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Andrew provides GIS analytical support within the Land Use and Ecosystem Services programme. Areas of focus include the assessment of ecosystem services, species distribution mapping, ecological network modelling, and development of spatial models. Andrew works closely with other colleagues in different disciplines and with a wide range of researchers outside FR.
Andrew Rattey joined Forest Research in 2016. He has specialised in GIS and spatial data analysis in research covering a wide range of subjects including Ecosystem services, species distribution modelling and spatial modelling in R. More recently he has worked closely with SNH and the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership to construct ecological networks and opportunity mapping data to help inform land management practices in central Scotland. He studied for a BSc (Hons) in Ecology at the University of Stirling and two MSc’s in Ecology and GIS, both at Aberdeen University.
The research aims to increase our understanding of how woodlands and wooded landscapes provide a diverse range of ecosystem services (ES), and to help policymakers, forest managers and planners understand and assess how the specific placement and management of woodlands affects ES delivery at various scales.
This project aims to develop more sustainable and resilient land and water management plans in Strathard by taking an ecosystems approach which considers the wider impacts and benefits of a range of management plans on ecosystem services, the landscape and communities living there.
To protect biodiversity in the face of environmental change, there is a need to designate and manage areas of habitat for rare and threatened species. However, to identify the right areas usually requires detailed data on species distributions. Reliable data for rare and protected species are sparse as many species are cryptic and under-recorded. The […]
Recently completed projects
Broome, A., Bellamy, C., Rattey, A., Ray, D., Quine, C.P. and Park, K.J., (2019) Niches for Species, a multi-species model to guide woodland management: An example based on Scotland’s native woodlands. Ecological Indicators, 103: 410-424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.04.021
FC and FR publications and other reports
Broome, A., Rattey, A., Bellamy C., (2018), Niches for Species, a multi-species model to guide woodland management. Forestry Commission Research Note FCRN035.
Blogs, newsletters and other online content
Bellamy & Rattey (2018) ‘Story Map – harnessing the power of maps’ Forest Research News, February 2018.