Research

 
  • EU Erasmus+ UForest Project - European Alliance on Interdisciplinary Learning and Business Innovation for Urban Forests Project - from 05/2022
  • EU-Horizon 2020 Clearinghouse Project – Developing tree-based green infrastructure as the basis for “urban forests as nature-based solutions” across Sino and European Cities - from 05/2022
  • EU-Horizon 2020 EFUA Project – European Forum on Urban Agriculture. Setting up a comprehensive vision on Urban Agriculture 11/2020 – 11/2024
  • RWTH University of Aachen - Green Infrastructure & Citizen Participation in NW Europe: The Process of Change in Städteregion Aachen (PhD Thesis) 04/2016 – 11/2020
  • COST Action FP1204 – Green Infrastructure Approach: Linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests 02/2013 – 04/2017
  • NatureScot - Commissioned Report 490 - Green networks and people: a review of research and practice in the analysis and planning of multi-functional green networks (project steering group member), 2011
  • Lothians and Fife Green Network Partnership (LFGNP) - Development and dissemination of Integrated Habitat Network Mapping (for woodland, species rich grassland, heathland and wetland habitats) for Lothians and Fife Green Network area of the Central Scotland Green Network (project steering group member), 2011
  • Edinburgh and Lothians Forest Habitat Network Partnership (ELFHNP): Defining spatial characteristics of the forest habitat network and evaluation of FHN (landscape-scale) pilot study locations within the Edinburgh City Region, 2008- 2010
  • Landscapes Through Time: Researching and developing a series of six thematic educational trails on landscape, social history and ecological topics within Highland Perthshire, Scotland - for an ecotourism start-up enterprise, 2008
  • Dundee Partnership/ Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) - Evaluation and audit of heritage trees and woodlands within Dundee City - mapping, status and historical/cultural associations, 2008
  • Greenspace Scotland: Developing the Links - Action Research on Greenspaces: Assessing Greenspace Quality and Community Aspirations, Ardler Village Development Trust (project steering group), 2008
  • Greenspace Scotland: Dundee City Quauntitative (GIS Mapping and Characterisation) and Qualitative Greenspace Audit. Research for State of Scotland's Greenspace Report (project steering group) 2005 -2008
  • Scottish Government, Rural Stewardship/ Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme: Assessment of potential for agri-environment and afforestation measures across diverse land holdings/agricultural businesses (submission of funding proposals), 2005
  • EU LIFE Programme: Woodland Condition Surveys and management assessments for protected LIFE sites in Ayrshire, 2005
  • Aberdeen City Council: Phase 1 Habitat Surveys of District Wildlife Sites. Researching condition and optimal site management guidelines (project leader/co-ordinator) - 2000 -2002
  • Aberdeen Countryside Project: Research and Development an Outline Strategy/implementaton of ACP, a not-for-profit company delivering local environmental enhancements through coordinated action. 1998 -1999
  • Earthwatch Millenium Fellowships : Impact of Acid Rain, Jizera Mountains, North Bohemia (research assistant with University of Prague summer fieldwork, 1998)
  • Hereford and Worcester County Council - Research and Development of a Countryside Action Strategy/Partnership within South Herefordshire and the Symonds Yat Management Plan area of the Wye Valley AONB. 1995 - 1998
  • New Zealand Forest Reseach Institute/ Himalayan Trust - Forest condition/inventory research in the Lukla/Pharak buffer zone area of Sagamartha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal, 1993
  • UNDP/FAO/HMG Community Forestry Development Programme: Village level community forestry assessments/surveys in Dhading/Solu khumbu Districts, Nepal, 1991-1993
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust: Structure Survey of Native Pinewoods, Ryvoan Forest Nature Reserve, Glenmore Forest Park, 1991
  • University College of North Wales, Bangor - Survey and Management of Forest and Woodland in Sangay National Park Ecuador (MSc Thesis) - 1990
  • University College of North Wales, Bangor - Assessing Integrated Management Proposals for Snowdonia National Park - Visitor pressure and mountain path erosion (Core Zone Area) - 1989
  • Operation Raleigh Indonesia - Biodiversity, altitudinal zonation and indigenous natural resource utilisation in Manusela National Park, Seram, Indonesia (University of Edinburgh MA hons Thesis) 1988
 

Lectures and Conference Contributions

  • "Promoting citizen engagement in GI and urban forestry – understanding and overcoming barriers in NRW" European Forum for Urban Forestry (EFUF)
    Köln 2019
  • "Integrative Approaches to Urban and Rural Participatory Forestry"
    World Forum for Urban Forestry (WFUF)
    Mantova, Italy 2018
  • "Along the Rural Urban Continuum – Sharing participative approaches to GI across NW Europe"
    Green Surge Final Conference
    Malmo, Sweden 2017
  • "GI and Citizen Participation in NW and Central Europe – the Case of Aachen City Region"
    COST FP1204 “Green in Urbs”: Final Conference
    Orvieto, Italy 2017
  • "The contrasting role of the Third Sector in the development and implementation of green infrastructure initiatives - the case of UK and Germany"
    Society for Urban Ecology (SURE): - World Congress
    Berlin 2013
  • "Implementing the Central Scotland Green Network: Developing Best Practice within the Edinburgh City Region" ANL/ University of Salzburg: – Implementation of Landscape Ecological knowledge in European Urban Practice
    Laufen, Bavaria 2012
  • "Inspiring Green Capital – Integrating Forest Habitat Networks into the Regional Development Planning of the Edinburgh City Region"
    Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland: Development Planning in Scotland to 2030
    Edinburgh, UK 2009
  • "Facilitating Stakeholder Participation in the Development of a Forest Habitat Network"
    IALE UK – Ecological Networks in Science and Practice
    Edinburgh, UK 2009
  • "Developing a Regional Forestry Framework for the Edinburgh and the Lothians Region of South East Scotland based upon Habitat Network Connectivity"
    IALE Europe – European Landscapes in Transformation
    Salzburg, Austria 2009
  • "Green Networks: a City Regional Perspective – Developing the Edinburgh and Lothians Forest Habitat Network"
    Greenspace Scotland “Great Places, Great Cities” Conference
    Glasgow, UK 2009