School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Current PhD Students (14)

start date name topic university role
from 2018 Kerr Adams The Scottish Water Landscape and its resilience to change: an assessment to support future policy. University of Edinburgh / JHI co-supervisor
from 2017 Joana Ferreira Arthropod conservation in agricultural landscapes: modelling farmer decision-making and biodiversity outcomes SRUC/University of Edinburgh co-supervisor
from 2017 Aster de Vries Lentsch Novel methods for valuing ecosystem services as boundary objects for sustainability transformation University of Edinburgh first supervisor
from 2017 Frances Ryan Multi criteria assessment of arable systems SRUC / University of Edinburgh co-supervisor
from 2017 Alasdair Sykes Developing an environmental calculator for application in the beef processing industry SRUC / University of Edinburgh co-supervisor
from 2017 Bethan Thompson The impact of information on food waste in the Scottish dairy supply chain SRUC / University of Edinburgh co-supervisor
from 2017 Harriet Wishart Potential methods to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability of hill sheep farming in Scotland SRUC / University of Edinburgh co-supervisor
from 2016 Tom Tyldesley Land ownership and natural capital values in Scotland SRUC / University of Edinburgh co-supervisor
from 2015 Vanessa Burton Forest governance and ecosystem service provision University of Edinburgh first supervisor
from 2014 Paulo Valdivia-Quidel Vulnerability of water ecosystem services in Chile University of Edinburgh co-supervisor
from 2014 Anja Liski Ecosystem services of habitat restoration in the Inner Forth University of Edinburgh first supervisor
from 2013 Charlotte Abbot Developing climate change adaptation strategies for intensive livestock production in the U SRUC / University of Edinburgh co-supervisor
from 2013 (part-time) Louise Sing Trade-offs between ecosystem services in the Lochaber Forest district (NW Scotland) University of Edinburgh first supervisor
from 2012 (part-time) Christiane Valluri Visions's of Scottish land use futures University of Edinburgh first supervisor

Past PhD Students (7)

start date name topic university role
2011-2017 Nimi Gibson Dan-jumbo Strategic Environmental Assessment tools to mitigate developmental impacts in developing countries University of Edinburgh first supervisor
2014-2016 Kathleen Allen Landowner and manager perspectives of peatlands restoration University of Edinburgh first supervisor
2012-2016 Andreas Diomedes Soteriades Trade-Offs in Sustainable Agriculture SRUC / University of Edinburgh co-supervisor
2012-2016 Dahyann Araya Munoz Climate change vulnerability of the Chilean coast University of Edinburgh first supervisor
2012-2016 Tomasso Locatelli Wind risk forecasting for forest investments University of Edinburgh co-supervisor
2011-2015 Alma Mendoza Vulnerability of Mexican biodiversity to global change University of Edinburgh first supervisor
2013-2015 Carlos Guerra A spatially explicit multi-scale vulnerability framework for spatial planning University of Evora, Portugal co-supervisor

External PhD Student examination (4)

date name topic university country
December 2016 Florian Sabala Biophysical and Human Controls of Land Productivity under Global Change University of Lund Sweden
September 2015 Carlos Guerra A spatially explicit multi-scale vulnerability framework for spatial planning University of Evora Portugal
March 2010 Alvaro Moreno Climate Change & Tourism - Impacts and Vulnerability in Coastal Europe University of Maastricht The Netherlands
May 2006 Nicolas Dendoncker Statistical downscaling of aggregate land use data: methods and applications Universite catholique de Louvain Belgium

Internal PhD Student examination (3)

date name topic university role
September 2016 Victor Blanco Modelling adaptation strategies for Swedish forestry under climate and global change University of Edinburgh internal examiner
January 2016 Andrew Revill Constraining the carbon budgets of croplands with Earth observation data University of Edinburgh internal examiner
April 2011 Mike Rivington Climate change uncertainty evaluation, impacts modelling and resilience of farm scale dynamics in Scotland University of Edinburgh internal examiner

MSc Students (57)

year name topic university programme
2018 Laura van Munster TBC University of Edinburgh Ecosystem Services
2018 Leonore te Bokkel TBC University of Edinburgh Ecological Economics
2018 Alice Brawley TBC University of Edinburgh Geographical Information Science
2018 Joe Taylforth TBC University of Edinburgh Geographical Information Science
2018 Lena Woerther TBC University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2018 Ruaridth Welsh TBC University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2018 Sydney Thomas TBC University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2018 Bianca Mularoni TBC - waste University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2018 Jack Corscadden TBC University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2018 Mireille Crocco TBC University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2018 Mireille Crocco TBC University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2017 Alan Munro To what extent are local authorities preparing for coastal climate change impacts in the Forth Estuary, Scotland? University Centre of the Westfjord, Iceland Environmental Sustainability
2017 Amanda Midhamre How can public procurement encourage new developments in Circular Economy? Opportunities and examples for the University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2017 Erin Wood The nature of forests: stakeholder perceptions of rewilding in Scotland University of Edinburgh Environment, Culture and Society
2017 Liam Carson Systems of the Shore: an Investigation of Policy & Practice in Edinburgh University of Edinburgh Marine Systems and Policies
2017 Lisa Devignol Assessment of the potential for unconventional green spaces to contribute to the air quality in Paris University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2016 Ellen Klaveness Cycling towards sustainability University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2016 Anna How forestry policy may contribute to flood risk management in Scotland University of Edinburgh Ecosystem Services
2016 Crystal Lee Challenges of developing urban climate adaptation strategies in developing countries University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2016 David Ralston Environmental Stratification to Model the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Giant Panda Habitat in South-Central China University of Edinburgh Geographical Information Science
2016 Jonathan Hickie Environmental stratification to model shifts in the historic distribution of giant panda habitat University of Edinburgh Geographical Information Science
2016 Estrella Lopéz Moya Understanding the interrelations between land use change and poverty alleviation in rural Mozambique University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2015 Aster de Vries Lentsch STREAMLINE – Engaging public ownership in Orkney’s marine energy futures University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2015 Clément Claret Natural capital and ecosystem services in Scottish Policy: a national assessment of the conceptual and operational integration University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2015 Daniel Fernandez Molina Fifty year forecast on sawn softwood availability for the construction sector in Scotland University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2015 Isobel Jones The social-cultural value of urban green space: a method for assessing the impact of the Edinburgh Living Landscape University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2015 Jess Acton An exploration of sustainability and alternative food networks in Edinburgh University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2015 Joanna Wawrzyczek Are impacts on peatlands adequately considered within environmental statements of Scottish windfarms? University of Edinburgh Ecosystem Services
2015 Mohd Firdaus Ab Latif Assessing Malaysia legal frameworks fro REDD+ implementation using an equity framework model University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2014 Ariana Burgener Using Schwartz Values to Assess Stakeholder Relations in the Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2014 Maya Hernes Nature, People, and Bridges in Between; A case study of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Reserve University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2014 Dorothee Marquardt Towards No Net Loss in the city – Biodiversity offsets and the Edinburgh Living Landscape University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2014 Kate Fielding An assessment of barriers and motivators to business participation with a Community of Practice University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2014 Iain Boyd Accepted biodiversity loss of peatland habitats in EIAs for onshore windfarm developments University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2014 Georgie Brown Exploring the impact of a growing market for woodfuel on sustainable forest management in the Cairngorms national park University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2014 Conor Lally Scotland's Rapid Wind Farm Development and the Cumulative Environmental Impact on avian biodiversity University of Edinburgh Ecosystem Services
2014 Felipe Schrieberg Creating indicators for the application of the Circular Economy Framework to Scotch Whisky distillation on Islay University of Edinburgh Environmental Development
2013 Aoife Parker-Hedderman Investigating Scotland’s Public Bodies’ Implementation of Workbased Travel Plans University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2013 Fang-Tsz Syu Human response to Extreme Precipitation Impacts – Flood Adaptation in the UK University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2013 Hsin-An Chen Climate change adaptation in the private sector University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2013 Anika Seggel The Inadequacy of Organic Labelling in Providing Information on the Environmental Sustainability of Food University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2013 Ellen Lewis A study of local land and natural resource management organisations in Scotland University of Edinburgh Environmental Development
2013 Maisie Lemon Smith Assessing the accuracy of CORINE land cover 2006 and the impact on environmental research University of Edinburgh Geographical Information Science
2012 Konstantina Ploumi Valuation study of the Non-Market (use values) Coastal Cultural Ecosystem Services in Response to Climate Change: The case of Lesvos Island University of Edinburgh Ecosystem Services
2012 Sara Ligi The use of scenarios to help long-term policy decision-making for a forested landscape in western Scotland University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2012 Mie Winstrup Ecological coherence of Natura2000 protected areas in Scotland University of Edinburgh Geographical Information Science
2011 Andreas Soteriades Assessing potential environmental shifts under climate change and their implications on agriculture University of Edinburgh Integrated Resource Management
2011 Selena Masnikosa Development of a High-Resolution Global Land system Stratification University of Edinburgh Geographical Information Science
2011 Falko Leukhardt Measuring sustainability at the national level: Environmental indicators and the German sustainable development strategy University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2010 Angela Katongo Climate change adaptation in Least Developed Countries: challenges and lessons in Zambia University of Edinburgh Environmental Sustainability
2009 Ian Mackenzie Bioenergy to Biodiversity: Downscaling scenarios of land use change University of Edinburgh Geographical Information Science
2007 Andrea Tor European crop yield projections under climate change scenarios Wageningen University, The Netherlands Environmental Systems Analysis
2006 Nelson Latap Environmental impacts of alternative grazing management strategies in Luzon, Philippines Wageningen University, The Netherlands Environmental Systems Analysis
2005 Alvaro Moreno Scenario Analysis of Climate Change & Tourism in Spain and other European Regions Wageningen University, The Netherlands Environmental Systems Analysis
2004 Daniel Guijarro Guash Developing fine scale land use change scenarios in the Iberian Penisula Wageningen University, The Netherlands Plant Production Systems
2004 Vanessa Mateus Countryside land cover strategic sample Survey University of Evora, Portugal Landscape Ecology
2004 Rob Weber Shifting European Environments under climate change Wageningen University, The Netherlands Plant Production Systems

Supervision of interns (5)

year name topic university
2010 Gary Xu Spatial and thematic downscaling of land-use change scenarios PhD student from the Beijing Normal University, China
2005 Claudia Rodriguez Analysis of the representativeness of Europe’s protected areas MSc student from the University of Evora, Portugal
2004 Emilie Kolodziejczyk La Classification Environmentale de l’Europe – Creation des classes d’altitude BSc student from ENITA de Bordeaux, France
2004 Rene-Luc d'Hondt La Classification Environmentale de l’Europe – Descriptions Agricole BSc student from the Institut agronomique Paris-Grignon
2004 Anton Shkaruba Descriptions of the European Environmental Strata EPCEM MSc student