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Kirsty Blackstock

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Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Qualitative Social Scientist
kirsty.blackstock@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

My background is in Sociology, with a joint honours degree in Sociology with Gender Studies from Edinburgh University and a PhD in Sociology from James Cook University, Australia.  I joined the Macaulay Institute in 2003. We became the Social, Economic and Geographic Sciences Group (SEGS) when the James Hutton Institute was created in April 2011 and I am part of the Society, Institutions and Governance Subgroup. I currently juggle the full-time job of raising twins with working part-time.

Current research interests

My research focuses on governance, particularly public and stakeholder participation in environmental policy making and implementation. I have an associated interest in the use of 'tools' as deliberative boundary objects in decision making and evaluation processes. I generally favour mixed qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups and participant observation. Threading through my research is an interest in reconciling critical approaches to policy making and implementation with constructive engagement in knowledge exchange with policy actors. This reflects my interest in ‘studying up’ – using the politics and practices of participatory research to work with people in positions of power and authority.  Currently, I am considering how systemic approaches co-exist with, conflict with or shape existing policies shaping Scottish land and water management, and moving into the study of reconciling living within planetary boundaries with social, environmental and geographical justice.

 

Ongoing projects

  • I am part of the Hutton team contributing to the H2020 project “Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security” (MAGIC - see also here) led by Mario Giampietro at Autonomous University of Barcelona (2016-2020).  My focus is to work on the 'semantic' phase of the quantitative story telling cycle - elicting and analysing narratives about the Common Agricultural Policy and its interaction with the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Climate Change and Sustainable Develoment Goals; and discussing with EU stakeholders whether the outcomes of the social metabolism accounting are feasible, viable and/or desirable.
  • I coordinated the Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme WP1.4 on “Integrated and Sustainable Management of Natural Assets“ from April 2016 to April 2018. I contribute to several aspects of the research, including supporting our consideration of how adaptive management is practiced in Scotland (WP1.4.3) and participating in the Scottish Forum for Natural Capital's working group on Future Land Manager Business Models. My substantive contributions are focussed on how policy implementation can better support the delivery of multiple benefits and protect our natural assets. The focus is on the coordination or integration of policy instruments and the role of monitoring in developing a more systemic approach to management.
  • I work closely with two Macaulay Development Trust Fellows - Jessica Maxwell with reference to linking planning to ecosystem services; and Paola Ovando-Pol with reference to Natural Capital. I also supervise a Macaulay Development Trust funded PhD studentship on Natural Capital Accounting: Distribution of Benefits. Oliver Zwiner is co-supervised by myself and Julia Martin-Ortega (University of Leeds).
  • Past Projects

Bibliography

  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Matthews, K.B.; Juarez Bourke , A.; Hague, A.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.; Kovacic, Z.; Völker, T.; Guimarães Pereira, Â.; Giampietro, M.; (In press) Postnormal science in practice Reflections from scientific experts working on the European agrifood policy nexus, Environmental Science & Policy
  • Blackstock, K. L.; Waylen, K. A.; Matthews, K. B.; Juarez Bourke , A.; Miller, D. G.; Hague, A.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Giampietro , M. (2023) Implementing postnormal science with or for EU policy actors Using Quantitative Story Telling, Sustainability Science
  • Völker, T.; Blackstock, K.L.; Kovacic, Z.; Sindt, J.; Strand, R.; Waylen, K.A. (2022) The role of metrics in the governance of the water-energy-food nexus within the European Commission., Journal of Rural Studies, 92, 473-481.
  • Creaney, R.; Blackstock, K.; Flanigan, S.; Miller, D.; Matthews, K. (2022) Engaging young people in mountain areas and value chains, ODT Forum 2022, 19-21 October 2022, Jura, Switzerland
  • Creaney, R.; Blackstock, K.; Flanigan, S.; Hopkins, J.; Miller, D.; Matthews, K. (2022) Idealising the Rural: The Role of Scottish Mountains in Promoting the Scottish Whisky Brand, Rural Imaginations Conference, 24-26 August 2022, Amsterdam
  • Flanigan, S.; Blackstock, K.; Creaney, R.; Hopkins, J.; Matthews, K.; Miller, D. (2022) Assembling whisky production and consumption for rural resilience A value chains case study in Speyside, Scotland, ESRS Scottish Satellite Event, Birnam 20-23rd June 2022
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Ibrahim, A.; Carmen, E.; Marshall, K. (2022) Restoration or Nature-based Solutions. What's the difference and why does it matter, A research briefing by the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Marshall, K.; Juarez Bourke , A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Macleod, R. (2022) Going with the Flow Key issues for catchment and landscape partnership working in the UK, A briefing by the James Hutton Institute.
  • Matthews, K.; Creaney, R.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G.; Hopkins, J.; Chabdu, A.; Rees, N.; Blackstock, K. (2022) Vulnerability Analysis Water quantity in connection with Speyside Malt Whisky production, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Creaney, R.; Matthews, K.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G.; Hopkins, J.; Chabdu, A.; Rees, N.; Blackstock, K. (2022) Report on MOVING Task 33 activities Vulnerability of the Speyside whisky industry to environmental change, on MOVING website
  • Creaney, R.; Blackstock, K.; Hopkins, J.; Flanigan, S. (2022) First Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting Report,
  • Blackstock, K.; Creaney, R.; Hopkins, J.; Matthews, K.B. (2022) Policy Brief UK Scotland Speyside Malt Whisky, Policy Brief available https://www.moving-h2020.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/23_Highlands__Islands_UK_Policy_Brief.pdf
  • Matthews, K.B.; Renner, A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.H.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Cadillo-Benalcazar, J.; Schyns, J.F.; Giampietro, M. (2021) Old wine in new bottles: exploiting data from the EU’s Farm Accountancy Data Network for Pan-EU sustainability assessments of agricultural production systems., Sustainability, 3, Article No. 10080.
  • Barnaud, C.; Fischer, A.; Staddon, S.; Blackstock, K.L.; Corbera, E.; Hester, A.J.; Mathevet, R.; McKee, A.; Moreau, C.; Reyes, J.; Sirami, C.; Eastwood, A. (2021) Is forest regeneration good for biodiversity? Exploring the social dimensions of an apparently ecological debate., Environmental Science and Policy, 120, 63-72.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Novo, P.; Byg, A.; Creaney, R.; Juarez Bourke, A.; Maxwell, J.L.; Tindale, S.J.; Waylen, K.A. (2021) Policy instruments for environmental public goods: interdependencies and hybridity., Land Use Policy.104, Article No. 104709.
  • Hester, A.J.; Artz, R.; Blackstock, K.; Gimona, A.; Matthews, K.; Waylen, K. (2021) Delivering multiple benefits: informing land use decision-making, Keynote Presentation: Challenging our Upland Futures Symposium, 7-8 October 2021, Perth, UK.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Marshall, K.M. (2021) Agency and constraint: the role of individuals in policy coherence for joined-up water governance., Presentation delivered as part of panel on Integrative Water Governance across Scales, Levels and Sectors, ICPP5, 5th International Conference on Public Policy, 5-9 July 2021.
  • Blackstock, K.; Flanigan, S.; (2021) List of selected value chains and relationship building., H2020 MOVING (D4.2)
  • Waylen, K.A.; Marshall, K.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2021) Exploring the delivery of multiple benefits by catchment partnerships., Report by the James Hutton Institute.
  • Juárez-Bourke, A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2021) Participatory approaches: principles and practices for river restoration projects., In: Morandi, B., Cottet, M. & Piégay, H. (eds). River Resoration: Political, Social and Economic Perspectives. John Wiley, pp294-307.
  • Fisher, D.; Blackstock, K.L.; Irvine K.N. (2020) It’s on the 'nice to have' pile: Potential principles to improve the implementation of socially inclusive green infrastructure., Ambio. Published online.
  • Fazey, I.; Schapke, N.; Caniglia, G.; Hodgson, A.; Kendrick, I.; Lyon, C.; Page, G .; Patterson, J.; Riedy, C.; Strasser, T.; Verveen, S.; Adams, D.; Goldstein, B.; Klaes, M.; Leicester, G.; Linyard, A.; McCurdy, A.; Ryan, P.; Sharpe, B.; Silvestri, G.; Abdurrahim, A.Y.; Abson, D.; Adetunji, O.S.; Aldunce, P.; Alvarez-Pereira, C.; Amparo, J.M.; Amundsen, H.; Anderson, L.; Andersson, L.; Asquith, M.; Augenstein, K.; Barrie, J.; Bent, D.; Bentz, J.; Bergsten, A.; Berzonsky, C.; Bina, O.; Blackstock, K.; Boehnert, J.; Bradbury, H.; Brand, C.; Bohme, J.; Bojer, M.M.; Carmen, E.; Charli-Joseph, L.; Choudhury, S.; Chunhachoti-ananta, S.; Cockburn, J.; Colvin, J.; Connon, I.L.C.; Cornforth, R.; Cox, R.S.; Cradock-Henry, N.; Cramer, L.; Cremaschi, A.; Dannevig, H.; Day, C.T.; Hutchison, C.D.; de Vrieze, A.; Desai, V.; Dolley, J.; Duckett, D.; Durrant, R.A.; Egermann, M.; Emily, A.; Fremantle, C.; Fullwood-Thomas, J.; Galafassi, D.; Gobby, J.; Golland, A.; Gonzalez-Padron, S.K.; Gram-Hanssen, I.; Grandin, J.; Grenni, S.; Gunnell, J.L.; Gusmao, F.; Hamann, M.; Harding, B.; Harper, G.; Hesselgren, M.; Hestad, D.; Heykoop, C.A.; Holmen, J.; Holstead, K.; Hoolohan, C.; Horcea-Milcu, A.I.; Horlings, L.G.; Howden, S.M.; Howell, R.A.; Huque, S.I.; Canedo, M.L.I.; Iro, C.Y.; Ives, C.D.; John, B.; Joshi, R.; Juarez-Bourke, S.; Juma, D.W.; Karlsen, B.C.; Kliem, L.; Klay, A.; Kuenkel, P.; Kunze, I.; Lam, D.P.M.; Lang, D.J.; Larkin, A.; Light, A.; Luederitz, C.; Luthe, T.; Maguire, C.; Mahecha-Groot, A.M.; Malcolm, J.; Marshall, F.; Maru, Y.; McLachlan, C.; Mmbando, P.; Mohapatra, S.; Moore, M.L.; Moriggi, A.; Morley-Fletcher, M.; Moser, S.; Mueller, K.M.; Mukute, M.; Muhlemeier, S.; Naess, L.O.; Nieto-Romero, M.; Novo, P.; O'Brien, K .; O'Connell, D.A.; O'Donnell, K.; Olsson, P.; Pearson, K.R.; Pereira, L.; Petridis, P.; Peukert, D.; Phear, N.; Pisters, S.R.; Polsky, M.; Pound, D.; Preiser, R.; Rahman, M.S.; Reed, M.S.; Revell, P.; Rodriguez, I.; Rogers, B.C.; Rohr, J.; Rosenberg, M.N.; Ross, H.; Russell, S.; Ryan, M.; Saha, P.; Schleicher, K.; Schneider, F.; Scoville-Simonds, M.; Searle, B.; Sebhatu, S.P.; Sesana, E.; Silverman, H.; Singh, C.; Sterling, E.; Stewart, SJ.; Tabara, J.D.; Taylor, D.; Thornton, P.; Tribaldos, T.M.; Tschakert, P.; Uribe-Calvo, N.; Waddell, S.; Waddock, S.; van der Merwe, L.; van Mierlo, B.; van Zwanenberg, P.; Velarde, S.J.; Washbourne, C.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Weiser, A.; Wight, I.; Williams, S.; Woods, M.; Wolstenholme, R.; Wright, N.; Wunder, S.; Wyllie, A .; Young, H.R. (2020) Transforming knowledge systems for life on earth: visions of future systems and how to get there., Energy Research and Social Science, 70, Article No. 101724.
  • Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Dobbie, K.; Carsons, A.; Leith, F. (2020) Soil risk maps - Interpreting soils data for policy makers, agencies and industry., Soil Use and Management, 36, 19-26.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Juárez-Bourke, A.; Marshall, K. (2020) Striving to integrate delivery of water policies: the challenges of governing differently., Presentation given at the 2020 General Conference of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Governance, in the Session "Water Governance and The European Union Water Framework Directive", 24-28 August 2020. (Online).
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K A.; Matthews, K.B.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.R. (2020) Questioning the role of scientific experts in science-policy interfaces: Reflecting on our engagement on 'nexus' and 'sustainable agriculture'., Presentation given at the International Seminar on Environment and Society - Current Challenges and Pathways to Change, Lisbon, Portugal, 2-3 March 2020.
  • Giampietro, M.; Bukkens, S.G.F.; Guimarães Pereira, Â.; Rosa, P.; Funtowicz, S.O.; Strand, R.; Völker, T.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen K.A. (2020) Report on Final Conferences., Report for MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 7.6, 8 October 2020, 22pp.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Kuhfuss, L.; Addy, S. (2020) WT15115 Final Report, Supplementary Material 2., Supplementary Excel Database containing the Extracted Data from the Rapid Evidence Assessment of the National Demonstration Test Catchment, DEFRA Science Search Repository.
  • Old, G.; Hutchins, M.; Miller, J.; Acreman, M.; Bowes, M.; Redhead, J.; Trill, E.; Blackstock, K.L.; Kuhfuss, L. (2020) Evaluation of knowledge gained from the National Demonstration Test Catchment., Final Report for Defra, WT151115, 188 pages.
  • Guimarães Pereira, A.; Cabello, V.; Rosa, P.; Manrique Lara, D.R.; Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2020) Lessons learned in interaction with policy actors and institutions., Confidential Report, MAGIC Deliverable 2.2.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Calo, A.; Currie, M.; Dinnie, L.; Eastwood, A.; MacLeod, K.; Matthews, K.B.; McKee, A.; Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M.; Sutherland, L.A.; Waylen, K.A. (2020) Issues arising from SLC’s Interim Report on Regional Land Use Partnerships - Evidence from the Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021., Scottish Land Commission, Advice to Scottish Government on Regional Land Use Partnership, Appendix 3, 33pp.
  • Matthews, K..B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.H.; Rivington, M.; Hague, A.; Fisher, D.; Renner, A.; Cadillo-Benalcazar, J.; Schyns, J.; Giampietro, M. (2020) Report on EU sustainability goals: insights from quantitative story telling and WEFE nexus., MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 5.1, 31 July 2020, 136pp.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Marshall, K.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2020) Exploring the delivery of multiple benefits by catchment partnerships in the UK: Interim results., Report by the James Hutton Institute corresponding to Deliverable 3 within the project formed by Research Deliverable 1.2.4 Objective 1.2 and Deliverable 6 within Research Deliverable 1.4.2bi.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Matthews, K.B.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2020) Magic Nexus. Report for Milestone 16. Second Round of Meetings of Policy Teams., Report for Project Website.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Tindale, S.J.; Juarez Bourke, A. (2019) Governing integration: insights from integrating implementation of European water policies., Water, 11, Article No. 598.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L; van Hulst, F.; Damian, C.; Horváth, F.; Johnson, R.K.; Kanka, R.; Külvik, M.; Macleod, C.J.A.; Meissner, K.; Oprina-Pavelescu, M.M.; Pino, J.; Primmer, E.; Rîsnoveanu, G.; Satalová, B.; Silander, J.; Spulerová, J.; Suskevics, M.; van Uytvanck, J. (2019) Policy-driven monitoring and evaluation: does it support adaptive management of socio-ecological systems?, Science of the Total Environment, 662, 373-384.
  • Carvalho, L.; Mackay, E.B.; Cardoso, A.C.; Baattrup-Pedersen, A.; Birk, S.; Blackstock, K.L.; Borics, G.; Borja, A.; Feld, C.K.; Ferreira, M.T.; Globevnik, L.; Grizzetti, B.; Hendry, S.; Hering, D.; Kelly, M.; Langaas, S.; Meissner, K.; Panagopoulos, Y.; Penning, E.; Rouillard, J.; Sabater, S.; Schmedtje, U.; Spears, B.M.; Venohr, M.; van de Bund, W.; Solheim, A.L. (2019) Protecting and restoring Europe’s waters: an analysis of the future development needs of the Water Framework Directive., Science of Total Environment, 658, 1228-1238.
  • Metzger, M.J.; Dick, J.; Gardner, A.; Bellamy, C.; Blackstock, K.L.; Brown, C.; Chisholm, R.; Cochrane, P.; Drewitt, J.; Gimona, A.; Hester, A.J.; Mathieson, S.; Nijnik, M.; McVittie, A.; Petr, M.; Smith, R.; Smith, M. (2019) Knowledge sharing, problem solving and professional development in a Scottish ecosystem services community of practice., Regional Environmental Change, 19, 2275-2286.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; van Hulst, F.J.; Damian, C.; Horvath, F.; Johnson, R.K.; Kanka, R.; Kulvik, M.; Macleod, C.J.A.; Meissner, K.; Oprina-Pavelescu, M.M.; Pino, J.; Primmer, E.; Risnoveanu, G.; Satalova, B.; Silander, J.; Spulerova, J.; Suskevics, M.; Van Uytvanck, J. (2019) Data summarizing monitoring and evaluation for three European environmental policies in 9 cases across Europe., Data in Brief, 23, Article No. 103785.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Cabello Villarejo, V.; Kovacic, Z.; Renner, A.; Ripa, M.; Giampietro, M. (2019) Using deliberative societal metabolism analysis to analyse CAP’s delivery of EU sustainability and climate change objectives., 172nd EAAE Seminar, Agricultural Policy for the Environment or Environmental Policy for Agriculture? Brussels, 28-29 May 2019. (Paper)
  • Waylen, K.A.; Marshall, K.; Blackstock, K.L. (2019) Reviewing current understanding on catchment partnerships., Project Report by the James Hutton Institute.

  • Sherlock, K.L. (2002) Community matters: Reflections from the field., Sociological Research Online, 7(2).
  • Sherlock, K.L. (2001) Revisiting the concept of hosts and guests., Tourist Studies, 1, 271- 295

  • Juárez-Bourke, A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2021) Participatory approaches: principles and practices for river restoration projects., In: Morandi, B., Cottet, M. & Piégay, H. (eds). River Resoration: Political, Social and Economic Perspectives. John Wiley, pp294-307.
  • Blackstock, K.L. (2017) Participation in the context of ecological economics., In: Spash, C.L. (ed.). Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics: Nature and Society. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, Chapter 33, pp341-350.
  • Li, R.; Napier, T.; Samir, A.; Swaify, E.; Sabir, M.; Rienzi, E. (2017) Integrating soil, water and biodiversity policies: a case study from Scotland. In: Napier. (ed.). Degradation of Soil and Water Resources: Regional Strategies for Assessing and Addressing a Lingering Global Issue., Springer Nature Singapore and Science Press Beijing.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A. (2016) Delivering ecosystem services at a national scale: institutions and governance., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp18-19.
  • 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.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2016) Concepts: 'Eco' terminology., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp4-5.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Gearey, B.R.; Blackstock, K.L. (2016) Peatlands and cultural ecosystem services., In: Bonn, A., Allott, T., Evans, M., Joosten, H. & Stoneman, R. (eds.). Peatland Restoration for Ecosystem Services. Ecological Reviews Series, British Ecological Society, Cambridge University Press, Chapter 7, pp114-128.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Spray C.J. (2015) Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive: What does taking an ecosystem services-based approach add?, In: Martin-Ortega, J., Ferrier, R.C., Gordon, I.J. & Khan, S. (eds.). Water Ecosystem Services: A Global Perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp57-64.
  • Church, A.; Burgess, J.; Ravenscroft, N.; Bird, W.; Blackstock, K.L.; Brady, E.; Crang, M.; Fish, R.; Gruffud, P.; Mourato, S.; Pretty, J.; Tolia-Kerry, D.; Turner, K.; Winter, M. (2011) Cultural services., In: UK National Ecosystem Assessment. Understanding Nature's Value to Society. Technical Report. Cambridge, UNEP-WCMC, Chapter 16, pp631-691.
  • van der Wal, R.; Bonn, A.; Monteith, D.; Reed, M.; Blackstock, K.L.; Hanley, N.; Thompson, D.; Evans, M.; Alonso, I.; Allott, T.; Armitage, H.; Beharry, N.; Glass, J.; Johnson, S.; McMorrow, J.; Ross, L.; Pakeman, R.J.; Perry, S.; Tinch, D. (2011) Mountains, moorlands and heaths., In: UK National Ecosystem Assessment. Understanding Nature's Value to Society. Technical Report. Cambridge, UNEP-WCMC, Chapter 5, pp106-159.
  • Ferrier, R.C.; Jenkins, A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2010) The future for catchment management., In: Ferrier, R.C. & Jenkins, A. (eds.). Handbook of Catchment Management. Blackwell Publications, Oxford, pp501-515.
  • Aslin, H.; Blackstock, K.L. (2010) Now I'm not an in expert in anything: challenges in undertaking transdisciplinary inquiries across the social and biophysical sciences., In: Brown, V.A., Harris, J.A. & Russell, J.Y. (eds.). Tackling Wicked Problems: Through the Transdisciplinary Imagination. Earthscan, London, Chapter 7a, pp117-129. ISBN 9781844079254
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Cooksley, S.L.; Langan, S.J.; Marshall, K.B.; Coull, M.C. (2009) CATCH: Integrated catchment planning: a handbook for project officers., Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, 97p.
  • Blackstock K.L.; Richards C. (2008) Active involvement in river basin planning: lessons learnt from the River Spey, Scotland., In: Sustainability in River Basins: A Question of Governance (eds. A. Dehnhardt and U. Petschow). Oekom, Munich, pp269-292. ISBN: 978-3-865810342
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Brown, K.M.; Davies, B.B.; Shannon, P. (2006) Individualism, cooperation and conservation in Scottish farming communities., Rural Governance: International Perspectives (eds. L. Cheshire, V. Higgins and G. Lawrence). Routledge Studies in Human Geography, Routledge, UK. ISBN: 978-0-415-39959-3
  • Innes, A.; Sherlock, K.L. (2004) Rural communities., In: Dementia and Social Inclusion: Marginalised Groups and Marginalised Areas of Dementia Research, Care and Practice, (eds. A. Innes, C. Archibald and C. Murphy). Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London. ISBN: 1843101742

  • Creaney, R.; Blackstock, K.; Flanigan, S.; Miller, D.; Matthews, K. (2022) Engaging young people in mountain areas and value chains, ODT Forum 2022, 19-21 October 2022, Jura, Switzerland
  • Creaney, R.; Blackstock, K.; Flanigan, S.; Hopkins, J.; Miller, D.; Matthews, K. (2022) Idealising the Rural: The Role of Scottish Mountains in Promoting the Scottish Whisky Brand, Rural Imaginations Conference, 24-26 August 2022, Amsterdam
  • Flanigan, S.; Blackstock, K.; Creaney, R.; Hopkins, J.; Matthews, K.; Miller, D. (2022) Assembling whisky production and consumption for rural resilience A value chains case study in Speyside, Scotland, ESRS Scottish Satellite Event, Birnam 20-23rd June 2022
  • Hester, A.J.; Artz, R.; Blackstock, K.; Gimona, A.; Matthews, K.; Waylen, K. (2021) Delivering multiple benefits: informing land use decision-making, Keynote Presentation: Challenging our Upland Futures Symposium, 7-8 October 2021, Perth, UK.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Marshall, K.M. (2021) Agency and constraint: the role of individuals in policy coherence for joined-up water governance., Presentation delivered as part of panel on Integrative Water Governance across Scales, Levels and Sectors, ICPP5, 5th International Conference on Public Policy, 5-9 July 2021.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Juárez-Bourke, A.; Marshall, K. (2020) Striving to integrate delivery of water policies: the challenges of governing differently., Presentation given at the 2020 General Conference of the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Governance, in the Session "Water Governance and The European Union Water Framework Directive", 24-28 August 2020. (Online).
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K A.; Matthews, K.B.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.R. (2020) Questioning the role of scientific experts in science-policy interfaces: Reflecting on our engagement on 'nexus' and 'sustainable agriculture'., Presentation given at the International Seminar on Environment and Society - Current Challenges and Pathways to Change, Lisbon, Portugal, 2-3 March 2020.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Cabello Villarejo, V.; Kovacic, Z.; Renner, A.; Ripa, M.; Giampietro, M. (2019) Using deliberative societal metabolism analysis to analyse CAP’s delivery of EU sustainability and climate change objectives., 172nd EAAE Seminar, Agricultural Policy for the Environment or Environmental Policy for Agriculture? Brussels, 28-29 May 2019. (Paper)
  • Voelker, T.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Kocavic, Z.; Sindt, J.; Strand, R. (2018) The role of quantifying material flows in the governance of the water-energy-food Nexus., Presentation given at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Cardiff, 28-31August 2018.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Irvine, K.N. (2017) Transforming the culture of environmental decision-making: Creating space for a transdisciplinary dialogue amongst those working on understanding and promoting transformative changes in environmental decision-making., Transformation Labs (T-Labs) Workshop Report, CECHR, Dundee, 29 August 2017, preceding Transformation 2017, Transformations in Practice, Dundee, 30 August - 1 September 2017. Final Report posted to Webpage.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Rivington, M.; Waylen, K.A.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Kovacic, Z.; Renner, A.; Ripa, M.; Giampietro, M. (2017) Delivering more than the "Sum of the Parts": using Quantitative Storytelling to address the challenges of conducting science for policy in the EU land, water and energy nexus., 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2017), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 3-8 December 2017, Keynote Presentation for Stream - Participatory Decision Making and Modelling Social Systems, Session K7 Evaluating the incorporation of science and other forms of knowledge in decision making and practice, pp15-21.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Völker, T.; Strand, R.; Kovacic, Z.; Matthews, K.B. (2017) How do European policies shape nature-society interactions: introducing the MAGIC approach., Presentation delivered at ALTER-Net Conference, Ghent, Belgium, 3 May 2017. Day 2, Session 6.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Matthews, K.B.; Giampietro, M. (2016) Quantitative story telling at the European Commission: new method, same challenges for Nexus policy studies., Presented at Session on "Be Constructive! Situating Sustainability Research at the Nexus of Positivism and Reflective Positionality", RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 30 August - 2 September 2016.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Matthews, K.B.; Giampietro M. (2016) Tackling Nexus using a post-normal science approach to social metabolism modelling., Presented at Session on 'Water-Energy-Food Nexus (3)', RGS-IBG Conference on ‘Nexus Thinking’, London, 30 August - 2 September 2016.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Matthews, K.B.; Giampietro M. (2016) Who feels the magic? Relational spaces within Nexus policy studies., Presented at Session on 'Relational Geographies of Participation', RGS-IBG Conference on ‘Nexus Thinking’, London, 30 August - 2 September 2016.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Holstead, K. (2016) What does studying the ‘Ecosystem Approach’ tell us about attempts to be transformative?, Presentation at the Interpretive Policy Analysis 11th International Conference, Hull, 5-7 July 2016.
  • Blackstock, K.L. (2016) Integrated and sustainable management of natural assets (2016-2021): main areas of impact., Invited Plenary Presentation at ESCom Conference 2016 Programme, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, 20 April 2016.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Byg, A. (2015) Understanding ecosystems: Going beyond maps and models?, XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, 'Places of possibility? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World', Aberdeen, 18-21 August 2015.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Martin-Ortega J.; Spray, C. (2015) Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive: What does taking an ecosystems services-based approach add?, World Water Congress XV, Edinburgh, 25-29 May 2015. Special session convened by Julia Martin-Ortega, Robert C. Ferrier & Iain J. Gordon.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Martin-Ortega, J. (2014) Using ecosystem services valuation to inform disproportionality analysis in the Water Framework Directive., Presentation at ESCOM Workshop, Edinburgh, 1 May 2014.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Hastings, E.; Morris, S. (2014) Trying to measure an octopus: formative evaluation of science-policy-practice interfaces., Presentation at session on Hydro-Social Landscapes at RGS-IBG Conference, London, 27-29 August 2014.
  • Blackstock K.L.; Byg, A. (2014) Valuing what we measure or measuring what we value: Local and scientific understandings of ecosystem services in two Scottish catchments., Presentation at session on Hydro-Social Landscapes, RGS-IBG Conference, London, 27-29 August 2014.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2014) What insights are offered by experiences of the "Ecosystem Approach"? Highlighting the effects of institutional inertia and evolution., Presentation at the Resilience Alliance Conference 2014: Resilience and Development, Mobilising for Transformation, Montpellier, 4-8 May 2014.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Brown, I.; Blackstock, K.L. (2014) Scenario planning and futures thinking: a useful tool for community-based management of trade-offs?, Resilience Alliance Conference 2014: Resilience and Development, Mobilising for Transformation, Montpellier, 4-8 May 2014.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L. (2014) Jargon-busting: Understanding Ecosystem Approaches, Ecosystem Service Assessments and their mutual interdependence., Presentation at the Ecosystem Services Community (ESCom) Scotland Launch Event, Edinburgh, 29 April - 1 May 2014.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D.G.; Rivington, M. (2011) "Walking in other's shoes" - experiences of using the DECOIN tools to characterise sustainability trade-offs in Scotland and the Cairngorms National Park., SMILE Final Conference, Trends and Future of Sustainable Development, Tampere, Finland, 9-10 June 2011.
  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Black, H.I.J.; Brown, K.; Blackstock, K.L.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Holmes, B.; Langan, S.J.; Marshall, K.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Munoz-Rojas, J.; Morris, S.; Prager, K.; Rivington, M.; Waylen, K.; Vinten, A.J.A.; Gordon, I.J. (2011) What is required for greater levels of interdisciplinary science in a research institute?, 6th International Conference on Environmental Future: Interdisciplinary Progress in Environmental Science and Management, Newcastle, UK, 18-22 July 2011.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D.; Dinnie, E.; Rivington, M. (2011) Supporting sustainable development: Using the SMILE toolkit with stakeholders in Scotland., Paper presented to Future Trends for Sustainable Development Conference, Tampere, Finland, 9-10 June 2011.
  • Blackstock, K.L. (2011) What makes for successful stakeholder involvement? Lessons learnt in Scotland., Catchment Change Network Conference on Guidelines for Good Practice as a Way of Encouraging Stakeholder Involvement across Catchment Management, Solihull, 5July 2011.
  • Waylen, K.A.; Blackstock, K.L.; Marshall, K. (2011) Combining prescribed targets with stakeholder participation : lessons from water resource management in Scotland., International Symposium for Society and Natural Resource Management, (ISSRM), Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 4-8 June 2011.

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