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Tom Locatelli

BSc, PhD

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Climate Change Researcher

Tom Locatelli joined Forest Research in 2016, to work on climate change adaptation, particularly within the ClimateXChange project. Previously Tom was employed as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, where he worked on wind risk assessment for conifer and broadleaves forest stands under the Woodland Carbon Code, as well as on the operationalisation of the concept of Ecosystem Services as part of the EU-funded OPERAs project. Tom obtained his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, for his work on the development and sensitivity testing of Forest Research’s wind risk model ForestGALES, and its applications to silvicultural choices in a changing climate.

Climate Change Researcher
Climate change

NRS

Northern Research Station

Bush Estate

Roslin

Scotland

Related Research

Research

FOSPREF-Wind

A project within the EFI Network Fund, developing a FOSS GIS modelling platform for stand growth and risk of wind damage.

Status current

Research

ClimateXChange (CXC)

A collaborative initiative between sixteen of Scotland’s leading research and higher education institutions undertaking work on climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy

Status current
Tree stability and wind risk to forests

Management tools, advice and research to reduce and manage wind damage to British forests

Other Research

 

 

Climate change adaptation

Assessing the resilience of Scottish forests to climatic changes and deliver resilient forests. Supporting the forestry sector to adapt to climate change by promoting knowledge exchange between policy, industry, and research.

Forestry and climate change mitigation

Measuring the effect of forest management on greenhouse gases exchange at Harwood Forest, Northumberland.

 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Supporting Forest Research’s role in the Scottish Government ClimateXChange project by developing and promoting climate change adaptation in the forestry sector.
Tree stability and wind risk to forests

Assisting the development of future-climate-proofed ForestGALES wind-risk model incorporating alternative species (including broadleaves), and alternative silvicultural systems.
Climate change adaptation

Assessing the resilience of Scottish forests to climatic changes and deliver resilient forests. Supporting the forestry sector to adapt to climate change by promoting knowledge exchange between policy, industry, and research.
Forestry and climate change mitigation

Measuring the effect of forest management on greenhouse gases exchange at Harwood Forest, Northumberland.

Peer reviewed journal articles

Locatelli, T., Tarantola, S., Gardiner, B. and Patenaude, G., 2017. Variance-based sensitivity analysis of a wind risk model – Model behaviour and lessons for forest modelling. Environmental Modelling & Software, 87, pp.84-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.10.010

Locatelli, T., Gardiner, B., Tarantola, S., Nicoll, B., Bonnefond, J.M., Garrigou, D., Kamimura, K. and Patenaude, G., 2016. Modelling wind risk to Eucalyptus globulus (Labill.) stands. Forest Ecology and Management, 365, pp.159-173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2015.12.035

Locatelli, T., Binet, T., Kairo, J.G., King, L., Madden, S., Patenaude, G., Upton, C. and Huxham, M., 2014. Turning the tide: how blue carbon and payments for ecosystem services (PES) might help save mangrove forests. Ambio, 43(8), pp.981-995. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13280-014-0530-y