Samantha Broadmeadow, BSc, MSc

Ecohydrologist

Samantha Broadmeadow

Email: samantha.broadmeadow@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Tel: +44 (0)300 067 5600
Tel direct: +44 (0)300 067 5626
Fax: +44 (0)1420 23653

Address:
Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Farnham
Surrey GU10 4LH
UK

Samantha Broadmeadow obtained a first degree in Biology at Durham University in 1989 followed by an MSc in Landscape Ecology Design and Management at Wye College, University of London in 1994. She joined Forest Research in 1995, and has specialised in forest hydrology since 1999.

Current role

Ecohydrologist

Supports the forest hydrology and soil sustainability programme with responsibilities including GIS and data management.

Current programmes

Forest hydrology

Research areas

  • Use of GIS to identify potential areas for woodland creation to alleviate flooding, reduce diffuse pollution, control soil erosion and improve freshwater ecology in various regions across the UK
  • Application of GIS in the assessment of site environmental predisposition factors to disease
  • Application of GIS to assess the extent of woodland cover in catchments at risk from acidification
  • Application of GIS to critically assess forest management in catchments known to support vulnerable species such as freshwater pearl mussel.

Main recent publications

Orr, H.G., M.F. Johnson, R.L. Wilby, T. Hatton-Ellis, S. Broadmeadow (2015). What else do managers need to know about warming rivers? A United Kingdom perspective. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water 2(2). DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1062

Helliwell, R.C., J. Aherne, T.R. Nisbet, G. Macdougall, S. Broadmeadow, J. Sample, L Jackson-Blake, R. Doughty. (2014). Modelling the long-term response of stream water chemistry to forestry in Galloway, Southwest Scotland. Ecological Indicators. Volume 37:396–411

Broadmeadow, S., Nadeem, S. and Nisbet, T. (2014a). Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to improve water quality and reduce flood risk in Diffuse Pollution Priority Catchments of the Central and South Scotland Conservancies. Final report to Forestry Commission Scotland, Forest Research, October 2014. (53 pp)

Broadmeadow, S., Nadeem, S. and Nisbet, T. (2014b). Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to improve water quality and reduce flood risk in Diffuse Pollution Priority Catchments of the Perth and Argyll Conservancy. Final report to Forestry Commission Scotland, Forest Research, October 2014. (50 pp)

Broadmeadow, S., Nadeem, S. and Nisbet, T. (2014c). Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to improve water quality and reduce flood risk in Diffuse Pollution Priority Catchments of the Grampian Conservancy. Final report to Forestry Commission Scotland, Forest Research, October 2014. (47 pp)

Broadmeadow, S., Thomas, H. and Nisbet, T. (2014). Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to reduce diffuse water pollution and flood risk in England and Wales. Final report to Environment Agency, Forest Research, March 2014. (22 pp)

Thomas, H., Nisbet, T. and Broadmeadow, S. (2014). Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to reduce flood risk in Wales’ Integrated Natural Resource Management Pilot Catchments (Rhondda, Tawe and Dyfi). Final report to Natural Resource Wales, Forest Research, March 2014. (62 pp)

Broadmeadow, S., Thomas, H., Shah, N. and Nisbet, T. (2013). Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to improve water quality and reduce flood risk in the river Tay catchment – a pilot for Scotland. Final report to Forestry Commission Scotland, Forest Research, June 2013. (40 pp)

Broadmeadow, S. and Nisbet, T. (2013). Yorkshire and North East Woodland for Water Project. Phase 1 Opportunity Mapping Final Report to Environment Agency, Forest Research, June 2013. (56 pp)

Broadmeadow, S., Dandy, N. and Nisbet, T. (2013). Vision and Strategy for riparian woodland planting and management to improve river ecology in the River Avon and River Frome. Final report to Environment Agency, Forest Research, May 2013. (42 pp)

Vanguelova, E. I., T. R. Nisbet, A. J. Moffat, S. Broadmeadow, T. G. M. Sanders and J. I. L. Morison (2013). A new evaluation of carbon stocks in British forest soils.  A new evaluation of carbon stocks in British forest soils. Soil Use and Management Volume 29(2):169–181.

Broadmeadow, S. and Nisbet, T. (2012). National map of woodland creation opportunities: targeting eWGS to help meet the objectives of the WFD and reduce flood risk in England. Final Report to Forestry Commission England. Forest Research. (29 pp)

Broadmeadow, S., Thomas, H. and Nisbet, T. (2012). Midlands Woodland for Water Project, Phase 1: Opportunity mapping. Final Report to the Environment Agency. Forest Research. (101 pp)

Yamulki, S. Broadmeadow, S. and Skiba, U. (2012). Revised nitrous oxide emission estimates from forest soils in England, Scotland and Wales for the LULUCF inventory sector. Report to CEH

Vanguelova, E., Broadmeadow, S., Anderson, R., Yamulki, S., Randle T., Nisbet, T. and Morison, J. (2011). A Strategic assessment of afforested peat resources in Wales. Report by Forest Research staff for Forestry Commission Wales. Project 480.CY.00075 (T) November 2011. (106 pp)

Nisbet, T., Marrington, S., Thomas, H., Broadmeadow, S. and Valatin, G. (2011). Slowing the Flow at Pickering. Final report for the Department of environment, food and rural affairs (Defra), Project RMP5455. Defra, London. (28 pp)

E. I. Vanguelova, S. Broadmeadow, R. Anderson, S. Yamulki, T. Randle, T. Nisbet and J. I. L. Morison (2011). A Strategic Assessment of Afforested Peat Resources in Wales, Report by Forest Research staff for Forestry Commission Wales.

Helliwell, R., Aherne, J., MacDougall, G., Nisbet, T., Broadmeadow, S., Sample, J., Jackson-Blake, L., Doughty, R., and  Malcolm, I. (2011). Modelling the long-term response of stream water chemistry to atmospheric pollution and forestry practices in Galloway, SW Scotland Final Report, James Hutton Institute, 81pp.

Nisbet, T., Silgram, M., Shah, N., Morrow, K., and Broadmeadow, S. (2011). Woodland for Water: Woodland measures for meeting Water Framework Directive objectives. Summary of final report from Forest Research to the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission (England). ISBN: 978-1-84911-220-8. Environment Agency. July 2011.

Nisbet, T., Silgram, M., Shah, N., Morrow, K., and Broadmeadow, S. (2011). Woodland for Water: Woodland measures for meeting Water Framework Directive objectives (PDF-1912K). Forest Research Monograph, 4, Forest Research, Surrey, 156pp.

Morison. J., Vanguelova. E., Broadmeadow, S., Perks, M., Yamulki, S. and Randle, T. (2010). Understanding the GHG implications of forestry on peat soils in Scotland (PDF-2140K). Report compiled by FR staff for FC Scotland, August 2010.

Broadmeadow, S. and Nisbet, T. (2010). Opportunity mapping for woodland to reduce flooding in the Yorkshire and the Humber region (PDF-6947K). Forest Research Monograph, 1, Forest Research, Surrey, 64pp.

Broadmeadow, S., and Nisbet, T. (2010). Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to reduce diffuse sediment and phosphate pollution in the Lake District (PDF-4969K). Final report for the Woodland Trust, Natural England and Forestry Commission England. Forest Research, Surrey, 62pp.

Broadmeadow, S., and Nisbet, T. (2010) Opportunity mapping for woodland to reduce flooding in the River Derwent, Cumbria (PDF-4193K). Final report to Cumbria Woodlands, for the Woodland Trust, Natural England and Forestry Commission England. Forest Research, Surrey, 62pp.

Broadmeadow, S., Jones. J.G., Langford, T.E.L., Shaw, P.J. and Nisbet, T., (2010). The influence of riparian shade on lowland stream water temperatures in Southern England and their viability for Brown Trout. River Research and Applications DOI: 10.1002/rra.1354 Jan (2010).

Vanguelova, E. I., Benham, S., Pitman, R., Moffat, A. J., Broadmeadow, M., Nisbet, T., Durrant, D., Barsoum, N., Wilkinson, M., Bochereau, F., Hutchings, T., Broadmeadow, S., Crow, P., Taylor, P., and Durrant, T., (2010). Chemical fluxes in time through forest ecosystems in the UK - soil response to pollution recovery. Environmental Pollution 158(5): 1857 – 1869.

Dieleman, W., Luyssaert, S., Rey S.A., de Angelis, P., Barton, C., Broadmeadow, M., Chigwerewe, K., Crookshanks, M., Dufrêne, E., Broadmeadow, S., Jarvis, P.G., Kasurinen, A., Kellomaki, S., Le Dantec, V., Liberloo, M., Marek, M.V., Medlyn, B., Pokorný, R., Scarascia-Mugnozza, G., Temperton, V., Tingey, D., Urban, O., Ceulemans, R., Janssens, I., (2010). Soil [N] modulates soil C cycling in CO2-fumigated tree stands: a meta-analysis. Plant, Cell & Environment 33(12): 2001–2011, Dec 2010 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.(2010).02201.x

Broadmeadow, S., Nisbet, T., Silgram, M. and Morrow, K. (2009). Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to meet the objectives of the water framework directive. Final report to Forestry Commission England

Nisbet, T.R., Thomas, H. and Broadmeadow, S.B. (2008). Trees and Water – A Forestry Perspective. Journal of Practical Ecology and Conservation, 7(1): 100-103.

Nisbet, T.R., Orr, H., and Broadmeadow, S.B. (2008). Using woodland for soil protection and sediment control. In Proceedings of the SAC and SEPA Biennial Conference on Land Management in a Changing Environment, Edinburgh, 26-27 March 2008, pp 84-90.

Barsoum, N., Anderson, R., Broadmeadow, S., Bishop, H. and Nisbet, T. (2005). Development of eco-hydrological guidelines for wet woodland – Phase I. English Nature Research Report 619

Broadmeadow, S. and Nisbet, T.R. (2004). The effects of riparian forest management on the freshwater environment: a literature review of best management practice. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 8(3): 286-305

Nisbet, T., Orr, H., and Broadmeadow, S. (2004). A Guide to using Woodland for Sediment Control. Integrated land use planning and management can resolve sediment problems. Woodland can provide an effective solution. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Nisbet, T. and Broadmeadow, S. (2003). Opportunity mapping for trees and floods.  Final report to Parrett Catchment Wet Woodland Group.

Broadmeadow, S., and Nisbet, T. (2002).  The Effect of Riparian Forest Management on the Freshwater Environment.  SNIFFER SR(02)06F

Medlyn, B.E., Barton, C.V.M., Broadmeadow, M., Ceulemans, R., de Angelis, P., Forstreuter, M., Freeman, M., Jackson, S.B., Kellomäki, S., Laitat, E., Rey, A., Roberntz, P., Sigurdsson, B., Strassemeyer, J., Wang, K., Curtis, P.S. and Jarvis, P.G. (2001). Stomatal conductance of forest species after long term exposure to elevated CO2 concentrations: a synthesis.  New Phytologist 149, 247-264.

Broadmeadow, M.S.J., Pitman, R.M., Jackson, S.B., Randle, T.J. and Durrant, D.W.H. (2000). Upgrading the level II protocol for physiological modelling of cause-effect relationships: A pilot study. Final report for EC project No. 98.60.UK.003.0. Forestry Commission, UK.

Broadmeadow, M.S.J., and Jackson, S.B. (2000).  Growth responses of Quercus petraea, Fraxinus excelsior and Pinus sylvestris to elevated carbon dioxide, ozone and water supply.  New Phytologist, 146, pp. 437-451.

Broadmeadow, M.S.J., Freer-Smith, P.H. and Jackson, S.B. (1999). Climate change - the evidence so far and predictions for tree growth. Irish Forestry 55, 122-132.

Broadmeadow, M.S.J., Beckett, P., Jackson, S.B., Freer-Smith, P.H., and Taylor, G. (1998).  Trees and pollution abatement In “Report on Forest Research 1998”.  Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Freer-Smith, P.H., Broadmeadow, M.S.J., and Jackson, S.B. (1997). The uptake of pollutants by trees: benefits to air quality.  In “Trees for Shelter” (Eds. Palmer, H., Gardiner, B., Hislop, M., Sibbald, A., and Duncan, A.).  Forestry Commission Technical Paper 21, Edinburgh, pp. 16 - 22.

MacDuff, J.H., and Jackson, S.B. (1992).  Influx and efflux of Nitrate and Ammonium in Italian Ryegrass and White Clover roots: Comparison between effects of darkness and defoliation. Journal of Experimental Botany, 43, No.249. pp. 123 -132.

MacDuff, J.H., and Jackson, S.B. (1991).  Growth and preferences for Ammonium or Nitrate uptake by Barley in relation to root temperature.  Journal of Experimental Botany, 42, pp. 521-530.