Staff

Chloe Bellamy

BSc, PhD

Responsibilities

  • Models and Methods work area lead for the Land Use and Ecosystem Services Science Group
  • Forest Research NRS Science Seminar Committee

Current projects

  • SCALEFORES: co-developing multiscale ecosystem service models with partners at Southampton University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Putting UK bats on the map: working with the Bat Conservation Trust to trial a woodland bat survey methodology and to develop an ensemble habitat suitability modelling framework designed to uncover drivers of UK woodland bat distributions at local, regional and national scales.

 

Recently completed projects

  • GREEN SURGE: developing and applying methods to map urban green infrastructure features and biodiversity indicators for Edinburgh and other European cities, with a focus on urban pollinators
  • Strathard: A landscape to live work and play: developing and applying methods to quantify and map the benefits and challenges of the Strathard landscape as part of this multi-agency partnership project
  • SPAtial Decisions for Ecosystem Services (SPADES): Research and spatial modelling to support the creation of an ecosystem services decision support tool for developers and local authorities with funding from InnovateUK and eCountability

Related publications

Publication: Peer-reviewed papers

Practical solutions for bottlenecks in ecosystem services mapping

Palomo I, Willemen L, Drakou E, Burkhard B, Crossman N, Bellamy C, Burkhard K, Campagne CS, Dangol A, Franke J, Kulczyk S, Le Clec'h S, Malak DA, Muñoz L, Narusevicius...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
Publication: Scientific and technical publications

Encouraging biodiversity at multiple scales in support of resilient woodlands. Forestry Commission Research Note FCRN 033.

Woodland ecosystems are integral to our health, well-being, security and economy, but they face a number of pressures including climate change, land-use intensification, and emerging pests and diseases. This Research...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
Publication: Scientific and technical publications

EcoServ-GIS: a toolkit for mapping ecosystem services

Background EcoServ-GIS is a toolkit to map ecosystem services at a county and region scale. The toolkitgenerates maps illustrating the need for each service as well as the capacity for...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
Publication: Scientific and technical publications

Story Map - harnessing the power of maps

Chloe Bellamy and Andrew Rattey of Forest Research talk about their experience of using a new visualisation tool to aid community engagement. The Strathard Initiative is a collaborative project that...

Themes

  • Socio economic research
  • Ecosystem services
Publication: Scientific and technical publications

Niches for Species, a multi-species model to guide woodland management, Forestry Commission Research Note FCRN035.

Summary 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...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Ecosystem services

Peer reviewed papers

Palomo I, Willemen L, Drakou E, Burkhard B, Crossman N, Bellamy C, Burkhard K, Campagne CS, Dangol A, Franke J, Kulczyk S, Le Clec'h S, Malak DA, Muñoz L, Narusevicius V, Ottoy S, Roelens J, Sing L, Thomas A, Van Meerbeek K, Verweij P (2018) Practical solutions for bottlenecks in ecosystem services mapping. One Ecosystem 3: e20713.

Bellamy, C.C., van der Jagt, A.P., Barbour, S., Smith, M. and Moseley, D., 2017. A spatial framework for targeting urban planning for pollinators and people with local stakeholders: A route to healthy, blossoming communities? Environmental Research, 158, pp.255-268.

Sarkki, S., Jokinen, M., Nijnik, M., Zahvoyska, L., Abraham, E. M., Alados, C. L., Bellamy C., Bratanova-Dontcheva, S., Grunewald, K., Kollar, J., Krajčí, J., Kyriazopoulos, A. P., La Porta, N., Monteiro, A. T., Munoz-Rojas, J., Parpan, T., Sing, L., Smith, M., Sutinen, M-L., Tolvanen A., Zhyla, T. (2017) Social equity in governance of ecosystem services: synthesis from European treeline areas. Climate Research (Special 34).

Watts, K., Fuentes-Montemayor, E., Macgregor, N. A., Peredo-Alvarez, V., Ferryman, M., Bellamy, C., Brown, N. and Park, K. J. (2016) Using historical woodland creation to construct a long-term, large-scale natural experiment: the WrEN project. Ecol Evol. doi:10.1002/ece3.2066.

Bellamy C, Altringham J (2015) Predicting Species Distributions Using Record Centre Data: Multi-Scale Modelling of Habitat Suitability for Bat Roosts. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128440. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128440.

Stevenson-Holt CD, Watts K, Bellamy CC, Nevin OT, Ramsey AD (2014) Defining Landscape Resistance Values in Least-Cost Connectivity Models for the Invasive Grey Squirrel: A Comparison of Approaches Using Expert-Opinion and Habitat Suitability Modelling. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112119. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112119.

Bellamy, C., Scott, C., & Altringham, J. (2013). Multiscale, presence-only habitat suitability models: fine-resolution maps for eight bat species. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(4), 892–901.

FC and FR publications and other reports

Bellamy, C., Barsoum, N., Cottrell, J.  and Watts, K. (2018) Encouraging biodiversity at multiple scales in support of resilient woodlands. Forestry Commission Research Note FCRN 033.

Winn, J.P., Bellamy, C.C. & Fisher, T. 2018. EcoServ-GIS: a toolkit for mapping ecosystem services. Scottish Natural Heritage Research Report No. 954.

Blogs, newsletters & other online content

Bellamy & Rattey (2018) 'Story Map - harnessing the power of maps' Forest Research News, February 2018.

Bellamy et al. (2017) Mapping predicted supply, demand and use of urban cultural ecosystem services in support of green infrastructure planning. Poster presentation for GREEN SURGE conference, Malmӧ, September 2017.

Bellamy et al. (2017) Urban greenspace – space for nature and people? Notes from the ESCom Scotland - BES Scottish Policy Group Pie and a Pint.

van der Jagt, A. P. N., Bellamy, C., Mackenzie, I., Alexander, L. (2017) People, pollinators and pooled resources. Chartered Forester, Spring 2017.

Bellamy, C. (2017) My Scottish parliamentary shadowing experience: juggling everything from beavers to toxic waste. British Ecological Society.

Bellamy, C. (2017) What every scientist should know about influencing policy. Forest Research.

Bellamy, C. & van der Jagt, A. P. N. (2016) Forest Research and GREEN SURGE launch survey to gather information about the benefits of Edinburgh's greenspaces. ESCom Scotland.

Ratcliffe, C. & Bellamy, C. (2016) Applying an ecosystems approach in Strathard – a landscape to live, work & play. ESCom Scotland.

Bellamy, C. (2015) Accounting for Edinburgh's urban ecosystem services: a walk in the park? ESCom Scotland.

Bellamy, C. & Winn, J. (2013) EcoServ-GIS Version 1 (England only): A Wildlife Trust toolkit for mapping multiple ecosystem services. (The executive summary is available online here).

Thesis

Bellamy, C. (2011) Predictive modelling of bat-habitat relationships on different spatial scales. University of Leeds PhD thesis. http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.550267