Darren Moseley

BSc, PhD


Related research

Research topic

Green networks and people

This page is about Forest Research’s work to help town planners join up open space into urban green networks.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Improving the ecological content of Forest Plans

A case study from Glen Affric - May 2008

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Integrated habitat network modelling

A detailed desk study using digital data on a geographic information system (GIS) to assess habitats and how connected they are within their associated networks and within the wider landscape

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Falkirk integrated habitat networks

A detailed desk study of the Falkirk area to assess habitats and how connected they are within their associated networks and within the wider landscape

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Glasgow and Clyde Valley integrated habitat networks

A detailed desk study of the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area to assess habitats and how connected they are within their associated networks and within the wider landscape

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Forest habitat network in Scotland

The development of Forest Habitat Network for Scotland

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Argyll and Perth Conservancy and Fife forest habitat network

Information about study to identify the key woodland and heathland habitats and provide recommendations for estimating where opportunities exist for protecting, improving, and expanding specialist networks within the larger woodland generalist network

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Argyll Islands forest habitat network

Improving the connectivity of native woodlands, avoiding damaging non-wooded habitats and land uses and targeting land most suitable for woodland establishment

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Borders and Lothians forest habitat network

Analysis of functional connectivity of woodland and open-ground habitat in the Scottish Borders using the landscape ecology model BEETLE.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Edinburgh and the Lothians Habitat Networks

Information about a regional project linking habitat network expansion opportunities with the regional structure plan

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Grampian forest habitat network

Identifying key woodland and heathland habitats, extent of riparian and wet (Carr) woodlands, priority open ground habitat and improvement, restoration and expansion priorities

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Highland forest habitat network

Information about a study to assess the extent and distribution of forest habitat networks in the Highland region of Scotland. Focussing on native pinewood and Atlantic oakwood habitat networks. Describes a DSS developed to help deliver a woodland grant scheme to functionally connect forest habitat

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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South West Scotland forest habitat network

Information about a study in south west Scotland to calculate the extent and location of ecologically functional woodland networks using the model BEETLE

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Developing lowland habitat networks in Scotland

A more integrated approach to planning land-use change which takes account of conservation objectives for the full suite of habitats and species

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Land Use and Ecosystem Services

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.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Exploring changes in ecosystem services under varying scenarios

Exploration of the resilience of woodlands to future change by assessing how ecosystem service values and natural capital stocks of woodlands may be affected by change through the application of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) scenarios and different management approaches, e.g. forest diversification through the application of forest management alternatives

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
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Understanding stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland

The development of stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland from analysing organisational documents, workshops and interviews.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban greening
  • Tools and Applications work area lead for the Land Use and Ecosystem Services Science Group
  • Exploring changes in forest ecosystem values under varying scenarios
    Work Package leader on the FC-funded project as part of Programme 4.
  • Behavioural economics for ecosystem service sustainability
    Exploring the use of behavioural policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation
  • Genomia – an ecological network tool for planners and developers.
    Provision of a service to produce ecological networks for protected species to aid planning and development
  • Landowner attitudes to risk and a risk-based approach to managing Oak Processionary Moth (OPM)
    Exploring how different landowners perceive the risks associated with OPM
  • Natural Capital accounting
    Developing approaches to measure natural capital accounts for the Welsh Government

Recently completed projects

  • GREEN SURGE: Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity for Sustainable Urban Development and the Green Economy

Peer reviewed journal articles

Burton, V. Metzger, M.J. Brown, C. Moseley, D. 2018 Green Gold to Wild Woodlands; understanding stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland. Landscape Ecol (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0674-4 .

Moseley, D., Connelly, T., Sing, L., & Watts, K. 2018 Developing an indicator for the physical health benefits of recreation in woodlands. Ecosystem Services 31 (part C): 420-432.

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.

Valatin, G., Moseley, D., Dandy, N. (2016) Insights from Behavioural Economics for forest economics: potential policy nudges to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation and adaptation? Forest Policy and Economics. 72: 27-36.

Ray, D., Bathgate, S., Moseley, D., Taylor, P., Nicoll, B., Pizzirani, S. & Gardiner, B. (2014) Comparing the provision of ecosystem services in plantation forests under alternative climate change adaptation management options in Wales. Regional Environmental Change, DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0644-6.

Moseley, D., Marzano, M., Chetcuti, J., and Watts, K. (2013) Green networks for people: Application of a functional approach to support the planning and management of greenspace. Landscape and Urban Planning 116:1-12. Doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.04.004.

Marzano, M., Moseley, D.G, Quine, C.P. and Barnett, J. (2012). Organisational intentions and responses: Presenting the risk of Lyme disease to countryside users. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 56:3, 305-328.

Dandy, N., Ballantyne, S., Moseley, D., Gill, R., Quine, C., & Wal, R. (2012). Exploring beliefs behind support for and opposition to wildlife management methods: a qualitative study. European Journal of Wildlife Research58 (4):695-706. doi:10.1007/s10344-012-0619-1

Quine, C. P., Barnett, J., Dobson, A. D. M., Marcu, A., Marzano, M., Moseley, D., O'Brien, L., Randolph, S. E., Taylor, J. L. and Uzzell, D. (2011). Frameworks for risk communication and disease management: the case of Lyme disease and countryside users. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. vol. 366 no. 1573 2010-2022.

Dandy, N., Ballantyne, S., Moseley, D., Gill, R., Peace, A. and Quine, C. (2011). Preferences for wildlife management methods among the peri-urban public in Scotland. European Journal of Wildlife Research, Volume 57, Issue 6 (2011), Page 1213-1221. [DOI: 10.1007/s10344-011-0534-x]

FC and FR publications including official statistics

Moseley, D. and Valatin, G. Behavioural policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation, Research Note FCRN018, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh, 2014

Moseley, D., Dandy, N., Edwards, D, and Valatin, G. Behavioural policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation, Research Report FCRP023, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh, 2014.

Moseley, D. and Valatin, G. (2013) Insights from behavioural economics for ecosystem services valuation and sustainability Forestry Commission Research Report FCRP022. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. i–vi + 1–24 pp.

Ambrose-Oji, B., Carter, C., Moseley, D., and Lawrence, A. (2011). UK Planning Systems: Integrating Woodlands and Trees. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, UK.

Contract and project reports

Moseley, D. (2016) An Ecological Network Tool for Planners and Developers: Final report to Genomia Fund. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Dunn, M., Ensor, J., Synes, N., Travis, J., Palmer, S., Brown, C. (2016) AGRICULTURAL BIOMASS BURNING AND FORESTRY FIRE POLICY: ASSESSING POLICY DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND INFLUENCE ON PRACTICE, BEHAVIOUR AND LAND-USE CHANGE. In: Earth Observation & Modelling Agri-Tech to Understand Chinese Agricultural & Forest Fires in Relation to Management Practice & Climate Drivers, Final project report to Newton Agri-Tech.. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Ray, D., Watts, K., Ambrose-Oji, B., Marzano, M., Suarez, J., Yi, Z., Xu, J., Jun, H., Travis, J., Palmer, S., Brown, C., Rounsevell, M., Eigenbrod, F. (2015) Land-Use Learning Labs (LULLs) Pathfinder Project. Final project report. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Barbour, S., Bellamy, C. (2015) Clyde Habitat and Development - final report. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Burton, V. & Moseley, D. (2015) Genomia Eco-Tool methods paper. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Burton, V., Bellamy, C. & Watts, K. (2015) Evaluating the functionality of ecological networks in the Brue Valley living landscape through the assessment of ecological coherence and resilience. Final project report. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D. (2014) How ‘future’ change in UK forests and wooded landscapes may affect the flow of ecosystem services. A Review of scenarios and driving force datasets. Project report. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Dandy, N., Edwards, D, and Valatin, G. (2014) Behavioural policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation for flood mitigation, Appendix 13.6 in Slowing the flow at Pickering, Phase II final report. Defra.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. & Bellamy, C. (2013) Yorkshire Dales National Park Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) Nidderdale AONB Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) North York Moors Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) South West Pennines Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) South Yorkshire Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) Fresh Aire Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) West Wolds Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Dandy, N., Handley, P., Moseley, D., Watts, K., Ambrose-Oji, A. (2012) Woodland manager networks project. Project report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, UK.

Moseley, D. (2012) Drivers, opportunities and obstacles to Forest Landscape Restoration: A review. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D.G. and Marzano, M. (2011) Green networks and people: a review of research and practice in the analysis and planning of multi-functional green networks. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 490. 81 pp.

Smith, M., Chetcuti, J., Moseley, D.G., Quine, C.P. (2011) Addressing issues of conservation concern based on Principles of Landscape Ecology – Application to Quick Wins and the Long March. Report to Scottish Natural Heritage. 37pp.

Moseley, D.G. and Chetcuti, J. (2010). Fife Integrated Habitat Networks. Unpublished report to Fife Coast & Countryside Trust, Fife Council, Forestry Commission Scotland, and Scottish Natural Heritage, 55 pp.

Trade journal and newsletter articles

Moseley, D. and Watts, K. (2015) Green networks – using a landscape approach to plan green infrastructure for people and biodiversity. Town & Country Planning Journal. January 2015. Pp. 40-44

Moseley, D. How could ‘future’ change in UK forests and wooded landscapes affect the delivery of ecosystem services?, Ecotype Summer 2013.

Moseley, D. Green network opportunity mapping within the Glasgow & Clyde Valley region of Central Scotland, Ecotype 55, Autumn 2012

Quine, C. P., J. Barnett, A. D. M. Dobson, A. Marcu, M. Marzano, D. Moseley, L. O'Brien, S. E. Randolph, J. L. Taylor, and D. Uzzell. (2011). Protecting countryside users against zoonotic diseases by influencing their behaviour. RELU policy and practice note 27.

Moseley, D. Green networks and spatial planning. Darren Moseley, Ecotype Summer 2011.

Scientific conferences: presentations or posters

Agent-based modelling to support decision-making for sustainable forest management. European Ecosystem Services 2016, Antwerp, Belgium, 19-23 September 2016.

Behavioural economics for ecosystem service valuation and sustainability. European Ecosystem Services 2016, Antwerp, Belgium, 19-23 September 2016.

Barbour, S., Bellamy, C., Burton, V., Moseley, D. & Watts, K. (2015) Ecological networks in practice: providing evidence for spatial planning and habitat management decisions with informative and intuitive indicators. Presentation at the ERT “Spatial Ecology and Conservation” Conference, 13th - 15th July 2015, University of Bristol, UK

Dandy, N., Marzano, M., Moseley, D., Stewart, A., and Lawrence, A. (2011). Exploring the role of street trees in the improvement and expansion of green networks. Proceedings of the ICF Annual Conference, Trees, People and the Built Environment, 13th-14th April 2011.