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Robin Pakeman

Staff picture: Robin Pakeman
Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Plant Ecologist
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Robin is a plant ecologist at the Institute focussing on the management and functioning of biodiversity in a range of Scottish ecosystems. He currently leads a deliverable, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function, as part of the Scottish Government funded research programme on Natural Assets.

He is a Visiting Professor in the School of Biological Science at the University of Liverpool, a Chartered Ecologist and a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. He is a Coordinating Editor of the Nordic Journal of Botany and a Subject Editor for Oikos. He is an author of over 180 refereed publications as well as numerous reports to government departments and statutory agencies.

Robin is the institute’s representative on the North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership and chairs its Management Group.

Current research interests

His current research covers the following areas:

He also maintains an interest in previous areas of research including:

  • The role large mammals play as seed dispersal agents,
  • Bracken ecology and control,
  • The role of seedbanks in vegetation dynamics, and
  • The impact of management on vegetation dynamics.


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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.