Euan Bowditch


  • IV1 1SA

    United Kingdom

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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, The University of Edinburgh

1 Nov 20111 Jun 2016

Award Date: 1 Jul 2016

Master of Laws, University of Nottingham

15 Sep 200515 Sep 2006

Award Date: 15 Sep 2006

Bachelor of Science, University of Central Lancashire

15 Sep 200016 Jul 2004

Award Date: 16 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, Trees Atlanta

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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