Euan Bowditch


  • IV1 1SA

    United Kingdom

  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Personal profile

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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Research Output

  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Master's Thesis (not awarded by UHI)

What is Climate-Smart Forestry? A definition from a multinational collaborative process focused on mountain regions of Europe

Bowditch, E., Santopouli, G., Binder, F., Del Rio, M., La Porta, N., Kluvankova, T., Linsinki, J., Motta, R., Pach, M., Panzacchi, P., Pretzsch, H., Temperli, C., Tonon, G., Smith, M., Velikova, V., Weatherall, A. & Tognetti, R., 7 May 2020, In : Ecosystem Services. 43, p. 1-13 13 p., 101113.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    21 Downloads (Pure)

    Les aménageurs de demain: Initier les éstudiants à l'interdisciplinarité grâce au paysage

    Engstrand, S. & Bowditch, E., 17 May 2019, Sur les Bancs du Paysage: Enjeux Didactiques Demarches et Outils. Sgard, A. & Paradis, S. (eds.). Geneva: MétisPresses, Vol. vuesDensembleEssais. p. 169 - 188 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 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
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    34 Downloads (Pure)

    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)


    Climate-smart Forestry in Mountain Regions - Defintion

    Euan Bowditch (Speaker)

    26 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    University of Molise Annual Research Conference

    Euan Bowditch (Speaker)

    8 Mar 2018

    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

    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

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Euan Bowditch (Visiting researcher)

    11 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Climate-smart Forestry in mountain regions - Definitions

    Euan Bowditch (Speaker)

    9 Oct 201812 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Definitions and indicators paper

    Euan Bowditch (Speaker)

    26 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Tree of year is symbolâ(EURO)(TM) in Dutch elm disease battle

    Euan Bowditch


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Media release: Student delegates gather to discuss land issues

    Euan Bowditch


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Students meet in Carrbridge for land use conference

    Euan Bowditch


    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Media Release: Students meet in Carrbridge for land use conference

    Euan Bowditch


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    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)