Projects

Ongoing and recent Projects (up to 2012 as a member of Forest Research)

  • Petersfield’s Trees – their importance and value.  Designer and manager of this community science project based on i-Tree methodology (2016-2017).
  • New attitudes to urban trees in Britain. Working with Trees for Cities to develop this project (2016).
  • Soils for Arboriculturists. Workshop project designer and deliverer. (Arboricultural Association, 2016).
  • Handbook on Green Infrastructure. Planning, design and implementation. Author of two chapters. (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2014-2015).
  • Building resilience in Scotland’s urban tree populations. Project designer and leader. (Forest Research on behalf of ClimateXChange in Scotland, 2015).
  • State of Forests in Europe. Member of team of authors and reviewers. (Forest Europe, 2015). More information
  • Arboriculture and Climate Change. Workshop project designer and deliverer. (Arboricultural Association, 2015). More information
  • A wildfire risk management system for UK forestry. Project designer and leader. (Forestry Commission, 2014-2016).
  • Adaptation at Estate scale: opportunities, constraints and implications for policy support. Project designer and leader. (Heriot-Watt University on behalf of ClimateXChange in Scotland, 2014).
  • Developing a risk assessment approach for forest fire at the rural-urban interface: potential of the wildfire threat analysis framework (NERC Probability, Uncertainty & Risk in the Environment award). Member of research team led by University of Manchester, 2013-2014. More Information
  • What Science Can Tell Us: Forest Bioenergy for Europe (European Forest Institute). Author of chapter on conversion of biomass to feedstock. More Information
  • Centre of Expertise for Climate Change (ClimateXChange) – Co-lead of Knowledge Exchange Workpackage in Adaptation Workstream (Scottish Government, 2011–2014). More Information
  • OPAL tree health survey. Member of Working Group designing this important community-based approach to tree health surveillance (OPAL, 2012–2014). More Information
  • Harmonising approaches to evaluation of forest fire risk with Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute). (EU TRANZFOR 7th Framework project, 2012-2013).
  • Review of specifications standards and guidance to help develop sustainable markets for quality compost use in landscape and regeneration applications. (Forestry sector expert with D J Associates) (WRAP, 2012).
  • Integrated Forest Monitoring – Programme Manager (Forestry Commission, 2011–2013). More Information
  • International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests. Head of National Focal Centre from 1997 to 2013 (Forestry Commission, European Union). More Information
  • State of Europe’s Forests. One of three UK contributors to this report. (Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe, 2011). More Information
  • 2012 Climate Change Risk Assessment– Forestry Sector champion and forestry sector report lead author (with HR Wallingford) (Defra, 2010–12). More Information
  • The effect of anaerobic digestate application in tree establishment – Project Leader (with DJ Associates) (WRAP, 2010–12).
  • Further development and implementation of an EU-level forest monitoring scheme (FutMon) – Project Leader for UK participation in EU Consortium funded through EU LIFE+ (2007–2011). More Information
  • Wildfires in Wales – Project initiator and supervisor. (Forestry Commission, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, 2008–2011). More Information
  • Sustainable Urban Brownfield Regeneration: Integrated Management (Subr:im) – Principal Investigator of four Work Packages (EPSRC, 2003–2007). More Information
  • The state of the natural environment. Land use and the future of forestry. Lead author of the forestry sector report. (DIUS, BIS, 2009). More Information
  • Benefits of green infrastructure. Co-author of this influential report. (Defra, DCLG, 2009). More Information
  • Woodland establishment on landfill sites: ten years of research. Project Leader of this ten year project. (DCLG, 1998–2008).
  • National soil monitoring network: review and assessment study. Co-author of the final report. (SNIFFER, 2006). More Information
  • Impacts of climate change on soil functions. Co author of this review. (Defra, 2005–2006). More Information
  • BioSoil. Programme manager for this important survey and characterisation of forest soils across Europe (EU, 2005–2008). More Information
  • Forest Focus (Forest monitoring in Europe). Project Leader for participation in this EU project (2001–2006). More Information
  • Temporal trends in throughfall and soil water chemistry at three Norwegian forests. Project Leader for study funded by Norwegian Institute of Forest Research (1999–2000).