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Mike Rivington

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Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Land Use System Modeller
mike.rivington@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Dr Mike Rivington is a senior scientist at the James Hutton Institute having researched land use and climate change issues for 22 years. He studied Ecological Science (Bsc), Natural Resource Management (MSc) and a PhD at Edinburgh University. His main research interests are in understanding how climate change impacts land use and ecosystems, in Scotland and globally, and how mitigation and adaptation options can be developed. He uses a range of research approaches including: use of crop simulation models applied spatially at a high resolution to estimate barley growth under future climate conditions for the whole of Scotland; mapping agro-meteorological indicators spatially to assess risks and opportunities for land management. Particular attention is paid to understand future soil water conditions. He is an inter- and trans-disciplinary scientist, for example he is currently Principal Investigator on an ESRC funded project ‘UK food and nutrition security during and after the COVID-19 pandemic’. His other interests include ecosystem management and ecosystem services, particularly for climate change mitigation and adaptation. He has written policy briefs for UNEP on ecosystem-based adaptation, contributed to the US National Climate Assessment chapter on agriculture, and was a member of a UK-US tasks force on extreme weather and resilience of the global food system. He works with the Land Use Systems Team within the Information and Computational Sciences Department.

Current roles:

In the 2022-2027 Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme:

  • Theme Lead - Human Impacts on the Environment. 
  • Principle Investigator: Climate Change Impacts on Natural Capital.
  • Work Package lead: Change, Resilience and Adaptiation in the Land Use Transformation Project.

He researches how mitigation and adaptation options can be developed particularly considering the essential role of ecosystem services in enabling the food system, societal development and wellbeing. He uses a range of research approaches to diverse applications, including:

These and other approaches have been applied to a range of research challenges. The current focus is as Principal Investigator on for an ESRC funded project 'UK food and nutrition security during and after the COVID-19 pandemic', with project partners Chatham House and Cranfield University.

Other interests include ecosystem management and ecosystem services, particularly for climate change mitigation and adaptation. I have written policy briefs for UNEP on ecosystem-based adaptation, contributed to the US National Climate Assessment chapter on agriculture, and was a member of the UK-US tasks force on extreme weather and resilience of the global food system.

Background: He has been a scientist at the James Hutton Institute for 22 years. He joined the Institute in 1999, working on the Land Allocation Decision Support System (LADSS) project researching land management issues at the farm scale. From this work his interests developed to follow interdisciplinary research covering social and biophysical sciences. He studied Ecological Science (Bsc), Natural Resource Management (MSc) and undertook a part-time PhD with Edinburgh University whilst working full-time at the James Hutton Institute. He initially trained as a design engineer before having a '6-year career break' in outdoor eduction and recreation management.

Recent Research: Along with other Hutton, Chatham House and Cranfeild University collegues, he has recently completed as PI (Decemebr 2021) a UKRI Agile Response funded project. Key findings and links to the projects outputs are available here:  UK food and nutrtion security during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

He has been fortunate in the past to have been:

 

Current research interests

I have an interdisciplinary research background that enables the integration of different disciplines to address complex socio-ecological system issues. I am currently or have recently worked on a diverse reange of projects including:

  • Principal Investigator, ESRC funded project 'UK food and nutrition security during and after the COVID-19 pandemic'.
  • Team leader, 'Future Land Capbility for Agriculture' supported by ClimateXChange to assess how climate change impacts may alter land capability.
  • Team leader, “Geospatial Risk Analysis”, integrating crop modelling, climate model uncertainty evaluation, downscaling, agro-meteorological indicators of vulnerability, threat and exposure. Projects include: Spatial cereal modelling: simulating barley for the whole of Scotland at the soil series + 1km weather resolution. Agro-meteorological Indicators: mapping multiple indicators. This work is funded by the Scottish Government's Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS) Environment, Agriculture and Food Strategic Research Portfolio to delivery information and evidence to support policy development.
  • Payment for Ecosystem Services project lead for ClimateXChange, developing PES definitions and evaluation of different mechanisms.
  • Integration Work Package lead on an ESPA (DfID, ESRC, NERC) ‘Alternative carbon investments in ecosystems for poverty alleviation’ (ALTER) project, responsible for integrated social and biophysical sciences.
  • Developing sustainable crop production systems through the use of crop models to explore climate change and management impacts and options for adaptation.
  • Ecosystem Management, Ecosystem Services and Ecosystem Based Adaptation. Understanding complex socio-ecological systems for sustainability through ecosystem management. The role of biodiversity in ecosystem services, conservation and ecosystem restoration.
  • Inter-disciplinary research and the integration of science into policy and practical application; sustainable land management using land-use systems modelling.
  • Multi-scale Social Metabolism analytical frameworks – EU H2020 Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security (MAGIC) project considering the food-energy-water nexus.  

Past research

Below is a selection of Policy Briefs I helped prepare for UNEP. These helped inform discussion on the role of ecosystems and climate change, shaping the UNFCCC decision 1/CP.16 inviting Parties to enhance action on adaptation by “building resilience of socio-ecological systems, including through economic diversification and sustainable management of natural resources” which in turn lead to Article 7 of the Paris Agreement.

Liu, J et al (2011) Restoring the natural foundation to sustain a green economy. UNEP Policy Series - Ecosystem Management, Policy Brief 6 - 2011. Prepared for the launch of the International Ecosystems Management Partnership, Beijing, November 2011.

Munang, R et al (2011) Putting ecosystem management in the vision of Africa's development. UNEP Policy Series - Ecosystem Management, Policy Brief 7 - 2011. Prepared or the launch of the International Ecosystems Management Partnership, Beijing, November 2011.

Mensah, A et al (2012) Building resilience to climate change: making the case for ecosystem-based adaptation. UNON/Publishing, Nairobi.

Munang, R.; Rivington, M. et al. (2011) Adapting for a green economy: companies, communities and climate change. A caring for climate report. The Global Compact, UNEP, WRI, Oxfam.

Munang, R.; Thiaw, I.; Thompson, J.; Ganz, D.; Girvetz, E.; Rivington, M. (2011) Sustaining forests: investing in our common future. UNEP Ecosystem Management Policy Series, No. 5, August 2011.

Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Lui, J.; Thiaw, I.; Kasten, T. (2010) Integrated solutions for biodiversity, climate change and poverty. UNEP Policy Series, Ecosystem Management Policy Brief, No.1.

Rivington, M.; Mumba, M.; Munang, R. (2010) Ecosystem management: the need to adopt a different approach under a changing climate. World Resources Report 2010, World Resource Institute.

Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Aspinall, R.J.; Liu, J. (2009) Cost effective solutions for climate change mitigation, adaptation and long-term sustainability: the ecosystems approach. UN General Assembly, New York, 22nd September 2009; United Nations Environmental Programme Brief, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Seventh and Eighth Sessions of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Co-operative Action (AWG-LCA); 15th Conference of the Parties Meeting, Copenhagen.

Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Aspinall, R.J.; Smith, P.; Liu, J.; Thiaw, I. (2009) Climate change and ecosystem management: the "Win-Win-Win" link between mitigation, adaptation and sustainability. UN General Assembly, New York, 22nd September 2009; United Nations Environmental Programme Brief, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Seventh and Eighth Sessions of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Co-operative Action (AWG-LCA); 15th Conference of the Parties Meeting, Copenhagen.

Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Aspinall, R.J.; Smith, P.; Liu, J.; Thiaw, I. (2009) United Nations Environmental Programme - Climate change and ecosystem management: the "Win-Win-Win" link between mitigation, adaptation and sustainability. A scoping paper. UN General Assembly, New York, 22nd September 2009; United Nations Environmental Programme Brief, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Seventh and Eighth Sessions of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Co-operative Action (AWG-LCA); 15th Conference of the Parties Meeting, Copenhagen.

Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Liu, J.; Thiaw, I. (2009) The need to include ecosystems management as part of the COP 15 Agenda. United Nations Environmental Programme Brief, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Seventh and Eighth Sessions of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Co-operative Action (AWG-LCA).

Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Liu, J.; Thiaw, I. (2009) United Nations Environmental Programme Research Brief. Ecosystem-based adaptation: the natural climate change solution. United Nations Environmental Programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 15th Conference of the Parties, Copenhagen 7-18 December 2009.

Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Takle, G.; Mackey, B.; Liu, J. (2009) Climate information and capacity needs for ecosystem management under a changing climate. UNEP Copenhagen CoP 15 Discussion Series.

Other relevant reports:

Walthall, C.L et al (2012) Climate change and agriculture in the United States: effects and adaptation. USDA Technical Bulletin 1935, Washington, DC. USA, 186pp.

Angel, P.S. (Editor-in-Chief); … Rivington, M. et al. (2011) World Resources Report 2010-2011: Decision making in a changing climate - adaptation challenges and choices. World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, and World Bank, Washington, DC.Earlier career research includes:

Rivington, M.; Koo, J. (2011) Report on the meta-analysis of crop modelling for climate change and food security survey, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research / Earth Systems Science Partnership sponsored Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Challenge Program.

Previous research activities:

  • Crop modelling applications in UK, Italy, Cameroon, Syria to assess climate impacts.
  • Evaluation of the quality and suitability of multiple data types for use in land use models and consequences of their use in simulation estimate uncertainty. A particular focus was on the development of methods to estimate solar radiation data for input into crop models.
  • Evaluation of Regional Climate Model projections and development of bias correction methods (to site specific and 1 and 5 km resolutions) to reduce data spatial representation uncertainty to improve the utility of projections in the spatial application of land use simulation models.
  • C4LU - communicating climate change consequences for land use - SG Science Communication Fund project using case-studies with rural stakeholders to stimulate deliberation on adaptive responses to climate change.

  • Farm-scale Land Allocation Decision Support.

Bibliography

  • Viglia, S.; Matthews, K.B.; Ulgiati, S.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D. (2014) The social metabolism of Scotland: Assessing changes in the performance of Scotland's economy using bio-economic methods., Report for Scottish Government, 24 October 2014, 69p.
  • Walthall, C.L.; Hatfield, J.; Backlund, P.; Lengnick, L.; Marshall, E.; Walsh, M.; Adkins, S.; Aillery, M.; Ainsworth, E.A.; Ammann, C.; Anderson, C.J.; Bartomeus, I.; Baumgard, L.H.; Booker, F.; Bradley, B.; Blumenthal, D.M.; Bunce, J.; Burkey, K.; Dabney, S.M.; Delgado, J.A.; Dukes, J.; Funk, A.; Garrett, K.; Glenn, M.; Grantz, D.A.; Goodrich, D.; Hu, S.; Izaurralde, R.C.; Jones, R.A.C.; Kim, S-H.; Leaky, A.D.B.; Lewers, K.; Mader, T.L.; McClung, A.; Morgan, J.; Muth, D.J.; Nearing, M.; Oosterhuis, D.M.; Ort, D.; Parmesan, C.; Pettigrew, W.T.; Polley, W.; Rader, R.; Rice, C.; Rivington, M.; Rosskopf, E.; Salas, W.A.; Sollenberger, L.E.; Srygley, R.; Stockle, C.; Takle, E.S.; Timlin, D.; White, J.W.; Winfree, R.; Wright-Morton, L.; Ziska, L.H. (2012) Climate change and agriculture in the United States: effects and adaptation., USDA Technical Bulletin 1935, Washington, DC. USA, 186pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Mumba, M.; Munang, R. (2010) Ecosystem management: the need to adopt a different approach under a changing climate., World Resources Report 2010, World Resource Institute, 7pp.
  • Munang, R.; Rivington, M.; Takle, E.S.; Mackey, B.; Thiaw, I.; Liu, J. (2010) Climate information and capacity needs for ecosystem management under a changing climate., Procedia Environmental Sciences, 1, 206-227.
  • Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Lui, J.; Thiaw, I.; Kasten, T. (2010) Integrated solutions for biodiversity, climate change and poverty., UNEP Policy Series, Ecosystem Management Policy Brief, No.1.

  • Wallach, D.; Mearns, L.; Rivington, M.; Antle, M.J.; Ruane, C.A. (2014) Uncertainty in agricultural impact assessment., In: Hillel, D. & Rosenzweig, C. (eds.). Handbook of Climate Change and Agro-ecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project, Part 1. Imperial College Press, London, Chapter 9, 223-259.

  • Hare, M.; McBride, A.; Addy, S.; Pakeman, R.; Donaldson-Selby, G.; Rivington, M.; Gagkas, Z.; Jabloun, M.; Lilly, A.; Wilkinson, M.; Akoumianaki, I. (2022) Moderating extremes in water availability in Scotland a review of the role of functioning wetlands, https://www.crew.ac.uk/sites/www.crew.ac.uk/files/publication/CRW2019_03 Moderating extremes - Main Report vFINAL 20220302.pdf
  • Polhill, G.; Rivington, M.; Duckett, D. (2021) Exploring COVID19 Food and Nutrition Security Plausible Scenario Narratives with the ‘FeedUs’ Model of Global Food Trade, Online
  • Burgess, P.; Sanders, D.; Keay, C.; Hannan, J.; Aitkenhead, M.; Rivington, M. (2021) Exploring the effects on UK food security and land use of four scenarios describing socioeconomic responses to COVID19, Online
  • Rivington, M.; Duckett, D.; Burgess, P.; Begg, G.; Iannetta, P.; Hawes, C.; Stewart, D. (2021) PostCOVID19 land use options to achieve food security, healthy diets and a sustainable environment, Online
  • Rivington, M.; Duckett, D.; Iannetta, P.; Hawes, C.; Begg, G.; Polhill, G.; Loades, K.; Newton, A.; Aitkenhead, M.; Lozada-Ellison, L.; Neilson, R.; Gandossi, G.; Stewart, D.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Udugbezi, E.; Lorenzo-Arribas, A.; Benton, T.; King, R., Burgess, P. (2021) An overview assessment of the COVID19 pandemic on the UK food and nutrition security, Online
  • King, R.; Wellesley, L.; Rivington, M. (2021) UK food and nutrition security in a global COVID19 context an early stock take, Online
  • Rivington, M.; Duckett, D.; P. Burgess; Begg, G.; Iannetta, P.; Hawes, C.; Stewart, D. (2021) PostCOVID19 land use options for healthy diets and environment Report on the opportunities and constraints of UK food and land management options in terms of production potential and environmental impacts T, Hutton website
  • Rivington, M.; King, R.; Duckett, D.; Iannetta, P.; G. Benton, T.; Burgess, P. J.; Hawes, C.; Wellesley, L.; Polhill, G.; Aitkenhead, M.; Lozada-Ellison, L. M.; Begg, G.; Williams, A. G.; Newton, A.; Lorenzo-Arribas, A.; Neilson, R.; Watts, C. (2021) UK Food and nutrition security during and after the COVID19 pandemic Project Report and Recommendations, On the institute, project website: https://www.hutton.ac.uk/research/projects/uk-food-and-nutrition-security-during-and-after-covid-19-pandemic
  • Polhill, G.; Rivington, M.; Duckett, D.; (2021) Exploring COVID19 Food and Nutrition Security Plausible Scenario Narratives with the FeedUs Model of Global Food Trade, The James Hutton Institute,
  • Duckett, D.; Rivington, M.; King.R.; Juarez-Bourke, A.; Lorenzo-Arribas, A. (2021) Scenarios for UK food and nutrition security in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic., Zenodo Repository.
  • Rivington, M.; Akoumianaki, I.; Coull, M. (2020) Private water supplies and climate change: the likely impacts of climate change (amount, frequency and distribution of precipitation), and the resilience of private water supplies., CREW Report, CRW2018_05, 86pp.
  • Neilson, R.; Lilly, A.; Aitkenhead, M.; Artz, R.R.E.; Baggaley, N.; Giles, M.E.; Holland, J.; Loades, K.; Ovando Pol, P.; Rivington, M.; Roberts, M.; Yeluripati, J. (2020) Measuring the vulnerability of Scottish soils to a changing climate., ClimateXChange Report, 42pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D. Miller, D.; Rivington, M.; Donnelly, D. (2019) Analysis of the consequences for the ANC designation of responding to the JRC review. Climate-based Criteria – 1. Accumulated Temperature and Growing Season, Briefing for RESAS & Scottish Government CAP Policy, 28 August 2019.
  • Rivington, M.; Spencer, M.; Gimona, A.; Artz, R.R.E.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Ball, J. (2019) Snow cover and climate change in the Cairngorms National Park: Summary assessment., ClimateXChange Website, December 2019, 31pp.
  • Aitkenhead, M.; Waylen, K.A.; Compagnucci, A.; Rivington, M.; Gimona, A. (2019) Extreme climate change scenarios for Scotland: Workshop report., Report for SEFARI Gateway, 20pp.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Juarez Bourke, A. (2019) Progress in second reporting period for the work package "Quality check for EU policy narratives" (WP5)., In: Giampietro, M. Technical Report for the Second Reporting Period of the H2020 Project MAGIC, (Submitted to the EC).
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2019) SWRI Barley Response to Climate Change - Full Report. Detailed report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to the Scotch Whisky Research Institute.
  • Smith, J.; Phimister, E.; Hallett, P.; Nayak, D.; Vanni, M.; Albanito, F.; Byg, A.; Novo, P.; Rivington, M.; Black, H.I.J.; Fischer, A.; Yakob, G.; Boke, S.; Habte, M.; Tefera, T.; Moges, A.; Dinato, M.; Lemma, T.; Muluneh, A. (2018) Building Resilience in Ethiopia’s Awassa region to Drought (BREAD)., Report submitted to NERC / DFIF EL Nino Programme, 85pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Mell, V.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Cammarano, D. (2018) RD2-4-1 D13 Agrometeorological indicators under climate change - map book and report., Report of the Spatial Mapping of Agrometeorological Indicators under Current and Future Climate Change (Deliverable Identifier 02vii). Final Report to RESAS, 1 November 2018, 64pp.
  • Matthews K.B.; Blackstock K.L.; Waylen K.A.; Juarez-Bourke A.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.H.; Rivington, M. (2018) Report on the quality check of the robustness of the narrative behind the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)., MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Deliverable 5.5, 29 November 2018, 65pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Mell, V.; Cammarano, D. (2018) D13 Spatial agrometeorological indicators for climate change - Executive summary., Report submitted to RESAS, 6pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) SWRI Barley responses to climate change - Summary Report. Summary report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates (to accompany the Executive summary and detailed report)., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, Version 1.2., 4 December 2018, 18pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) Barley responses to climate change: Executive summary. Report on the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report for the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, 2pp.
  • Pakeman, R.J.; Gimona, A.; Glendell, M.; Yeluripati, J.; Addy, S.; van Hulst, F.; Matthews, K.; Mitchell, R.; Rivington, M. (2018) Climate change, natural capital and adaptation in Scotland’s marginal lands., Report to ClimateXChange, 17pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Kuhfuss, L.; Roberts, M. (2018) The ‘Payment for Ecosystem Services’ approach - relevance to climate change., Draft Report PES for CXC v9 MR , 16 April 2018, 30pp.
  • Rivington, M.; Cammarano, D.; Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G. (2018) Spatial barley modelling - report of developing capability in the modelling of barley cropping under current and future climates., Report to RESAS, Version 1.96, Draft version, 21st February 2018.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Waylen, K.A.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Juarez Bourke, A. (2017) Progress in first reporting period for the work package "Quality check for EU policy narratives" (WP5)., In: Giampietro, M. Technical Report for the First Reporting Period of the H2020 Project MAGIC, (Submitted to the EC).
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Miller, D.G.; Rivington, M.; Waylen, K.A.; Juarez Bourke, A.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Giampietro, M.; Cadillo, J.; Kovacic, Z.; Volker, T. (2017) The basis of EU farm competitiveness and its wider consequences, Definition of policy case study for: Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)., In: Matthews, K.B. (ed). Definition Policy Case Studies MAGIC (H2020-GA 689669) Project Milestone, 10 November 2017.
  • Bailey, R.; Benton, T.G.; Challinor, A.; Elliott, J.; Gustafson, D.; Hiller, B.; Jones, A.; Kent, C.; Lewis, K.; Meacham, T.; Rivington, M.; Tiffin, R.; Wuebbles, D.J. (2015) Extreme weather and resilience of the global food system., In: King, D., Schrag, D., Dadi, Z., Ye, Q & Ghosh, A. Climate Change - A Risk Assessment. Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), University of Cambridge, pp113-119.
  • Wallach, D.; Rivington, M. (2014) A framework for assessing the uncertainty in crop model predictions. D-C4. 1.2., Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security (FACCE MAVSUR) Project Report.

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Getnet, K.; Mekuria, W.; Langan, S.; Rivington, M. (2015) Enhancing agricultural productivity improving food security: the role of soil carbon restoration in degraded ecosystems., 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 11-14 October 2015.
  • Wallach, D.; Rivington, M.; Mearns, L.O.; Antle, J. (2013) AgMIP White Paper on characterizing and quantifying uncertainty., Agricultural Modelling Inter-comparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), 4th Annual Global Workshop, Columbia University, New York, 28-30 October 2013.
  • Wallach, D.; Rivington, M.; Mearns, L.; Martrea, P.; Asseng, S.; Ewert, F.; Rosenzweig, C.; Jones, J.W.; Hatfield, J.L.; Ruane, A.C.; Boote,K.J.; Thorburn, P.J.; Rotter, R.P.; Cammarano, D.; Aggarwal, P.K.; Angulo, C.; Basso, B.; Bertuzzi, P.; Biernath, C.; Brissonn, N.; Challinor, A.J.; Doltra, J.; Gayler, S.; Goldberg, R.; Grant, R.; Heng, L.; Hooker, J.E.; Hunt, L.A.; Ingwersen, J.; Izaurralde, R.C.; Kersebaum, K.C.; Mullera, C.; Kumara, S.N.; Nendel, C.; O'Leary, G.; Olesen, J.E.; Osborne, T.M.; Palosuo, T.; Priesack, E.; Ripoche, D.; Semenov, M.A.; Shcherbak, L.; Steduto, P.; Stockle, C.O.; Stratonovitch, P.; Streck, T.; Supit, I.; Tao, F.; Travasso, M.; Waha, K.; White, J.W.; Wolf, J. (2013) The many aspects of uncertainty in the AgMIP project: Uncertainty in predictions based on the crop., 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM 2013). Adapting to Change: The Multiple Roles of Modelling, Adelaide, South Australia, 1-6 December 2013.
  • Wallach, D.; Rivington, M.; Mearns, L.; Martre, P.; Asseng, S.; Ewert, F.; Rosenzweig, C.; Jones, J.W.; Hatfield, J.J.L.; Ruane, A.; Boote, K.J.; Thorburn, P.; Rotter, R.P.; Cammarano, D.; Aggarwal, P.K.; Angulo, C.; Basso, B.; Bertuzzi, P.; Biernat, C.; Brisson, N.; Challinor, A.J.; Doltra, J.; Gayler, S.; Goldberg, R.; Grant, R.; Heng, L.; Hooker, J.E.; Hunt, L.A.; Ingwersen, J.; Izaurralde, R.C.; Kersebaum, K.C.; Muller, C.; Kumar, S.N.; Nendel, C.; O'Leary, G.; Olesen, J.E.; Osborne, T.M.; Palosuo, T.; Priesack, E.; Ripoche, D.; Semenov, M.A.; Shcherbak, I.; Steduto, P.; Stockle, C.O.; Stratonovitch, P.; Streck, T.; Supit, I.; Tao, F.; Travasso, M.; Waha, K.; White, J.W.; Wolf, J. (2013) The many aspects of uncertainty in the AgMIP project., 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM 2013), Adapting to Change: The Multiple Roles of Modelling, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, 1-6 December 2013.
  • Rotter, R.P.; Ewert, F.; Palosuo,T.; Bindi, M.; Kersebaum, K.C.; Olesen, J.E.; Trnka, M.; van Ittersum, M.K.; Janssen, S.; Rivington, M.; Semenov, M.; Wallach, D.; Porter, J.R.; Stewart, D.; Verhagen, J.; Angulo, C.; Gaiser, T.; Nendel, C.; Martre, P.; de Wit, A. (2013) Challenges for agro-ecosystem modelling in climate change risk assessment for major European crops and farming systems., Impacts World 2013, International Conference on Climate Change Effects, Potsdam, Germany, 27-30 May 2013.
  • 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.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Blackstock, K.L.; Langan, S.J.; Rivington, M.; Miller, D.G.; Buchan, K. (2010) Farmers as water managers in a changing climate - can we turn sustainability research into outcomes?, International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), 2010 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Modelling for Environment's Sake, Fifth Biennial Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, (eds. D.A. Swayne, W. Yang, A. A. Voinov, A. Rizzoli, and T. Filatova)
  • Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Takle, G.; Mackey, B.; Liu, J. (2009) White Paper Summary prepared for the United Nations Environmental Programme: Climate information and capacity needs for ecosystem management, under a changing climate., World Climate Conference, 3rd, Geneva, 31 August - 4 September 2009.
  • Munang, R.M.; Rivington, M.; Takle, G.; Mackey, B.; Liu, J. (2009) White Paper prepared for the United Nations Environmental Programme: Climate information and capacity needs for ecosystem management, under a changing climate., World Climate Conference, 3rd, Geneva, 31 August - 4 September 2009.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Matthews, K.M.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D.G.; Aspinall, R.J.; Rivington, M. (2009) Necessary but not sufficient: Tools for analysing multi-scale integrated eco-social systems., World IMACS / MODSIM Congress, 18th, Cairns, Australia, 13-17 July 2009.
  • Brown, I.; Towers, W.; Rivington, M.; Black, H.I.J. (2009) Land capability: a strategic planning tool for integrated climate change responses., International Association of Research Universities Climate Change Congress: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions, Copenhagen 10-12 March 2009.
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  • Tingem, M.; Azam-Ali, S.; Rivington, M.; Colls, J. (2008) Adaptation measures for crop production in response to climate variability and change: an explorative policy study., Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 28th, Orlando, Florida, USA, 27 April - 2 May 2008.
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  • Confalonieri, R.; Bellocchi, G.; Donatelli, M.; Rivington, M.; Matthews, K.B. (2007) Climindices: a software component to compute agro-meteorological indicators., Farm Systems Design 2007, an International Symposium on Methodologies for Integrated Analysis of Farm Production Systems, Catania, Sicily, Italy, 10-12 September 2007.
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