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

Address:
Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Roslin
Midlothian EH25 9SY
UK

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

Darren’s research focusses on developing and implementing spatial planning for ecosystem services (ES) through the application of scenarios, ecological/green networks and behavioural approaches.  He leads FR’s work on ES scenarios, translating and downscaling broad UKNEA outputs to forest management alternatives within forest districts. He leads the Land Use and Ecosystem Services (LUES) Science Group’s work on Tools & applications, focusing on the application of evidence/knowledge and methods/models to tackle forestry and land-use policy and practice questions. Darren’s work on Green Network (GN) development contributes to the Central Scotland Green Network (a national development within Scotland’s National Planning Framework) and helps local authorities to direct GN improvements and is being delivered through an ecological network tool for planners and developers. His work on behavioural approaches explores using policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation and the use of agent-based models for woodland expansion.

Current projects

  • Tools and Applications work area lead for the Land Use and Ecosystem Services Science Group
  • Exploring changes in forest ecosystem values under varying scenarios
    Work Package leader on the FC-funded project as part of Programme 4.
  • GREEN SURGE: Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity for Sustainable Urban Development and the Green Economy
  • Behavioural economics for ecosystem service sustainability
    Exploring the use of behavioural policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation
  • Genomia – an ecological network tool for planners and developers.
    Provision of a service to produce ecological networks for protected species to aid planning and development
  • Landowner attitudes to risk and a risk-based approach to managing Oak Processionary Moth (OPM)
    Exploring how different landowners perceive the risks associated with OPM
  • Natural Capital accounting
    Developing approaches to measure natural capital accounts for Natural Resource Wales (NRW)

Affiliations and responsibilities

Research areas


Main recent publications and knowledge exchange activities

Peer reviewed journal articles

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.

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., 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.

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.

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

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]

FC and FR publications including official statistics

Moseley, D. and Valatin, G. Behavioural policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation, Research Note FCRN018, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh, 2014

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.

Moseley, D. and Valatin, G. (2013) Insights from behavioural economics for ecosystem services valuation and sustainability Forestry Commission Research Report FCRP022. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. i–vi + 1–24 pp.

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.

Contract and project reports

Moseley, D. (2016) An Ecological Network Tool for Planners and Developers: Final report to Genomia Fund. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Dunn, M., Ensor, J., Synes, N., Travis, J., Palmer, S., Brown, C. (2016) AGRICULTURAL BIOMASS BURNING AND FORESTRY FIRE POLICY: ASSESSING POLICY DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND INFLUENCE ON PRACTICE, BEHAVIOUR AND LAND-USE CHANGE. In: Earth Observation & Modelling Agri-Tech to Understand Chinese Agricultural & Forest Fires in Relation to Management Practice & Climate Drivers, Final project report to Newton Agri-Tech.. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

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.

Burton, V. & Moseley, D. (2015) Genomia Eco-Tool methods paper. 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. (2014) How ‘future’ change in UK forests and wooded landscapes may affect the flow of ecosystem services. A Review of scenarios and driving force datasets. Project report. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Dandy, N., Edwards, D, and Valatin, G. (2014) Behavioural policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation for flood mitigation, Appendix 13.6 in Slowing the flow at Pickering, Phase II final report.  Defra.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. & Bellamy, C. (2013) Yorkshire Dales National Park Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) Nidderdale AONB Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) North York Moors Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) South West Pennines Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) South Yorkshire Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) Fresh Aire Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Moseley, D., Chetcuti, J. (2012) West Wolds Integrated Habitat Network. Final Report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

Dandy, N., Handley, P., Moseley, D., Watts, K., Ambrose-Oji, A. (2012) Woodland manager networks project. Project report. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, UK.

Moseley, D. (2012) Drivers, opportunities and obstacles to Forest Landscape Restoration: A review. Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, UK.

 

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.

Trade journal and newsletter articles

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. How could ‘future’ change in UK forests and wooded landscapes affect the delivery of ecosystem services?, Ecotype Summer 2013.

Moseley, D. Green network opportunity mapping within the Glasgow & Clyde Valley region of Central Scotland, Ecotype 55, Autumn 2012

Quine, C. P., J. Barnett, A. D. M. Dobson, A. Marcu, M. Marzano, D. Moseley, L. O'Brien, S. E. Randolph, J. L. Taylor, and D. Uzzell. (2011). Protecting countryside users against zoonotic diseases by influencing their behaviour. RELU policy and practice note 27.

Moseley, D. Green networks and spatial planning. Darren Moseley, Ecotype Summer 2011.

Scientific conferences: presentations or posters

Agent-based modelling to support decision-making for sustainable forest management. European Ecosystem Services 2016, Antwerp, Belgium, 19-23 September 2016.

Behavioural economics for ecosystem service valuation and sustainability. European Ecosystem Services 2016, Antwerp, Belgium, 19-23 September 2016.

Barbour, S., Bellamy, C., Burton, V., Moseley, D. & Watts, K. (2015) Ecological networks in practice: providing evidence for spatial planning and habitat management decisions with informative and intuitive indicators. Presentation at the ERT “Spatial Ecology and Conservation” Conference, 13th - 15th July 2015, University of Bristol, 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.