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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

  • 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.

  • Cloy, J.M.; Lilly, A.; Hargreaves, P.R.; Gagkas, Z.; Dolan, S.; Baggaley, N.J.; Stutter, M.I.; Crooks, B.; Elrick, G.; McKenzie B.M. (2022) A state of knowledge overview of identified pathways of diffuse pollutants to the water environment., CREW Report.
  • Baggaley, N.; Britton, A.; Barnes, A.; Buckingham, S.; Holland, J.; Lilly, A.; Pakeman, R.; Rees, B.; Taylor, A.; Yeluripati, J. (2021) Understanding carbon sequestration in upland habitats, Climate x Change Research Report
  • Nolan, A.J.; Baggaley, N.; Hewison, R.L.; Donnelly, D. (2021) Soil Survey Digital Map Data and Reports, Scale 1:10,000, Volume 141 - Durris Forest North-West Block, 2020, Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District, East Region., Digital Soil Resources within ForesterWeb - Forest and Land Scotland GIS and Management Tool.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J.; Donnelly, M.D. (2021) What is the cost of soil erosion in Scotland?, SEFARI Gateway.
  • Richards, S.; Devalla, S.; Baggaley, N. (2020) Natural sources of phenols and mitigation measures to reduce their release into the water environment, CREW website
  • 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.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J.; Yeluripati, J. (2020) A review of the effects of land use and land management changes on soil organic carbon stocks in hill farms., Climate-Positive Farming Reviews, hosted on the Glensaugh Climate-Positive Farm Website, 30pp.
  • Rickson, R.J.; Baggaley, N.; Deeks, L.K.; Graves, A.; Hannam, J.; Keay, C.; Lilly, A. (2020) Developing a method to estimate the costs of soil erosion in high-risk Scottish catchments., Draft Final Commissioned Report to Scottish Government, October 2019. Project UCR/004/18 CRF CR/2015/15.
  • 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.
  • Lilly, A.; Baggaley, N.J. (2015) Developing simple indicators to assess the role of soils in determining risks to water quality., CREW Project Report to SEPA, CD2012_42, 18pp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Robertson, A.H.J.; Pérez-Fernández, E.; Baggaley, N.J.; McKenzie, B.M.; Owen, I.J.; Lilly, A. (2019) Extending predictions of soil parameters for a national dataset., In: Engelsen, S.B., Sørensen, K.M. and van den Berg, D. (eds.). Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS2017), NIR Spectroscopy at Work in Industry, Copenhagen, Denmark, 11-15 June 2017. IM Publications, Chichester, pp123-127.
  • Lilly, A.; Hallet, P.; Hall, R.; Russell, T.; Raffan, A.; Long, A.; Aitkenhead, M.; Baggaley, N.; Troldborg, M.; Crooks, B.; Ball, B. (2016) Are Scotland's soils physically degrading?, SRUC SEPA Conference, What Future for our Farming Systems? Environmental Challenges and Integrated Solutions, Radisson Blu Hotel, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, 1-2 March 2016.
  • Dawson, J.J.C.; Avery, L.; Baggaley, N.J.; Cooper, P.; Kemp, H.; Meier-Augenstein, W.; Brewer, M.; Frew, D.; Dunn, S.M. (2012) A National Waters Inventory for Scotland: New approaches to monitor water quality., Proceedings of the 11th British Hydrological Society National Symposium, University of Dundee, Dundee, 9-11 July 2012.
  • 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.

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