Gail Atkinson

BSc, MSc, CEnv, EngD


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Climate Change Adaptation Demonstration

Establishment of climate change adaptation demonstration areas in Alice Holt Forest.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
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Alice Holt Forest climate change adaptation trail

The Alice Holt Forest climate change adaptation trail opened in 2019. The trail is designed to inform decisions about how we can adjust our woodland management practices to better prepare our woodlands for the changing climate.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
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Demonstrating climate change adaptation at Willows Green

Our climate is changing and in the future the climate of the south east of England will be more like that which is currently experienced in southern France. The effects...

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change

Delivering Resilient Forests: Demonstrating Adaptation
Project Leader/Research Scientist

The project will establish case studies to demonstrate adaptation measures, to support the delivery of more resilient forests. The research will engage with the forestry sector to develop the tools and information they need to adapt and improve resilience; develop adaptation strategies and adaptive management practices.

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Land managers behaviour and forest resilience

Land owners and managers are being urged to change their behaviours and practice to increase forest resilience, this research describes some of the barriers to change including the different attitudes and beliefs of different kinds of land managers around uncertainty and risk, and the need for information and guidance which takes these perspectives into account.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Woodland managers' understanding of resilience and their future information needs

This Research Note provides an investigation into private woodland owners’ and managers’ understanding of resilience in regard to forest and woodland management in the UK.

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  • Socio economic research

Atkinson, G.E., Beauchamp, K., Morison, J. I.L., Nicoll, B., Bathgate, S., Ray, D., Petr, M. and Stride, J. (2017). Integrating Adaptation Considerations into the Forest Planning Process: Experience and Lessons Learnt in the New Forest. ECCA The 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Glasgow, 5-9 June 2017.

Hemery, G., Petrokofsky, G., Ambrose-Oji, B., Atkinson, G., Broadmeadow, M., Edwards, D., Harrison, C., Lloyd, S., Mumford, J., O’Brien, L., Reid, C., Seville, M., Townsend, M., Weir, J., and Yeomans, A., (2015). Awareness, action and aspiration among Britain's forestry community relating to environmental change Report of the British Woodlands Survey 2015.

Atkinson, G.E., Doick, K.J., Burningham, K., France, C. (2014). Brownfield regeneration to greenspace: Delivery of project objectives for social and environmental gain. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 13 (3). pp. 586-594.

Atkinson, G.E. & Doick, K.J. (2014). Planning for brownfield land regeneration to woodland and wider green infrastructure. www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/HCOU-4VXJ5B

Ashwood, F.E., Doick, K.J., Atkinson, G.E., Chenoweth, J. (2014). Under-utilisation of organic wastes during brownfield regeneration to community woodland: Tackling the barriers. Waste Management and Research. 32 (1). pp. 49-55.

Atkinson, G.E. (2013). Improvement of greenspace creation on brownfield land. EngD Thesis, University of Surrey.

Atkinson, G., Doick, K.J., Burningham, K., and France, C. (2012). Brownfield Regeneration to Greenspace: Delivery of Project Objectives for Social and Environmental Gain. Proceedings of the European Forum of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany.

Atkinson, G. (2011). Capturing expertise to improve the process of land regeneration to greenspace. Proceedings of the Centre for Environmental Strategy, 2011 Conference, University of Surrey.

Atkinson, G. & Doick, K. J. (2010). Brownfield Land Regeneration to Greenspace: Improving the Sustainability Credentials of Regeneration Projects through Process Modelling. IN FOX, H., R & MOORE, H. E. (Eds.) Restoration and Recovery: Regenerating land and communities. Whittles Publishing.

Atkinson, G.E., & Winnall, R.A. (2008). Rejuvenating Traditional Orchards, how multidisciplinary Landscape Partnership Schemes can serve as a vehicle for restoration – Wyre Forest, West Midlands, United Kingdom. Journal of Landscape Archaeology & Ecology. (7) pp. 19-22.

Collins, T., Collins, D., Writhrington, D., Atkinson, G., & Swash, A. (2005). Flood Risk Management & the SSSI PSA Target - How operating authorities can help. DEFRA Flood Risk Management Seminar. 21st March 2005.