Louise Sing

BA, MSc


Related research

Research topic

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
Research topic

Exploring scenarios of forest diversification and ecosystem services impacts

This page describes our work carrying out research into the delivery of forest ecosystem services at the forest scale.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Land Use and Ecosystem Services: Focusing on the use of ecosystem services indicators and tools, scenario modelling for management planning, and woodland expansion visions for the Lochaber region, Scotland.

Related publications

Publication

Climate change and British woodland: What does the future hold?

By Mark Broadmeadow et. al. From Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2002-3. Related pages Climate change research

Themes

  • Climate change
Peer reviewed papers

Urban Forests in a European Perspective: what can the National Forest Inventory tell us?

This pilot project demonstrates that the NFI data, in combinationwith the DEGURBA approach, provides existing data onEuropean urban forests. Now that we know what we have, thereis potential to quantify...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Urban greening
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
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

Peer reviewed journal articles

Sing L., Metzger M.J. and Ray D. (2019) Do public attitudes towards forestry align with government policy objectives? Insights from a case study in north west Scotland. Scottish Forestry 73, 43-52.

Sing, L., Metzger, M.J., Paterson, J.S. and Ray, D. (2018) A review of the effects of forest management intensity on ecosystem services for northern European temperate forest with a focus on the UK. Forestry 91,151-154 DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpx042.

Palomo I, Willemen L, Drakou E, Burkhard B, Crossman N, Bellamy C, Burkhard K, Campagne C, Dangol A, Franke J, Kulczyk S, Le Clec'h S, Abdul Malak D, 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. https://doi.org/10.3897/oneeco.3.e20713

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

Bouriaud, L., Marzano, M., Lexer, M. et al. (2015) Institutional factors and opportunities for adapting European forest management to climate change. Reg Environ Change 15: 1595. doi:10.1007/s10113-015-0852-8

Thomas, H., Paterson, J., Metzger, M. and Sing, L. (2015) Towards a research agenda for woodland expansion in Scotland. Forest Ecology and Management 349, 149-161

Sing, L., Towers, W. and Ellis, J. (2013) Woodland expansion in Scotland: an assessment of the opportunities and constraints using GIS. Scottish Forestry 67(4), 18-25.

FC and FR publications including official statistics

Sing, L., Ray, D. and Watts, K. (2015) Ecosystem services and forest management. Forestry Commission Research Note 20. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Contract and project reports

Sing, L. and Aitkenhead, M., (2020) Analysis of Land Suitability for Woodland Expansion in Scotland: update 2020. ClimateXChange, Edinburgh. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/era/494

Dunn, M., Moseley, D. & Sing, L. (2019) Exploring Opportunities for New Woodlands at the Landscape Level: Towards a formal method for South Scotland and beyond. Report for Forestry Commission Scotland.

Gulsrud, N.M., Nielsen, A.B., Bastrup-Birk, A., Olafsson, A.S., Lier, M., Fischer, C., Zalkauskas, R., Hedblom, M., Sievanen, T., Nordh, H., Dahlgren, J., Kulbokas, G., Davies, C., Polley, H., Brändli, U-B., Kriher, F., Johannsen, V.K., Nord-Larsen, T., Haakana, H., Ihalainen, A., Korhonen, K., Straigte, L., Tomter, S., Sing, L., Edwards, D., Ross, D., 2018. Urban Forests in a European Perspective: what can National Forest Inventory tell us? Workshop for Practitioners and Researchers held on March 15, Brussels – Summary of workshop results. Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg.

Ray, D., Sing, L. and Nicoll, B. (2016) LWEC Agriculture & Forestry Report Card Paper 9: Forest Ecosystem Services and Climate Change.

Towers, W., Sing, L., Ray, D. and Crow, P. (2011). Woodland Expansion GIS project: Final report (PDF–3.78MB). James Hutton Institute and Forest Research report to Forestry Commission Scotland Woodland Expansion Advisory Group.