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Marie Castellazzi

Staff picture: Marie Castellazzi
Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Landscape Ecologist
marie.castellazzi@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

With a background in environmental sciences and geographical information management, and previous work on spatio-temporal modelling in agricultural landscape (LandSFACTS modelling software), Marie is now involved in modelling land-use scenarios and assessing the multi-functionality of landscapes in rural Scotland.

Current research interests

My work focuses on:

  • characterising current Scottish land uses and agro-ecosystems;
  • developing a generic multi-functional landscape modelling tool built on both LandSFACTS and previous work at the Macaulay Institute (e.g. hot-spot modelling, land capability, Scottish land uses);
  • using the tool on current Scottish landscapes to investigate potential policy or climate change outcomes on ecosystem services, through land use change scenario assessments.

Bibliography

  • Castellazzi, M.S., Wood, G.A., Burgess, P.J., Morris, J., Conrad, K.F., and Perry, J.N. (2008) A systematic representation of crop rotations., Agricultural Systems, 97, 26-33.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Perry, J.N.; Colbach, N.; Monod, H.; Adamczyk, K.; Viaud, V.; Conrad, K.F. (2007) New measures and tests of temporal and spatial pattern of crops in agricultural landscapes., Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 118, 339-349.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Brookes P.C.; Jenkinson, D.S. (2004) Distribution of microbial biomass down soil profiles under regenerating woodland., Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 36,1485-1489.

  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Poggio, L.; Castellazzi, M.; Brooker, R.; Pakeman, R.J. (2016) Modelling and mapping key ecosystem services., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R.J. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp8-9.
  • 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.
  • Brown, I.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.S. (2011) Land capability classification to plan for a changing climate., In: Toth, G. & Nemeth, T. (eds.). Land Quality and Land Use Information - in the European Union. EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Series, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, pp289-296. ISBN 978-92-79-17601-2

  • Tavana, M.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.; Matthews, K. (2024) Adding Farm Structure to Land Use Change: An example with specialist dairying, Online - Story Map
  • Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.; Matthews, K. (2023) Land Use Transformations Project (JHIC31) Milestone 17 – Ecosystem Services Mapping, Project Milestone (M17), p8. Unpublished.
  • Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.; Matthews, K. (2023) Land Use Transformations Project (JHIC31) Milestone 21 – Adding Farm Structure Data to Land Use Change Modelling, Project Milestone (M21), p8, Unpublished.
  • Rivington, M.; Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Miller, D.; Tavana, M.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Matthews, K. (2022) Land Use Transformations How land use change in Scotland can contribute to the delivery of net zero, climate adaptation and other environmental objectives, Story map, Land Use Transformations website
  • Rivington, M.; Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Udugbezi, E. (2022) C5 Large Scale Modelling Milestone M31 Data Requirements for Work Package 3, James Hutton Institute.
  • Matthews, K.; Waylen, K.; Blackstock, K.; Aitkenhead, M.; Castellazzi, M.; Miller, D. (2022) Briefing on Quantitative Story Telling for the Land Use Transformations Project (JHIC31), Project Deliverable (D2), 11pp, Online.
  • Tavana, M.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.; Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A.; Rivington, M.; Matthews, K. (2022) Story Map Land Use Transformations: How land use change in Scotland can contribute to the delivery of net zero, climate adaptation and other environmental objectives, Project Deliverable Report, D1, Land Use Transformations, Online.
  • Matthews, K.; Blackstock, K.; Miller, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Gandossi, G.; Sutherland, L.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Creaney, R.; Martinat, S.; Nicholson, H.; Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Wilkins, B.; Aitkenhead, M.; Coull, M.; Parker, T.; Rivington, M.; Udugbezi, E. (2022) State-of-Play Reference Document for Land Use Transformations Project (JHIC31), Project Milestone Report Milestone 10, Online, 21pp.
  • Castellazzi, M.; Aalders, I.; Irvine, K.N. (2022) A prototype methodology to mapping selected bio-physical aspects of CICES-defined Aesthetics in Scotland., RESAS 1.4.1 Method testing for aesthetics cultural ecosystem services.
  • Aitkenhead, M.; Castellazzi, M.; McKeen, M.; Hare, M.; Artz, R.; Reed, M. (2021) Peatland restoration and potential emissions savings on agricultural land: an evidence assessment, ClimateXChange.
  • Castellazzi M.; Hewitt, R.; Gimona A. (2021) SSP1 & SSP5 land use scenarios (50 replicates, November 2020) to estimate 3 Habitats connectivity (Broadleaves, Moorland, Scot Pine) with the Lemmings tool., Part of RESAS O1.4.2ciiD29: Connectivity Analysis for Forests and Heather Habitats. (Powerpoint Summary).
  • Castellazzi, M.; Baggio, A.; Gimona, A. (2021) Climate-friendly (inspired by NetZero) land use scenario for multi-benefits: assessing broadleaves connectivity with the Lemmings tool., Part of RESAS O1.4.2ciiD29: Connectivity Analysis for Forests and Heather Habitats. (PowerPoint Summary).
  • Castellazzi, M.; Aalders I.; Irvine K.N. (2021) Mapping aesthetics in Scotland,, RESAS 1.4.1bvi Cultural Ecosystem Services Indicators and Mapping - Deliverable D8, Working Paper. SEFARI Website on Mapping Aesthetics in Scotland Based on 10 metrics.
  • Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A. (2020) SLM-OptionsTool: Targeting land use change for multiple ecosystem services delivery, Report on the tool as Resas deliverable
  • Hewitt, R. J.; Castellazzi, M.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Gimona, A. (2019) Development of a land use model for scenarios of future land use and ecosystem services in Scotland: First interim report., Technical Report.
  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Hewitt, R. J. (2019) Modelling scenarios of land use change and assessing their consequences: the case of forest expansion., Interim technical report.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Gimona, A. (2018) Lemmings tool: assessing functional connectivity based on random walk of individuals in a vector landscape under land use and climate change, RESAS Deliverable 1.4.2cii [D10]
  • Hewitt, R.J.; Macleod, C.J.A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Miller, D.G.; Gimona, A. (2018) Maps of land use data and ecosystem services for catchment level case studies in Scotland: examples applied to the National Parks and Aberdeenshire River Dee., Report to RESAS, 1.4.3 Objective D Deliverable D3.
  • Gimona, A.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Hewitt, R.; Castellazzi, M.; Poggio, L. (2018) Simulating the effect of linear features on nutrient and sediment export at the catchment scale., Report.
  • Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Castellazzi, M. (2018) Unsupervised habitat classification using Sentinel 1 and 2 data and legacy habitat data: a pilot project., Report to Scottish Government, 11pp.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Ahrends, A.; Bond, C.; Castellazzi, M.; Ellis, C.; Gimona, A.; Harding, A.; Kirkbride, V.; Poggio, L.; Rowan, J.; Wignall, R. (2014) Summary Report: Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland., Summary Report for CXC, December 2014.
  • Sarkki, S.; Grunewald, K.; Alados,C.L.; Nijnik,M.; Ficko, A.; Formanek, P.; Malis, F.; Wielgolaski, F.E.; Laine, K.; Skre, O.; Inkeroinen, J.; Miller, D.R.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Munoz-Rojas, J.; Helliwell, R.C. (2014) Questionnaire based investigation of stakeholder needs as linked to ecosystem services, governance, and science in European treeline areas., Report of COST Action ES1203 on Enhancing the Resilience Capacity of SENSitive Mountain FORest Ecosystems under Environmental Change (SENSFOR), 6ECST, Brussels, 64pp.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Ahrends, A.; Bailey, D.; Brewer, M.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A.; Ellis, C.; Harding, A.; Harrison, P.; Hopkins, C.; Moss, A.; Muir, M.; Poggio, L. (2014) Phase 1 Final Report: Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland., Report produced for Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Brooker, R.W.; Ahrends, A.; Bailey, D.; Brewer, M.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A.; Ellis, C.; Harding, A.; Harrison, P.; Hopkins, C.; Moss, A.; Muir, M.; Poggio, L. (2013) Climate change risk-based assessment for notifiable features in Scotland: interim report., Report delivered to SNH as part of the CXC activities.
  • Brown, I.; Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Castellazzi, M.; Aitkenhead, M.; Brooker, R. (2011) Developing upland habitat inventories for Annex 1 and priority BAP habitats., Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Brown, I. (2011) Deliverable 1.8: Land use scenarios for one demonstration catchment together with a model land-use system and software interface for the other catchments., FP7 REFRESH (Adaptive Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change on European Freshwater Ecosystems), Project No. 244121.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Brown, I. (2011) Deliverable 1.9: Generic toolkit applicable in any catchment to link land-use to climate change scenarios through changing land capability and incorporate adaptation options., FP7 REFRESH (Adaptive Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change on European Freshwater Ecosystems), Project No. 244121.

  • Poggio, L.; McLeod, J.; Castellazzi, M.; Compagnucci, A.; Gimona, A. (2018) Soil quality assessment in Scotland., 3rd Global Soil Security Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 4-6 December 2018.
  • Miller, D.R.; Brown, I.; Matthews, K.B.; Morrice, J.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; Horne, P.; Castellazzi, M.;Tveit, M.; Ode, A. (2012) Linking landscapes, land use change and ecosystem services with stakeholder understanding and decision-making., Invited Keynote Address, Sixth International Conference on Environmental Modelling and Software - iEMS 2012, Leipzig, Germany, 4 July 2012.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Brown, I.; Gimona, A.; Poggio, L. (2012) Exploring path-dependencies and spatial variability in landscape scale scenarios for ecosystem services assessments., International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs). Managing Resources of a Limited Planet, Sixth Biennial Meeting, Leipzig, Germany 1-5 July 2012, (eds. R. Spelt, A. A. Voinov, S. Lange, D. Bankamp).
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Brown, I.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A. (2012) Modelling land use change and its spatial variability for ecosystem services assessments., International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs). Managing Resources of a Limited Planet, Sixth Biennial Meeting, Leipzig, Germany 1-5 July 2012, (eds. R. Seppelt, A. A. Voinov, S. Lange, D. Bankamp).
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.; Brown, I.; Miller, D. (2012) Spatio-temporal characterisation of ecosystem functions based on macro-habitats., 6th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs), Leipzig, Germany, 1-5 July 2012.
  • Brown, I.; Poggio, L.; Castellazzi, M.; Dunn, S.M.; Sample, J. (2012) Implications of land use and climate change for the water balance in Scotland., IWA World Congress on Water, Climate, Energy, Dublin, Ireland, 13-18 May 2012.
  • Donaldson-Selby, G.; Wang, C.; Miller, D.R.; Horne, P.; Castellazzi, M.; Brown, I.; Morrice, J.; Ode-Sang, A. (2012) Testing public preferences for future land uses and landscapes., Proceedings of GIS Research UK, University of Lancaster, 11-13 April 2012.
  • Dunn, S.M.; Castellazzi, M.; Shahgedanova, M.; Jackson-Blake, L.; Brown, I.; Sample, J.; Helliwell, R.C. (2012) Modelling scenarios of land use and climate change on diffuse pollution from agricultural nitrate., Proceedings of the 11th British Hydrological Society National Symposium, University of Dundee, Dundee, 9-11 July 2012.
  • Dunn, S.M.; Birkel, C.; Castellazzi, M.S. (2011) Modelling catchment scale recovery from diffuse pollution., In: Issues and Solutions to Diffuse Pollution (eds. E. van Bochove, P.A. Vanrolleghem, P.A. Chambers, G. Theriault B. Novotna and M.R. Burkart). Selected Papers from the 14th International Conference of the IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group, DIPCON 2010, Quebec, Canada, pp434-445.
  • Brown, I.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.S. (2011) Land capability classification to plan for a changing climate., LQ2011 - Land Quality and Land Use Information, University of Pannonia, Keszthely, Hungary, 26-27 May 2011. Abstract.
  • Dunn, S.M.; Birkel, C.; Castellazzi, M.S. (2010) Catchment scale recovery from diffuse pollution: some initial scenario exploration., Proceedings of the 14th International Conference, IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group: Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, Quebec, Canada, 12-17 September 2010.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Joannon, A.; Brown, I.; Gimona, A.; Poggio, L. (2010) Developing a nested-scale landscape modelling framework for ecosystem services., International Conference on Integrative Landscape Modelling (LANDMOD2010), Montpellier, France, 3-5 February 2010.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Brown, I.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A. (2010) Multi-scale modelling of ecosystem services - an iterative approach., International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs2010), Ottawa, Canada, 5-8 July 2010.
  • Gaucherel, C.; Martinet, V.; Inchausti, P.; Schaller, N.; Bamiere, L.; Shereen, D.; Gibon, A.; Joannon, A.; Castellazzi, M.S.; Boussard, H.; Barraquand, F.; Lazrak, E.; Mari, J.F.; Houet, T.; Bretagnolle, V. (2010) A multidisciplinary modelling approach to understand the effects of landscape dynamics on biodiversity., International Conference on Integrative Landscape Modelling (LANDMOD2010), Montpellier, France, 2-5 February 2010.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Lilly, A.; Walker, R.; Castellazzi, M. (2010) An assessment of the data resolution required to run the PESERA soil erosion model at a catchment scale in a high latitude agricultural catchment., World Congress of Soil Science: Soil Solutions for a Changing World, 19th, Brisbane Australia, 1-6 August 2010.
  • Balana, B.B.; Lago, M.; Vinten, A.J.A.; Castellazi, M.; Guillem, E.; Slee, B.; Futter, M.N.; Stutter, M.I.; Baggaley, N.J. (2010) Landscape based cost-effectiveness analysis of buffer strips for phosphorus mitigation in the Lunan lochs., Joint SAC/SEPA Biennial Conference 2010, Climate, Water and Soil: Science: Policy and Practice, Edinburgh, 31 March - 1 April 2010.
  • Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Castellazzi, M.S.; Brown, I. (2009) Vulnerability of forest habitat networks to direct and indirect climate impacts., In: Ecological Networks: Science and Practice (Catchpole R. et.al.). Proceedings of the IALE UK Conference, 16th, Edinburgh University, 1-3 September 2009.

  • 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.
  • Castellazzi, M.S.; Gimona, A. (2018) Lemmings tool : assessing connectivity based on random walks in vector landscape under land use and climate change - Mixed Media presentation, The James Hutton Annual Research Symposium 2018, The Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen, 29 November 2018. Poster.
  • Poggio, L.; McLeod, J.; Castellazzi, M.; Baggio Compagnucci, A.; Gimona, A. (2018) Digital soil assessment modelling for land evaluation in Scotland., European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 20, EGU2018-14355.
  • Brown, I.; Castellazzi. M. (2012) Evaluating climate and socio-economic change., Poster
  • Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M. (2012) Woodland networks in a changing climate: Threats from land use change., Joint BES/BSSS/SG Meeting, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, 8-9 March 2012.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.S. (2011) Mapping spatio-temporal relationships between soil properties and remote sensing-derived information from Scotland., Pedometrics 2011, Trest Castle, Czech Republic, 30 August - 2 September 2011.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.S. (2010) Land capability as a strategic tool for land use planning: present and future., Symposium 201 European Faculty of Land Use and Development, Szekesfehervar, Hungary, 30 September - 1 October 2010.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.S. (2010) Land capability: present and future interactions of soil, vegetation, climate and land use., Research Colloquium, Institute of Terrestrial ecosystems, ETH Zurich (CH).
  • Balana, B.B.; Lago, M.; Vinten, A.J.A.; Slee, B.; Baggaley, N.J.; Castellazzi, M.; Guillem, E.; Futter, M.N.; Stutter, M.I. (2010) Cost-effective analysis of land management options for enhancing water quality: the case of buffer strips for P mitigation., International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), 11th Biennial Conference, Advancing Sustainability in a time of crisis, Oldenburg and Bremen, German, 22-25 August 2010.
  • Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.S. (2010) Uncertainty in the estimation of drought risk due to soil-climate interactions in Scotland., Accuracy 2010, University of Leicester, Leiscester, UK, 20-23 July 2010.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Lilly, A.; Castellazzi, M.S.; Walker, R. (2009) Soil quality = Water quality soil erosion modelling at a catchment scale., BSSS/SSSI Conference, Wexford, 9-11 September 2009.
  • Joannon, A.; Vasseur, C.; Boussard, H.; Castellazzi, M.S.; Schermann, N.; Baudry, J. (2009) A method to assess farmers' room for maneuvring crop location at the landscape level for biodiversity conservation., Farming Systems Design 2009, An International Symposium on Methodologies for Integrated Analysis of Farm Production Systems Monterey, CA., 23-26 August 2009.
  • Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.S. (2009) Land use and climate change scenarios for managing multifunctional landscapes., Knowledge Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Inverness, 25 March 2009.

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