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Kit Macleod

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Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Senior Catchment Modeller
kit.macleod@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

My research focus is on land and water resource systems, using data science, data engineering, and participatory technologies to improve our understanding of their functioning, use and management under environmental change.

Bibliography

  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Ferrier, R.C. (2011) Temperate grasslands in catchment systems: the role of scale, connectivity and thresholds in the provision and regulation of water quality and quantity., In: Lemaire, G. & Chabbi, A. (eds.). Grassland Productivity and Ecosystem Services. CAB International, Wallingford, Chapter 24, 229-238. ISBN: 9781845938093
  • Turner, L.; Macleod, K.; Watts, C.; Whalley, R.; Binley, A.; Papadopoulos, T.; O'Donovan, S.; Haygarth, P.; King, J.; Humphreys, M.W. (2010) Dissecting Festulolium chromosome 3 to locate rooting and drought resistance traits., In: Hughe, C. (ed.). Sustainable Use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding. Springer, The Netherlands, pp471-478.

  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Irvine, K.N.; Currie, M.; Munoz-Rojas, J.; Morris, S.; Falloon, P.; Fox, T.A.; Matthews, R.; Birch, A.N.E.; Craig, T.; Goulding, K.; Shamal, S.A.M. (2015) Systems thinking in human-environment science: synthesis of research, policy and perspectives on using and improving existing collaborative working approaches across the water, energy, food and environment nexus., Center for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) Symposium, University of Dundee, February 2015.
  • Freer, J.E.; Clark, M.P.; Odoni, N.A.; Coxon, G.; McMillan, H.K.; Souvigent, M.; Cloke, H.L.; Wetterhall, F.; Pappenberger, F.; Bloomfield, J.; Johnes, P.; Macleod, K.; Reaney, S.M.; Greene, S. (2012) Understanding the main uncertainties in hydrological impact ensembles of regional climate models predictions for large catchments in the UK., In: C32B. Diagnosing modelling deficiencies and the recent advances in monitoring, measuring and modelling snow processes. American Geophysical Union 45th Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 3-7 December 2012.
  • Puttock, A.; Brazier, R.E.; Dungait, J.A.J.; Bol, R.; Macleod, C.J.A. (2012) Developing an understanding of vegetation change and fluvial carbon fluxes in semi-arid environments., EGU2012-366. SSS8.1 Ecology and Erosion. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012.
  • Macleod, C.J.A. (2012) A catchment scientist’s view and experience of management, political and social science methods to support good practice in stakeholder involvement in managing catchment change., Catchment Change Network International Conference. Stakeholders, Next Generation Models and Risk in Managing Catchment Change, Lancaster UK, 25-27 June 2012.
  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Jorda, D.; Vinten, A.J.A. (2012) Supporting an ecosystem service approach at the local/catchment scale, valuing ecosystems: policy, economics and management interactions., Joint SAC/SEPA Biennial Conference in association with Forest Research, The James Hutton Institute and Scottish Natural Heritage "Agriculture and the Environment IX: Valuing Ecosystems: Policy, Economic and Management Interactions", Edinburgh, 3-4 April 2012.
  • Emmett, B.; Macleod, C.J.A.; EVO Science Team. (2011) The Environmental Virtual Observatory: A new vision for catchment science., Catchment Science 2011, Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland, 14-16 September 2011.
  • Krueger, K.; Freer, J.; Quinton, J.; Macleod, C.J.A. (2011) Using spatial flux measurements to diagnose model structural errors under data uncertainty., In: HS1.6. Metrics and the use of data in hydrology to support model structure improvement. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 3-8 April 2011.
  • Macleod, C.J.A. (2011) Spanning policy, operational and research boundaries for catchment managing., European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 3-8 April 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.

  • Roxburgh, N.; Polhill, G.; Gimona, A.; Hare, M.; Baggaley, N.; McCormick, B.; Macleod, K.; Rivington, M. (2023) Integrated socio-environmental modelling of policy scenarios, Conference poster.
  • Naha, S.; Macleod, K.; Gagkas, Z.; Glendell, M. (2023) Evaluating the performance of processbased models for drought simulation in Scotland, European Geosciences Union, 23-28 April, 2023, Vienna.
  • Naha, S.; Macleod, K.; Gagkas, Z.; Glendell, M. (2022) Understanding the vulnerabilities of Scotland’s water resources to drought, British Hydrological Society 14th National Symposium, 12-14 September 2022, Lancaster University
  • Polhill, G.; Baggaley, N.; Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A.; Hare, M.; Ibiyemi, A.; Lilly, A.; Loades, K.; Macdiarmid, J.; Macleod, K.; McCormick, B.; McKeen, M.; Rivington, M.; Roxburgh, N.; Salt, D.; Smith, B.; Udugbezi, E.; Wang, C.; Wilkins, B. (2022) Developing agile approaches to scientific modelling in policyrelevant contexts, iEMSs 2022, 3-8 July 2022, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Adams, K.; Metzger, M.; Helliwell, R.; Pohle, I.; Macleod, C.J.E. (2021) Understanding knowledge needs for Scotland to become a resilient Hydro Nation., World Water Day Conference, 22nd March 2021.
  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Hewitt, R. (2018) Development of a progressive web application to aid land manager decisions: a tool to support environmental management based on outcomes., Scotland's Biennial Land Use and Environment Conference XII. Rewarding the Delivery of Public Goods: How to achieve this in practice, Edinburgh, 28-29 November 2018. (Poster)
  • Glendell, M.; Stutter, M.I.; Gimona, A.; Richards, S.; Troldborg, M.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Vinten, A.J.A.; Macleod, C.; Pohle, I.; Poggio, L. (2018) Modelling of phosphorus pollution risk to watercourses in Scotland using Bayesian Belief Networks., European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018 (EGU 2018), Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018. EGU2018-1938. (Poster).
  • Akoumianaki, I.; Macleod, C.J.A.; McCreadie, B.; Ibiyemi, A.; Crothers, D.; Field, S.; MacDonald, J. (2017) A method for targeting payments for agri-environment options to deliver maximum benefit for water quality., LuWQ2017, International Interdisciplinary Conference on Land Use and Water Quality, Effect of Agriculture on Environment, The Hague, The Netherlands, 29 May -1 June 2017. Poster abstract 111.
  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Hewitt, R. (2017) Developing and testing participatory results chain logic modelling (PaReCLM) for understanding the effectiveness of catchment interventions to provide multiple benefits., Resilience 2017, Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability, Stockholm, Sweden, 20-23 August 2017. Abstract and Talk
  • Greene, S.; Johnes, P.J.; Freer, J.; Bloomfield, J.P.; Reaney, S.M.; Macleod, C.J.A.; Odoni, N. (2012) The Environmental Virtual Observatory (EVO): can cloud-based modelling provide new understanding of nutrient cycling processes from catchment to national scale?, 17th International Nitrogen Workshop Innovations for Sustainable use of Nitrogen Resources, Wexford, Ireland, 26-29 June 2012.
  • Peukert, S.; Murray, P.; Bol, R.; Macleod, C.J.A.; Brazier, R. (2012) Linking multiple ecosystem service and socio-economic research at the farm-scale: preliminary findings of the farm Platform., 4th International Ecosummit, Ecological Sustainability Restoring the Planet’s Ecosystem Services, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 30 September - 5 October 2012.
  • Johnes, P.; Greene, S.; Freer, J.E.; Bloomfield, J.; Macleod, C.J.A.; Reaney, S.M.; Odoni, N.A. (2012) Improving national capability in biogeochemical flux modelling: the UK Environmental Virtual Observatory., In: IN51D Semantics and Cyberinfrastructure for Next Generation Science. American Geophysical Union 45th Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 3-7 December 2012
  • Puttock, A.; Brazier, R.E.; Dungait, J.A.J.; Bol, R.; Dixon, E.R.; Macleod, C.J.A. (2012) Mutually supportive use of stable isotope and gas chromatography techniques to understand ecohydrological interactions in dryland environments., HS2.8 Observational Hydrology: Recent development in isotope and other tracer methods. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012.
  • Macleod, C.J.A. (2012) Supporting an ecosystem service approach at the national scale., Joint SAC/SEPA Biennial Conference in association with Forest Research, The James Hutton Institute and Scottish Natural Heritage "Agriculture and the Environment IX: Valuing Ecosystems: Policy, Economic and Management Interactions", Edinburgh, 3-4 April 2012.
  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Sripada, S.; Ioris, A.; Arts, K.; van der Wal, R. (2012) Communicating river level data and information to stakeholders with different interests., In: H31 Water resource management and policy in a changing world. American Geophysical Union 45th Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 3-7 December 2012.
  • Macleod, C.J.A. (2012) Lessons learned and future needs for integrative science., EVO International Conference, Harnessing Emerging Technologies for Environmental Science, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK 16 May 2012.
  • Balana, B.; Vinten, A.J.A.; Macleod, C.; Kenyon, W.; Stutter, M. (2012) Assessing land use/agricultural management options for multiple benefits in Scotland., 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Eciological Economics (ISEE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 29 May - 1 June 2012. Abstract.
  • Macleod, C.J.A. (2011) Lessons learned and future needs for integrative studies., In: NH9.12. Novel approaches for combining social and natural science data sets in environmental research. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 3-8 April 2011.
  • Macleod, C.J.A. (2011) Spanning the boundaries of research, policy and operational needs at the national scale for managing catchments., Catchment Science 2011, Catchment Scale Research and Evaluation for Agriculture and Water Quality, Dublin, Ireland, 14-16 September 2011.

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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.