Research Output per year
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.
- 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
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Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Edinburgh
1 Nov 2011 → 1 Jun 2016
Master of Laws, University of Nottingham
15 Sep 2005 → 15 Sep 2006
Bachelor of Science
15 Sep 2000 → 16 Jul 2004
Forestry Development Intern1 Apr 2011 → 30 Oct 2011
Research Assistant - Forestry, Virginia Tech25 Aug 2008 → 5 Jan 2010
Researcher Assistant/Site manager1 Mar 2008 → 20 Aug 2008
Urban Forest Manager1 Nov 2006 → 1 Mar 2008
Community forest manager/Volunteer coordinator26 Dec 2004 → 2 Sep 2005
Forest Gardener, Barranco do Estrada (Eco Hotel)2 Oct 2002 → 23 Aug 2003
- H Social Sciences (General)
- social-ecology in forestry
- SD Forestry
- Ecosystem approaches that involve forestry
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organising a conference
Walking the land: Examining an ecosystem approach for private estates through the lens of woodland expansionAuthor: Bowditch, E., 2 Aug 2016
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)