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Nikki Baggaley

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental Scientist
nikki.baggaley@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Nikki's background is in soil hydrology and terrain analysis. Prior to joining the Institute Nikki had three years experience working on the European agricultural modelling project: STAMINA.

Current research interests

Nikki's current research is focused on soil hydrology and its linkage to water quality, quantity and Green House Gas emissions.

She is involved in modelling soil erosion at national and catchment scales using Pan European Soil Risk Assessment model, PESERA. She is interested in developing links between soil hydrology and the transport of chemicals and particulate matter both in fragile upland environments and lowland agricultural systems.

She is also interested how the spatial distribution or soils can be linked to national level assessments of soil as a provider of ecosystem goods and services.

Bibliography

  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Randle, T.; Ray, D. (2018) Analysis of the potential change in carbon stocks from new forestry planting in Scotland., CxC website
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J.; Loades, K.W.; McKenzie, B.M.; Troldborg, M. (2018) Soil erosion and compaction in Scottish soils: adapting to a changing climate., ClimateXChange Report, 21pp.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J. (2018) Report on testing of the Syngenta Interra runoff app for Scotland., Report to Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Basel, 8pp.
  • Troldborg, M.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A. (2018) Development of Bayesian Belief Network to assess soil erosion risk., Summary Report from Workshop, SEPA, Silvan House, Edinburgh, 15 March 2018, 3pp.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Potts, J. (2017) Sensitivity of the PESERA soil erosion model to terrain and soil inputs., Geoderma Regional, 11, 104-112.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Lilly, A.; Riach, D. (2017) Rapid survey of soil erosion in the north east of Scotland after unprecedented winter rainfall., Macaulay Development Trust Report, 30 March 2017.
  • Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Riach, D. (2017) Rapid survey of soil erosion in the north east of Scotland after unprecedented winter rainfall., Macaulay Development Trust Report.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Ray, D. (2017) Analysis of the net change in carbon stocks from future forestry planting in Scotland., Meeting with Forestry Commission Scotland and Climate Exchange Directorate Staff, ECCI, Edinburgh, 23 January 2017.
  • Zhang, Z.L.; Troldborg, M.; Yates, K.; Osprey, M.; Kerr, C.; Hallett, P.D.; Baggaley, N.; Rhind, S.M.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Hough, R.L. (2016) Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, flux estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme., Science of the Total Environment, 569-570, 1369-1379.
  • Hallett, P.; Hall, R.; Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.; Crooks, B.; Ball, B.; Raffan, A.; Braun, H.; Russell, T.; Aitkenhead, M.J.; Riach, D.; Rowan, J.; Long, A. (2016) Effect of soil structure and field drainage on water quality and flood risk., CREW Report, CRW 2014_03, 34pp.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Lilly, A. (2016) Comparison of traditional and geostatistical methods to estimate and map the carbon content of Scottish soils., In: Zhang, G.L., Brus, D., Liu, F., Song, X.D. and Lagacherie, P. (eds.). Digital Soil Mapping Across Paradigms, Scales and Boundaries. Springer Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Singapore, pp103-111.
  • Elston, D.A.; Rivington, M.; Topp, C.F.E.; Muhammed, S.; Potts, J.M.; Butler, A.; Kettle, H.; Baggaley, N.J.; Rees, R.M.; Matthews, R.B. (2015) Stratification of climate projections for efficient estimation of uncertainty and variation using weather-driven models., Climate Research, 66, 1-12.
  • Vinten, A.J.A.; Loades, K.; Addy, S.; Richards, S.; Stutter, M.I.; Cook, Y.; Watson, H.; Taylor, C.; Abel, C.; Baggaley, N.; Ritchie, R.; Jeffrey, W. (2014) Assessment of the use of sediment fences for control of erosion and sediment phosphorus loss after potato harvesting on sloping land., Science of the Total Environment, 468-469, 1234-1244.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Towers, W.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Baggaley, N.; Donnelly, D. (2014) Soil Survey Maps and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 31 - South Loch Ard & Drumore Block, Loch Ard Forest, Cowal & Trossachs Forest District., Digital data submitted to Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J. (2014) Developing simple indicators to assess the role of soils in determining risks to water quality., CREW Report to SEPA.
  • Baggaley, N.; Prager, K.; Donnelly, D.; McKee, A.; Lilly, A.; Cooksley, S. (2014) How can we employ citizen science to determine the extent of soil erosion in Scotland?, SNIFFER Project Report: Knowledge Hubs: Environmental Regulation: Tools and Guidance.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J. (2013) The potential for Scottish cultivated top soils to lose or gain soil organic carbon., Soil Use and Management, 29, 39-47.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N. (2013) Woodland expansion: update on progress in mapping the consequences for soil carbon of afforestation in Scotland., Report to brief Forest Research on progress (unpublished), 18 October 2013.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Addy, S.; Hough, R.L.; Loades, K.; Stutter, M.I.; Vinten, A.J.A. (2013) A scoping study into BSI PAS100 compost use to mitigate field and riverbank erosion in Scotland., Contract Report for Zero Waste Scotland, ZWS ORI003-005 PO:538.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L.; Baggaley, N.J.; Dawson, J.J.C. . (2013) Aerial spraying guidance for the protection of watercourses., CREW Final Report.
  • Shibu, M.E.; Matthews, R.B.; Bakam, I.; Moffat, A.J.; Baggaley, N.J. (2012) Estimating greenhouse gas abatement potential of biomass crops in Scotland under various management options., Biomass and Bioenergy, 47, 211-227.
  • Balana, B.B.; Lago, M.; Baggaley, N.; Castellazzi, M.; Sample, J.; Stutter, M.; Slee, B.; Vinten, A.J.A. (2012) Integrating economic and biophysical data in assessing cost-effectiveness of buffer strip placement., Journal of Environmental Quality, 41, 380-388.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.; Rees, B.; Topp, K.; Dickson, I.; Elrick, G. (2012) Agricultural drainage and greenhouse gas abatement in Scotland., ClimateXChange Briefing Note to Scottish Government.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.; Rees, B.; Topp, K.; Dickson, I.; Elrick, G. (2012) Report on agricultural drainage and greenhouse gas abatement in Scotland., Prepared on behalf of ClimateXChange for Scottish Government.
  • Hudson, G.; Lilly, A.; Higgins, A.; Jordan, C.; Donnelly, D.; Baggaley, N.J.; Fealy, R. (2012) Harmonisation of 1:250 000 scale soil maps and soil profile data in the Celtic fringe of Europe: Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire. Test case report., D4.3 Data Harmonization Best Practice Guidelines, GS Soil Final Report to the European Commission, ECP-2008-GEO-318004.
  • Lilly, A.; Dunn, S.M.; Baggaley, N.J. (2012) Hydrological classifications of soils and their use in hydrological modeling., In: Lin, H. (ed.). Hydropedology: Synergistic Integration of Soil Science and Hydrology. Academic Press, Elsevier B.V., Chapter 17, pp537-557.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Bell, J.S.; Donnelly, D.; Towers, W.; Beesley, L.; Troldborg, M.; Baggaley, N. (2011) Soil Survey Maps and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 5 - Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District (Ardonald, Asloun, Ben Aigan, Corrennie, Kemnay Woods, Kinnoir and Rosarie and Greenhills Forest Blocks)., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Bell, J.S.; Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D.; Beesley, L.; Baggaley, N. (2011) Soil Survey Maps and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 4 - Tay Forest District (Foss/Tombreck, Frenich and Hallyburton Forest Blocks)., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Stutter, M.I.; Baggaley, N.; Barry, C.; Chapman, S.J.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Helliwell, R.C.; Higgins, A.; Howden, N.; Jackson-Blake, L.; Lumsdon, D.G.; Malcolm, I.; Sample, J.; Potts, J.; Worrall, F. (2011) Assessment of the contribution of aquatic carbon fluxes to carbon losses from UK peatlands. Final report, SNIFFER Contract Report ER18, July 2011.
  • Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A. (2011) Peat and carbon contents in the common grazing land in Scotland., Gwyn Jones (European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism) as part of a Review of Common Grazing Land in Scotland.
  • Ferrara, R.; Trevisol, P.; Acutis, M.; Rana, G.; Richter, G.; Baggaley, N.J. (2010) Topographic impacts on wheat yields under climate change: two contrasted case studies in Europe., Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 99, 53-65.
  • Smith, J.U.; Fitton, N.; Smith, P.; Miller, D.G.; Buchan, K.; Coull, M.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, K.B.; Chapman, S.J.; Baggaley, N.; Milne, R.; Thomson, A.M. (2010) Pilot project to determine the suitability of integrated administration and control system (IACS) data to provide land use change data for annual greenhouse gases emission estimates., Final Report for Scottish Government (CR/2009/17), pp76.
  • Lilly, A.; Foster, C.; Auton, C.a.; Reeves, H.J.; Baggaley, N.J.; Haq, M.; Bowes, J.P. (2010) Soil erosion and landslides., State of Scotland's Soils Report, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency/Natural Scotland.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Mayr, T.; Bellamy, P. (2009) Identification of key soil and terrain properties that influence the spatial variability of soil moisture throughout the growing season., Soil Use and Management, 25, 320-332.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Langan, S.J.; Futter, M.N.; Potts, J.M.; Dunn, S.M. (2009) Long-term trends in hydro-climatology of a major Scottish mountain river., Science of the Total Environment, 407, 4633-4641.
  • Lilly, A.; Birnie, R.V.B; Futter, M.N.; Grieve, I.C.; Higgins, A.; Hough, R.L.; Jones, M.A.; Jordan, C.; Nolan, A.J.; Stutter, M.I.; Towers, W.; Baggaley, N.J. (2009) Climate change, land management and erosion in the organic and organo-mineral soils in Scotland and Northern Ireland., SNH Commissioned Report, No. 325 (ROAME No. F06AC104 - SNIFFER UKCC21).
  • Booth, P.D.; Baggaley, N.J.; Moir, H.; Langan, S.J.; Blackstock, K.L.; Futter, M.N.; Cooksley, S.L. (2008) WFD and catchment restoration - Scoping Project WFD94., SNIFFER, Final Project Report.
  • Booth, P.D.; Baggley, N.; Potts, J.; Langan, S.J.; Cooksley, S.L.; Brewer, M.; Moir, H. (2008) Investigation on the impacts of changing flows in the River Dee in relation to potential impacts on aquatic ecology., Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J.; Coull, M.C. (2007) Report on the permeability of 33 topsoils on the River Findhorn and Pilmuir flood alleviation scheme., British Geological Survey, Subcontract Report.

  • Baggaley, N.; Aitkenhead, M.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Lilly, A. (2014) Comparison of methods to estimate and map the carbon content of Scottish soils, 20th World Congress of Soil Science, Soils Embrace Life and Universe, Jeju, South Korea, 8-13 June 2014. (Poster).

  • Richter, G.M.; Rana, G.; Ferrara, R.M.; Ventrella, D.; Acutis, M.; Trevisiol, P.; Mayr, T.; Baggaley, N.; Morris, J.; Holmes, A.; Trawick, P.; Dailey, A.G.; Robbins, P.; Simota, C.; Whitmore, A.P.; Powlson, D.S. (2006) Stability and mitigation of arable systems in hilly landscapes Final Project Report, QLK-5-CT-2002-01313., Final Project Report, QLK-5-CT-2002-01313. European Commission, Brussels, pp280.
  • Richter, G.M.; Rana, G.; Ferrara, R.M.; Ventrella, D.; Acutis, M.; Trevisiol, P.; Mayr, T.; Baggaley, N.J.; Morris, J.; Holmes, A.; Trawick, P.; Dailey, A.G.; Robbins, P.; Simota, C.; Whitmore, A.P.; Powlson, D.S. 2006. (2006) Stability and mitigation of arable systems in hilly landscapes., Final Project Report, QLK-5-CT-2002-01313. European Commission, Brussels, pp280.

  • Baggaley, N.J.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Lilly, A. (2016) Comparison of traditional and geostatistical methods to estimate and map the carbon content of Scottish soils., In: Zhang, G.L., Brus, D., Liu, F., Song, X.D. and Lagacherie, P. (eds.). Digital Soil Mapping Across Paradigms, Scales and Boundaries. Springer Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Singapore, pp103-111.
  • Lilly, A.; Dunn, S.M.; Baggaley, N.J. (2012) Hydrological classifications of soils and their use in hydrological modeling., In: Lin, H. (ed.). Hydropedology: Synergistic Integration of Soil Science and Hydrology. Academic Press, Elsevier B.V., Chapter 17, pp537-557.

  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Randle, T.; Ray, D. (2018) Analysis of the potential change in carbon stocks from new forestry planting in Scotland., CxC website
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J.; Loades, K.W.; McKenzie, B.M.; Troldborg, M. (2018) Soil erosion and compaction in Scottish soils: adapting to a changing climate., ClimateXChange Report, 21pp.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J. (2018) Report on testing of the Syngenta Interra runoff app for Scotland., Report to Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Basel, 8pp.
  • Troldborg, M.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A. (2018) Development of Bayesian Belief Network to assess soil erosion risk., Summary Report from Workshop, SEPA, Silvan House, Edinburgh, 15 March 2018, 3pp.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Lilly, A.; Riach, D. (2017) Rapid survey of soil erosion in the north east of Scotland after unprecedented winter rainfall., Macaulay Development Trust Report, 30 March 2017.
  • Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Riach, D. (2017) Rapid survey of soil erosion in the north east of Scotland after unprecedented winter rainfall., Macaulay Development Trust Report.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Miller, D.G.; Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A.; Matthews, R.B.; Fitton, N.; Jones, E.; Smith, J.; Smith, P.; Perks, M.; Bathgate, S.; Taylor, P.; Ray, D. (2017) Analysis of the net change in carbon stocks from future forestry planting in Scotland., Meeting with Forestry Commission Scotland and Climate Exchange Directorate Staff, ECCI, Edinburgh, 23 January 2017.
  • Hallett, P.; Hall, R.; Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.; Crooks, B.; Ball, B.; Raffan, A.; Braun, H.; Russell, T.; Aitkenhead, M.J.; Riach, D.; Rowan, J.; Long, A. (2016) Effect of soil structure and field drainage on water quality and flood risk., CREW Report, CRW 2014_03, 34pp.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Towers, W.; Beesley, L.; Riach, D.J.; Baggaley, N.; Donnelly, D. (2014) Soil Survey Maps and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 31 - South Loch Ard & Drumore Block, Loch Ard Forest, Cowal & Trossachs Forest District., Digital data submitted to Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J. (2014) Developing simple indicators to assess the role of soils in determining risks to water quality., CREW Report to SEPA.
  • Baggaley, N.; Prager, K.; Donnelly, D.; McKee, A.; Lilly, A.; Cooksley, S. (2014) How can we employ citizen science to determine the extent of soil erosion in Scotland?, SNIFFER Project Report: Knowledge Hubs: Environmental Regulation: Tools and Guidance.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Miller, D.G.; Wardell-Johnson, D.; Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N. (2013) Woodland expansion: update on progress in mapping the consequences for soil carbon of afforestation in Scotland., Report to brief Forest Research on progress (unpublished), 18 October 2013.
  • Baggaley, N.J.; Addy, S.; Hough, R.L.; Loades, K.; Stutter, M.I.; Vinten, A.J.A. (2013) A scoping study into BSI PAS100 compost use to mitigate field and riverbank erosion in Scotland., Contract Report for Zero Waste Scotland, ZWS ORI003-005 PO:538.
  • Troldborg, M.; Hough, R.L.; Baggaley, N.J.; Dawson, J.J.C. . (2013) Aerial spraying guidance for the protection of watercourses., CREW Final Report.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.; Rees, B.; Topp, K.; Dickson, I.; Elrick, G. (2012) Agricultural drainage and greenhouse gas abatement in Scotland., ClimateXChange Briefing Note to Scottish Government.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.; Rees, B.; Topp, K.; Dickson, I.; Elrick, G. (2012) Report on agricultural drainage and greenhouse gas abatement in Scotland., Prepared on behalf of ClimateXChange for Scottish Government.
  • Hudson, G.; Lilly, A.; Higgins, A.; Jordan, C.; Donnelly, D.; Baggaley, N.J.; Fealy, R. (2012) Harmonisation of 1:250 000 scale soil maps and soil profile data in the Celtic fringe of Europe: Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire. Test case report., D4.3 Data Harmonization Best Practice Guidelines, GS Soil Final Report to the European Commission, ECP-2008-GEO-318004.
  • Nolan, A.J.; Bell, J.S.; Donnelly, D.; Towers, W.; Beesley, L.; Troldborg, M.; Baggaley, N. (2011) Soil Survey Maps and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 5 - Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District (Ardonald, Asloun, Ben Aigan, Corrennie, Kemnay Woods, Kinnoir and Rosarie and Greenhills Forest Blocks)., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Bell, J.S.; Nolan, A.J.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D.; Beesley, L.; Baggaley, N. (2011) Soil Survey Maps and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 4 - Tay Forest District (Foss/Tombreck, Frenich and Hallyburton Forest Blocks)., Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  • Baggaley, N.; Lilly, A. (2011) Peat and carbon contents in the common grazing land in Scotland., Gwyn Jones (European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism) as part of a Review of Common Grazing Land in Scotland.

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