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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

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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

  • Dinnie, E.; Msika, J.; Pinker, A.; Holstead, K.L.; Fischer, A., (2015) Transition and tradition: how are low-carbon, community-based initiatives contributing to continuity and change in rural communities., XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, 'Places of possibility? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World', Aberdeen, 18-21 August 2015.

  • 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.
  • Pinker, A., (2012) Un utopia secular? Religion, desarrollo cooperativista y la creacion de almas productivas en Salinas de Guaranda., In: Vazquez, L.; Regalado, J.F.; Garzon, B.; Torres, V.H. & Juncosa, J.E. (eds.). La Presencia Salesiana en Ecuador: Perspectivas historicas y sociales. 2nd edition, Abya-Yala/UPS, Quito, Ecuador, pp59-100.

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.

  • Khomik, M.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Chapman, S.J.; Yeluripati, J.; Morison, J., (2017) Agroforestry in Scotland: potential benefits., Report for CXC (ClimateXChange).
  • Waldron, S.; Yeluripati, J.B.; Saunders, M.; Conniff, A,; Chapman, S,J.; Miller, D.G.; Matthews, R.B.; Smith, J.; Govan, S., (2015) The peatland carbon calculator - its use and future potential., CXC Final Report, 14 December 2015, 92pp.
  • Waldron, S.; Yeluripati, J.B.; Saunders, M.; Conniff, A.; Chapman, S.J.; Miller, D.; Matthews, R.B.; Smith, J.; Govan, S., (2015) Use of and priorities for extending the Peatland Carbon Calculator., Draft Report to CxC.

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

  • 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.
  • Warber, S.L.; Irvine, K.N.; Devine-Wright, P.; Gaston, K.J., (2013) Modelling well-being and the relationship between individuals and their environments., In: Coles, R. & Millman, Z. (eds). Landscape, Well-being and Environment, Taylor and Francis/Routledge, Abington, pp20-37.
  • Fuller, R.A.; Irvine, K.N., (2012) Interactions between people and nature in urban environments., In: Gaston, K.J. (ed.). Urban Ecology. British Ecological Society and Cambridge University Press, Great Britain, 7, pp134-171.
  • Fuller, R.A.; Irvine, K.N.; Davies, Z.G.; Gaston, K.J., (2012) Interactions between people and birds in urban landscapes., In: Lepczyk, C. & Warren, P. (eds.). Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation (Studies in Avian Biology), University of California Press, USA, Chapter 16, pp249-266.
  • Lomas, K.J.; Bell, M.C.; Firth, S.K.; Gaston, K.J.; Goodman, P.; Leake, J.R.; Namdeo, A.; Rylatt, M.; Allinson, D.; Davies, Z.G.; Edmondson, J.L.; Galatioto, F.; Brake, J.A.; Guo, L.; Hill, G.; Irvine, K.N.; Taylor, S.C.; Tiwary, A., (2010) The carbon footprint of UK cities: 4M: measurement, modelling, mapping and management., In: Gossop, C. (ed.). Sustainable City/Developing World, ISOCARP Review, Volume 6, Routledge, pp168-191.
  • Irvine, K.N.; Fuller, R.A.; Devine-Wright, P.; Payne, S.; Tratalos, J.; Warren, P.; Lomas, K.J.; Gaston, K.J., (2010) Ecological and psychological value of urban green space., In: Jenks, J. & Jones, C. (eds.). Dimensions of the Sustainable City, Volume 2. Springer, Netherlands, pp215-237.
  • Bernardini, C.; Irvine, K.N., (2007) The 'nature' of urban sustainability: private or public greenspaces?, In: Kungolas, A., Brebbia, C.A. & Beriatos, E. (eds.). Sustainable Development and Planning III (volume 2). WIT Press, UK, pp 661-674.

  • Miller, D.R.; Aalders, I.; 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.
  • Colley, K.; Irvine, K. N., (2018) Investigating use of the outdoors across adult population groups in Scotland., Draft Final Report to Scottish Government, April 2018, 30pp.
  • 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., (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.
  • 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., (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@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

Director of Science
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 Director of Science. She holds a joint post as Chair in Real Estate 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

  • Shucksmith, M.; Thomson, K.J.; Roberts, D. (eds.), (2005) The CAP and the regions: the territorial impact of the Common Agricultural Policy., CABI Publishing, Wallingford, 250p. ISBN 978-0851990552

  • 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

  • Mitchell, R.J.; Broome, A.; Beaton, J.K.; Bellamy, P.E.; Ellis, C.J.; Hester A.J.; Hodgetts N.G.; Iason, G.R.; Littlewood, N.A.; Newey, S.; Pozsgai, G.; Ramsay, S.; Riach, D.; Stockan, J.A.; Taylor, A.F.S.; Woodward, S., (2017) Challenges in assessing the ecological impacts of tree diseases and mitigation measures: the case of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus and Fraxinus excelsior., Baltic Forestry, 23, 116-140.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Pakeman, R.J.; Broome, A.; Beaton, J.K.; Bellamy, P.E.; Brooker, R.W.; Ellis, C.J.; Hester, A.J.; Hodgetts, N.G.; Iason, G.R.; Littlewood, N.A.; Pozsgai, G.; Ramsay, S.; Riach, D.; Stockan, J.A.; Taylor, A.F.S.; Woodward, S., (2016) How to replicate the functions and biodiversity of a threatened tree species? the case of Fraxinus excelsior in Britain., Ecosystems, 19, 573-586.
  • Eastwood, A.; Brooker, R.; Irvine, R.J.; Artz, R.R.E.; Norton, L.R.; Bullock, J.M.; Ross, L.; Fielding, D.; Ramsay, S.; Roberts, J.; Anderson, W.; Dugan, D.; Cooksley, S.; Pakeman, R.J., (2016) Does nature conservation enhance ecosystem services delivery?, Ecosystem Services, 17, 152-162.
  • 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.
  • Perez-Barberia, J.; Ramsay, S.L.; Hooper, R.J.; Perez-Fernandez, E.; Robertson, A.H.J.; Aldezabal, A.; Goddard, P.; Gordon, I.J., (2015) The influence of habitat on body size and tooth wear in Scottish red deer (Cervus elaphus). (Corrigendum: vol 93, pg 61, 2015)., Canadian Journal of Zoology, 93, 249.
  • Perez-Barberia, J.; Ramsay, S.L.; Hooper, R.J.; Perez-Fernandez, E.; Robertson, A.H.J.; Aldezabal, A.; Goddard, P.; Gordon, I.J., (2015) The influence of habitat on body size and tooth wear in Scottish red deer (Cervus elaphus)., Canadian Journal of Zoology, 93, 61-70.
  • 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.
  • Knipe, A.; Fowler, P.A.; Ramsay, S.; Haydon, D.T.; McNeilly, A.S.; Thirgood, S.; Newey, S., (2013) The effects of population density on the breeding performance of mountain hare Lepus timidus., Wildlife Biology, 19, 473-482.
  • 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.
  • Gilbert, L.; Maffey, G.; Ramsay, S.L.; Hester, A.J., (2012) The effect of deer management on the abundance of Ixodes ricinus in Scotland., Ecological Applications, 22, 658-667.
  • 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.

  • 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)344 928 5428 (*)

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.

  • Troldborg, M.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A., (2018) Development of Bayesian Belief Network to assess soil erosion risk., Summary Report from Workshop, SEPA, Silvan House, Edinburgh, 15 March 2018, 3pp.
  • Troldborg, M.; Andersen, J.A.; Olsen, A.M.E.; Larsen, L.C.; Larsen, T.H.; Carlson, B., (2018) Oplandsmodel Birkerød - Geologisk og hydrogeologisk modellering (in Danish) (Catchment model Birkerød - Geological and hydrogeological modelling)., Technical Report for Region Hovedstaden (Capital Region of Denmark).
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L., (2018) Novel circular systems to meet future economic : environmental challenges., Year 1 Report for Objective 2.3 in RD1.2.3 of the RESAS Programme.
  • Troldborg, M.; Duckett, D.; Hough, R.; Kyle, C., (2017) Developing a foundation for reclaimed water use in Scotland., CREW Report, CRW2013_16.
  • Hough, R.L.; Amponsah, N.; Troldborg, M.; Allan, R.; Stutter, M.I., (2016) Water resource balancing: is a closed loop system possible that enable sustainable rural supplies?, Project Report for CREW, CRW2014_06, 15pp.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Black, H.I.J.; Squire, G.; McLeod, K.; Hastings, E.; Troldborg, M.; Aalders, I.H.; Towers, W.; Lilly, A.; Brown, I.; Coull, M.C.; Castellazzi, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Baggaley, N.J., (2016) A review of ecosystem service mapping within Scottish Government RESAS-funded research., Report for Scottish Government.
  • 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.
  • Troldborg, M.; Tamburini, M.; Avery, L.M.; Hough, R.L., (2014) Exposure of livestock to Group III Botulinum toxins in anaerobically digested broiler litter applied to grazing land., Report prepared for WRAP.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L.; Baggaley, N.J.; Dawson, J.J.C. ., (2013) Aerial spraying guidance for the protection of watercourses., CREW Final Report.
  • Hough, R.L.; Troldborg, M., (2012) Estimating uptake of PTEs, PAHs, and PCDD/Fs from biochar amended soil into crops and subsequent human exposure., Biochar Risk Assessment Framework (BRAF).
  • Dawson, J.J.C.; Redden, H.; Hough, R.L.; Sample, J.; Towers, W.; Troldborg, M., (2012) Assessment of the feasibility of co-digesting feedstocks - macroalgae and sewage sludge: 1. Value potential., CREW Publication, 2012 - Rapid Response Project (CRWRR002).
  • Nolan, A.J.; Bell, J.S.; Donnelly, D.; Towers, W.; Beesley, L.; Troldborg, M.; Baggaley, N., (2011) Soil Survey Maps and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 5 - Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District (Ardonald, Asloun, Ben Aigan, Corrennie, Kemnay Woods, Kinnoir and Rosarie and Greenhills Forest Blocks)., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Overheu, N.D.; Tuxen, N.; Frimodt Pedersen, O.; Jensen, C.B.; Rokkjaer, A.; Asger Andersen, J.; Aabling, J.; Troldborg, M.; Binning, P.J.; Bjerg, P.L., (2011) Vaerktojer til brug for risikovurdering og prioritering af grundvandstruende forureninger (Tools for risk assessment and prioritization of contaminations threatening groundwater resources)., Danish Environmental Protection Agency (in Danish). Miljoprojekt 1366, 2011. Teknologiprogrammet for jord- og grundvandsforurening.
  • Lange, I.V.; Troldborg, M.; Santos, M.C.; Binning, P.J.; Bjerg, P.L., (2011) Kvantificering af forureningsflux I transekt ved Skuldelev (Quantification of contaminant mass flux across a transect at Skuldelev)., Data report prepared for the Capital Region of Denmark, Miljo, Denmark. (in Danish).
  • Tuxen, N.; Larsen, L.C.; Troldborg, M.; Bjerg, P.L.; Binning, P.J., (2008) Region Hovedstaden, Revurdering af eksisterende undersogelser, Rundforbivej 176 (The Capital Region, Re-assessment of exisiting investigations at Rundforbivej 176)., Report, Technical University of Denmark.

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

  • 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.
  • Wilkinson, M.E.; Wang, C., (2017) A review of spatial (GIS) tools to aid in the placement of measures which disconnect flow pathways in the farmed landscape., RESAS Report.
  • Ngai, R.; Wilkinson, M.; Nisbet, T.; Harvey, R.; Addy, S.; Burgess-Gamble, L.; Rose, S.; Maslen, S.; Nicholson, A.; Page, T; Jonczyk, J.; Quinn, P., (2017) Working with natural processes evidence directory: Appendix 2 - literature review., Project Report, SC150005, Environment Agency, October 2017, Appendix 2, 323pp.
  • Burgess-Gamble, L.; Ngai, R.; Wilkinson, M.; Nisbet, T.; Pontee, N.; Harvey, R.; Kipling, K.; Addy, S.; Rose, S.; Maslen, S.; Jay, H. Nicholson, A.; Page, T.; Jonczyk, J.; Quinn, P., (2017) Working with natural processes evidence directory., Project Report, SC150005, Environment Agency, October 2017, 289pp.
  • Vinten, A.J.A.; Wilkinson, M.; Sample, J.; Rear, L.; Hoang-Cong, C.; Novo, P.; Halliday, M., (2017) Water level management in the upper Lunan Water, Angus, Scotland, Report for James Hutton Website, 35pp.
  • Addy, S.; Wilkinson, M.E., (2017) The Bowmont catchment initiative: An assessment of catchment hydrology and Natural Flood Management measures. Four year summary., Scientific Report for Scottish Government, 50pp.
  • Allan, R.; Wilkinson, M.; Dodd, N., (2016) The North Glasgow integrated water management system: a review., Project Report for CREW, CD2015_05, 18pp.
  • McLean, L.; Beevers, L.; Waylen, K.A.; Wright, G.; Wilkinson, M., (2015) Learning from community led flood risk management., CREW Report CD2014-12.
  • Wilkinson, M.; Holstead, K.L.; Hastings, E., (2013) Natural Flood Management in the context of UK reservoir legislation., CREW Report.
  • Holstead, K.L.; Wilkinson, M., (2013) UK and Ireland natural flood management practitioners workshop report., Final Report for CREW, CD2012/23.
  • Quinn, P.F.; Wilkinson, M.E.; Jonczyk, J., (2012) The potential to store flood flow in the rural landscape upstream of Brunton Bridge on the River Ouseburn., Report for the Environment Agency, Tyneside House, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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

  • Prosser, J.I.; Mahmood, S.; Freitag, T.E., (2011) Use of different of PCR primer-based strategies for characterisation of natural microbial communities., In: de Bruijn, F.J. ed. Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I: Metagenomics and Complementary Approaches. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.

  • 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.

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., (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. 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
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Senior Social Scientist
lee-ann.sutherland@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

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. (www.proakis.eu)
  • FarmPath: Farming Transitions: Pathways towards regional sustainability of agriculture in Europe (2011 to 2014). EC FP7 project. (www.farmpath.eu).
  • 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.

  • McKee, A.; Sutherland, L.; Hopkins, J.; Flanigan, S.; Rickett, A., (2018) Increasing the availability of farmland for new entrants to agriculture in Scotland., Final Report to the Scottish Land Commission, 76pp.
  • Kyle, C.; Sutherland, L.A., (2018) Understanding backyard poultry keepers and their attitudes to biosecurity., Report published on EPIC website.
  • Zagata, L.; Hrabak, J.; Lostak, M.; Ratinger, T.; Sutherland, L-A.; McKee, A., (2017) Research for AGRI Committee - Young farmers - policy implementation after the 2013 CAP reform., Scientific Report to European Parliament Directorate-General for Internal Policies. Policy Department B Structure and Cohesion Policies. Agriculture and Rural Development, Brussels, 72pp.
  • Shortall, S.; Sutherland, L-A.; McKee, A.; Hopkins, J., (2017) Women in farming and the agriculture sector., Final Report for the Environment and Forestry Directorate, Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) Division, Scottish Government, 9 June 2017, 184pp.
  • Barlagne, C.; Sutherland, L.-A., (2017) Non-commercial farming in Scotland., Report for Deliverable 2.4.2.
  • Kyle, C.; Sutherland, L.-A., (2017) Smallflocks and biosecurity - preliminary report., Report for Scottish Government.
  • Duckett, D.; Creaney, R.; Sutherland, L.A., (2015) Crofters and their advisory services: an analysis of crofters and their advisory services on Skye, Harris and Lewis., Report produced for ProAKIS European Project, 2 November 2015. The James Hutton Institute, 12pp.
  • Sutherland, L-A., (2014) FarmPath final report., Formal submission to European Commission and FarmPath web-site.
  • Sutherland, L-A., (2014) FarmPath second periodic report., Formal submission to European Commission.
  • McKee, A.; Sutherland, L.A.; Lilly, A.; Aitkenhead, M.; Campbell, C., (2014) On-farm assessment of soil carbon status., Self-published Report for Quality Meat Scotland and research participants; to be published on JHI website.
  • 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.
  • Sutherland, L.A., (2013) FarmPath Midterm Report., European Commission. Report includes progress on all work packages and collating financial justification forms for the 9 member consortium.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Artz, R.R.E.; Birch, A.N.E.; Blackstock, K.L.; Brooker, R.; Brown, I.; Cummins, R.; Flanigan, S.; Hallet, P.; Irvine, R.J.; Kenyon, W.; Pakeman, R.J., Prager, K.; Slee, B.; Squire, G.; Stutter, M.; Sutherland, L.; Thomson, K.; Towers, W.; Vinten, A.J.A., (2012) Developing agri-environmental measures for the next Scottish Rural Development Programme: a summary of relevant research findings from the James Hutton Institute., Report to the Scottish Government, Natural Resources Division, SRDP Technical Working Group (Agri-Environment), 11pp, 25 June 2012.
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D., (2012) What is happening on Scotland's small 'farms'?, Information sheet for RESAS WP3.6. For circulation at various events.
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Peter, S.; Zagata, L., (2012) On-farm renewable energy production., Information sheet for FarmPath project. Circulated at various events.
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D., (2012) Lifestyle land management in Aberdeenshire, Scotland., Information sheet for FarmPath project. Circulated at various events.
  • Pinto-Correia, T.; Sutherland, L.A.; Peneva, M.; Gonzalez, C.; Draganova, M., (2012) Countryside consumption., Information sheet for FarmPath project. Circulated at various events.
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Holstead, K.L.; Brown, C.; Schwarz, G., (2012) On-farm wind energy production in Aberdeenshire., Information sheet for FarmPath project. Circulated at various events.
  • Sutherland, L.A., (2010) An integrated analysis of scale effects in alternative agricultural systems (SCALE). Summary of research findings., Extended Information Note/Booklet for distribution to research participants and other interested parties.
  • Miller, D.R.; Schwarz, G.; Sutherland, L.A.; Morrice, J.G.; Aspinall, R.J.; Barnes, A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Buchan, K.; Donnelly, D.; Hawes, C.; McCrum, G.; McKenzie, B.; Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.; Renwick, A.; Smith, M.; Squire, G.; Toma, L., (2009) Changing land use in rural Scotland - drivers and decision makers., Rural Land Use Study Project 1. Scottish Government Social Research.

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
Senior Research Scientist
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 senior research scientist 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. 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.

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social Researcher
katrin.prager@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

Katrin's research interests relate to the interaction between social and ecological systems, institutions and governance in landscape and environmental management, as well as land manager attitudes and behaviour. Research interests include:

  • community engagement in natural resource management and rural development
  • participatory processes in agri-environmental policy making and implementation
  • adoption of soil and water conservation practices
  • citizen science and knowledge exchange.

Her blogs include Children as Researchers, an inventory of agricultural advisory services, researcher-practitioner discussion group (HLUEDG), and measuring interdisciplinarity.

Ongoing and recent projects

  • The development of co-creative capacity for addressing socio-environmental problems (2016-2017) – funded by SESYNC (Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, USA), lead: Allison Metz (National Implementation Research Network, North Carolina)
  • DeerUnit - Delimiting functional management units for partially migratory deer populations (2014-2018). I coordinate the workpackage on incentives and barriers to collaborative, cross-boundary deer management.
  • PRO AKIS – Prospects for Farmers’ Support: Advisory Services in European AKIS (2012-2015). See also the Research brief on AKIS in the UK.
  • Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme funded research (2011-2016):
    • Theme 3 “Land use” – in particular 3.6 Understanding land managers’ attitudes and behaviour towards the management of environmental assets and responding to climate change
    • Theme 8 “Vibrant rural communities” –  in particular 8.2 Governance and decision making for community empowerment in rural communities.

Past research

Bibliography

  • Compton, E.; Prager, K.; Beeton, R.J.S., (2009) Landcare bowling alone: Finding a future in the "fourth" phase., In: Contested Country: Local and Regional Environmental Management in Australia (eds. M.B. Lane, C. Robinson and B. Taylor). CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, pp147-160.
  • Gay, S.H.; Louwagie, G.; Sammeth, F.; Ratinger, T.; Marechal, B.; Prosperi, P.; Rusco, E.; Terres, J.; van der Velde, M.; Baldock, D.; Bowyer, C.; Cooper, T.; Fenn, I.; Hagemann, N.; Prager, K.; Heyn, N.; Schuler, J., (2009) Final report on the project - Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Conservation (SoCo)., European Commission, Luxembourg.
  • Prager, K.; Freese, J., (2009) Stakeholder involvement in agri-environmental policy making - Learning from a local- and a state-level approach in Germany., Journal of Environmental Management, 90, 1154-1167.
  • Prager, K., (2009) Landschaftspflege durch Verbände in Australien und Deutschland - Landcare in Australia and Germany - Comparison of the landcare groups and Landschaftspflegeverbande., Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung, 41, 89-96.
  • Prager, K.; Hagemann, N.; Helming, K.; Heyn, N.; Sattler, C.; Schuler, J.; Zander, P., (2008) Case Study Report Uckermark, Germany. WP2 - Case studies on soil/ land management and policy measures., WP2 - Case Studies on Soil/ Land Management and Policy Measures. SoCo Project.
  • Prager, K.; Nagel, U.J., (2008) Participatory decision-making on agri-environmental programmes - A case study from Sachsen-Anhalt (Germany)., Land Use Policy 25, 106-115.
  • Hauesler, S.; Prager, K.; Nagel, U.J., (2007) Interessenvertretung im Agrarumweltbereich - Fallstudie Brandenburg., SUTRA-Working Paper 12, Humboldt University, Berlin, (DFG-Forschergruppe 497).
  • Prager, K., (2007) Communication processes in agri-environmental policy development and decision making., Series Kommunikation und Beratung 75. Weikersheim, Margraf.
  • Thiessen, S.; Prager, K.; Nagel, U.J., (2006) Mitwirkung von Umweltverbaenden an der Gestaltung von Agrarumweltprogrammen auf Ebene der Bundeslaender., SUTRA-Working Paper 11. Humboldt University, Berlin, (DFG-Forschergruppe 497).
  • Prager, K.; Nagel, U.J., (2005) Kommunikationsbeziehungen der Amter fur Landwirtschaft und Flurneuordnung im Bereich der Agrarumweltprogramme. Fallstudie Sachsen-Anhalt., SUTRA-Working Paper 7, Humboldt University, Berlin, (DFG-Forschergruppe 497).
  • Prager, K.; Nagel, U.J., (2004) Communication processes in agro-environmental policy development and decision-making. Case study Sachsen-Anhalt., SUTRA-Working Paper 2, Humboldt University, Berlin, (DFG-Forschergruppe 497).
  • Nagel, U.J.; Aenis, T.; Dosch, A.; Prager, K.; Toussaint, V., (2004) Zur wirkungsanalyse transdisziplinarer forschung., Ein Untersuchungskonzept der Nachhaltigkeit des Landnutzungsprojektes GRANO. Weikersheim, Margraf.
  • Prager, K., (2002) Akzeptanz von Mabnahmen zur Umsetzung einer umweltschonenden Landbewirtschaftung bei Landwirten und Beratern in Brandenburg., Series Kommunikation und Beratung 48. Weikersheim, Margraf.

  • Prager, K., (2012) Collective efforts to manage cultural landscapes for resilience., In: Plieninger, T. & Bieling, C. (eds.). Resilience and the Cultural Landscape. Understanding and Managing Change in Human-Shaped Environments. Cambridge University Press, pp205-223.
  • Prager, K.; Posthumus, H., (2010) Socio-economic factors influencing farmers' adoption of soil conservation practices in Europe., In: Napier, T. (ed.). Human Dimensions of Soil and Water Conservation: A Global Perspective. Nova Science Publishers, USA. Chapter 12, pp203-223.
  • Louwagie, G.; Kutter, T.; Schuler, J.; Helming, K.; Gay, S.H.; Prager, K., (2010) Implementing policies for soil and water conservation in European Union agriculture., In: Napier, T. (ed.). Human Dimensions of Soil and Water Conservation: A Global Perspective. Nova Science Publishers, USA. Chapter 13, pp225-245.
  • Compton, E.; Prager, K.; Beeton, R.J.S., (2009) Landcare bowling alone: Finding a future in the "fourth" phase., In: Contested Country: Local and Regional Environmental Management in Australia (eds. M.B. Lane, C. Robinson and B. Taylor). CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, pp147-160.
  • Prager, K., (2007) Communication processes in agri-environmental policy development and decision making., Series Kommunikation und Beratung 75. Weikersheim, Margraf.
  • Nagel, U.J.; Aenis, T.; Dosch, A.; Prager, K.; Toussaint, V., (2004) Zur wirkungsanalyse transdisziplinarer forschung., Ein Untersuchungskonzept der Nachhaltigkeit des Landnutzungsprojektes GRANO. Weikersheim, Margraf.
  • Prager, K., (2002) Akzeptanz von Mabnahmen zur Umsetzung einer umweltschonenden Landbewirtschaftung bei Landwirten und Beratern in Brandenburg., Series Kommunikation und Beratung 48. Weikersheim, Margraf.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Spatial Modeller
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

  • 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.

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Researcher
emily.hastings@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

Emily interests focus around marine policy and governance, development of environmental policy instruments such as marine planning, market approaches, and policy implementation across integrated scales and the complexities that face communities, institutions and social systems subject to change in marine social ecological systems.

Emily also works in knowledge exchange, improving the science policy dialogue, specifically through a key role in the Centre of Expertise in Waters as well as interests in the role of social media and emerging interactive technologies in engaging stakeholders in resource management, citizen science and the development of the ecosystem approach and its practical application in Scotland. Initially this was developed through the production of a handbook for implementing the ecosystem approach in Scotland (Aspinall, et al 2010 and Gimona, et al 2010) and more recently via the Scottish Government funded work package on the challenges of using this approach in research and management.

Emily's recent projects and contracts:

  • JNCC funded contract: An analysis of methodologies for defining ecosystem services in the marine environment, in collaboration with the Scottish Association for Marine Science and the University of Hull.
  • CREW funded contract: Supporting marine spatial planning with local socio-economic data, in collaboration with the Scottish Association for Marine Science.
  • Member of the management team for the Scottish Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) which ensures that water research and expertise is available and accessible to the Scottish Government and its agencies, in a timely and effective manner.
  • Member of the Coastal Biodiveristy Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) project. A large scale consortium seeking to understand the landscape-scale links between the functions that natural systems provide and the organisms that help provide these services.
  • Research on ecosystems services (particularly cultural services), and the Ecosystem Approach, funded by the Scottish Government.  Some background information about the overall research programme is available and more information will be available in 2012.
  • Member of the ESPPI:CREW project, which aims to monitor and evaluate science-policy and practice links for the Scottish Centre of Expertise in Waters, launched in 2011.
  • Coastal Zone Ecosystem Services: From science to values and decision making; a Valuing Nature Network (VNN) funded project.
  • Marine litter-Issues, Impacts and Actions; a Scottish Government Funded Project
  • Marine Environmental Impact Assesment: funded by WA Fairhurst
  • Outlook of trends and scenarios for the social, economic, and environmental services of the South China Sea; A World Bank funded project

Bibliography

  • Saunders, J.; Atkins, J.; Burdon, D.; Hastings, E.; Jackson, E.; Langmead, O.; Potts, T., (2014) Integrating ecosystem services into the design of Marine Protected Area networks - a comparison of the UK and international processes and lessons learned. A comparison of the UK and international processes and lessons learned, Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, Plymouth, 18-20 June 2014. Oral presentation and abstract.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Hastings, E.; Banks, E.; Holstead, K.L.; Irvine, R.J.; Blackstock, K.L., (2014) The need to disentangle key concepts from Ecosystem Approach jargon., Conservation Biology, 28, 1215-1224.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Science Group Leader
rupert.hough@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

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

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

Bibliography

  • Brassington, K.J.; Hough, R.L.; Paton, G.I.; Semple, K.T.; Risdon, G.C.; Crossley, J.; Hay, I. Askari, K.; Pollard S.J.T., (2007) Weathered hydrocarbon wastes: A risk management primer., Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 37, 199-232.
  • Hough, R.L.; Whittaker, M.; Fallick, A.E.; Preston, T.; Farmer, J.G.; Pollard, S.J.T., (2006) Identifying source correlation parameters for hydrocarbon wastes using compound-specific isotope analysis., Environmental Pollution, 143, 489-498.
  • Hough, R.L.; Tye, A.M.; Crout, N.M.J.; McGrath, S.P.; Zhang, H.; Young, S.D., (2005) Evaluating a 'Free Ion Activity Model' applied to metal uptake by Lolium perenne L. grown in contaminated soils., Plant and Soil, 270, 1-12.
  • Hough, R.L.; Breward, N.; Young, S.D.; Crout, N.M.J.; Tye, A.M.; Moir, A.M.; Thornton, I., (2004) Assessing potential risk of heavy metal exposure from consumption of home-produced vegetables by urban populations., Environmental Health Perspectives, 112, 215-221.
  • Hough, R.L.; Young, S.D.; Crout, N.M.J., (2003) Modelling of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn uptake, by winter wheat and forage maize, from a sewage disposal farm., Soil Use and Management, 19, 19-27.

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

  • Hough, R.L.; Potts, J., (2018) 2018-NC-SS-6 - Study to develop a methodology to establish a statistically sound baseline of POPs in soils., Policy Report to Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland, 26pp.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L., (2018) Novel circular systems to meet future economic : environmental challenges., Year 1 Report for Objective 2.3 in RD1.2.3 of the RESAS Programme.
  • Troldborg, M.; Duckett, D.; Hough, R.; Kyle, C., (2017) Developing a foundation for reclaimed water use in Scotland., CREW Report, CRW2013_16.
  • Avery, L.; Hough, R.L.; Potts, J.; Newman, G.; Lilly, A.; Lumsdon, D.; Abel, C.; Dodd, N.; Cook, Y.; McIntyre, S., (2016) Effect of maintenance and different raw water quality parameters on ultraviolet (UV) disinfection in private water supplies in Scotland., Report CR/2012/01, to Scottish Government, 31 January 2016.
  • Hough, R.L.; Amponsah, N.; Troldborg, M.; Allan, R.; Stutter, M.I., (2016) Water resource balancing: is a closed loop system possible that enable sustainable rural supplies?, Project Report for CREW, CRW2014_06, 15pp.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.E.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N., (2014) Final Report for MAPPLANT: transfer of MAP from soil to plant to silage., Final Report for QMS Grant in Aid project QMS PO/6500.
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  • Troldborg, M.; Tamburini, M.; Avery, L.M.; Hough, R.L., (2014) Exposure of livestock to Group III Botulinum toxins in anaerobically digested broiler litter applied to grazing land., Report prepared for WRAP.
  • Miller, D.R.; Birnie, R.V.; Dunn, S.M.; Hough, R.L.; Morrice, J.; Roberts, D.; Stutter, M.I.; Sutherland, L-A.; Towers, W., (2013) Review of renewable energy research at the James Hutton Institute., Report to Scottish Government.
  • Avery, L.M.; Abel, C.; Tamburini, M.; Randerson, P.; Towers, W.; Hough, R.L., (2013) Evidence for SEPA administrative change in consent at Dinnet WWTP., Report to SEPA, May 2013.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Addy, S.; Hough, R.L.; Loades, K.; Stutter, M.I.; Vinten, A.J.A., (2013) A scoping study into BSI PAS100 compost use to mitigate field and riverbank erosion in Scotland., Contract Report for Zero Waste Scotland, ZWS ORI003-005 PO:538.
  • Brooker, R.; Aalders, I.H.; Ballingall, K.; Begg, G.; Birch, A.N.E.; Elliott, G.; Ellis, C.; Freitag, T.; Hawes, C.; Holland, J.; Holmes, B.; Hough, R.L.; Karley, A.; McCracken, D.; Mitchell, R.; Stockan, J.; Zadoks, R.; Albon, S.A.; Hester, A.J.; Pakeman, R.J., (2013) Biotic and biophysical underpinning of ecosystem services in the Scottish context: a review., Published online as an outputs from WP 1.1 of the Ecosystem Services Theme of the SRP.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L.; Baggaley, N.J.; Dawson, J.J.C. ., (2013) Aerial spraying guidance for the protection of watercourses., CREW Final Report.
  • McVittie, A.; Norton, L.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Aitkenhead, M.; Aalders, I.H.; Hough, R.L.; Smart, S.; Edwards, F.; Kenyon, W.; Black, H.I.J.; Dunbar, M.; Maskell, L., (2012) Valuing the impacts of ecosystem service interactions for policy effectiveness., Valuing Nature Network. Final Project Report.
  • Brown, I.; Rowan, J.; Martin, S.; Moss, A.; Low, R.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Emergency and rescue services: research issues for climate change adaptation., Research Briefing Note for ClimateXChange.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Stobshiel datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Glenbervie datasheet, PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Halflawkiln datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Torr datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Ballintomb datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.

Honorary Fellows
Honorary Fellows
pete.goddard@hutton.ac.uk
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Craigiebuckler
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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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  • Pakeman, R.J.; Gimona, A.; Glendell, M.; Yeluripati, J.; Addy, S.; van Hulst, F.; Matthews, K.; Mitchell, R.; Rivington, M., (2018) Climate change, natural capital and adaptation in Scotland’s marginal lands., Report to ClimateXChange, 17pp.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Gagkas, Z.; Lilly, A., (2018) 3D digital soil mapping for Scottish soils using remote sensing., Internal Report for RESAS.
  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Hewitt, R.; Castellazzi, M.; Poggio, L., (2018) Simulating the effect of linear features on nutrient and sediment export at the catchment scale., Report.
  • Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Castellazzi, M., (2018) Unsupervised habitat classification using Sentinel 1 and 2 data and legacy habitat data: a pilot project., Report to Scottish Government, 11pp.
  • Poggio, L.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Gimona, A., (2017) Remote sensing data to support the Natural Asset Register: a report on methodology., Internal Research Report, James Hutton Institute.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Brooker, R.; Pakeman, R.J.; Ellis, C.; George, T.; Iason, G.; Gilbert, L.; Artz, R,.R.E.; Irvine, R.J.; McVittie, A.; Newey, S.; Mitchell, R.; Gimona, A.; Fischer, A.; Begg, G.; Maxwell, J., (2017) Ecosystems and Land Use Stakeholders Engagement Group (ELSEG) Workshop Report., Workshop, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 20 November 2017.
  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Brown, A.; Eastwood, A.; Fisher, A.; Gimona, A.; Prager, K.; Irvine, R.J., (2017) Adaptive management evaluation framework., RESAS1.4.3a Deliverable M2.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; McVittie, A.; Gimona, A.; Irvine, R.J., (2017) WP1.4 meeting report: progress to date and looking forward. RESAS1.4 additional deliverable in lieu of quarterly Work Package Management Group Meeting., Internal Workshop Report circulated to all MRP researchers involved in WP1.4.
  • Akoumianaki, I.; Potts, J.; Baggio, A.; Gimona, A.; Spezia, L.; Sample, J.; Vinten, A.J.A.; MacDonald, J., (2016) Developing a method to monitor the rural diffuse pollution plan: Providing a framework for interpreting catchment data., CREW Report, CRW2014/13.
  • MacLeod, C.J.; Blackstock, K.L.; Brown, K.M.; Eastwood, A.; Gimona, A.; Prager, K.; Irvine, R.J., (2016) Adaptive management: an overview of the concept and its practical application in the Scottish context., Technical Report for RESAS1.4.3a Deliverable D1, 24pp.
  • Aitkenhead, M.; Poggio, L.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Gimona, A.; Artz, R.R.E., (2016) Detection of peatland drainage with remote sensing - a scoping study., Technical Report to CxC Directorate.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Ahrends, A.; Bond, C.; Castellazzi, M.; Ellis, C.; Gimona, A.; Harding, A.; Kirkbride, V.; Poggio, L.; Rowan, J.; Wignall, R., (2014) Summary Report: Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland., Summary Report for CXC, December 2014.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Ahrends, A.; Bailey, D.; Brewer, M.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A.; Ellis, C.; Harding, A.; Harrison, P.; Hopkins, C.; Moss, A.; Muir, M.; Poggio, L., (2014) Phase 1 Final Report: Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland., Report produced for Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Bailey, S.; Beaton, J.K.; Bellamy, P.E.; Brooker, R.W.; Broome, A.; Chetcuti, J.; Eaton, S.; Ellis, C.J.; Farren, J.; Gimona, A.; Goldberg, E.; Hall, J.; Harmer, R.; Hester, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Hodgetts, N.G.; Hooper, R.J.; Howe, L.; Iason, G.R.; Kerr, G.; Littlewood, N.A.; Morgan, V.; Newey, S.; Potts, J.M.; Pozsgai, G.; Ray, D.; Sim, D.A.; Stockan, J.A.; Taylor, A.F.S.; Woodward, S., (2013) Ash dieback: impacts on other species and understanding the ecology of ash., Report to JNCC.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Ahrends, A.; Bailey, D.; Brewer, M.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A.; Ellis, C.; Harding, A.; Harrison, P.; Hopkins, C.; Moss, A.; Muir, M.; Poggio, L., (2013) Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland: interim report., Report delivered to SNH as part of the CXC activities.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Aalders, I.H., (2012) PROBA-V Evaluation of accuracy characteristics in heterogeneous zones., Report to Belgian Space Agency.
  • Brown, I.; Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Castellazzi, M.; Aitkenhead, M.; Brooker, R., (2011) Developing upland habitat inventories for Annex 1 and priority BAP habitats., Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Britton, A.J.; Gimona, A.; Lennon, J.J.; Littlewood, N.A., (2011) Literature review: species translocations as a tool for biodiversity conservation during climate change., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report, No.440, Inverness.

Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Research Scientist
nikki.dodd@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Bibliography

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Qualitative Social Researcher
liz.dinnie@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

My work focuses on the social and cultural meanings/contestations of concepts including community, nature, sustainability, and the processes through which dominant meanings come to be widely accepted and enforced. I am interested in how different ideas, points of view, beliefs and perceptions become institutionalised or ‘taken for granted’ in everyday life, and the role of knowledge and authority in supporting different forms of resistance and control.

My research interests include rural communities (and what makes them vibrant); climate change and the role of community action; locally grown food and experiences of household food security. Previous projects have included looking at conflict management between different land users; the relationship between the natural environment and human health; and the cultural/institutional aspects of hunting in Scotland, including cultural traditions but also property rights. In all these areas I use qualitative methods to understand how people construct meanings about (and hence make sense of) the world around them from their everyday experiences, and how these meanings create the cultural patterns which come to form societies. I work mostly in the science theme Nurturing Vibrant and Low Carbon Communities within the James Hutton Institute.

Ongoing and recent projects

  • TESS - Towards European Societal Sustainability, funded by the European Commission, grant agreement 603705, 2013-2016 ( www.tess-transition.eu)
  • The role of locally grown food in enhancing household food security, funded by Scottish Government, 2016-2021
  • HUNTing for Sustainability, funded by European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Governance and decision-making for community empowerment in rural communities, and
  • Understanding the linkages and interdependencies between rural and urban areas, both funded under the Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) Division set up by the Scottish Government.
  • ClimateXChange (Scotland’s Centre of Expertise on Climate Change), funded by Scottish Government

Bibliography

  • Dinnie, E.; Browne, K., (2010) Findhorn and the sexual self., In: Munt, S., Brown, K. & Yip, A. (eds.). Queer Spiritual Spaces. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Farnham, Surrey, Chapter 7, pp169-210.

  • Galan-Diaz, C.; Conniff, A.; Craig, T., (2013) Using Nvivo for handling large data sets: a case study., In: Paulus, T., Lester, J. & Dempster, P. (eds.). Digital Tools for Qualitative Research. Sage, London.
  • Dinnie, E.; Browne, K., (2010) Findhorn and the sexual self., In: Munt, S., Brown, K. & Yip, A. (eds.). Queer Spiritual Spaces. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Farnham, Surrey, Chapter 7, pp169-210.

  • Dinnie, E.; Holstead, K.; Hopkins, J.; Msika, J., (2017) Local food growing and household food insecurity., RESAS Report, 22pp.
  • Dinnie, E.; Hopkins, J.; Msika, J., (2017) Glossary of key terms., RESAS deliverable.
  • Dinnie, E.; Msika, J., (2016) WP 5: Engaging community practitioners, citizens and stakeholders. D5.2: Information sheets on delivering successful initiatives., TESS Project Report to EU- Deliverable 5.2.
  • Dinnie, E.; Msika, J.; Holsten, A.; Landholm, D.; Revell, P., (2016) WP5: Engaging community practitioners, citizens and stakeholders. D5.4: Training in assessment strategies., TESS - D5.4 Deliverable Report, 6pp.
  • Dinnie, E.; Holstead, K.; Hopkins, J.; Msika, J., (2016) Enquiry into local food growing: summary., RESAS deliverable O4 in RD3.3.2.
  • Lackova, P.; Dinnie, E., (2016) Heat pump user behaviour and satisfaction. 2 phase survey in Orkney. Final report., Scottish Government Report.
  • Buser, M.; Rose, E.; Dinnie, E.; Hall, R.; Mean, M.; Hurley, P., (2014) Foodscapes., Connected Communities Summary Report, 2014, 11pp.
  • Littlewood, N.A.; Campbell, R.D.; Dinnie, L.; Gilbert, L.; Hooper, R.; Iason, G.; Irvine, R.J.; Kilshaw, L.; Kitchener, A.; Lackova, P.; Newey, S.; Ogden, R.; Ross, A., (2014) Survey and scoping of wildcat priority areas., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report, No 768.
  • Littlewood, N.A.; Dinnie, E.; Gilbert, L.; Hooper, R.J.; Iason, G.R.; Irvine, R.J.; Lackova, P.; Newey, S., (2013) Scoping and survey of wildcat priority areas: interim report., Unpublished Report to Scottish Natural Heritage, November 2013.
  • 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.
  • McKee, A.; Dinnie, E.; Matthews, R., (2013) Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill., The James Hutton Institute Consultation Response to the 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.
  • Dinnie, E., (2013) The impact of wind farms on Scottish tourism., Climate X Change, Scotland's Centre of Expertise Connecting Climate Change Research and Policy.
  • Miller, D.R.; Morrice, J.; Aspinall, P.; Brown, K.M.; Cummins, R.; Dinnie, E.; Gilbert, A.; Hester, A.J.; Horne, P.; Mitchell, R.; Morris, S.; Roe, J.; Thompson, C.W., (2012) Contribution of green and open space in public health and well-being., Scottish Government, Green Health Progress Report, 2012. Project No. MLU/ECA/UGW/847/08
  • Miller, D.R.; Morrice, J.; Aspinall, P.; Brewer, M.; Brown, K.; Cummins, R.; Dinnie, E.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Hester, A.J.; Horne, P.; Mitchell, R.; Morris, S.; Munoz-Rojas, J., (2012) GreenHealth progress report., Project Progress Report May 2012.
  • McKee, A.; Dinnie, E.; Fischer, A.; Irvine, R.J., (2012) Developing a new vision for deer management: from species management to an ecosystem approach., In: Hunting for Sustainability - A summary of research findings from the Scottish case study (eds. S. Redpath, A. Davies and Irvine, R.J.). April 2012.
  • Miller, D.R.; Morrice, J.G.; Aspinall, P.; Brown, K.; Cummins, R.; Dinnie, E.; Gilbert, A.; Hester, A.; Horne, P.; Mitchell, R.; Morris, S.; Roe, J.; Ward Thompson, C., (2011) Contribution of green and open space in public health and well-being., RERAD, Scottish Government, Progress Report 2010/11. Project no. MLU/ECA/UGW/847/08.
  • Miller, D.R.; Morrice, J.G.; Aspinall, P.; Brown, K.; Cummins, R.; Dinnie, E.; Gilbert, A.; Hester, A.J.; Horne, P.L.; Mitchell, R.; Morris, S.; Roe, J.; Ward Thompson, C., (2011) GreenHealth., RERAD, Scottish Government, Progress Report, 2010/11.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Dilley, R.; Dinnie, E., (2009) Evaluating the Cairngorms National Park Planning Process - Report to CNPA Board., Paper appended to meeting papers for Cairngorms National Park Authority Informal Board Meeting, 27 November 2009.

Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Landscape and Visualisation Modeller
gillian.donaldson-selby@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

Gillian’s past and current research interests have largely focused on the application of landscape visualization in public participation and environmental problem solving, including landscapes, river rehabilitation, peatlands, natural flood managment (NFM) and onshore / offshore renewables. Some of Gillian's landscape visualizations have been used in urban greening exercises in South Africa, as well as Scottish government sponsored RESAS work packages and Green Health projects in Scotland. Recently she has been involved in 3D visualizations of marine topologies, onshore / offshore renewables, peatland restoration, aquaculture and flood risk mapping.

She is also interested in the application and take-up of scientific visualization within the broader scientific community, including high-performance Virtual Reality (VR) systems (e.g. Oculus Rift) and immersive stereoscopic CAVEs.

 

Past research

Visualizations from a few of her past projects are listed below.

Visualising Peatland Restoration

We have developed a prototype 3D simulation of the Forsinard peatlands which visually illustrates the progress of restoration in different areas of the RSPB Forsinard reserve. The aim of the visualisation is to show the viewer a chronosequence of the peatland restoration process and the underlying management, current knowledge and research. The visualisations allow the viewer to dynamically fly through the peatland, switch scenarios showing past, present and (near) future states, while allowing the viewer to experience and examine the peatlands in an immersive environment.  We are also currently exploring the usefulness of the visualisations in predicting the trajectory and timelines of restoration efforts.  A simplified version of the model, using the same software, was also generated for use with Oculus Rift VR headsets.

A prototype of the simulation was demonstrated on laptop and VR headset at the Research in the ‘Flow Country’:  Thinking Big Conference, Thurso, 21-23 March, 2017. The model attracted interest from stakeholders including RSPB and SNH. A complete version was demonstrated on a touch table at the Royal Highland Show 22-25 June, 2017. This model attracted considerable interest from stakeholders and community members familiar with, or resident in, the area. The VR model was also demonstrated at the Scottish Game Fair 30 June – 2 July, 2017.

 

Visualising Marine Renewables.

Visualization of an offshore wind farm and tidal turbine array. The visualization has attempted to capture water  and land detail at a high a level of realism. The turbines and waves are animated in the model.

Visualization of sea bed and land terrain

Loch Linnhe PlanimetricVisualization of Loch Linnhe showing terrain and sea bed data (Ordnance Survey / Scottish Association for Marine Science). The model shows glacial erosion on both land and sea, including morraines. The model was presented to council planners, Marine Scotland and SNH staff and the public at the 2012 Festival of the Sea, Oban.

Visualising Natural Flood Management

Simulating natural flood management in the Tarland catchment utilising hydrological data from different land use scenarios. The model incorporates various overlays including modern and old (1860’s) Ordnance Survey maps, hypsographic, watershed and land ownership data.

Detention pond Visualization of a proposed flood storage detention pond showing the bunding and excavation required (Indicated by the red vector).

1D / 2D linked flood model of a flood event at Mar Lodge, Braemar, August 2014, modelled in Flood Modeller. An animated Google Earth model of the same event can be downloaded here, as well as a short background report on the model. You can view a short video clip of the Google Earth model here.

Tarland Land Use Scenarios

A multi-scenario model incorporating economic, environmental  and climate driven land use changes, which has been tested for use with different types of audiences for research, consultation and dissemination. Data have been gathered, through the VLT and an on-line survey, from stakeholder and public audiences relating to perspectives on different landscape scenarios and for the development of land use options from audiences familiar and unfamiliar with the area. The results were reported in a conference paper at the Geographical Information Systems Research – UK (GISRUK) 2012 Conference, University of Lancaster.

Cultural Ecosystem Services

A 3D model of the Forest of Falkland, showing proposed changes to land use and infrastructure. 

Finlathen Park Green Health

Finlathen Park, Dundee. The model was prepared to provide a basis for use in a preference study, and interactive discussion with public and stakeholders. The still images reflect the key characteristics being identified in the ethnographic study (James Hutton Institute) and conjoint study from University of Edinburgh. The model was used at an event in the Finmill Centre, Dundee, for eliciting stakeholder perspectives on green spaces and the roles people’ perceived such spaces as playing in relation to their daily lives. Members of the audiences included Dundee City Councilors, planners, and members of the local community, across all ages. Feedback on the model and facility from the audience was very positive, and a number of recommendations made by people familiar with the area were incorporated into the project.

Urban Greening: Nigg Visualising Urban Greening

A 3D model showing proposed urban greening and water feature at the Aberdeen treatment plant, Nigg.

Other Scientific Visualization

MSSG Soils: Google Earth in VLTVisualization of Major Soils Sub-Groups and Land cover Scotland 1988 using Google Earth Liquid Galaxy in the VLT and on desk top. Google Earth based models allow for really large (Scotland sized!) models /data set which can run on an ordinary desktop.

Visualization of the Bowmont

UAV model of the BowmontVisualization of the Bowmont from data captured by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Original DTM resolution was 6.2 cm, and the aerial image was 3.1 cm! Low-cost high-resolution data covering small areas is very useful in on-going research / visualization involving highly dynamic systems such as rivers.

Bibliography

  • Donaldson-Selby, G.H.; Artz, R.R.E., (2018) Visualisation of peatland restoration., Report for RESAS 1.1.2., James Hutton Institute, 3pp.
  • Donaldson-Selby, G.H., (2017) Visualisation of future woodland scenarios., RESAS Report, The James Hutton Institute, 9pp.
  • Miller, D.R.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; McKeen, M., (2017) Aquaculture spatial planning tool factsheet: seascape visibility analysis., Factsheets on Tool Selection and Guidance for Users and Practitioners; Project Report for Aquaspace, Milestone 20.
  • Billing, S-L.; Gubbins, M.; Miller, D.R.; Watret, R.; Adams, T.; Black, K.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; Greenhill, L.; Tett, P., (2017) Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK., In: Strand, O. & Bergh, O. (eds.) Ecosystem Approach to making Space for Aquaculture (Aquaspace). Deliverable 4.2 Case Study Final Reports, Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute. Chapter 15, 251-272.
  • 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.
  • Miller, D.R.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; McKeen, M., (2016) Use of 3D visualisation technology for wind farms and other development proposals - update., Interim Contract Report to Scottish Government.
  • 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.
  • Miller, D.R.; Morrice, J.; McKeen, M.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; Munoz-Rojas, J., (2016) Use of digital and 3D technology in planning: research report., Final Report for Scottish Government, pp109.
  • Wang, C.; Miller, D.R.; Jiang, Y.; Donaldson-Selby, G., (2015) Use of 3D visualisation tools for representing urban greenspace spatial planning., ICISCE2015, 2nd International Conference on Information Science and Control Engineering, Shanghai, China, 24-26 April 2015, pp530-534.
  • Wang, C.; Miller, D.R.; Horne, P.; Jiang, Y.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Morrice, J., (2015) Visualisation of spread of Chalara ash dieback for raising public awareness and responsible woodland access., GIS Research UK 2015, Leeds, 15-17 April 2015. Proceedings, Chapter 69, pp653-658.
  • Eastwood, A.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Byg, A.; Fischer, A., (2015) A Future of the Forest of Falkland., Report of staff workshop, Falkland Estate, 26 March 2015. One day staff workshop.
  • Wang, C.; Miller, D.R.; Jiang, Y.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Horne, P.; Morrice, J., (2014) 3D Modelling of offshore wind farms for the west coast of Scotland., GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2014 Conference, University of Glasgow, 16-18 April 2014.
  • Munoz-Rojas Morenes, J.; Morrice, J.; Miller, D.; Horne, P.; Donaldson-Selby,G.; Wang, C., (2014) Review report of best practice examples for landscape management, planning and conservation (Deliverable 5)., Deliverable 5 for the e-CLIC Project (Making European Policy Popular through Callenge, Learning, Innovation, Cooperation: An experiment on the European Landscape Convention).
  • Munoz-Rojas Morenes, J.; Morrice,J.; Miller, D.R.; Horne,P.; Donaldson-Selby,G.; Wang, C., (2014) Learning objectives outline report; the role of ICT tools in promoting landscape challenges, learning, cooperation and innovation in the context of the European Landscape Convention (Deliverable 6)., Deliverable 6 for the e-CLIC Project (Making European Policy Popular through Challenge, Learning, Innovation, Cooperation: An Experiment on the European Landscape Convention.
  • Miller, D.R.; Munoz-Rojas Morenes, J.; Morrice, J.; Horne, P.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C., (2014) Review of ICT tools for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention through awareness raising, learning, innovation and cooperation (Deliverable 7)., Deliverable 7 for the e-CLIC Project (Making European Policy Popular through Challenge, Learning, Innovation, Cooperation: An Experiment on the European Landscape Convention.
  • Ode Sang, A.; Hagerhall, C.; Miller, D.R.; Donaldson-Selby, G., (2014) The use of visualised landscapes in order to challenge and develop theory in landscape preference research., In: Wissen Hayek, U., Fricker, P. & Buhmann, E. (eds.). Peer Reviewed Proceedings of Digital Landscape Architecture DLA 2014, ETH Zurich Switzerland 21-23 May 2014. Herbert Wichmann Verlag, VDE VERLAG GMBH, Berlin/Offenbach, pp362-369.
  • Wang, C.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Miller, D.R.; Horne, P.; Morrice, J.G.; Howe, J., (2013) Public interpretation of land and sea use using visualisation tools., GIS Research UK, University of Liverpool, 3-5 April 2013.
  • Munoz-Rojas Morenes, J.; Morrice, J.; Miller, D.R.; Horne, P.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C., (2013) Review report of landscape related policy issues (Deliverable 4)., Deliverable 4 for the e-CLIC Project - Making European Policy Popular through Challenge, Learning, Innovation, Cooperation: An Experiment on the European Landscape Convention.
  • Miller, D.R.; Horne, P.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; Morrice, J.; Morris, S., (2013) Greenspace services: community planning., Scottish Government, GreenHealth Information Note Series (No. 4).
  • Miller, D.R.; Morrice, J.; Aspinall, P.; Brewer, M.; Brown, K.; Cummins, R.; Dinnie, E.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Hester, A.J.; Horne, P.; Mitchell, R.; Morris, S.; Munoz-Rojas, J., (2012) GreenHealth progress report., Project Progress Report May 2012.

  • Wang, G.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Miller, D.R., (2016) 3D GIS approach for flood risk management., Joint Workshop - British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links, "OPTIMISTIC": floOd PredicTIon and Management In Steep urbanIsing Catchments, 11-14 September 2016.
  • Ghimire, S.; Wilkinson, M.; Donaldson-Selby, G., (2014) Flood inundation modelling and visualization: application for natural flood management., KnowledgeScotland, Science Policy Connections Online. Research Briefing, Climate, Water and Energy, No. 366, 24 February 2014.

  • Donaldson-Selby, G.H.; Artz, R.R.E., (2018) Visualisation of peatland restoration., Report for RESAS 1.1.2., James Hutton Institute, 3pp.
  • Donaldson-Selby, G.H., (2017) Visualisation of future woodland scenarios., RESAS Report, The James Hutton Institute, 9pp.
  • Miller, D.R.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; McKeen, M., (2017) Aquaculture spatial planning tool factsheet: seascape visibility analysis., Factsheets on Tool Selection and Guidance for Users and Practitioners; Project Report for Aquaspace, Milestone 20.
  • Billing, S-L.; Gubbins, M.; Miller, D.R.; Watret, R.; Adams, T.; Black, K.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; Greenhill, L.; Tett, P., (2017) Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK., In: Strand, O. & Bergh, O. (eds.) Ecosystem Approach to making Space for Aquaculture (Aquaspace). Deliverable 4.2 Case Study Final Reports, Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute. Chapter 15, 251-272.
  • 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.
  • Miller, D.R.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; McKeen, M., (2016) Use of 3D visualisation technology for wind farms and other development proposals - update., Interim Contract Report to Scottish Government.
  • 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.
  • Miller, D.R.; Morrice, J.; McKeen, M.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; Munoz-Rojas, J., (2016) Use of digital and 3D technology in planning: research report., Final Report for Scottish Government, pp109.
  • Eastwood, A.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Byg, A.; Fischer, A., (2015) A Future of the Forest of Falkland., Report of staff workshop, Falkland Estate, 26 March 2015. One day staff workshop.
  • Munoz-Rojas Morenes, J.; Morrice, J.; Miller, D.; Horne, P.; Donaldson-Selby,G.; Wang, C., (2014) Review report of best practice examples for landscape management, planning and conservation (Deliverable 5)., Deliverable 5 for the e-CLIC Project (Making European Policy Popular through Callenge, Learning, Innovation, Cooperation: An experiment on the European Landscape Convention).
  • Munoz-Rojas Morenes, J.; Morrice,J.; Miller, D.R.; Horne,P.; Donaldson-Selby,G.; Wang, C., (2014) Learning objectives outline report; the role of ICT tools in promoting landscape challenges, learning, cooperation and innovation in the context of the European Landscape Convention (Deliverable 6)., Deliverable 6 for the e-CLIC Project (Making European Policy Popular through Challenge, Learning, Innovation, Cooperation: An Experiment on the European Landscape Convention.
  • Miller, D.R.; Munoz-Rojas Morenes, J.; Morrice, J.; Horne, P.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C., (2014) Review of ICT tools for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention through awareness raising, learning, innovation and cooperation (Deliverable 7)., Deliverable 7 for the e-CLIC Project (Making European Policy Popular through Challenge, Learning, Innovation, Cooperation: An Experiment on the European Landscape Convention.
  • Munoz-Rojas Morenes, J.; Morrice, J.; Miller, D.R.; Horne, P.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C., (2013) Review report of landscape related policy issues (Deliverable 4)., Deliverable 4 for the e-CLIC Project - Making European Policy Popular through Challenge, Learning, Innovation, Cooperation: An Experiment on the European Landscape Convention.
  • Miller, D.R.; Horne, P.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; Morrice, J.; Morris, S., (2013) Greenspace services: community planning., Scottish Government, GreenHealth Information Note Series (No. 4).
  • Miller, D.R.; Morrice, J.; Aspinall, P.; Brewer, M.; Brown, K.; Cummins, R.; Dinnie, E.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Hester, A.J.; Horne, P.; Mitchell, R.; Morris, S.; Munoz-Rojas, J., (2012) GreenHealth progress report., Project Progress Report May 2012.

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Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Science Group Leader
anke.fischer@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1224 395299

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

PDF file: Anke Fischer's publications since 2007 by thematic areas

  • Social representations and discourses of nature, biodiversity, plant and animal species, hunting and wildlife management.
  • Folk social science and social representations of climate change and societal change towards sustainability.
  • Co-production and governance of ecosystem services.
  • Social-psychological views on environmental economic valuation techniques.
  • Institutional analysis of governance mechanisms in natural resource management.
  • Community 'capacities' for sustainability.

Ongoing and recent projects

  • Ecosystem services supply (Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services - RESAS) (2016-2021) - Improving our understanding of the impact of management interventions on flows of benefits from ecosystems
  • IPORE - Improving organic resource use in rural Ethiopia (ESRC NEXUS) (2016-2017) - My research focus: Governance of common pool resources implied in alternatives for organic resource use
  • GLAMURS - Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Resional Sustainability (EU FP7) (2013-2016) - My research focus: to explore the diversity and implications of social representations of sustainability governance
  • TESS - Towards European Societal Sustainability (EU FP7) (2013-2016) - My research focus: to investigate the diversity of aspirations and rationalities in community sustainability initiatives, and to examine the tensions arising from these

PhD supervision

  • Irma Arts: Digital technologies and human-nature interactions: the users' perspective. University of Aberdeen, 2017-.
  • Jennifer Wardle: Resolving the conflict between demands on organic wastes in rural Ethiopia –  solutions for food, energy and water security. University of Aberdeen, 2016-.
  • Isla Hodgson: Predators, tolerance and conflict: Understanding the drivers of raptor conflict in Scotland. University of Aberdeen. 2015-.
  • Marie Pagès: The role of volunteers in invasive non-native species management initiatives. University of Aberdeen, 2012-2016.
  • Audrey Verma: The role of digital technology in the development of human-nature relationships. University of Aberdeen, 2012-2016.
  • Asanterabi Lowassa: The influence of social structure and social change on illegal bushmeat hunting in western Serengeti, Tanzania. University of Dar es Salaam, 2011-2017.
  • Dereje Tadesse Wakjira: Governance, institutional change and forest use in Harenna, Ethiopia. University of Aberdeen, 2009-2013.
  • Koen Arts: Wilderness restoration and animal reintroduction: Ideas, discourses and policies. University of Aberdeen, 2008-2012.
  • Sebastian Selge: Public and scientific discourses on biological invasions: social representations of invasive non-native species in Scotland. University of Aberdeen, 2007-2011.
  • Kerry A. Waylen: The implications of local views and institutions for the outcomes of community-based conservation. Imperial College London, 2007-2010.

Past research

  • Building natural resource monitoring capacity in Ethiopia’s key Afro-montane ecosystems (Darwin Initiative/DEFRA) (2010-2013) – My research focus: to examine co-management arrangements for common-pool resource governance and their changes over time.
  • Assessment of Scotland’s Ecosystem Services (Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) - Scottish Government) (2011-2016) – My research focus: to investigate the co-production of ecosystem services related to woodlands and their governance.
  • Governance and decision-making for community empowerment in rural communities (Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) – Scottish Government) (2011-2016) – my research focus: to explore the impact of small-scale community activities on community resilience and vibrancy.
  • HUNTing for Sustainability (EU FP7) (2008-2012) – my research focus: cultural and institutional aspects of hunting in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Scotland.
  • Governance, Infrastructure, Lifestyle Dynamics and Energy Demand: European Post-Carbon Communities (EU FP7) (2008-2012) – my research focus: Social representations and folk psychologies related to climate change, energy use and resource governance.
  • ALTER-Net EU FP6 Network of Excellence (2005-2009) – Work package leader for “Public attitudes towards biodiversity and its management”.

Bibliography

  • Blackstock, K.L.; Glenk, K.; Martin-Ortega, J., (2016) Ecosystem services from catchments and peatlands., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R.J. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp22-23.
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Chief Executive
Chief Executive
colin.campbell@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute

Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

Invergowrie 
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland

 

Colin is Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute and is responsible for leading the organisation and its staff in delivering the Corporate Plan. He has been in post since Feb 2016. Prior to this he was Interim CEO from September 2015 and before that was Director of Science Excellence responsible for the strategic development of the excellence of the institute's scientists, facilities and resources. He has 28 years of research experience in soil microbiology/soil science applied to agri-environment issues. His expertise lies in fundamental and applied studies on the effects of pollutants on soil microorganisms and soil health and in understanding how microbial diversity contributes to ecosystem functioning. Colin was also Director of the Institute’s Post-Graduate School which has over 120 registered students, registered at 30 different universities from around the world.

Current research interests

Current projects include investigations into the extent of microbial diversity in soils and the factors controlling composition and distribution. He also studies of the use of biological indicators of soil health and the effects of recycled organic matter on soil micro-organisms to better define the sustainability of such practices with a specific focus on soil protection and Statutory limits for heavy metals. His work in Sweden with the Swedish Agricultural Sciences University (SLU) has been funded by a Swedish research council has been looking at micronutrient supply in farming systems in relation to localised soil resource-food quality issues. He is co-inventor of MicroResp, a novel physiological profiling method for characterising soils, sediments and waters and has other patents on novel molecular fingerprinting methods.

Bibliography

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  • Bardgett, R.D.; Campbell, C.D.; Emmett, B.A.; Jenkins, A.; Whitmore, A.P., (2011) Supporting services., In: UK National Ecosystem Assessment. Understanding Nature's Value to Society. Technical Report. Cambridge, UNEP-WCMC, Chapter 13, pp499-534.
  • Dawson, L.A.; Campbell, C.D.; Hillier, S.; Brewer, M.J., (2008) Methods of characterising and fingerprinting soils for forensic application., In: Tibbett, M. & Carter, D.O. (eds.). Soil Analysis in Forensic Taphonomy. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 271-315.
  • Garland, J.L.; Campbell, C.D.; Mills, A.L., (2007) Physiological profiling of microbial communities., In: Manual of Environmental Microbiology (eds. C.J. Hurst, R.L. Crawford, J.L. Garland, D.A. Lipson, A.L. Mills, L.D. Stetzenbach). 3rd edition, American Society for Microbiology Press. ISBN 978155581376 ISBN 978155581376
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  • Birnie, R.V.B.; Curran, J.; MacDonald, J.A.; Mackey, E.C.; Campbell, C.D.; Gowan, G.; Palmer, S.C.F.; Paterson, E.; Shaw, P.; Henry, M.C., (2002) Land: trends and prospects for the environment and natural heritage., In: The State of Scotland's Environment and Natural Heritage (M.B. Usher). The Stationery Office, Edinburgh.
  • Cooper, J.N.; Anderson, J.G.; Campbell, C.D., (2002) How resilient are microbial communities to temperature changes during composting?, In: Microbiology of Composting (eds. Insam, H., Riddech, N. and Klammer, S.). Springer-Verlag,Berlin, pp3-16.
  • Rees, R.M.; Ball, B.C.; Campbell, C.D.; Watson, C.A., (2001) Sustainable management of soil organic matter., CABI, Wallingford.

  • McKee, A.; Sutherland, L.A.; Lilly, A.; Aitkenhead, M.; Campbell, C., (2014) On-farm assessment of soil carbon status., Self-published Report for Quality Meat Scotland and research participants; to be published on JHI website.
  • Towers, W.; Matthews, K.B.; Campbell, C.; Bell, J.; Miller, D.G.; Buchan, K., (2012) Future CAP Payments: issues for the use of the Land Capability for Agriculture classification and Maps to determine single farm payment values., Report to the Scottish Government CAP regionalisation workstream, 12pp, 10 September 2012.
  • Black, H.I.J.; Ritz, K.; Harris, J.A.; Cameron, C.; Campbell, C.D.; Chamberlain, P.M.; Creamer, R.; Pawlett, M.; Wood, S., (2011) Scoping biological indicators of soil quality, Phase II., Defra Final Contract Report SP0534.
  • Sugden, D.; Werrity, A.; Caldwell, E.; Campbell, C.D.; Dlugolecki, A.; Hanley, N.; Kerr, A.; Webb, J., (2011) Facing up to climate change: breaking the barriers to a low-carbon Scotland., Report of RSE Committee of Enquiry, Royal Society of Edinburgh, ISBN: 978 0 902198 46 3
  • Paterson, E.; Campbell, C.D.; Coull, M.C.; Shand, C.A., (2011) Geochemical atlas for Scottish topsoils., The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen. ISBN 978-0-902701-007
  • Campbell, C.D.; Cooper, P.; Crooks, W.; Sinclair, A.; White, D., (2010) Impact of long term sewage sludge additions to biological functions in Scottish soils., Final Report to The Scottish Government. CR/2008/03
  • Hough, R.L.; Booth, P.; Avery, L.M.; Rhind, S.; Crews, C.; Bacon, J.; Campbell, C.D., (2009) Risk assessment of the use of PAS100 green composts in Scottish livestock production., Report prepared for the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
  • Hough, R.L.; Campbell, C.D.; White, D.; Crews, C., (2009) Study of the levels of plant derived toxins in compost., Quality Meat Scotland.
  • Hough, R.L.; Booth, P.; Rhind, S.M.; Avery, L.M.; Bacon, J.; Campbell, C.D.; Crews, C., (2009) Risk assessment of application of composted wastes to land., WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).
  • Dick, J.; Smith, P.; Smith, R.; Lilly, A.; Moxey, A.; Booth, J.; Campbell, C.D.; Coulter, D., (2008) Carbon - a GROWING issue., National Farmers Union of Scotland.
  • Dick, J.; Smith, P.; Smith, R.; Lilly, A.; Moxey, A.; Booth, J.; Campbell, C.D.; Coulter, D., (2008) Calculating farm scale greenhouse gas emissions., National Farmers Union of Scotland.
  • Towers, W.; Black, HJ.I.J.; Campbell, C.D.; Hough, R.L., (2007) EU Soil Framework Directive: Macaulay Institute response., Scottish Government Soil Policy Unit.
  • Towers, W.; Grieve, I.C.; Hudson, G.; Campbell, C.D.; Lilly, A.; Davidson, D.A.; Bacon, J.R.; Langan, S.J.; Hopkins, D.A., (2006) Scotland's soil resource - current state and threats., Report to SEERAD.
  • Black, H.I.J.; Wood, C.; Parekh, N.; Chamberlain, P.M.; Scott, A.; Ritz, K.; Harris, J.A.; Campbell, C.D.; Towers, W., (2005) SP0529 Scoping biological indicators of soil quality. SQID Phase I : Prioritising biological indicators of soil quality for deployment in a national scale soil monitoring scheme., Contract Report to DEFRA.
  • Singh, B.K.; Campbell, C.D., (2005) Genetic process., Patent Office of Britain.
  • Gibbs, P.A.; Chambers, B.J.; Carlton-Smith, C.H.; Chaudri, A.M.; McGrath, S.P.; Bacon, J.R.; Campbell, C.D.; Aitken, M.N., (2004) Effects of sewage sludge applications to agricultural soils on soil microbial activity and the implications for agricultural productivity and long term soil fertility: Phase 2. Final Report., UK Water Industry Report No. 03/SL/04/4, 2004, 374pp+xiii.
  • Campbell, C.D.; Smith, A., (2004) Analysis of total petroleum hydrocarbons in drill cuttings in compost windows., BP Exploration. Confidential report.
  • Campbell, C.D.; Cameron, C.M.; Smith, A., (2004) Biodegradation of hydrocarbons in two oilfield waste drill cuttings., BP under MRCS Contract 274 - follow up to MRC242. Confidential Report.
  • Edwards, A.C.; Campbell, C.D.; Paterson, E., (2003) Review of the scientific rationale underpinning the establishment of woodchip corrals., Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department, 17p.
  • White, D.; Campbell, C.D., (2003) Report on sole carbon source utilisation patterns of lux-marked Pseudomonas spp., gfp-marked Pseudomonas fluorescens and a lux-marked Bacillus subtilis and their respective wild type strains., Dr O.G.G. Knox, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Aberdeen.

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

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

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

Current research interests

My work focuses on:

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

Bibliography