Darren Moseley, BSc, PhD

Spatial Ecologist

Darren Moseley

Email: darren.moseley@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Twitter: @DarrenGMoseley

Tel: +44 (0)300 067 5900
Tel direct: +44 (0)300 067 5965
Fax: +44 (0)131 445 5124

Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Midlothian EH25 9SY

Darren joined Forest Research in 2005 to work on Forest Habitat Networks in Scotland. Prior to this he studied forestry at Aberdeen University, completing his PhD on modelling the incidence and impact of a fungal pathogen of Scots pine trees and working on a European Union funded project Modelling Heterobasidion Infection in European Forests (MOHIEF).

Current role

Spatial Ecologist

Assessmentof the spatial arrangement of ecosystem services within current and future landscapes. Assessment of greenspace network management for social and biodiversity objectives. Developing Integrated Habitat Networks within planning systems.

Current programmes

  • Land use and ecosystem services
    Development of critically-assessed spatially-explicit indicators to allow policymakers, forest managers and planners to map and understand the how the placement of woodland patches affects ecosystem service delivery.
  • Greensurge - Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity for Sustainable Urban Development and the Green Economy
  • Behavioural economics for ecosystem service sustainability
  • Genomia – an ecological network tool for planners and developers

Recent programmes

Affiliations and achievements

  • Member of the International Association of Landscape Ecologists
  • Member of the British Ecological Society

Research areas

  • Scenario analysis
  • Green networks for people
  • Developing Integrated Habitat Networks within planning systems
  • Behavioural economics and nudge theory

Main recent publications

Valatin, G., Moseley, D., Dandy, N. (2016) Insights from Behavioural Economics for forest economics: potential policy nudges to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation and adaptation? Forest Policy and Economics. 72: 27-36.  Free access until 1 December 2016

Moseley, D. and Watts, K. (2015) Green networks – using a landscape approach to plan green infrastructure for people and biodiversity. Town & Country Planning Journal. January 2015. Pp. 40-44

Moseley, D., Ray, D., Watts, K., Ambrose-Oji, B., Marzano, M., Suarez, J., Yi, Z., Xu, J., Jun, H., Travis, J., Palmer, S., Brown, C., Rounsevell, M., Eigenbrod, F. (2015) Land-Use Learning Labs (LULLs) Pathfinder Project. Final project report. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Barbour, S., Bellamy, C. (2015) Clyde Habitat and Development - final report. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Burton, V., Bellamy, C. & Watts, K. (2015) Evaluating the functionality of ecological networks in the Brue Valley living landscape through the assessment of ecological coherence and resilience. Final project report. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Dandy, N., Edwards, D, and Valatin, G. Behavioural policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation, Research Report FCRP023, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh, 2014.

Ray, D., Bathgate, S., Moseley, D., Taylor, P., Nicoll, B., Pizzirani, S. & Gardiner, B. (2014) Comparing the provision of ecosystem services in plantation forests under alternative climate change adaptation management options in Wales. Regional Environmental Change, DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0644-6.

Moseley, D. and Valatin, G. (2013) Insights from behavioural economics for ecosystem services valuation and sustainability Forestry Commission Research Report. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. i–vi + 1–24 pp.

Moseley, D., Marzano, M., Chetcuti, J., and Watts, K. (2013) Green networks for people: Application of a functional approach to support the planning and management of greenspace. Landscape and Urban Planning 116:1-12. Doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.04.004.

Dandy, N., Ballantyne, S., Moseley, D., Gill, R., Quine, C., & Wal, R. (2012). Exploring beliefs behind support for and opposition to wildlife management methods: a qualitative study. European Journal of Wildlife Research58 (4):695-706. doi:10.1007/s10344-012-0619-1

Marzano, M., Moseley, D.G, Quine, C.P. and Barnett, J. (2012). Organisational intentions and responses: Presenting the risk of Lyme disease to countryside users. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 56:3, 305-328.

Quine, C. P., Barnett, J., Dobson, A. D. M., Marcu, A., Marzano, M., Moseley, D., O'Brien, L., Randolph, S. E., Taylor, J. L. and Uzzell, D. (2011). Frameworks for risk communication and disease management: the case of Lyme disease and countryside users. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. vol. 366 no. 1573 2010-2022.

Dandy, N., Ballantyne, S., Moseley, D., Gill, R., Peace, A. and Quine, C. (2011). Preferences for wildlife management methods among the peri-urban public in Scotland . European Journal of Wildlife Research, Volume 57, Issue 6 (2011), Page 1213-1221. [DOI: 10.1007/s10344-011-0534-x]

Ambrose-Oji, B., Carter, C., Moseley, D., and Lawrence, A. (2011). UK Planning Systems: Integrating Woodlands and Trees. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, UK.

Dandy, N., Marzano, M., Moseley, D., Stewart, A., and Lawrence, A. (2011).Exploring the role of street trees in the improvement and expansion of green networks. Proceedings of the ICF Annual Conference, Trees, People and the Built Environment, 13th-14th April 2011.

Moseley, D.G. and Marzano, M. (2011) Green networks and people: a review of research and practice in the analysis and planning of multi-functional green networks. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 490. 81 pp.

Smith, M., Chetcuti, J., Moseley, D.G., Quine, C.P. (2011) Addressing issues of conservation concern based on Principles of Landscape Ecology – Application to Quick Wins and the Long March. Report to Scottish Natural Heritage. 37pp.

Moseley, D.G. and Chetcuti, J. (2010). Fife Integrated Habitat Networks. Unpublished report to Fife Coast & Countryside Trust, Fife Council, Forestry Commission Scotland, and Scottish Natural Heritage, 55 pp.

Reed, M.S., Bonn, A., Slee, W., Beharry-Borg, N., Birch, J., Brown, I., Burtel, T.P., Chapman, D., Chapman, P.J., Clay, G.D., Cornell, S.J., Fraser, E.D.G., Glass, J.H., Holden, J., Hodgson, J.A., Hubacek, K., Irvine, B., Jin, N., Kirkby, M.J., Kunin, W.E., Moore, O., Moseley, D., Prell, C., Price, M.F., Quinn, C.H., Redpath, S., Reid, C., Stagl, S., Stringer, L.C., Termansen, M., Thorp, S., Towers, W., Worrall, F. (2009). The Future of the Uplands. Land Use Policy 26S (2009) S204–S216.

Moseley, D.G., Marzano, M., Quine, C. (2009). Animal disease risk in the countryside: providing appropriate information, avoiding alarm. In: Proceedings of Health and recreation in forest and Landscape, International Conference, April 1st to 3rd, 2009, Birmensdorf, Switzerland. Edited by Marcel Hunziker and Nicole Bauer.

Smith, M.A., Moseley, D.G., Chetcuti, J., De Ioanni, M. (2008). Glasgow Clyde Valley Integrated Habitat Networks. Unpublished report to Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership, 51 pp.

Watts, K., Quine, C., Ray, D., Eycott, A.E., Moseley, D.G., and Humphrey, J. W. (2008).Conserving biodiversity in fragmented landscapes: Recent approaches in UK forest planning and management. In: “Long term sustainable plans and management actions” section of an IUFRO book on “Patterns and Processes in Forest Landscapes”.

Moseley, D.G. (2008). Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route Red Squirrel Habitat Network Analysis - A landscape-scale analysis of red squirrel habitat requirements and dispersal. Report to Jacobs Ltd., Edinburgh, 22 pp.

Moseley, D.G., Smith, M.A., Chetcuti, J. and De Ioanni, M. (2008). Falkirk Integrated Habitat Networks. Report to Falkirk Council, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Central Scotland Forest Trust, 55 pp.

Moseley, D.G., Martin, S., Humphrey, J.W., Edwards, D., Smith, M.A. Chetcuti, J. and Eycott, A.E. (2008). Urban networks for people and biodiversity – form and function. Report to Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum For Environmental Research (SNIFFER). 82 pp.

Moseley, D.G. & Smith M.A. (2008) Planning for Lowland Habitat Networks in Scotland: a landscape-scale approach. Report synopsis, Forest Research, 8 pp.

Ray, D. & Moseley, D.G. (2007) A Forest Habitat Network for Edinburgh and the Lothians. Report synopsis, 8pp.

Moseley, D.G. and Ray, D., Humphrey, J.W. and Watts, K. (2007). Forest Habitat Networks Scotland - Final Report July 2007 (PDF-4665K) . Report to Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage. 71 pp.

Moseley, D.G., Worrell, R., Black, B., and Ray, D. (2007). A forest habitat network approach to directing native woodland restoration and expansion on the Argyll islands, Scotland. In:. 25 Years of Landscape Ecology: Scientific Principles in Practice. Proceedings of the 7th IALE World Congress, Wageningen, The Netherlands, July 2007. Eds: R.G.H. Bunce, R.H.G. Jongman, L. Hojas& S. Weel.

Eycott, A.E., Watts, K., Moseley, D.G. and Ray, D. (2007). Evaluating Biodiversity in Fragmented Landscapes: Use of Focal Species (PDF-3551K) . Information Note 089, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Moseley, D.G., Ray, D., and Watts, K. (2007).Improving Forest Habitat Networks with new woodland planting schemes. Forestry & British Timber, January 2007, p 14-18.

Moseley, D.G., Ray, D. and Bryce, J. (2006).A Forest Habitat Network for the Atlantic Oakwoods in Highland Region, Scotland. Botanical Journal of Scotland, 57(1&2), 197-209.

Moseley, D.G., Woodward, S. & Miller, D. (2005).'Mapping rust disease: using GIS to understand why your pines are affected by resin-top'.p. 22-24, Forestry and British Timber.