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Berglind conducts research on values, attitudes and behaviours of people who engage with and manage treescapes. She specifically examines management practices responding to tree pests and diseases – projects which feed directly into policy and support schemes as they’re being developed.
Berglind joined the Social and Economics Research Group in early 2019. She has a background in conservation and has worked on projects across the tropics. After seeing the multitude of difficulties these projects face, Berglind became increasingly interested in aspects of conservation efficacy, such as social dimensions, communication, decision-making, planning and evaluation. In 2017, Berglind completed her master’s thesis on barriers and enablers to amphibian captive breeding programmes in the tropics, focusing on management and human dimensions. This work led to a position with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. At Forest Research, Berglind applies her past experiences from conservation to problem-solving challenges to treescapes and the wider environment.
Berglind is specifically interested in:
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Research investigating barriers and solutions for translating forest and land manager knowledge into action to prevent and mitigate tree pest and disease impacts and build resilience into our treescapes.
This report reviews and summarises some of the key evidence from around the world on values associated with ash trees, and the management decisions about both ash dieback and emerald ash borer. The evidence on values focuses on historical, social and cultural values while the parts on management decisions looks at actual decisions taken as […]
Bridging the knowledge to action gap for tree health
Role: Co-lead managing an interdisciplinary team, investigating and implementing solutions to knowledge-action gaps for tree health
The social dimensions of oak processionary moth (OPM) management
Role: Investigating local authorities’ planning and strategic responses to OPM
Understanding land managers’ behaviours for tree health policy options
Role: Data collection, analysis and reporting. Particularly involved in investigating how tree health knowledge transforms into action
Active Forests Programme Evaluation
Role: Evaluation of the Forestry England Shaun the Sheep family activity trail. This also led to an evaluation of the Gruffalo Spotters trail
SMARTIES – Surveillance and management of multiple risks to treescapes
Role: Stakeholder mapping, questionnaire and interviews with stakeholders managing ash trees
Assessment of large-scale plant biosecurity risks to Scotland
Role: Project conducting tracing exercises on large scale plantings for landscaping and infrastructure projects.
Karlsdóttir, B., Pollard, C., Paterson, A., Watkins, H., and Marzano M. (April 2021). Assessment of large-scale plant biosecurity risks to Scotland from large scale plantings for landscaping and infrastructure projects: Project Final Report. PHC2019/05. Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Plant Health (PHC), Scotland.
Abrose-Oji, B., Karlsdóttir, B., and Jones, G. (2021) Knowledge to Action: Overcoming the gap between the generation of plant health knowledge into action with hard to reath (HtR) audiences. Forest Research, UK
Burton, V., Karlsdóttir, B., Synes, N., Seo, B., Brown, C., Marzano, M., Ambrose-Oji, B. and Watts, K. (2021) Modelling a socio-ecological system: A proof of concept study. Forest Research, UK
Marzano, M., Ambrose-Oji, B., Karlsdóttir, B., Paterson, A., Pollard, C., Stokes, J. and Rix, H. (2021) An evaluation of the support measures for management of oak processionary moth (OPM). Forest Research, UK
Marzano, M., Ambrose-Oji, B., Karlsdóttir, B., Atkinson, M., Pollard, C., Moseley, D, Stokes, J. and Rix, H. (2020) Understanding landowners approaches and information needs for risk-based approaches to management of oak processionary moth (OPM). Forest Research, UK
Ambrose-Oji, B., O’Brien, L., Hall, C., Karlsdóttir, B., Robinson, J., Jones, G., Amboage, R., Urquhart, J., Leake, B., Hemery, G. and Petrokofsky, G (2020). Understanding behaviours as the basis for policy design to improve the management of (tree health) outbreaks and build resilient treescapes. Forest Research, UK
Karlsdóttir, B., O’Brien, L., and Forster, J. (2020) Shaun the Sheep. Glow Trail and Glow Run Evaluation. Forest Research, UK
Ambrose-Oji, B., O’Brien, L., Hall, C., Karlsdóttir, B., Robinson, J., Jones, G., Amboage, R., Urquhart, J., Black, J., Hemery, G., Petrokofsky, G., Dandy, N and Turner, C (2019). Understanding behaviours as the basis for policy design to improve the management of (tree health) outbreaks and build resilient treescapes. Forest Research, UK
Karlsdóttir, B., Knight, A., Johnson, K., & Dawson, J. (2021). Lessons from practitioners for designing and implementing effective amphibian captive breeding programmes. Oryx, 55(3), 382-392. doi:10.1017/S0030605320000332
Jervis, P., Karlsdóttir, B., Jehle, R., Almeida-Reinoso, D., Almeida-Reinoso, F., Ron, S., Fisher, M.C. and Merino-Viteri, A. (2020). Disease reservoirs threaten the recently rediscovered Podocarpus Stubfoot Toad (Atelopus podocarpus). Amphibian & Reptile Conservation.