Project Manager, Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences
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Northern Research Station
Midlothian EH25 9SY
Alice Broome joined Forest Research in 1993, where she has specialised in woodland ecology and rare species conservation.
Project Manager, Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences
Managing applied research supporting conservation of woodland protected species and development of species guidance for forest policy and management. Delivery of biodiversity conservation agenda in the UK is rapidly changing from single species focus to habitat and ecosystem level research. The protected species programme is maintaining a mix of species focussed research while developing work at the scale of woodland habitats and ecosystems.
Carrying out field and nursery experiments on propagation and establishment of juniper to provide advice to managers and help meet action plan targets
- Cone production in conifer forests:
Collating and interpreting coning data collected by Forest Research to support research on species such as Scottish crossbill and red squirrel
- Forestry management for chequered skipper and pearl bordered fritillary butterflies:
Designing and managing habitat monitoring at the Scottish Butterfly Reserve in Lochaber to guide site management and research forest structure and habitat quality
- Pinewood management for capercaillie and twinflower:
Investigating the impact of forest management on twinflower survival and on habitat quality for capercaillie
- Landscape scale habitat management for black grouse:
Analysing the impact of forest landuse and targeted forest interventions on black grouse populations at two study sites in Scotland
- Effects of woodland structure on woodland bird populations:
Assessing the effects of changes in woodland structure on bird populations as a result of woodland management practices and deer browsing.
Forestry Commission publications
Hughes, J. & Broome, A. (2007). Forests and wood ants in Scotland (PDF-2101K). Forestry Commission Information Note 90. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.
Broome, A., Quine, C., Trout, R., Poulsom E., and Mayle, B. (2005). The link between forest management and the needs of priority species: research in support of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (PDF-788K). Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2003-2004.
Broome, A. (2003). Growing juniper: propagation and establishment practices. Forestry Commission Information Note 50. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.
Ray, D. and Broome, A. (2003). Ecological Site Classification – supporting decisions from the stand to the landscape scale (PDF-870K). Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2001-2002.
Contract, commissioned and unpublished reports
Broome, A. & Watson, G. (2011). Study to underpin the development of a work programme aimed at meeting the Forestry Commission’s research needs for UKBAP Priority Species, following revisions to the species list in 2007. Unpublished report to Forestry Commission. Forest Research, Roslin.
Broome, A., Grant, M., Cole, A., & Connolly, T. (2011). Black Grouse Trial Managment Project: Monitoring and Analysis outputs for 2010-2011. Report to Scottish Natural Heritage. Forest Research & RSPB, Edinburgh.
Ballantyne, S., Vanhala, T. & Broome, A. (2009). Management trials for natural regeneration of juniper (Juniperus communis subsp communis): findings from 2008. Contract report to Plantlife Scotland as part of Plantlife’s Back from the Brink programme, p 20. Forest Research, Roslin.
Broome, A., Hendry, S., Smith, M., Rayner, W., Nichol, B., Perks, M., Connolly, T., Tene, A., & Bochereau, F. (2008). Investigation of the possible causes of dieback of Glenartney Juniper Wood SAC Perthshire. Project No: 18895. Report commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage. Forest Research, Roslin.
Broome, A., A’Hara, S., & Cottrell, J. (2008). Twinflower Conservation: development of microsatelite markers. Unpublished report to Cairngorms National Park and Plantlife Scotland. Forest Research, Roslin.
Broome, A. (2007). Monitoring results from 5 management trials for natural regeneration of juniper (Juniperus communis subsp communis). Contract report to Plantlife Scotland as part of Plantlife’s Back from the Brink programme. Forest Research, Roslin.
Broome, A., Poulsom, E., & Quine, C. (2007). F2 Monitoring task 3 - Monitoring to measure the benefits of habitat management. In Urgent Conservation Management for Scottish Capercaillie, Final Technical Report. Project No. LIFE2002 NAT/UK/8541 (ed J. Dunsmore). Highland Birchwoods, Munlochy.
Tene, A., Broome, A., & Connolly, T. (2007). Investigation of the possible causes of dieback of Glenartney Juniper Wood SAC Perthshire. Project No: 18895. Part 1: age structure analysis. Report commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage. Forest Research, Roslin.
Poulsom, E., Griffiths, M., Broome, A., and Mayle, B. (2004) Identification of priority woodlands for red squirrel conservation in North and Central Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage, Edinburgh.
Drane, A. B and Broome A. (2003). The current status, distribution and conservation of the scarce lime bark beetle, Ernoporus tiliae (Panzer), including a review of Ernoporicus caucasicus (Lindemann), in England: implementing the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Edinburgh, Forestry Commission Internal Report.
Ray, D., Humphrey, J. Poulsom, L. & Broome, A. (2001). Clashindarroch Project: Site evaluation and design plan for new native woodland. Report to Scottish Forestry Alliance.
Broome, A. C. & J. Clare, et al. (2000). Using an Ecological Site Classification at the landscape scale to guide the restoration of Atlantic Oakwoods within the Ben Lomond National Memorial Park. EU Life 97 Contract- Restoration of Atlantic Oakwoods.
Broome, A. (1999). Review of Species Action Plan Research Needs for the Forestry Commission – Executive summary. Internal report.
Broome, A. & Sterling, M. (1999). Review of research needs for the Forestry Commission for the species and habitat action plans. Draft internal report.
Broome, A. & Milner, A. (1998). An evaluation of the cost of grey squirrel bark-stripping damage in British woodlands: a review of Woodland Ecology Branch damage assessments and grey squirrel control data sets. Draft internal report.
Broome, A. & Ray, D. (1997). Cause-effect relationships for pollutant inputs to UK woodlands. Draft internal report.
A’Hara, S.W., Scobie, A.R., Broome, A., Long, D. & Cottrell, J.E. (in press). Development of microsatellite markers in twinflower (Linnaea borealis L.), a rare Scottish pinewood plant. Molecular Ecology Resources
Broome, A., Clarke, S., Peace, A., & Parsons, M. (2011). The effect of coppice management on moth assemblages in an English woodland. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20, 729–749.
Mayle, B. & Broome, A. (2011). Changes in the impact and control of the grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) as determined from regional surveys in Great Britain. In 8th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference 26-30 September 2011 (eds J. Jacob & A. Esther), Vol. 432. Julius Kühn-Institut, Berlin, Germany.
Dalrymple, S.E. & Broome, A. (2010). The importance of donor population identity and habitat type when creating new populations of small cow-wheat Melampyrum sylvaticum from seed in Perthshire, Scotland. Conservation Evidence, 7, 1-8
Dalrymple, S.E., Broome, A. & Gallagher, P. (2008). Re-introduction of small cow-wheat into the Scottish Highlands, UK. . In GLOBAL RE-INTRODUCTION PERSPECTIVES: re-introduction case studies from around the globe. (ed P.S. Soorae). IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Broome, A., Hendry, S., & Peace, A. (2007). Annual and spatial variation in coning shown by the Forest Condition Monitoring Programme data for Norway Spruce, Sitka spruce, and Scots pine in Britain. Forestry, 80, 17-28.
Ray, D., & Broome, A. (2007). An information retrieval system to support management of Habitats and Rare Priority and Protected Species (HaRPPS) in Britain. In Sustainable Forestry: from Monitoring and Modelling to Knowledge Management and Policy Science (eds K. Reynolds, A. Thomson, M. Kớhl, M. Shannon, D. Ray & K. Rennolls). CAB International, Wallingford, UK.
Ray, D., Broome, A., Brunt, A., Brown, T., & Vials, C. (2007). An information system to support sustainable management of Habitats and Rare Priority and Protected Species (HaRPPS) in British forests. In Sustainable Forestry in Theory and Practice (ed). USDA Forest Service, Corvalis, US. ISBN 978-0-9789478-0-4, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (ed K.M. Reynolds).
Broome, A. (2007). Management of butterfly habitat in north west Scotland: the effects of five years of cattle grazing. Aspects of Applied Biology 82, 199-212.
Broome, A. & Poulsom, E. (2006). Validation of Forest Condition Monitoring Programme (ICP Forests, Level 1) cone index scores by measuring cone density using field of view method. Forestry, 70, 159-166.
Ferris, R., Peace, A.J., Humphrey, J.W. and Broome, A. (2000). Relationships between vegetation, site type and stand structure in coniferous plantations in Britain, Forest Ecology and Management (136) 1-3 pp. 35-51.