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Debbie Fielding

Staff picture: Debbie Fielding
Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Research Assistant
+44 (0)1224 395184

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Debbie is a research assistant in the Ecological Sciences group. Her background is in environmental conservation. She completed a BSc in Environmental Conservation in 2005 and an MSc in Conservation & Land management in 2006 at the University of Wales, Bangor. Following her academic studies, she worked as a field surveyor for an ecological consultancy and then as Conservation Officer for the Countryside Council for Wales, prior to Joining the James Hutton Institute in 2008. In her current role she uses her extensive field skills and experience of working in a variety of habitats to collect data for a range of ecological projects.

Current research interests

Much of Debbie’s work focuses on an assessment of different aspects of biodiversity under different land management regimes.
She is currently working on a variety of projects:
o The Glen Finglas grazing experiment
o The effects of controlled fire on the biodiversity of heath communities
o The effects of deer carcasses on upland food webs
o Scottish native pinewoods
o A re-survey of vegetation records form the 1960’s & 70’s to detect long term changes linked to land management and climate change.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.