farming as a future and worthwhile career? This ... Read more

New Chair of the James Hutton Institute Board of Directors announced (News)

The James Hutton Institute has today announced the appointment of a new Chair for the Institute Board. ... Read more

Wanted: dairy farmers’ views on cow-with-calf production system (News)

A social scientist based at the James Hutton Institute is seeking the views of dairy farmers interested in running a ‘cow with calf’ production system in the UK. The system involves keeping calves with their mothers ... Read more

Preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture (News)

Scientists from the UK’s foremost agricultural research organisations, including the James Hutton Institute, have teamed up to create a new UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank (UK-CMCB) to safeguard future research and facilitate th ... Read more

Hutton and Liberty Produce to transform modern agriculture through collaborative research and tech development (News)

The James Hutton Institute and farming technology company Liberty Produce have been awarded UKRI funding to address the challenges of climate change and the food production yield-gap through an ambitious new project, which seeks t ... Read more

MOVING: spotlight on value chains of mountains in Europe and beyond (News)

Mountains cover 22% of the world's land surface and are home to about 915 million people. In Europe, mountain ranges cover 36% of the European area and play an essential role in the provision of public and private goods. Despi ... Read more

Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to new early sheep scab test (News)

A new diagnostic technique has been developed by Scottish scientists to help in the early detection of sheep scab, marking a significant development towards improved monitoring and control of the parasite. This was made possible t ... Read more

Digital soil maps of Scotland now expanded to include Orkney (News)

As part of wide-ranging efforts to provide Scotland’s land managers, agencies and the public with open access resources, the James Hutton Institute has progressively been digitising the published one inch to the mile (1:63,3 ... Read more

Research shows potential of gene editing to improve understanding of barley quality (News)

International Barley Hub scientists at the James Hutton Institute, working with colleagues in the UK and Australia, have gained further insight into key genes responsible for grain composition, a process facilitated by using CRISP ... Read more

Natural world and humanity at a crossroads: UN Global Biodiversity Outlook report published (News)

Despite encouraging progress in several areas, the health of the natural world is suffering badly and getting worse. Eight transformative changes are, therefore, urgently needed to ensure human wellbeing and save the planet, the U ... Read more

New European research into future-proof, resilient potatoes (News)

A group of leading European academic research institutions including the James Hutton Institute have joined forces to launch the ADAPT (Accelerated Development of multiple-stress tolerAnt PoTato) project, which seeks to develop st ... Read more

Glen Mor: disease-resistant raspberry launched at Fruit for the Future 2020 (News)

A new raspberry with exceptional fruit quality and high productivity, plus resistance to deadly disease root rot, was introduced today at the start of industry event Fruit for the Future 2020. The new rasp, named Glen Mor, was bre ... Read more

Hutton support for #BiofilmAware awareness campaign (News)

The James Hutton Institute is pleased to support the National Biofilms Innovation Centre's #BiofilmAware campaign, which aims to raise awareness of biofilms and their importance for our everyday lives. ... Read more

Research to unravel blackleg and nematode interactions in potato crops (News)

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute and partner organisations are working to understand the interactions between pathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum and an array of soil-microbe-crop interactions in the development ... Read more

Not seeing the carbon for the trees? Mapping net change in carbon from afforestation in Scotland (News)

Tree planting and woodland expansion are often touted as desirable ways to soak up atmospheric carbon and help stem climate change. They are a frequent feature of climate change mitigation policies, but these policies often assume ... Read more

New version of Germinate launched (News)

The James Hutton Institute's bioinformatics group within the Department of Information and Computational Sciences has unveiled a new version of Germinate, the Institute's open-source, fully featured plant database infrastr ... Read more

Rock On Soils: soil carbon development for Scottish farmers (News)

The James Hutton Institute is taking part in a project led by the Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA), the UK’s only membership body owning Scottish organic standards, which will examine a new product that could he ... Read more

Pick of the bunch: first crop of climate change resilient blackcurrants (News)

This week, UK blackcurrant farmers are harvesting a groundbreaking new crop of berries that have been bred to cope with Britain’s changing climate. Named ‘Ben Lawers’, the new variety is the fruit of a longstandi ... Read more

Tree planting does not always boost ecosystem carbon stocks, study finds (News)

Planting huge numbers of trees to mitigate climate change is “not always the best strategy” – with some experimental sites in Scotland failing to increase carbon stocks, a new study co-authored by Hutton scientis ... Read more

New appointment to James Hutton Institute Board of Directors (News)

The James Hutton Institute today announced the appointment of Mr Graeme Dickson, former senior civil servant and energy specialist, to its Board of Directors as a non-executive director. Mr Dickson’s appointment is part of ... Read more

New research to develop climate-resilient blackcurrants (News)

Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has invested over half a million pounds in a five-year project with the James Hutton Institute to develop new varieties of climate-resilient blackcurrant. LRS, which uses 90 per cent of the blackcur ... Read more

Supporting Scotland’s green recovery from COVID-19 (News)

A social scientist of the James Hutton Institute has been appointed to the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Renewal Advisory Group, a collective which has been tasked with identifying opportunities to embed sustainability i ... Read more

Hyperspectral imaging for sustainable, more productive food crops (News)

Hyperspectral imaging, a growing area in remote sensing, holds the promise of providing a solution for crop monitoring over large areas, and scientists at the James Hutton Institute are working with partners in industry and academ ... Read more

Is COVID-19 changing our relationship with food? (News)

How have our eating, cooking and food purchasing habits changed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown measures in the UK, Europe and much of the world? Researchers at the James Hutton Institute are part of an ... Read more

Genetic discovery sheds light on sodium tolerance in barley crops (News)

International Barley Hub scientists at the James Hutton Institute, working with colleagues in the UK, Australia and China, have identified a natural variation in a gene that influences sodium content in barley crops, a finding whi ... Read more

A message from our Chief Executive: we are still available and ready to help (News)

In line with the latest COVID-19 guidance from the UK and Scottish governments, most of James Hutton Institute staff members are working remotely. Nevertheless, rest assured we're still available – the big challenges of ... Read more

TalentScotland Ambassador roles for Hutton members of staff (News)

The experiences of three Hutton members of staff who have chosen Scotland as a place to live and work have been highlighted by their designation as Talent Ambassadors by TalentScotland, part of Scottish Enterprise, the country&rsq ... Read more

RSGS Honorary Fellowship for Professor Alison Hester (News)

Professor Alison Hester, a senior research scientist within the James Hutton Institute’s Ecological Sciences group in Aberdeen, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) in rec ... Read more

Honorary Associates Photo Gallery (Page)

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Previous Research Fellowes Photo Gallery (Page)

Previous Research Fellowes Photo Gallery photos. ... Read more

Current Research Fellows Photo Gallery (Page)

Current Research Fellows Photo Gallery photos. ... Read more

Hutton researcher first woman to take on Royal Entomological Society honorary role (News)

Dr Jenni Stockan, a research scientist within the James Hutton Institute’s Ecological Sciences group, has been distinguished by the Royal Entomological Society as the first woman to take the role of Honorary Secretary in the ... Read more

Environmental and Biochemical Sciences Staff (Page)

Listed below are the members of the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences (EBS) group with over 80 scientists and whose research spans a range of disciplines encompassing entirely laboratory-based work to ecosystem-scale research ... Read more

Cell and Molecular Sciences Staff (Page)

Listed below are the members of the Cell and Molecular Sciences (CMS) group based at the Dundee site. The group comprises more than 100 plant scientists with research specialisms in cell and molecular biology, genomics, genetics, ... Read more

Business Sector Leads (Page)

The Business Sector Leads are here to support the development of income within the James Hutton Institute which involves working with funding partners, horizon scanning, helping staff to draft proposals, providing advice and guida ... Read more

Alumni Photo Gallery (Page)

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Alumni (Page)

Read about former students of our Postgraduate School. ... Read more

Postgraduate Students Photo Gallery (Page)

Browse through our Postgraduate student photos. ... Read more

James Hutton Group awarded £22.8m for agriculture, food and environment research (News)

Scotland will remain at the forefront of ground-breaking advances in farming and food production as a result of continued Scottish Government funding for scientific research, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said. Mo ... Read more

James Hutton Limited commercial director shortlisted for Scottish Knowledge Exchange Award (News)

Dr Jonathan Snape, Commercial Director of our subsidiary James Hutton Limited, has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange category of the inaugural Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, organised by I ... Read more

Cell and Molecular Sciences
Cell and Molecular Sciences
piers.hemsley@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Bibliography

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social Scientist
annabel.pinker@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1224 395 442

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

I am a social anthropologist, with around 10 years of ethnographic research experience based on fieldwork in Ecuador, Peru and the UK. I am currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2015-18) in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group at the James Hutton Institute.

Current research interests

I am currently researching the social, material, and political processes implied by moves towards energy decentralisation and the promotion of greater local participation in renewable energy production in Scotland. My ethnographic work follows three wind energy projects at different scales where relations between humans, wind and technology are being actively (re)negotiated in a variety of experimental ways. One fieldwork site is an off-grid west coast peninsula whose electricity supply is gleaned in large part from handcrafted micro-wind turbines designed and deployed in situ; I am also tracking the process of obtaining, installing and integrating into the locality a community-owned wind turbine in north-east Scotland; finally, I am following the unfolding negotiations surrounding the establishment and implementation of a community benefit scheme associated with a windfarm that is set to be amongst Scotland's largest. The research will look at the emergent coalitions of power, technology, expertise and everyday life posed by these socio-technical projects, exploring what kinds of political spaces they open up, and how actors entailed in these projects - including local people, government representatives, planners, and energy consultants - negotiate existing regulatory frameworks in attempting to implement them. This research is supported by a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2015-18), and is also linked to the EU-funded TESS (Towards European Societal Sustainability) project.

Past research

State Power, Decentralisation and Infrastructure in Highland Peru

I am continuing to develop research based on fieldwork I carried out in Peru (2011-2012), as part of the collaborative ethnographic project, ‘Experimental States: Law, Engineering and Regional Government in Cusco’, funded by the ACLS, AHRC, NSF and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. My fieldwork focused on the controversy surrounding plans to construct a road-bypass in the village of Ollantaytambo, near Cusco. This public infrastructure project emerged as a focal point for processes taking place across government scales, at local, provincial, regional, and national levels, enabling me to observe the multiple crisscrossing of competencies, norms, and political projects that are at play within decentralised spaces. In following the controversies that unfolded around the bypass, I explored our hypothesis that the regulatory ambiguities entailed in a multiple, distributed state became a site not only of confusion, but also of opportunity and experimental political practice

Missionary Practices and Social Change

I am completing a collaborative project concerning missionary practices and social change amongst the Achuar, based on recent fieldwork in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This project has been funded by Abya-Yala, Quito, and builds on my doctoral research (2005-10), which explored missionary practices, local cooperative development and state formation in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Bibliography

  • Pinker, A.; Harvey, P. (2017) Negotiating uncertainty: neoliberal statecraft in Peru., In: Laszczkowski, M. & Reeves, M. (eds.). Affective States: Entanglements, Suspensions, Suspicions. (Studies in Social Analysis), Berghahn, Oxford, Chapter 1, pp1-14.

  • Pinker, A.; Currie, M. (2020) Community landowners on the Western Isles: Aspirations, challenges, and future prospects., Report on Workshop, Kinloch Historical Society, Isle of Lewis, 10 September 2019.
  • Pinker, A.; Kyle, C. (2020) 60 Harvests Left? Curating conversations about current and alternative food systems in the face of climate and ecological crisis., Report on an Interdisciplinary Workshop, Glensaugh Farm, 25 November 2019.
  • Pinker, A. (2020) Just transitions: a comparative perspective., Report prepared for the Just Transition Commission, 25 August 2020, 74pp.
  • Pinker, A.; Colley, K (2019) Co-ordinated, tailored and inclusive energy efficiency schemes for fighting fuel poverty: Aberdeen., SMARTEES Report.
  • Currie, M.; Pinker, A.; Copus, A., (2019) Case study report: Strengthening communities on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles, United Kingdom., RELOCAL Project Web-page.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Ecosystem Modeller
jagadeesh.yeluripati@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1224 395282

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

My current research interests focus on interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and the global atmosphere, with a particular focus on soils and their role in global carbon and nitrogen cycling, to understand how the ecology of ecosystems may be shifting in response to global climate change. This work has been conducted across many varied temperate and tropical ecosystems and has contributed directly to a number of international collaborative projects including the, NitroEurope-IP, GHG-Europe, SmartSoil, MACSUR and networks. Like Global Research Alliance in Agriculture Greenhouse gas emissions (GRA), FACE-JPI etc.

Current research focuses on:

  • modelling soil carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry
  • greenhouse gas fluxes from terrestrial ecosystems
  • climate change impacts and adaptation in agriculture,
  • sustainability of ecosystem services under changing climate
  • land use change and food security.

Currently I am co-supervising a PhD student investigating how Soil carbon dynamics are influenced by different management practices in UK and Bangladesh.

Bibliography

  • Smith, P.; Albanito, F.; Bell, M.; Bellarby, J.; Blagodatskiy, S.; Datta, A.; Dondini, M.; Fitton, N.; Flynn, H.; Hastings, A.; Hillier, J.; Jones, E.O.; Kuhnert, M.; Nayak, D.R.; Pogson, M.; Richards, M.; Sozanska-Stanton, G.; Wang, S.; Yeluripati, J.B.; Bottoms, E.; Brown, C.; Farmer, J.; Feliciano, D.; Hao, C.; Robertson, A.; Vetter, S.; Man Wong, H.; Smith, J. (2012) Systems approaches in global change and biogeochemistry research., Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences, 367, 311-21.

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Behavioural Social Scientist
katherine.irvine@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1224 395 397

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

I am a senior researcher in conservation behaviour / environmental psychology focusing on people-environment relationships. I draw on an interdisciplinary background in molecular biology, natural resource management, conservation behaviour and environmental psychology to investigate the interface between people and their environmental settings (for example, natural, built, home, office) with an aim to develop bridges between issues of ecological quality, health/wellbeing and sustainability.

Current research interests

My research centres on the relationship between people and nature, a relationship conceptualised as bi-directional or socio-ecological, whereby nature does not merely 'serve' people but people can also 'serve' nature. I specialise in theoretically-grounded applied research using a combination of research designs (for example, quasi-experimental) and methods (qualitative and quantitative; objective) to focus on two research areas.

Understanding, designing and evaluating ways to promote sustainable behaviour

Addressing global environmental problems such as climate change or loss of biodiversity necessitates engagement from all levels of society. Finding ways to meaningfully involve individual citizens in seeking and implementing appropriate and sustainable solutions in their day-to-day lives, and more broadly, has been a long standing research interest.

'Good' health / wellbeing benefits from interaction with the natural environment

The intuitive sense that time in nature is good for human wellbeing has a growing body of empirical evidence and is increasingly of policy interest worldwide. Yet reliable, valid measures remain needed as does a firmer understanding of the less tangible dimensions of wellbeing, for example, spiritual or 'connection to nature'. Similarly, there is much to learn about the development of 'nature interventions' that successfully engage people with nature. These interests are being pursued through research on the motivations for use of and wellbeing benefits derived from different environmental settings, including biodiverse; and developing insight into and measures of the spiritual experience of and connection to nature amongst different land managers (for example, farmers, gardeners).

An ongoing collaboration with the University of Michigan (USA) is developing frameworks for evaluating the wellbeing effects of non-clinical health-focused interventions in nature such as group outdoor walks, forest bathing and health retreats.

Past research

Within the UK, projects have been supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-funded research contracts to investigate psychological benefits of biodiversity (EPSRC grant GR/S2059/1, CityForm consortium), mapping and management of household carbon footprints in urban areas (EPSRC grant EP/F007604/2, 4M consortium), and the feasibility of using wireless technology to promote individual-level energy behaviour change in non-domestic settings (EP/1000259/1, Wi-be consortium; ranked first by panel). Additional funded projects have come through Natural Environment Research Council-Valuing Nature Network, Defra, and Big Lottery Fund (Sustainable Harborough Project).

Research in the United States has identified cognitive barriers to land stewardship, developed a behaviour change activity for a zoo setting, and assessed the impact of work breaks in a natural setting ton hospital nurses’ well-being.

Consultancy research includes survey development and analysis of energy consumption patterns for a large-scale energy reduction trial of 15,000 UK households focused on understanding consumer interaction with different behaviour change interventions to provide feedback on energy use (Ofgem-funded Energy Demand Research Project).

PhD Supervision

Rebecca Bell. Dig for Health: Wellbeing and sustainability through urban community gardening. De Montfort University. Collaborative partners: University of Michigan (USA), Saffron Acres Community Garden, Leicester, UK. Current.

Carl Holland. Greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies: attitudinal and social network influences on employee acceptability. Collaborative partner: De Montfort University’s Sustainable Development Committee. Current.

Ruth Kelly. Electrochromic glazing: User experience in a daylit office. De Montfort University. Collaborative partners: Loughborough University, Sangobain. Current.

Melissa Marselle. Growing resilience through interaction with nature. De Montfort University. Collaborative partners: University of Michigan (USA), Natural England, UK. Current.

Richard Snape. Household behaviour and learning of electricity consumption in the context of a smart grid. De Montfort University. Current.

Jill Fisher. Promoting low carbon lifestyles: addressing information needs through small group participation. De Montfort University. Awarded 2013.

Thomas White. Attitudes towards climate change: Knowledge structure and the role of interventions in attitude change. De Montfort University. Awarded 2011.

Caroline Wilson. The role of communication in encouraging sustainable behaviour. De Montfort University. Awarded 2011.

Andrew Wallace. Reducing carbon emissions by households: the effect of footprinting and personal carbon allowances. De Montfort University. Awarded 2009.

Claudia Bernardini. Urban sustainability: the role of place identity and environmental representation in the relationship between people and nature. De Montfort University. Awarded 2007.

Bibliography

  • Marselle, M.R.; Stadler, J.; Korn, H.; Irvine, K.N.; Bonn, A. (eds.) (2019) Biodiversity, health and climate change., Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 481pp.
  • Marselle, M.R.; Martens, D.; Dallimer, M.; Irvine, K.N. (2019) Review of the mental health and well-being benefits of biodiversity., In: Marselle, M., Stadler, J., Korn, H., Irvine, K.N. & Bonn, A. (eds.). Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, Chapter 9, pp175-211.
  • Irvine, K.N.; Hoesly, D.; Bell-Williams, R.; Warber, S.L. (2019) Spiritual wellbeing and biodiversity., In: Marselle, M., Stadler, J., Korn, H., Irvine, K.N. & Bonn, A. (eds.). Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. Chapter,10, pp213-247.
  • Roberts, D.; Torrance, L.; Stirton, G.; Britton, A.J.; Craig, C.; Kyle, C-A.; Abel, C.; Macaulay, C.; Fielding, D.; Watson, H.; Pohle, I.; Robertson, J.; Maxwell, J.; Irvine, K.; Sutherland, L-A.; Dawson, L.A.; Shepherd, L.; Miller, P.; Ellis, R.; Richards, S.; Blok, V.; Hackett, C.; Kettle, H. (2018) Women in Science., The James Hutton Institute, 25pp.
  • Warber, S.L.; Irvine, K.N.; Devine-Wright P.; Gaston, K.J. (2013) Modelling wellbeing and the relationship between individuals and their environments., In: Coles, R. & Millman, Z. (eds.). Landscape, Well-being and Environment. Routledge, New York, USA, Chapter 2, pp20-27.

  • Castellazzi, M.; Aalders I.; Irvine K.N. (2021) Mapping aesthetics in Scotland,, RESAS 1.4.1bvi Cultural Ecosystem Services Indicators and Mapping - Deliverable D8, Working Paper. SEFARI Website on Mapping Aesthetics in Scotland Based on 10 metrics.
  • Miller, D.R.; Irvine, K.N.; Cooksley, S.; Baird, E.; Barr, J.; Bestwick, C.; Brierton, J.; Cameron, E.; Dawson, L.A.; Ford, A.; Forrest, E.; Hearns, D.; Hume, J.; MacDonald, D.; Nisbet, W.; Owen, R. (2020) Long-term vision for rural areas: contribution from 20 science-society-policy platforms: Map discussion paper - Rural Scotland and River Dee catchment., SHERPA UK Multi-Actor Platform Discussion Paper, H2020 Sustainable Hub to Engage into Rural Policies with Actors Project (SHERPA), 37pp.
  • Irvine, K.N.; Msika, J.; Dinnie, E.; Craig, T.; Fischer, A.; Hague, A.; Rajagopalan, D.; Roberts, M.; Wilson, R. (2020) Climate change engagement: assessing the impacts of the Climate Challenge Fund., ClimateXChange Report, 164pp.
  • Conniff, A.; Fisher, D.; Herrett, S.; Irvine, K.N. (2019) Favourite places in and around Girvan, Scotland., Report from a Public Mapping Activity: Favourite Places In and Around Girvan, Scotland. Girvan, Scotland, 25-26 October 2019.
  • Kleeschulte, S.; Carrao, H.; Gregor, M.; Loehnertz, M.; Ayanu, Y.; Kleeschulte, I.; Fons, J.; Ubach, R.; Milego, R.; Weber, R.; Nilsson, K.; Turunen, E.; Nordregio, S.; Irvine, K.N.; Maxwell, J.; Kuhfuss, L.; Faccioli, M.; Blanco, G.G.; Garcia, I. (2018) GRETA - Green infrastructure: Enhancing biodiversity and ecosysTem services for territorial development., Inception Report, Version 05/02/2018, ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme, 37pp.
  • Miller, D.R.; Aalders, I.H.; Irvine, K.A.; Iragui, U.; Astrain, C.; Zabalza, S.; Schwarz, G. (2018) UNISECO Risk Register: D1.2., Contract Deliverable to European Commission for UNISECO project, Deliverable 1.2, Risk Register.
  • 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.
  • Irvine, K.N.; Conniff, A.; Aalders, I.H. (2018) Touch table mapping and photo activities: Methods for capturing cultural ecosystem services., RESAS RD1.4.1bvi Cultural Ecosystem Services Indicators and Mapping, Deliverable D4 Working Paper, 31 March 2018, 16pp.
  • Irvine, K.I.; Conniff, A.; Aalders, I.H. (2017) Report of the stakeholder meeting August 2016 (KE1)., Internal Report for RESAS 1.4.1bvi.
  • Irvine, K.I.; Conniff, A.; Aalders, I.H. (2017) Social science methods for investigation of spiritual and emblematic cultural ecosystem services., RESAS RD1.4.1bvi Deliverable D2: Social Science Methods Internal Report.
  • Conniff, A.; Irvine, K.N. (2016) Communicating climate change with visualisation tools: a guide., ClimateXChange Report, May 2016
  • Msika, J.; Irvine, K.N. (2016) Mapping the community sector in the Aberdeen region., The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, on behalf of Climate X Change.
  • Scott, B.E.; Irvine, K.N.; Byg, A.; Gubbins, M.; Kafas, A.; Kenter, J.; MacDonald, A.; Murray, R.; Potts, T.; Slater, A.M.; Tweddle, J.F.; Wright, K.; Davies, I.M. (2016) The cooperative participatory evaluation of renewable technologies on ecosystem services (CORPORATES)., Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Report, Volume 7, No.1. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, 84pp.
  • Fisher, J.; Gammon, R.; Irvine, K.N. (2015) My electric avenue (I2EV). SDRC 9.6 - An assessment of the public acceptance of demand side response of EV charging using esprit., My Electric Avenue (I2EV) Project - SSET205. SDRC 9.6: Public Acceptance of Esprit. Final Issue to EA Technology, No.2., 20 October 2015.
  • Kenter, J.O.; Reed, M.S.; Irvine, K.N.; O'Brien, E.; Brady, E.; Bryce, R.; Christie, M.; Church, A.; Cooper, N.; Davies, A.; Evely, A.; Everard, M.; Fazey, I.; Hockley, N.; Jobstvogt, N.; Molloy, C.; Orchard-Webb, J.; Ravenscroft, N.; Ryan, M.; Watson, V. (2014) UK national ecosystem assessment follow-on. Work package report 6: Shared, plural and cultural values of ecosystems., UNEP-WCMC, LWEC, UK.
  • 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.
  • Kenter, J.O.; Bryce, R.; Davies, A.; Jobstvogt, N.; Watson, V.; Ranger, S.; Solandt, J.L.; Duncan, C.; Christie, M.; Crump, H.; Irvine, K.N.; Pinard, M.; Reed, M.S. (2013) The value of potential marine protected areas in the UK to divers and sea anglers., UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, July 2013.

Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
PhD Student
nia.gray-wannell@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Nia graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2011 with a Masters in Chemistry with Industrial Experience, as part of her degree Nia spent one year working in the James Hutton Institute conducting work on PLFAs using GC-C-IRMS. Nia’s masters dissertation was focused on carbon nanotube research and was entitled “Functionalisation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with ethylenediamine”.

 

Current research interests

PhD Studentship

Surface Chemistry of Kaolin Clay Minerals and the Prediction of Soil Adsorption Properties

Past research

Nia’s work involved both commercial and research projects employing the technique of X-Ray Powder Diffraction.

Bibliography

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Science
Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Science
deb.roberts@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Professor Deborah Roberts is Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Science. She holds an Honorary Chair in the Business School, University of Aberdeen. Her research experience spans agricultural economics and regional science and she has undertaken work for a wide range of funding bodies including the European Commission, DEFRA, ESRC, the Scottish Government, Forestry Commission, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Current research interests

Deb has research interests in a number of inter-related areas. First, in relation to rural and regional development she focuses on understanding how and why rural economies are unique, the key drivers for change, and reasons for regional disparities. Second, in relation to the policy, she has focussed on modelling the economy-wide impacts of changes in farm, forestry and structural policies using social accounting methods and general equilibrium models. She has also carried research at the micro-level looking at farm household behaviour and the dynamics of fuel poverty. Increasingly her work has considered the importance of allowing for spatial effects and interdependencies in understanding rural markets including, for example, the spatial pattern of farm household transactions, and links between rural and urban housing markets arising from commuting and counterurbanisation.

Ongoing and recent projects

Bibliography

  • Roberts, D.; Torrance, L.; Stirton, G.; Britton, A.J.; Craig, C.; Kyle, C-A.; Abel, C.; Macaulay, C.; Fielding, D.; Watson, H.; Pohle, I.; Robertson, J.; Maxwell, J.; Irvine, K.; Sutherland, L-A.; Dawson, L.A.; Shepherd, L.; Miller, P.; Ellis, R.; Richards, S.; Blok, V.; Hackett, C.; Kettle, H. (2018) Women in Science., The James Hutton Institute, 25pp.

  • Cook, P.; Booth, J.; Roberts, D.; Hopkins, J.; Slee, B.; Grieve, J. (2016) The land based sector in NE Scotland: facing the future (Summary and Main reports)., Report for Aberdeenshire Council, March 2016.
  • Melo, P.C.; Abdul-Salam, Y.; Roberts, D.; Gilbert, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Cohen, L.; Sebastien, M.; Gomez Y Paloma, S. (2015) Income elasticities of food demand in Africa: a meta-analysis., JRC Technical Report, EUR 27650 EN, Publications Office of the European Union.
  • 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.
  • Roberts, D.; Thomson, K.; Dinnie, L.; Brown, K.; Martin-Ortega, J.; McKee, A.; Prager, K.; Pages, M.; Towers, W.; Munoz-Rojas, J.; Slee, B. (2013) Improving implementationn and increasing uptake of measures to improve water quality in Scotland: key messages for informing policy makers., Scottish Government Land Reform Review Group (LRRG): Call for Evidence - Submission on behalf of the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 11 January 2013.

Administration
Administration
Scientific Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer
scot.ramsay@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

My research interests span several areas of animal ecology and have included population ecology, nutritional constraints on reproduction and fitness and other interactions between animals and their environment. Previous studies have involved a range of species from mammals and birds to reptiles and amphibians. I do not, however, currently have significant active research input to the Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme (SRP).

Bibliography

  • Ramsay, S.; Irvine, J.; Perez-Barberia, J.; Goddard, P.; Armstrong, H. (2016) Effective use of larder data for sustainable deer management., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.) Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 3, pp8-9.

  • Mitchell, R.J.; Broome, A.; Harmer, R.; Beaton, J.K.; Bellamy, P.E.; Brooker, R.W.; Duncan, R.; Ellis, C.J.; Hester, A.J.; Hodgetts, N.G.; Iason, G.R.; Littlewood, N.A.; Mackinnon, M.; Pakeman, R.J.; Pozsgai, G.; Ramsey S.; Riach, D.; Stockan, J. A.; Taylor, A.F.S.; Woodward, S. (2014) Assessing and addressing the impacts of ash dieback on UK woodlands and trees of conservation importance (Phase 2)., Natural England Report.
  • Eastwood, A.; Nijnik, M.; Brooker, R.; Pakeman, R.J.; Artz, R.R.E.; Norton, L.; Ross, L.; Bullock, J.; Albon, S.; Vellinga, N.; Fielding, D.; Irvine, R.J.; Ramsay, S.; Cooksley, S. (2013) Nature conservation and ecosystem service delivery., Joint Nature Conservancy Council, Contract C12-0170-0635.
  • Newey, S.J.; Potts, J.; Baines, D.; Castillo, U.; Duncan, M.; Harrison, A.; Ramsay, S.; Thirgood, S.J.; Iason, G.R. (2011) Development of a reliable method for estimating mountain hare numbers., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No.444.
  • Newey, S.J.; Potts, J.M.; Iason, G.R.; Baines, D.; Harrison, A.; Ramsay, S.; Duncan, M.; Castillo, U.; Thirgood, S.J. (2009) Development of a reliable method for estimating mountain hare numbers., Scottish Natural Heritage Interim Report.
  • Ramsay, S.L. (2008) Assessment of tick (Ixodes ricinus) burdens on red deer (Cervus elaphus) involved in trials of herbal food supplement., Confidential report to Medlock and Medlock.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Research Scientist-Human & Ecological Risk Assesment
mads.troldborg@hutton.ac.uk
+44(0)1224 395 373 (direct)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Bibliography

  • Overheu, N.D.; Troldborg, M.; Tuxen, N.; Flyvbjerg, J.; Ostergaard, H.; Jensen, C.B.; Binning, P.J.; Bjerg, P.L. (2010) Risk-based prioritisation of point sources through assessment of the impact on a water supply., In: Schirmer, M., Hoehn, E. and Vogt, T. (eds.). GQ10: Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World. IAHS Publication, Volume 342, pp383-386.
  • Troldborg, M.; Nowak, W.; Binning, P.J.; Bjerg, P.L.; Helmig, R. (2009) Uncertainty of mass discharge estimates from contaminated sites using a fully Baysian framework., In: Wang, Y.X.; Ge, S.; Hill, M.C. and Zheng, C.M. (eds.), Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling: Managing Groundwater and the Environment. IAHS Publication, Volume 341, pp46-50.

Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Flood Risk Management Scientist
mark.wilkinson@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Bibliography

Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Molecular Microbiologist Metagenomics
thomas.freitag@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1224 395326

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

My general research interests are the relationships between biogeochemical cycling and microbial processes. I specialize in the molecular analysis of microbial DNA signatures (abundance and phylogeny) and their functional activity (mRNA expression) within soil and sediment ecosystems.  

Recent projects focus on the microbial processes and sources of respired carbon contributing to soil COemissions. In peatlands the contribution of CO2 produced by CH4 oxidising methanotrophs to total flux rates is largely unknown and may constitute a significant part of total soil respiration.

An other example of uncertainty in soil CO2 budget calculations is that of ‘priming’,

whereby inputs of labile C to soil from plants result in elevated rates of microbial mineralisation of existing soil organic matter (SOM). It is assumed that priming effects are mediated by the composition of soil microbial communities and we are attempting to demonstrate pathways of labile and SOM C-flux through components of these communities. 

I also have a long standing interest in the relationships and feed-back mechanisms between microbial functional and phylogenetic biodiversity and their ecological drivers.  We are currently analysing the existing NSIS II (national soils inventory of Scotland) DNA archive to investigate microbial habitat / community relationships on a national landscape scale.

Most recently I have developed interests in the application of comparative metagenomic and metatranscriptomic second generation sequencing approaches to investigate changes in microbial community metabolic capacity and pathways under environmental change scenarios. These approaches have been identified as most promising for understanding the regulation of microbial activities in response to environmental drivers and defined manipulations.

I collaborate with partners at the University of Western Australia as well as the Universities of Barcelona, Aberdeen and Glasgow. I am a review board member for Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology and a research associate of the University of Aberdeen and contribute to the “Marine Benthic Ecology” and “Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology” modules of the Masters course.

Past research

  • The mycorrhizal hyphosphere: a key driver of biogeochemical cycles?
  • BBSRC funded, 2010 – 2011, Universites of Aberdeen, York and Warwick, with Prof. E. Baggs, Prof. J.I. Prosser, Dr. A. Hodge, Dr. G. Bending.  
  • Links between methane flux and in situ transcriptional activities of methanogenic archaea and methane oxidising bacteria in peat soil. NERC funded, 2008-2009. Universities of Aberdeen and York, with Prof. J.I. Prosser & Prof. P. Ineson.
  • Development of a whole genome DNA microarray and analysis of nitrifier transcriptomic response to pH dependent ammonia availability. NERC funded, 2005-2007. Universities of Aberdeen and Newcastle, with Prof. J.I. Prosser & I. Head.
  • Impact of nitrogen fertiliser management regimes on nitrifier diversity and nitrification kinetics in agricultural grassland soils. BBSRC funded, 2002-2004, University of Aberdeen & IGER, North Wyke with Prof. J.I. Prosser & Dr. C. Clegg.
  • Development of molecular techniques for the detection of novel functional genes in unculturable microorganisms. Industry funded (NCIMB), 2002, University of Aberdeen, with Prof. J.I. Prosser.
  • Molecular analysis of nitrifier diversity and microbial recycling processes in anoxic marine sediments. Leverhulme Trust, 2000-2001, Universities of Aberdeen & Leeds and FRS Aberdeen, with Prof. J.I. Prosser, Dr. I. Davies & Dr. R. Mortimer.

Bibliography

  • Dawson, L.A.; Miller, D.R.; Freitag, T.; Brewer, M.; Robinson, L.; Ross, J. (2014) MiSAFE project mid term review report., Mid-Term Report to the EU Review Panel for the MiSAFE Project. Uploaded to the EU website.
  • Miller, D.R.; Dawson, L.A.; Morrice, J.; Ross, J.; Freitag, T.; Robinson, L. (2013) Knowledge exchange and dissemination strategy., Deliverable D7.1 (Knowledge Exchange Strategy), EU MiSAFE Project.
  • 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.

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
PhD Student
kirsty.holstead@hutton.ac.uk or kh38@st-andrews.ac.uk

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

My work expands a number of themes, many of which are interdisciplinary including:

  • Water and flood management including natural flood management
  • Transition to a low carbon society, including the role of grassroots initiatives
  • Natural resource governance
  • Community renewable energy production 
  • Land management and agriculture

In all these areas I use qualitative and mixed methods, with a particular interest in participatory methods. I am a trained and experienced facilitator. 

Past research projects:

  • EU FP7 FarmPath
  • Scottish Government RESAS Theme 1 Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: Ecosystem Approach Review and WP1.2. Assessment of monetary and non-monetary values of ecosystem services and transferability.
  • In 2013/2014 I was a facilitator for the Ecosystem Approach Working Group (EAWG), as part of the Scottish Government’s research on ecosystem services. The main role of the EAWG is to facilitate research partnerships, knowledge exchange and collaboration between researchers, government agencies, NGOs and policy makers working in the area of natural resource management and ecosystem services.
  • Scottish Government RESAS Theme 3 - 3.6 Understanding land managers’ attitudes and behaviour towards the management of environmental assets and responding to climate change

Bibliography

  • Martin-Ortega, J.; Jorda-Capdevilla, D.; Glenk, K.; Holstead, K.L. (2015) What defines ecosystem services-based approaches?, In: Martin-Ortega, J., Ferrier, R.C., Gordon, I.J. & Khan, S. (eds.). Water Ecosystem Services: A Global Perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Chapter 2, pp3-13.

Community Ecology Staff (Research Page)

The Group’s staff members contribute a wide range of skills to the projects on which they work, including a diverse range of taxonomic expertise and data analysis skills. They have experience of working from mountain tops, t ... Read more

Soil forensics (Research Page)

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A Low Carbon Pathway for the Energy Industry (News)

Understanding the drivers and barriers to a low carbon future is the focus of a seminar taking place in Aberdeen next week.  ‘A Low Carbon Pathway for the Energy Industry’ has been organised as part of the Low C ... Read more

Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Root Physiologist / Biochemist
eric.paterson@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

The research group has recently developed novel methodologies for continuous, steady-state 13CO2-labelling of plants that enable quantification of plant-derived C-fluxes to soil and to the various components of the soil biota (e.g. via compound-specific 13C-analysis of PLFA biomarkers). A key advantage of the continuous labelling approach is that isotopic mass balance can be applied to quantify turnover of soil organic matter in intact systems (i.e. including plants), such that the biological controls of soil organic matter mineralisation can be studied. A current research priority of the group is to investigate the interactions between plant-derived C-fluxes to soil and microbially mediated turnover of native soil organic matter. These interactions are being studied in the contexts of:

  1. the responses of soils to land use and environmental change (e.g. potential feedbacks to GHG-mediated climate forcing), and
  2. the sustainable productivity of agricultural systems (e.g. understanding the controls of productivity in low-input systems and optimising the use of organic amendments as fertiliser replacements).

 

Bibliography

  • Paterson, E.; Kemp, J.S.; Gammack, S.M.; FitzPatrick, .A.; Cresser, M.S.; Mullins, C.E.; Killham, K. (1993) The movemnet of genetically modified bacteria through soil influence of soil type., Biology and Fertility of Soils, 15, 308-314.
  • Kemp, J.S.; Paterson, E.; Gammack, S.M.; Killham, K.; Cresser, M.S. (1992) Leaching of genetically modified Pseudomonas fluorescens through organic soils influence of temperature, soil pH, and roots., Biology and Fertility of Soils, 13, 218-224.

  • Paterson, E.; Mwafulirwa, L. (2021) Root-soil-microbe interactions mediating nutrient fluxes in the rhizosphere., In: Gupta, W.S.R. & Sharma, A.K. (eds.). Rhizosphere Biology: Interactions between Microbes and Plants. Springer, Singapore, pp75-91.
  • Paterson, E. (2013) The use of stable isotope labelling and compound-specific analysis of microbial phospholipid fatty acids to quantify the influences of rhizodeposition on microbial community structure and function., In: de Bruijn, F.J. (ed.). Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey. Volume 1, pp141-148.
  • Balesdent, J.; Ciavatta, C.; Dennis, P.; Finlay, R.; Gessa, C.E.; Gioacchini, P.; Hacin, J.; Hodge, A.; Jones, D.; Killham, K.; Kuzyakov, Y.; Lecomte, A.; Minchin, P.E.H.; Nguyen, C.; Paterson, E.; Robin, C.; Schweizer, P.; Standing, D. (2007) Element cycling and organic matter turnover., In: Luster, J.F.R. (ed.). Handbook of Methods Used in Rhizosphere Research. Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, 333-359. ISBN: 3-905621-35-5
  • Paterson, E.; Rattray, E.A.S.; Killham, K. (1995) Rhizosphere ecophysiology., The Encyclopaedia of Environmental Biology, 3, pp237-245. Academic Press, New York.

  • Brooker, R.; Paterson E.; Glendell, M.; Ellis, C.; Eastwood, A.; Fraser, F.; Wilkinson, M.; Skuce, P.; Macleod, C.; Carvalho, L.; Fischer, A.; Comerford, D.; Holland, J.; Vinten, A.J.A.; McVittie, A. (2017) Report on natural assets theme science day, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 2 October 2017., Theme 1 Web pages, 6pp.
  • Owen, J.; Paterson, E. (2012) Preliminary report on the suitability of `Struvite? as a soil conditioner/fertiliser to sustain the growth of barley and ryegrass., Report for William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd.
  • Patersaon, E.; Owen, J. (2012) Report on chemical analysis and seed germination trials on soil samples from prospective football pitch., Report for Raeburn Drilling
  • Paterson, E.; Owen, J. (2011) Report on the analysis of crushed granite sample for elemental concentration, aqueous extractable elements, and C and N, Total C and N, extractable nitrate, loss on ignition, particle size distribution and ecotoxicity., Report for Cloburn Quarry Company Ltd.
  • Paterson, E.; Campbell, C.D.; Coull, M.C.; Shand, C.A. (2011) Geochemical atlas for Scottish topsoils., The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, 43pp.ISBN 978-0-902701-007
  • Paterson, E. (2010) Copper in soils: potential impacts of distillery co-product applications to land., Report for Helius Energy PLC.
  • Owen, J.; Paterson, E. (2010) Report on drill cuttings for leachable and total elemental composition, particle size distribution and initial biological testing., Report for Chevron Energy Technology Company.
  • Paterson, E. (2009) Pot trials of soil conditioner formulations., Report for Helius Energy plc.

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Director of International Land Use Study Centre
lee-ann.sutherland@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Lee-Ann Sutherland Director of Hutton's new flagship International Land Use Study Centre. The new centre reflects the The James Hutton Institute's a vision for inclusive, open science that engages the public, stakeholder groups and scientists with a wide range of expertise in tackling the urgent problems of our time: climate change, food and water security, biodiversity preservation and One Health.

Current research interests

  • PLAID:  Peer to Peer Learning:  Accessing Innovation through Demonstration.  European Commission funded H2020 project. (2017-2019)
  • Women in Farming and the Agriculture Sector.  Scottish Government. (2016-2017)
  • SALSA:  Small farms, small food businesses and food security.  European Commission-funded H2020 project (2016-2020).

Past research

  • EIP Agri Focus Group: New entrants to farming.  Lessons to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.  (2015-2016)
  • PRO AKIS:  Prospects for Farmers' Support: Advisory Services in European AKIS (2012-2015).  EC FP7 project. (proakis.hutton.ac.uk)
  • FarmPath: Farming Transitions: Pathways towards regional sustainability of agriculture in Europe (2011 to 2014). EC FP7 project. (farmpath.hutton.ac.uk).
  • GILDED: Governance, Infrastructure, Lifestyle Dynamics and Energy Demand: European Post-Carbon Communities: EC Framework 7 Project (2008 to 2012).
  • RELU SCALE: Rural Economy and Land Use Programme project – The Effects of Scale in Organic Agriculture (2006 to 2010).

Bibliography

  • Small, L.A. (2005) The influence of "family" on agrarian structure: revisiting the family farm debate in Bulgaria and Southern Russia., Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 36, 497-503.
  • Small, L.A. (2004) The opportunity of subsistence-style agriculture: A livelihoods perspective on agrarian change in Central and Eastern Europe., Land-Berichte, 7, 38-57.(In German)
  • Small, L.A. (2003) The opportunity of subsistence-style agriculture: A livelihoods perspective on agrarian change in Central and Eastern Europe., Eastern European Countryside, October, pp45-62.
  • Small, L.A. (2002) Social capital for development: What does it mean when there isn't any?, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 13, 7-25.

  • Burton, R.; Forney, J.; Stock, P.; Sutherland, L-A. (2020) The good farmer. Culture and identity in food and agriculture., Routledge, London, 196pp.
  • Roberts, D.; Torrance, L.; Stirton, G.; Britton, A.J.; Craig, C.; Kyle, C-A.; Abel, C.; Macaulay, C.; Fielding, D.; Watson, H.; Pohle, I.; Robertson, J.; Maxwell, J.; Irvine, K.; Sutherland, L-A.; Dawson, L.A.; Shepherd, L.; Miller, P.; Ellis, R.; Richards, S.; Blok, V.; Hackett, C.; Kettle, H. (2018) Women in Science., The James Hutton Institute, 25pp.
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Darnhofer, I.; Wilson, G.A.; Zagata, L. (2015) Transition pathways towards sustainability in agriculture: case studies from Europe., In: Sutherland, L.-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 1-14, ppxiii-229.
  • Darnhofer, I.; Sutherland, L.A.; Pinto-Correia, T. (2015) Conceptual insights derived from case studies on 'emerging transitions' in farming., In: Sutherland, L.-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 13, pp189-204.
  • Sutherland, L.-A.; Wilson, G.A.; Zagata, L. (2015) Introduction., In: Sutherland, L-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 1, pp1-16.
  • Karanikolas, P.; Viahos, G.; Sutherland, L.-A. (2015) Utilising the multi-level perspective in empirical field research: methodological considerations., In: Sutherland, L-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 4, pp51-66.
  • Sutherland, L. A.; Zagata, L.; Wilson, G. (2015) Conclusions., In: Sutherland, L-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 14, pp205-214.
  • Pinto-Correia, T.; Gonzalez, C.; Sutherland, L.-A.; Peneva, M. (2015) Lifestyle farming: countryside consumption and transition towards new farming models., In: Sutherland, L-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 5, pp67-82.
  • Sutherland, L.-A.; Peter, S.; Zagata, L. (2015) On-farm renewable energy: a "classic case" of technological transition., In: Sutherland, L-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 9, pp127-142.

PhD Student

  • Senna Middelveld (2012+) A Sociology of Farm-Level Animal Disease Awareness, Knowledge and Practices. Department of Sociology, University of Aberdeen

Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Honorary Associate
charlie.shand@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Dr Shand is a currently a Honorary Associate in the Soil Group at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen.

Current research interests

He is involved in assessing the impact of land use change on soil functions and the assessment of the phosphorus status of Scottish soils in relation to the potential for loss of P from soils to the aquatic environment. With colleagues from the Institute and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences he is involved in developing micronutrient management strategies in organic systems and how to utilise local and site specific resources for sustainable crop and animal production.

Bibliography

  • Cheshire, M.V., Shand, C.A., Wood, K.A., Smith, S. and Coutts, G. (1998) Factors controlling the movement of radiocasium in organic soils., In: Energy and the Environment. Geochemistry of Fossil, Nuclear and Renewable Resources (ed. K. Nicholson). MacGregor Science, pp141-152.

  • Shand, C.A.; Miller, A. (2014) Report from discussion on "Closed Loop Systems"., Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Innovation (SASI), a NERC-Royal Society of Chemistry Industry Exchange Event, London, 31 March-1 April 2014.
  • Shand, C.A. (2012) Project 2. Closed loop systems for recovering nutrients from waste., In: Securing Soils for Sustainable Agriculture: a science led strategy, Royal Society of Chemistry, pp25-26.
  • Sinclair A. H.; Crooks, W.; Edwards, A.C.; Lumsdon, D.G.; Coull, M.C.; Shand, C.A. (2012) Assessing the potential risks to water quality from phosphate leaching., SEPA Contract Number R11123STA, September 2012, pp80.
  • Evans, T.; Stewart, D.; Shand, C.A.; Tibbett, M. (2012) A science-led strategy for soil security and sustainable agriculture (Project 2)., In: A Science-Led Strategy for Soil Security and Sustainable Agriculture. From "Optimising Soil Chemistry for Agriculture and Resource Efficiency (OSCAR)" - Workshop held at the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 28-29 November 2011.
  • Paterson, E.; Campbell, C.D.; Coull, M.C.; Shand, C.A. (2011) Geochemical atlas for Scottish topsoils., The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, 43pp.ISBN 978-0-902701-007
  • Shand, C.A.; Cheshire, M.V. (1999) Databases and Reports - A deliverable for the REDUP Research Project., EC Contract No. IC15-CT96-0212. On Compact Disc. Produced by G. Rauret, M.Vida, P. Pardo, A. Rigol, M. Comps and T. Sauras. University of Barcelona.
  • Shand, C.A., Rauret, G., Vidal, M., Rigol, A. and Cramps, M. (1999) The reduction of 137Cs and 90Sr uptake by grasses in natural meadows (REDUP). Final Report 1st February 1997-31st July 1999., Report to EC.
  • Shand, C.A.; Cheshire, M.V. (1999) The reduction of 137Cs and 90Sr uptake by grasses in natural meadows (REDUP)., European Commission Contract No. IC15-CT96-0212. Second Twelve Monthly Progress Report.
  • Shand, C.A.; Cheshire, M.V. (1999) Agricultural practices as restoration strategy : 1997 experiments. A deliverable for the REDUP Research Project., European Commission Contract No. IC15-CT96-0212.
  • Shand, C.A.; Cheshire, M.V. (1999) Characterisation of soils. A deliverable for the REDUP Research Project., European Commission Contract No. IC15-CT96-0212.
  • Shand, C.A. (1999) REDUP Contract No. ERBIC 15 CT960212, Progress Report 01 March 1998 to 28 February 1999., Submitted to Co-ordinator for purpose of writing Annual/Final report.
  • Shand, C.A.; Cheshire, M.V. (1998) The reduction of 137Cs and 90Sr uptake by grasses in natural meadows (REDUP). Progress report: 1 February 1997 - 31 January 1998., European Commission Contract No. IC15-CT96-0212. First Twelve Monthly Progress Report.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Honorary Associate
laura.poggio@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

The major focus is the implications of soil and climate interactions for adaptation to climate change. I am working on the assessment of vulnerability of forest habitat networks to direct and indirect climate impacts, trade-offs between land uses, and on mapping spatio-temporal relationships between ground data and remote sensing-derived information.

Bibliography

  • 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.; 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.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Rhind, S.M.; Zhang, Z.L.; Poggio, L.; Kyle, C.E.; Mayes, R.W.; Aalders, I.H.; Osprey, M.; Ross, J.; Cuthbert, A. (2012) Linking distribution of soil PaHs to location as a forensic tool., In: Morrison, R.D. & O'Sullivan, G. (eds.). Environmental Forensics: Proceedings of the 2011 INEF Conference. Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing, Cambridge, pp199-205.
  • 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
  • Poggio, L.; Soille, P. (2009) Land cover detection with unsupervised clustering and hierarchical partitioning., In: Locarek-Junge, H. & Weihs, C. (eds.). Classification as a Tool for Research, Proceedings 11th IFCS Biennial Conference & 33rd Annual Conference, Gesellschaft fur Klassifikation E.V., Dresden, 13-18 March 2009. Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization, Springer, Berlin, pp455-462.

  • 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.
  • Williamson, J.; Morton, D.; Artz, R.R.E.; Burden, A.; Rowland, C.; Tornero, L.; O?Neill, A.; Poggio, L.; Khomik, M.; Donnelly, D.; Evans, C.D. (2018) The role of earth observation in an integrated framework for assessing peatland habitat condition and its impact on greenhouse gas accounting., Final Report to Defra, Project number MI07.
  • 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.
  • Artz, R.R.E.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Poggio, L.; Donnelly, D.; Aitkenhead, M.J. (2017) Comparison of remote sensing approaches for detection of peatland drainage in Scotland., Report for CxC website.
  • 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.
  • Chapman, S.J.; Artz, R.R.E.; Poggio, L. (2015) Determination of organic carbon stocks in blanket peat soils in different condition - assessment of peat condition., Final Project Report to SEPA (TT1401).
  • 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.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Black, H.I.J.; Squire, G.; McLeod, K.; Hastings, E.; Troldborg, M.; Aalders, I.; Towers, W.; Lilly, A.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Baggaley, N.J. (2014) A review of ecosystem service mapping within Scottish Government RESAS funded research., Report for Scottish Government.
  • Brooker, R.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.; Dunn, S.M.; Matthews, K.B.; Poggio, L.; Sample, J.; Miller, D. (2012) The water supply/demand balance and climate change., Summary Report, Centre of Expertise for Water (CREW).
  • Brown, I.; Dunn, S.M.; Matthews, K.B.; Poggio, L.; Sample, J.; Miller, D. (2012) Mapping of water supply-demand deficits with climate change in Scotland: land use implications., Technical Report, Centre of Expertise for Water (CREW).
  • 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.

Cell and Molecular Sciences
Cell and Molecular Sciences
Plant Molecular Geneticist
Isabelle.Colas@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Dr Isabelle Colas is a geneticist in the Cell and Molecular Sciences group.

Current research interests

During meiosis, homologous chromosome arms can exchange via the recombination mechanism essential for gene shuffling. It starts by the formation of Double-stranded breaks (DSBs), lesions in the arms of chromosomes which initiate gene conversion and crossing. The frequency and the distribution of the DSBs throughout the genome seem to correlate with the frequency and distribution of meiotic recombination events, but DSBs formations are not random, and seem to appear at very specific region of the genome. In wheat, rye and barley, genetic recombination frequency is high near the telomeres, but rare towards the centromeres while in Arabidopsis the recombination seems to be in the region of low chromatin condensation.

Breeding programmes have the objectives to develop more productive and more stable varieties. Hybridization and selection are frequently employed in plant breeding and the success of introgression of special traits such as disease resistance relies on genetic recombination between the host and alien chromosomes. However, because chiasmata are more frequent towards the telomeres, it implies that a large area of the chromosomes rarely recombines. Therefore, a better understanding of chromosome pairing, synapsis and recombination would enable in creating tools for manipulation of meiosis to improve cereal breeding.

Tinsels I am especially interested in the cross talk between chromosome synapsis and recombination and their effect on chromatin remodelling. We are currently mapping and characterising a collection of 14 desynapctic mutants first described in early 70s (Hernandes-Soriano, 1973). We are also generating transgenics plant for specific genes of interest to elucidate the mechanism of crossing over control in barley in collaboration with various partner (MeioSys) from the meiosis field and the university of Dundee (A. Barakate, C. Halpin). I am also interested how the chromatin landscape might affect recombination hotspot in barley and within its ancestors (collaboration with A. Flavell).

 

Past research

After my university degrees I was determined to work on crop improvement for breeding and make a better food for the future. I started my career in a private company, AGROGENE S.A., specialised in providing molecular markers for breeding program and GMO testing for the worldwide seed market. Supervised by Dr P. Isaac, I was specialised in technical support for our sequencers/analyzer/robot (Applied Biosystems ABI310, 3100, 7700 &7900 and Qiagen robot Q3000) and developing new molecular biology protocols.

I then decided to increase my experience in crop science and started a PhD at the John Innes Centre with Pr G. Moore and P.J. Shaw on the wheat Ph1 locus topic. This is were I developed my main interest in meiosis and the use of cytogenetic techniques to elucidate gene mechanism. I also successfully developed a proteomic approach to study phosphorylation of wheat histone during meiosis and it's affect on chromatin remodelling one of my favourite topic.

Bibliography

  • Arrieta, M.; Colas, I.; Macaulay, M.; Waugh, R.; Ramsay, L. (2020) A modular tray growth system for barley., In: Pradillo M. & Heckmann S. (eds). Plant Meiosis. Methods in Molecular Biology, Humana, New York, Volume 2061, pp367-379.
  • Darrier, B.; Arrieta, M.; Mittmann, S.U.; Sourdille, P.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R.; Colas, I. (2020) Following the formation of synaptonemal complex formation in wheat and barley by high-resolution microscopy., In: Pradillo M. & Heckmann S. (eds). Plant Meiosis. Methods in Molecular Biology, Humana, New York, Volume 2061, pp207-215.
  • Mittmann, S.; Arrieta, M.; Ramsay, L.; Waugh, R.; Colas, I. (2019) Preparation of barley pollen mother cells for confocal and super resolution microscopy., In: Harwood, W.A. (ed.). Barley: Methods and Protocols. Methods Molecular Biology, Volume 1900, Humana Press, New York. Chapter 11, pp167-179.
  • Ramsay, L.; Colas, I.; Waugh, R. (2014) Modulation of meiotic recombination., In: Kumlehn, J. & Stein, N. (eds.). Biotechnological Approaches to Barley Improvement, Part II. Springer, Berlin, Chapter 16, pp311-329.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Land Use System Modeller
mike.rivington@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Mike originally trained and worked as a design engineer before a six year 'career break' in outdoor education and recreation management. He then studied at Edinburgh University gaining a BSc in Ecological Science in 1995 and an MSc in Resource Management in 1999 and following a part-time study whilst employed at the Institute gained his PhD in 2010.

Current research interests

Mike has an interdisciplinary research background that enables the integration of different disciplines to address complex socio-ecological system issues. He is currently working on a diverse reange of projects including:

  • Team leader, “Extreme weather and resilience of Scotland’s rural industries” and “Geospatial Risk Analysis”, integrating crop modelling, climate model uncertainty evaluation, downscaling, agro-meteorological indicators of vulnerability, threat and exposure. Projects include: Spatial cereal modelling: simulating barley for the whole of Scotland at the soil series + 5km weather resolution. Agro-meteorological Indicators: mapping multiple indicators. This work is funded by the Scottish Government's Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS) Environment, Agriculture and Food Strategic Research Portfolio to delivery information and evidence to support policy development.
  • Payment for Ecosystem Services project lead for ClimateXChange, developing PES definitions and evaluation of different mechanisms.
  • Integration Work Package lead on an ESPA (DfID, ESRC, NERC) ‘Alternative carbon investments in ecosystems for poverty alleviation’ (ALTER) project (http://www.espa-alter.org/), responsible for integrated social and biophysical sciences.
  • Developing sustainable crop production systems through the use of crop models to explore climate change and management impacts and options for adaptation.
  • Ecosystem Management, Ecosystem Services and Ecosystem Based Adaptation. Understanding complex socio-ecological systems for sustainability through ecosystem management. The role of biodiversity in ecosystem services, conservation and ecosystem restoration.
  • Inter-disciplinary research and the integration of science into policy and practical application; sustainable land management using land-use systems modelling.
  • Multi-scale Social Metabolism analytical frameworks – EU H2020 Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security (MAGIC) project considering the food-energy-water nexus.  

Past research

His background includes:

  • Experience of land use systems modelling (UK, Italy, Cameroon, Syria).
  • Evaluation of the quality and suitability of multiple data types for use in land use models and consequences of their use in simulation estimate uncertainty.
  • Evaluation of Regional Climate Model projections and development of bias correction methods (to site specific and 5 km resolutions) to reduce data spatial representation uncertainty to improve the utility of projections in the spatial application of land use simulation models.
  • Risk assessments: using climate models and agro-meteorological indicators as tools to research impacts and options for adaptation in agriculture.
  • Evaluation of land capability for agriculture under climate projections.

Bibliography

  • Rivington, M.; King, R.; Duckett, D.; Iannetta, P.P.M.; Benton, T.G.; Burgess, P.J.; Hawes, C.; Wellesley, L.; Polhill, J.G.; Aitkenhead, M.; Lozada-Ellison, L.; Begg, G.; Williams, A.G.; Newton, A.C.; Lorenzo-Arribas, A.; Neilson, R.; Watts, C.; Harris, J.; Loades, K.; Stewart, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G.; Udugbezi, E.; Hannam, J.A.; Keay, C. (2021) UK food and nutrition security during and after the COVID-19 pandemic., Nutrition Bulletin, 46, 88-97.
  • Smith, J; Nayak, D.; Datta, A.; Narkhede, W.N.; Albanito, F.; Balana, B.; Bandyopadhyay, S.K.; Black, H.I.J.; Boke, S.; Brand, A.; Byg, A .; Dinato, M.; Habte, M.; Hallett, P.D.; Lemma, T.; Mekuria, W.; Moges, A.; Muluneh, A.; Novo, P.; Rivington, M.; Tefera, T.; Vanni, E.M.; Yakob, G. Phimister, E. (2020) A systems model describing the impact of organic resource use on farming households in low to middle income countries., Agricultural Systems, 184, Article No. 102895.
  • Rivington, M.; Akoumianaki, I.; Coull, M. (2020) Private water supplies and climate change: the likely impacts of climate change (amount, frequency and distribution of precipitation), and the resilience of private water supplies., CREW Report, CRW2018_05, 86pp.
  • Neilson, R.; Lilly, A.; Aitkenhead, M.; Artz, R.R.E.; Baggaley, N.; Giles, M.E.; Holland, J.; Loades, K.; Ovando Pol, P.; Rivington, M.; Roberts, M.; Yeluripati, J. (2020) Measuring the vulnerability of Scottish soils to a changing climate., ClimateXChange Report, 42pp.
  • Smith, J.; Nayak, D.; Albanito, F.; Balana, B.; Black, H.I.J.; Boke, S.; Brand, A.; Byg, A.; Dinato, M.; Habte, M.; Hallett, P.; Lemma Argaw, T.; Mekuria, W.; Moges, A.; Muluneh, A.; Novo, P.; Rivington, M.; Tefera, T.; Vanni, M.; Yakob, G.; Phimister, E. (2019) Treatment of organic resources before soil incorporation in semi-arid regions improves resilience to El Nino, and increases crop production and economic returns., Environmental Research Letters, 14, Article No. 085004.
  • Cammarano, D.; Hawes, C.; Squire, G.; Holland, J.; Rivington, M.; Murgia, T.; Roggero, P.; Fontana, F.; Casa, R.; Ronga, D. (2019) Rainfall and temperature impacts on barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) yield and malting quality in Scotland., Field Crop Research, 241, Article No. 107559.
  • Langan, C.; Farmer, J.A.; Rivington, M.; Novo, P.; Smith, J. (2019) A wetland ecosystem service assessment tool; Development and application in a tropical peatland in Uganda., Ecological Indicators, 103, 434-445.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Langan, C.; Farmer, J.; Rivington, M.; Smith, J. (2018) Tropical wetland ecosystem service assessments in East Africa; A review of approaches and challenges., Environmental Modelling and Software, 102, 260-273.
  • Smith, J.; Phimister, E.; Hallett, P.; Nayak, D.; Vanni, M.; Albanito, F.; Byg, A.; Novo, P.; Rivington, M.; Black, H.I.J.; Fischer, A.; Yakob, G.; Boke, S.; Habte, M.; Tefera, T.; Moges, A.; Dinato, M.; Lemma, T.; Muluneh, A. (2018) Building Resilience in Ethiopia?s Awassa region to Drought (BREAD)., Report submitted to NERC / DFIF EL Nino Programme, 85pp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.; Kuhfuss, L.; Roberts, M. (2018) The `Payment for Ecosystem Services? approach - relevance to climate change., Draft Report PES for CXC v9 MR , 16 April 2018, 30pp.
  • 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.
  • Getnet, K.; Mekuria, W.; Langan, S.; Rivington, M.; Novo, P.; Black, H.I.J. (2017) Ecosystem-based interventions and farm household welfare in degraded areas: Comparative evidence from Ethiopia., Agricultural Systems, 154, 53-62.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Elston, D.A.; Rivington, M.; Topp, C.F.E.; Muhammed, S.; Potts, J.M.; Butler, A.; Kettle, H.; Baggaley, N.J.; Rees, R.M.; Matthews, R.B. (2015) Stratification of climate projections for efficient estimation of uncertainty and variation using weather-driven models., Climate Research, 66, 1-12.
  • Ewert, F.; Rotter, R.P.; Bindi, M.; Webber, H.; Trnka, M.; Kersebaum, K.C.; Olesen, J.E.; van Ittersum, M.K.; Janssen, S.; Rivington, M.; Semenov, M.A.; Wallach, D.; Porter, J.R.; Stewart, D.; Verhagen, J.; Gaiser, T.; Palosuo, T.; Tao, F.; Nendel, C.; Roggero, P.P.; Bartosova, L.; Asseng, S. (2015) Crop modelling for integrated assessment of risk to food production from climate change., Environmental Modelling and Software, 72, 287-303.
  • Bellocchi, G.; Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.; Acutis, M. (2015) Deliberative processes for comprehensive evaluation of agroecological models. A review., Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 35, 589-605.
  • Harding, A.E.; Rivington, M.; Mineter, M.J.; Tett, S.F.B. (2015) Agro-meteorological indices and climate model uncertainty over the UK., Climatic Change, 128, 113-126.
  • Bailey, R.; Benton, T.G.; Challinor, A.; Elliott, J.; Gustafson, D.; Hiller, B.; Jones, A.; Kent, C.; Lewis, K.; Meacham, T.; Rivington, M.; Tiffin, R.; Wuebbles, D.J. (2015) Extreme weather and resilience of the global food system., In: King, D., Schrag, D., Dadi, Z., Ye, Q & Ghosh, A. Climate Change - A Risk Assessment. Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), University of Cambridge, pp113-119.
  • 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.
  • Wallach, D.; Rivington, M. (2014) A framework for assessing the uncertainty in crop model predictions. D-C4. 1.2., Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security (FACCE MAVSUR) Project Report.
  • Wallach, D.; Mearns, L.; Rivington, M.; Antle, M.J.; Ruane, C.A. (2014) Uncertainty in agricultural impact assessment., In: Hillel, D. & Rosenzweig, C. (eds.). Handbook of Climate Change and Agro-ecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project, Part 1. Imperial College Press, London, Chapter 9, 223-259.
  • Munang, R.; Thiaw, I.; Alverson, K.; Mumba, M.; Liu, J.; Rivington, M. (2013) Climate change and ecosystem-based adaptation: a new pragmatic approach to buffering climate change impacts., Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5, 67-71.
  • Matthews, R.B.; Rivington, M.; Muhammed, S.; Newton, A.C.; Hallett, P.D. (2013) Adapting crops and cropping systems to future climates to ensure food security: the role of crop modelling., Global Food Security, 2, 24-28.
  • Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D.G.; Bellocchi, G.; Russell, G. (2013) Climate change impacts and adaptation scope for agriculture indicated by agro-meteorological metrics., Agricultural Systems, 114, 15-31.
  • Wallach, D.; Rivington, M. (2013) Task C4.1: Development of a common set of methods and protocols for assessing and communicating uncertainties., Joint Programming Initiative for Agriculture, Climate Change, and Food Security (JPI-FACCE) MACSUR Project.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Walthall, C.L.; Hatfield, J.; Backlund, P.; Lengnick, L.; Marshall, E.; Walsh, M.; Adkins, S.; Aillery, M.; Ainsworth, E.A.; Ammann, C.; Anderson, C.J.; Bartomeus, I.; Baumgard, L.H.; Booker, F.; Bradley, B.; Blumenthal, D.M.; Bunce, J.; Burkey, K.; Dabney, S.M.; Delgado, J.A.; Dukes, J.; Funk, A.; Garrett, K.; Glenn, M.; Grantz, D.A.; Goodrich, D.; Hu, S.; Izaurralde, R.C.; Jones, R.A.C.; Kim, S-H.; Leaky, A.D.B.; Lewers, K.; Mader, T.L.; McClung, A.; Morgan, J.; Muth, D.J.; Nearing, M.; Oosterhuis, D.M.; Ort, D.; Parmesan, C.; Pettigrew, W.T.; Polley, W.; Rader, R.; Rice, C.; Rivington, M.; Rosskopf, E.; Salas, W.A.; Sollenberger, L.E.; Srygley, R.; Stockle, C.; Takle, E.S.; Timlin, D.; White, J.W.; Winfree, R.; Wright-Morton, L.; Ziska, L.H. (2012) Climate change and agriculture in the United States: effects and adaptation., USDA Technical Bulletin 1935, Washington, DC. USA, 186pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Mumba, M.; Munang, R. (2010) Ecosystem management: the need to adopt a different approach under a changing climate., World Resources Report 2010, World Resource Institute, 7pp.
  • Munang, R.; Rivington, M.; Takle, E.S.; Mackey, B.; Thiaw, I.; Liu, J. (2010) Climate information and capacity needs for ecosystem management under a changing climate., Procedia Environmental Sciences, 1, 206-227.
  • Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Lui, J.; Thiaw, I.; Kasten, T. (2010) Integrated solutions for biodiversity, climate change and poverty., UNEP Policy Series, Ecosystem Management Policy Brief, No.1.

  • Wallach, D.; Mearns, L.; Rivington, M.; Antle, M.J.; Ruane, C.A. (2014) Uncertainty in agricultural impact assessment., In: Hillel, D. & Rosenzweig, C. (eds.). Handbook of Climate Change and Agro-ecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project, Part 1. Imperial College Press, London, Chapter 9, 223-259.

  • Rivington, M.; Akoumianaki, I.; Coull, M. (2020) Private water supplies and climate change: the likely impacts of climate change (amount, frequency and distribution of precipitation), and the resilience of private water supplies., CREW Report, CRW2018_05, 86pp.
  • Neilson, R.; Lilly, A.; Aitkenhead, M.; Artz, R.R.E.; Baggaley, N.; Giles, M.E.; Holland, J.; Loades, K.; Ovando Pol, P.; Rivington, M.; Roberts, M.; Yeluripati, J. (2020) Measuring the vulnerability of Scottish soils to a changing climate., ClimateXChange Report, 42pp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Smith, J.; Phimister, E.; Hallett, P.; Nayak, D.; Vanni, M.; Albanito, F.; Byg, A.; Novo, P.; Rivington, M.; Black, H.I.J.; Fischer, A.; Yakob, G.; Boke, S.; Habte, M.; Tefera, T.; Moges, A.; Dinato, M.; Lemma, T.; Muluneh, A. (2018) Building Resilience in Ethiopia?s Awassa region to Drought (BREAD)., Report submitted to NERC / DFIF EL Nino Programme, 85pp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.; Kuhfuss, L.; Roberts, M. (2018) The `Payment for Ecosystem Services? approach - relevance to climate change., Draft Report PES for CXC v9 MR , 16 April 2018, 30pp.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Bailey, R.; Benton, T.G.; Challinor, A.; Elliott, J.; Gustafson, D.; Hiller, B.; Jones, A.; Kent, C.; Lewis, K.; Meacham, T.; Rivington, M.; Tiffin, R.; Wuebbles, D.J. (2015) Extreme weather and resilience of the global food system., In: King, D., Schrag, D., Dadi, Z., Ye, Q & Ghosh, A. Climate Change - A Risk Assessment. Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), University of Cambridge, pp113-119.
  • 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.
  • Wallach, D.; Rivington, M. (2014) A framework for assessing the uncertainty in crop model predictions. D-C4. 1.2., Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security (FACCE MAVSUR) Project Report.
  • Wallach, D.; Rivington, M. (2013) Task C4.1: Development of a common set of methods and protocols for assessing and communicating uncertainties., Joint Programming Initiative for Agriculture, Climate Change, and Food Security (JPI-FACCE) MACSUR Project.
  • 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.
  • Mensah, A.; Deeb, A.; Grunwaldt, A.H.; Andrade, A.; Kontorov, A.; Mills, A.; Dickson, B.; Petersen, C.; Gordon, C.; Chuku C.; Gohler, D.; Mkwambisi, D.; Benzaken, D.; Barrow, E.; Fida, E.; van der Plaat, F.; Gitay, H.; Reid, H.; Gordon, I.; Thiaw, I.; Meliane, I.; Gaithuma, J.; DeBlieu, J.; Thompson, J.; Shrestha, J.; Tscherning, K.; Alverson, K.; Mwathe, K.; Esquivel, M.; Finlayson, M.; van Voore, M.; Rivington, M.; Alam, M.; Mumba, M.; Doswald, N.; Sekhran, N.; Raasakka, N.; Ikkala, N.; Vestergaard, O.; McCarthy, P.; van Gardingen, P.; Klein, R.; Munang, R.; Kay, R.; Munroe, R.; Lichte, R.; Haeussling, S.; Donner, S.; Crane, S.; Booth, T.; Vergara, W. (2012) Building resilience to climate change: making the case for ecosystem-based adaptation., UNON/Publishing, Nairobi, 12pp.
  • Walthall, C.L.; Hatfield, J.; Backlund, P.; Lengnick, L.; Marshall, E.; Walsh, M.; Adkins, S.; Aillery, M.; Ainsworth, E.A.; Ammann, C.; Anderson, C.J.; Bartomeus, I.; Baumgard, L.H.; Booker, F.; Bradley, B.; Blumenthal, D.M.; Bunce, J.; Burkey, K.; Dabney, S.M.; Delgado, J.A.; Dukes, J.; Funk, A.; Garrett, K.; Glenn, M.; Grantz, D.A.; Goodrich, D.; Hu, S.; Izaurralde, R.C.; Jones, R.A.C.; Kim, S-H.; Leaky, A.D.B.; Lewers, K.; Mader, T.L.; McClung, A.; Morgan, J.; Muth, D.J.; Nearing, M.; Oosterhuis, D.M.; Ort, D.; Parmesan, C.; Pettigrew, W.T.; Polley, W.; Rader, R.; Rice, C.; Rivington, M.; Rosskopf, E.; Salas, W.A.; Sollenberger, L.E.; Srygley, R.; Stockle, C.; Takle, E.S.; Timlin, D.; White, J.W.; Winfree, R.; Wright-Morton, L.; Ziska, L.H. (2012) Climate change and agriculture in the United States: effects and adaptation., USDA Technical Bulletin 1935, Washington, DC. USA, 186pp.
  • Munang, R.; Rivington, M. et al. (2011) Adapting for a green economy: companies, communities and climate change. A caring for climate report., The Global Compact, UNEP, WRI, Oxfam.
  • Angel, P.S. (Editor-in-Chief); Rivington, M. et al. (2011) World Resources Report 2010-2011: Decision making in a changing climate - adaptation challenges and choices., World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, and World Bank, Washington, DC.
  • Munang, R.; Thiaw, I.; Thompson, J.; Ganz, D.; Girvetz, E.; Rivington, M. (2011) Sustaining forests: investing in our common future., UNEP Ecosystem Management Policy Series, No. 5, August 2011.
  • Blackstock, K.L. Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D.; Rivington, M. (2011) Summary of results from synergies in multi-scale inter-linkages of eco-social systems (SMILE) Project 2007- 2011., Summary of results sent out to all Scottish participants in SMILE FP7 Project.
  • Rivington, M.; Koo, J. (2011) Report on the meta-analysis of crop modelling for climate change and food security survey, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research / Earth Systems Science Partnership sponsored Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Challenge Program.

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.

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  • 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.

Honorary Fellow
Honorary Fellow
pete.goddard@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

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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.

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  • 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.