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Antonia Eastwood

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Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Socio-Ecologist
antonia.eastwood@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

I am a socio-ecologist with experience in working in a wide range of countries including the UK overseas territories and the Balkans. My early research career focused on the consevation biology of rare and globally threatened island floras. However,  after years of practical conservation experience with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Fauna and Flora International, the need for more integrated solutions to biodiversity conservation, and the need to better understand the complex dynamics of human-ecosystem interactions become more and more apparent to me.

My main research interest now is therefore the application of interdisciplinary research to biodiversity conservation and the governance of ecosystem services/natural resources. I currently lead the research on participatory decision-making in multi-functional woodlands. Recent contracts include assessing the effects of nature conservation on ecosystem delivery (JNCC), and the evaluation of the Natural Capital Assest Index (SNH).

Current research interests

 
  • Exploring and understanding human-ecosystem interactions in ecosystem service delivery
  • Exploring decision making processes and tools  in natural resource mananagment and understanding trade-offs in ecosystem services
  • Providing guidance to the Conservation Organisation for Afghan Mountain Areas on participatory evaluation (Darwin Initiative project with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh)
  • Understanding the social aspects  of  adaptive co-management across landscapes

Past research

  • Conservation planning (protected areas) and grassland biodiversity conservation in Croatia - 2004-2007
  • Research on seed viability and hybridisation in the globally threatened Commidendrum from St Helena - 1999-2003
  • Population genetics of Elaphoglossum from St Helena - 1999-2003
  • Coastal biodiversity assessment of Anegada, British Virgin Islands - 2004
  • IUCN Red listing of globally threatened trees -2004-2007

Bibliography

  • Brooker, R.W.; Brewer, M.; Britton, A.J.; Eastwood, A.J.; Ellis, C.; Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Genney, D.R. (2018) Tiny niches and translocations: the challenge of identifying suitable recipient sites for small and immobile species., Journal of Applied Ecology, 55, 621-630.
  • Eastwood, A.; Juarez Bourke, A.; Lorenzo-Arribas, A.; Fischer, A.; Herrett, S.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Hague, A.; Pakeman, R.J.; Hester, A.J.; Artz, R.R.E. (2018) Glen Creran Woods: Exploring the perceived impacts of different management interventions on woodland benefits., Workshop Report, Appin Village Hall, Port Appin, Argyll, 23 April 2018, 18pp.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Pakeman, R.J.; Eastwood, A.E. (2018) A report on work undertaken in year 2 (2017-2018) of the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme in support of the Natural Capital Asset Index., James Hutton Institute, 11pp. (Theme 1 Website and direct circulation to Scottish Natural Heritage).
  • Gray, A.; Perry, A.; Cavers S.; Eastwood, A.; Biermann, M.; Darlow, A.; Thomas, V.; Lambdon, P. (2017) Hybrid plants preserve unique genetic variation in the St Helena endemic trees Commidendrum rotundifolium DC Roxb. and C. spurium (G.Forst.) DC., Conservation Genetics, 18, 241-246.
  • Eastwood, A.; Fischer, A.; Byg, A. (2017) The challenges of participatory and systemic environmental management: from aspiration to implementation., Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 60, 1683-1701.
  • 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.
  • Eastwood, A.; Brooker, R.W.; Pakeman, R.J. (2017) Developing an ecosystem health indicator for urban green space: the current state of play., Information Note for Scottish Natural Heritage, EHI Green Space Final Draft, 8pp.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Pakeman, R.J.; Eastwood, A. (2017) Developing a "complex, multi-species" Ecosystem Health Indicator using bryophyte and lichen data., Information Note for Scottish Natural Heritage, James Hutton Institute, 5pp.
  • 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.
  • Brooker, R.J.; Eastwood, A.; Pakeman, R.J. (2017) Report on assessment of new indicators include within the NCAI., Short Report to Scottish Natural Heritage, 7pp.
  • Brown, K.M.; Eastwood, A.; Fischer, A.; Herrett, S.; Irvine, R.J. (2017) D2: Report on benefits from woodland derived by communities from case study areas and the main trade-offs., Report to RESAS for WP1.4.3.
  • Fischer, A.; Eastwood, A. (2016) Coproduction of ecosystem services as human-nature interactions - an analytical framework., Land Use Policy, 52, 41-50.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brown, K.; Irvine, J.; Fischer, A ; Eastwood, A ; Herrett, S. (2016) 1.4.3c D1: Report on stakeholder engagement to help co-construct the research agenda in the Cairngorms based case study on accessible rural woodland expansion., Logged in RESAS 143 outputs folder.
  • 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.
  • Eastwood, A.; Brooker, R.; Irvine, R.J.; Pakeman, R.J. (2016) Nature conservation and ecosystem services delivery., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp26-27.
  • Fischer, A.; Byg, A.; Eastwood, A.; Irvine, R.J. (2016) Ecosystem services at a local scale., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp20-21.
  • Eastwood, A.; Irvine, J.; Blackstock, K.; Byg, A.; Fischer, A. (2016) Approaches for more integrated and participatory decision making., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp14-15.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Alexander, J.; Beaton, J.; Brooker, R.; Cummins, R.; Eastwood, A.; Fielding, D.; Fisher, J.; Gore, S.; Hewison, R.; Hooper, R.; Lennon, J.; Mitchell, R.; Moore, E.; Nolan, A.; Orford, K.; Pemberton, C.; Riach, D.; Sim, D.; Stockan, J.; Trinder, C.; Lewis, R. (2015) Species composition of coastal dune vegetation in Scotland has proved resistant to climate change over a third of a century., Global Change Biology, 21, 3738-3747.
  • Worrell, R.; Pepper, S.; Eastwood, A.; Harden, J. (2015) Principles and indicators for representing the environment in FES Land Management Plans: a pilot study., Forest Enterprise Scotland Commissioned Report.
  • 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.
  • Holstead, K.L.; Eastwood, A.; McVittie, A.; Kyle, C.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Nijnik, M. (2014) EAWG5: Update on valuations and values meeting report., Report from EAWG5, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 11 June 2014.
  • Albon, S.; Balana, B.; Brooker, R.; Eastwood, A. (2014) A systematic evaluation of Scotland's Natural Capital Asset Index., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 751
  • Eastwood, A.; Fischer, A. (2014) People and the Forest of Falkland: understanding and realising benefits., Report to Falkland Estate and Centre for Stewardship, Falkland.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Eastwood, A. (2013) Shifts in functional traits and functional diversity between vegetation and seedbank., Journal of Vegetation Science, 24, 865-876.
  • 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.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Eastwood, A.; Banks, E.; Black, H.I.J.; Brown, I.; Brooker, R.; Coull, M.C.; Irvine, R.J.; Kyle, C.; Macleod, K.; McVittie, A. (2012) Integrated frameworks to support the ecosystem approach., EAWG3 Workshop Report.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Eastwood, A.; Scobie, A. (2011) Leaf dry matter content as a predictor of grassland litter decomposition: a test of the "Mass Ratio Hypothesis"., Plant and Soil, 342, 49-57.
  • Eastwood, A.; Coull, M.C.; Blackstock, K.L. (2011) Ecosystem Approach Working Group: 1st Brief Discussion Paper., Ecosystem Approach Working Group.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Lewis, R.; Kriel, A.; Moore, E.K.; Pemberton, C.; Gore, S.; Hewison, R.L.; Alexander, J.; Cummins, R.; Fielding, D.; Orford, K.; Mitchell, R.; Brooker, R.; Nolan, A.J.; Eastwood, A.; Huband, S. (2011) Detecting biodiversity change in a rare habitat: a botanical re-survey of the Machair., Final Report to the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
  • Eastwood, A.; Lazkov, G.; Newton, A. (2009) The red list of trees of Central Asia., Fauna and Flora International, Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 9781 903703 27 4
  • Eastwood, A.; Pakeman, R.J. (2008) Analysis of UK Biodiversity Action Plan 2005 reporting data at Scotland level., Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.

  • Oldfield, S.; Eastwood, A. (2007) The red list of oaks., In: Fauna and Flora International, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781 903703 250

  • 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.
  • Eastwood, A.; Brooker, R.; Irvine, R.J.; Pakeman, R.J. (2016) Nature conservation and ecosystem services delivery., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp26-27.
  • Fischer, A.; Byg, A.; Eastwood, A.; Irvine, R.J. (2016) Ecosystem services at a local scale., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp20-21.
  • Eastwood, A.; Irvine, J.; Blackstock, K.; Byg, A.; Fischer, A. (2016) Approaches for more integrated and participatory decision making., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp14-15.
  • Eastwood, A.; Lazkov, G.; Newton, A. (2009) The red list of trees of Central Asia., Fauna and Flora International, Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 9781 903703 27 4

  • Eastwood, A.; Juarez Bourke, A.; Lorenzo-Arribas, A.; Fischer, A.; Herrett, S.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Hague, A.; Pakeman, R.J.; Hester, A.J.; Artz, R.R.E. (2018) Glen Creran Woods: Exploring the perceived impacts of different management interventions on woodland benefits., Workshop Report, Appin Village Hall, Port Appin, Argyll, 23 April 2018, 18pp.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Pakeman, R.J.; Eastwood, A.E. (2018) A report on work undertaken in year 2 (2017-2018) of the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme in support of the Natural Capital Asset Index., James Hutton Institute, 11pp. (Theme 1 Website and direct circulation to Scottish Natural Heritage).
  • 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.
  • Eastwood, A.; Brooker, R.W.; Pakeman, R.J. (2017) Developing an ecosystem health indicator for urban green space: the current state of play., Information Note for Scottish Natural Heritage, EHI Green Space Final Draft, 8pp.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Pakeman, R.J.; Eastwood, A. (2017) Developing a "complex, multi-species" Ecosystem Health Indicator using bryophyte and lichen data., Information Note for Scottish Natural Heritage, James Hutton Institute, 5pp.
  • 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.
  • Brooker, R.J.; Eastwood, A.; Pakeman, R.J. (2017) Report on assessment of new indicators include within the NCAI., Short Report to Scottish Natural Heritage, 7pp.
  • Brown, K.M.; Eastwood, A.; Fischer, A.; Herrett, S.; Irvine, R.J. (2017) D2: Report on benefits from woodland derived by communities from case study areas and the main trade-offs., Report to RESAS for WP1.4.3.
  • 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.
  • Brown, K.; Irvine, J.; Fischer, A ; Eastwood, A ; Herrett, S. (2016) 1.4.3c D1: Report on stakeholder engagement to help co-construct the research agenda in the Cairngorms based case study on accessible rural woodland expansion., Logged in RESAS 143 outputs folder.
  • Worrell, R.; Pepper, S.; Eastwood, A.; Harden, J. (2015) Principles and indicators for representing the environment in FES Land Management Plans: a pilot study., Forest Enterprise Scotland Commissioned Report.
  • 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.
  • Holstead, K.L.; Eastwood, A.; McVittie, A.; Kyle, C.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Glenk, K.; Nijnik, M. (2014) EAWG5: Update on valuations and values meeting report., Report from EAWG5, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 11 June 2014.
  • Albon, S.; Balana, B.; Brooker, R.; Eastwood, A. (2014) A systematic evaluation of Scotland's Natural Capital Asset Index., Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 751
  • Eastwood, A.; Fischer, A. (2014) People and the Forest of Falkland: understanding and realising benefits., Report to Falkland Estate and Centre for Stewardship, Falkland.
  • 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.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Eastwood, A.; Banks, E.; Black, H.I.J.; Brown, I.; Brooker, R.; Coull, M.C.; Irvine, R.J.; Kyle, C.; Macleod, K.; McVittie, A. (2012) Integrated frameworks to support the ecosystem approach., EAWG3 Workshop Report.
  • Eastwood, A.; Coull, M.C.; Blackstock, K.L. (2011) Ecosystem Approach Working Group: 1st Brief Discussion Paper., Ecosystem Approach Working Group.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Lewis, R.; Kriel, A.; Moore, E.K.; Pemberton, C.; Gore, S.; Hewison, R.L.; Alexander, J.; Cummins, R.; Fielding, D.; Orford, K.; Mitchell, R.; Brooker, R.; Nolan, A.J.; Eastwood, A.; Huband, S. (2011) Detecting biodiversity change in a rare habitat: a botanical re-survey of the Machair., Final Report to the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
  • Eastwood, A.; Pakeman, R.J. (2008) Analysis of UK Biodiversity Action Plan 2005 reporting data at Scotland level., Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.

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