Vanessa Burton

MSc, BSc, PhD


Related research

Research topic

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
Research topic

B4EST – adaptive breeding for productive, sustainable and resilient forests under climate change

B4EST will offer new understanding about how adaptive forest breeding can be used to increase forest survival, health, resilience and productivity under climate change and natural disturbances, while maintaining genetic diversity and key ecological functions.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Tree breeding
Research topic

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
  • Land reclamation
Research topic

The social dimensions of oak processionary moth (OPM) management

Management of oak processionary moth (OPM) is becoming an increasing challenge to land managers of trees and woodlands in urban and rural areas as the pest continues to spread outwards…

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
Research topic

Modelling scenarios for woodland expansion in Scotland

A model was developed to represent the environment of Scotland, including its many different types of land managers and their views about woodland creation. By representing alternative scenarios in the model, the research explored how each set of choices might affect the benefits we get from the environment over the next 100 years and the contribution to woodland cover targets.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services

Related publications

Peer reviewed papers

UK landscape ecology: trends and perspectives from the first 25 years of ialeUK

With 2017 marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the UK chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (ialeUK), current members of its organising committee set out to examine the content of past ialeUK conferences and, with input from past ialeUK contributors, reflect on what observed patterns might mean for shaping future landscape research.

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
Climate change series

Factsheet: Climate change and ecosystem services

Climate change will have wide-ranging effects on ecosystem services

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services

Recent peer-reviewed papers

  • Young, C., Bellamy, C., Burton, V., Metzger, M. J., Neumann, J., Griffiths, G., Porter, J., & Millington, J. D. A. (2019). UK landscape ecology : trends and perspectives from the first 25 years of ialeUK. Landscape Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00945-1

  • Pecchi, M., Marchi, M., Burton, V., Giannetti, F., Moriondo, M., Bernetti, I., Bindi, M., & Chirici, G. (2019). Species distribution modelling to support forest management. A literature review. Ecological Modelling, 411. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108817

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

  • Burton, V., Moseley, D., Brown, C., Metzger, M. J., & Bellamy, P. (2018). Reviewing the evidence base for the effects of woodland expansion on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the United Kingdom. Forest Ecology and Management, 430, 366–379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.08.003