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Inge Aalders

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Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Research Scientist
inge.aalders@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Inge has experience in research and consultancy. With a background in physical geography and sustainable agriculture, much of the early work has focused on soil quality and soil erosion, and landscape ecology. Over time her work has focused on the process and modelling of landscape and land-use change and the integration of socio-economic and biophysical processes. In the process, she has developed expertise in interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research environment. Recent projects she has been involved in include EU FP7 ENVIEVAL (Development and application of new methodological frameworks for the evaluation of environmental impacts of rural development programmes in the EU) and Scottish Government strategic research in relation to ecosystem services, in particular, cultural ecosystem services.

Current research interests

Main research interests are spatio-temporal dynamics, issues of scale, integration of socio-economic and biophysical processes, and include the use and development of interdisciplinary and participatory research methodologies. Skills in GIS, RS, conceptual modelling, Bayesian Belief Networks, and programming (R and python) are applied in research to enhance monitoring of landscape change and to support the development of resilience among local communities and their ability to manage and adapt to change in both temperate and tropical areas.

Bibliography

  • Aalders, I.H.; Horne, P., (2016) Mapping cultural ecosystem services., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R.J. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp10-11.
  • 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.
  • Aalders, I.H.; Morrice, J., (2013) Land use change and ecosystem delivery by green networks., 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, pp21-32.
  • 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.
  • Aitkenhead, M.J.; Aalders, I.H., (2005) A framework for developing environmental models, In: MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (eds. A. Zerger and R.M. Argent). Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2005, pp587-593.

  • 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.
  • Irvine, K.N.; Conniff, A.; Aalders, I.H., (2018) Touch table mapping and photo activities: Methods for capturing cultural ecosystem services., RESAS RD1.4.1bvi Cultural Ecosystem Services Indicators and Mapping, Deliverable D4 Working Paper, 31 March 2018, 16pp.
  • Irvine, K.I.; Conniff, A.; Aalders, I.H., (2017) Report of the stakeholder meeting August 2016 (KE1)., Internal Report for RESAS 1.4.1bvi.
  • Irvine, K.I.; Conniff, A.; Aalders, I.H., (2017) Social science methods for investigation of spiritual and emblematic cultural ecosystem services., RESAS RD1.4.1bvi Deliverable D2: Social Science Methods Internal Report.
  • Aalders, I.; Stanik, N., (2016) Data gap analysis for cultural ecosystem services., Internal Report.
  • Morkvenas, Z.; Navickas, K.; Gulbinas, J.; Jefanovas, A.; Schwarz, G.; Wolff, A.; Bergschmidt, A.; Offermann, F.; Osterburg, B.; Aalders, I.H.; Miller, D.R.; Morrice, J.; Vlahos, G.; Smyrniotopoulou, A.; Artell, J.; Aakkula, J.; Toikkanen, H.; Povellato, A.; Longhitano, D.; Lasorella, V.; Balázs, K.; Toth, P.; Centeri, C.; Podmaniczky, L., (2016) Methodological handbook for the evaluation of environmental impacts of RDPs., EU Project ENVIEVAL, Deliverable 9.5, Report to the European Commission, EU FP7 ENVIEVAL Project, 312071.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Miller, D.R.; Bell, S.; Morrice, J.G.; Ode, A.; Aalders, I.H.; Horne, P.L., (2005) Landscape change and development pressure indicators: first discussion report., Scottish Natural Heritage.

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