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Debbie Fielding

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Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Research Assistant
debbie.fielding@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1224 395184

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
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.

Bibliography

  • Roberts, D.; Torrance, L.; Stirton, G.; Britton, A.J.; Craig, C.; Kyle, C-A.; Abel, C.; Macaulay, C.; Fielding, D.; Watson, H.; Pohle, I.; Robertson, J.; Maxwell, J.; Irvine, K.; Sutherland, L-A.; Dawson, L.A.; Shepherd, L.; Miller, P.; Ellis, R.; Richards, S.; Blok, V.; Hackett, C.; Kettle, H. (2018) Women in Science., The James Hutton Institute, 25pp.
  • Newey, S., Mustin, K., Fielding, D. Irvine, J. Redpath, S. Arroyo, B., Bryce, R., Beja, P., Bunnefeld, N. (2016) Consequences of game bird management for non-game species: a European review and Scottish case study., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.). Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 1, pp4-5.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Fielding, D.; Littlewood, N.; Pozsgai, G.; Smith, S. (2016) Grassland management drives trade-offs for biodiversity., In: Pakeman, R.J. (ed.) Grassland Biodiversity. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp20-21.
  • Fielding, D.; Littlewood, N.; Pozsgai, G.; Pakeman, R.J.; Evans, D. (2016) Upland grassland management for biodiversity., In: Pakeman, R.J. (ed.). Grassland Biodiversity. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp8-9.
  • Fielding, D.; Irvine, R.J. (2016) Heath vegetation recovery after muirburn under different grazing regimes., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.) Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 6, pp14-15.
  • Fielding, D.; Newey, S.; Navarro, C.; Irvine, R.J. (2016) The impact of deer carcasses on soil nutrients and invertebrate communities., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.) Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 15, pp32-33.
  • Newey, S.; Fielding, D.; Irvine, R.J.; Van der Wal, R. (2016) The use of deer carcasses by avain and mammalian scavengers., In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.) Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 16, pp34-56.

  • Matthews, K.B.; Fielding, D.; Miller, D.G.; Gandossi, G.; Newey, S. (2020) Socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors in Scotland, Phase 2, Part 3: Provide a more up to date assessment of the area of grouse moors in Scotland under management for driven grouse, mapping clearly the areas of moorland that are actively managed for grouse and the intensity of current management regimes., Contract Report for Scottish Government (CR/2019/01), SEFARI Website for Scottish Government.
  • Stockan, J.A.; Fielding, D.F. (2017) Summary methods for controlling or eradicating aquatic invasive species., Report for CREW website.
  • Stockan, J.A.; Fielding, D. (2017) Methods for controlling or eradicating invasive aquatic species., CREW Report, CRW2016_05, 40pp.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Beesley, L.; Donnelly, D.; Fielding, D. (2016) Soil Survey Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 51 - Barnhill New Acquisition, Scottish Lowlands Forest District. (2016), Digital data submitted to Forestry Commission, Scotland.
  • Fielding, D.A.; Matthews, R. (2015) Review of implications of land use change on climate change mitigation and adaption., Report to the Scottish Government.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Lilly, A.; Bell, J.S.; Cameron, C.; Donald, C.; Fielding, D.; Green, G.; Hewison, R.H.; McIntyre, S.; Newman, G.: Nolan, A.; Owen, J.; Smith, D.; Sturgeon, F.; Thompson, C.; Towers, W.; Williams E. (2014) Ecosystem effects of long-term herbivore exclusion., SNH Contract Report.
  • Hewison, R.L.; Hooper, R.; Fielding, D.; Henderson, D.J. (2013) Vegetation and soil survey for the Inverchaolain Glen Afforestation Proposal Environmental Impact Assessment, Cowal, Argyll., Report for Edwin Thompson Chartered Surveyors.
  • Fielding, D.; Hewison, R.L. (2013) Brief protected species survey ( badgers, otters, red squirrels, water voles and bats) for the Inverchaolain Glen Afforestation Proposal Environmental Impact assessment, Cowal, Argyll., Report for Edwin Thompson Chartered Surveyors.
  • 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.
  • Stockan, J.A.; Fielding D. (2013) Impact of riparian invasive non-native plant species on freshwater habitats and species. Final report., CREW Report CD 2012/37.
  • Littlewood, N.A.; Fielding, D. (2012) Response to consultation on management plan for Glen Finglas., Woodland Trust.
  • Cummins, R.P.; Hewison, R.L.; Dunn, S.M.; Fielding D.A.; Chapman S.J.; Hooper, R. (2011) St Fergus moss - Continuaton of peat extraction. Environmental impact assessment., Contract Report for Northern Peat and Moss Company.
  • 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.
  • Fielding, D.A.; Irvine, R.J.; van der Wal, R. (2009) The role of ungulate carcasses for biodiversity., Contract Report for The John Muir Trust.

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