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Euan Bowditch


  • IV1 1SA

    United Kingdom

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Research expertise

My background is in forest management, which combines diverse practical experience with ongoing education and professional development. Including a B.Sc (Hons) in Forest and Woodland Management from University of Central Lancashire (Newton Rigg), a Masters in Environmental Law from Nottingham University and a Ph.D in Forestry and ecosystem approaches from Aberdeen University (UHI).  I have also worked in the forest sector in Guatemala, USA, Portugal and Germany, which focused upon the role of forest management in community and urban forestry projects.  I am also a qualified arborist (ISA Cert) with strong links to municipal management, social outreach and enterprise projects.  I joined UHI in 2011 originally as a Ph.D student and have since taken up a full-time researcher position, which includes developing the Wooded Landscapes Research Group.  Additionally I am module leader for Environment Impact Assessment at the Scottish School of Forestry. I coordinate a multiple sector partnership that delivers an annual 'Integrated Land Use' Conference to the diverse range of UHI undergraduates, creating an interactive and participative landscape learning experience.

Research Interests

  • Woodland management practice and stakeholder perceptions of woodland use, integration and potential expansion. 
  • Development of decision support tool that aids land managers assess the socio-economic feasibility of woodfuel production at local scales. 
  • Applied and local interpretations of ecosystem approaches. 
  • Spatial mapping cultural perspectives linked with land use and practice. 
  • Tree health, community stewardship and complex relationships between people and trees within an urban environment.
  • Bringing carbon to communities – role of partnerships in bridging scales and facilitating access to carbon markets  
  • River catchment management - Adaptation social-ecological impacts and legality of river systems
  • Business, education and training opportunities for forest contractors
  • Application of social drivers to forest management and resilience

Research links

Twitter - @Splendidtrees

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

1 Nov 20111 Jun 2016

Master of Laws, University of Nottingham

15 Sep 200515 Sep 2006

Bachelor of Science

15 Sep 200016 Jul 2004

External positions

Forestry Development Intern

1 Apr 201130 Oct 2011

Research Assistant - Forestry, Virginia Tech

25 Aug 20085 Jan 2010

Researcher Assistant/Site manager

1 Mar 200820 Aug 2008

Urban Forest Manager

1 Nov 20061 Mar 2008

Community forest manager/Volunteer coordinator

26 Dec 20042 Sep 2005

Forest Gardener, Barranco do Estrada (Eco Hotel)

2 Oct 200223 Aug 2003


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • social-ecology in forestry
  • SD Forestry
  • Ecosystem approaches that involve forestry

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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Master's Thesis (not awarded by UHI)
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Perception and partnership: Developing forest resilience on private estates

Bowditch, E., McMorran, R., Bryce, R. & Smith, M., Feb 2019, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 99, C

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
private ownership

Can trees have personality? Potential legal standing of trees and forests under common law

Bowditch, E., 15 Dec 2006

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis (not awarded by UHI)

Activities 2011 2019

Climate-smart Forestry in Mountain Regions - Defintion

Euan Bowditch (Speaker)
26 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

CLIMO COST Action Annual Meeting

Euan Bowditch (Participant)
11 Feb 201816 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Local opportunities through Nordic cooperation

Euan Bowditch (Participant)
24 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea

Euan Bowditch (Visiting researcher)
11 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Climate-smart Forestry in Mountain Regions Annual Meeting

Euan Bowditch (Organiser)
17 Sep 201819 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference

Press / Media

COST Green Engineering Camp

Euan Bowditch


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research


Walking the land: Examining an ecosystem approach for private estates through the lens of woodland expansion

Author: Bowditch, E., 2 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Smith, M. (Supervisor), McMorran, R. (Supervisor) & Price, M. F. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)