Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology | CEH · UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Bush Estate (Edinburgh)

MSc Geographical Information Science

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Introduction
I'm an Environmental Data Scientist with an interest in how environmental factors change over time and space. With a background in GIS, forestry and climate change adaptation, I'm now mostly researching for the Freshwater Ecology Group, looking at the analysis and provision of environmental lake data. Other scientific interests include natural capital, drought analysis, climate change resilience and spatial science.
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April 2008 - December 2014
Forest Research - Forestry Commission UK
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  • Spatial Scientist & Web Applications Developer

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Hotspots of human activity are focal points for ecosystem disturbance and non‐native introduction, from which invading populations disperse and spread. As such, connectivity to locations used by humans may influence the likelihood of invasion. Moreover, connectivity in freshwater ecosystems may follow the hydrological network. Here we tested whethe...
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Freshwaters are among the most globally threatened habitats and their biodiversity is declining at an unparalleled rate. In an attempt to slow this decline, multiple approaches have been used to conserve, restore or enhance waterbodies. However, evaluating their effectiveness is time‐consuming and expensive. Identifying species or assemblages acros...
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About 40 % of European lakes are failing water quality targets for chemistry that have been set under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). One of the main causes of this problem is excessive inputs of phosphorus (P) to lakes from their catchments, including those from agricultural sources and wastewater treatment works. This study used WFD monit...
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Blooms of cyanobacteria are a current threat to global water security that is expected to increase in the future because of increasing nutrient enrichment, increasing temperature and extreme precipitation in combination with prolonged drought. However, the responses to multiple stressors, such as those above, are often complex and there is contradi...
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This report summarises work undertaken by Natural England and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, in collaboration with the Environment Agency, to develop proposals for a framework to monitor and assess the status of priority freshwater habitats in England. It forms part of a series of actions arising from Biodiversity 2020 to refine the strategy...
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Summary D5.1-1 Part 1: Multi-stressors on surface water and effects on ecological statusHumans have increased the discharge of pollution, altered water flow regime and modified the morphology of rivers. All these actions have resulted in multiple pressures on freshwater ecosystems, undermining their biodiversity and ecological functioning. The Euro...
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Despite the fact that the institutional environment is acknowledged to influence the implementation of regional adaptations of forest management to climate change, there are few empirical studies addressing the institutional factors and opportunities of adaptation. Using Ostrom’s institutional analysis and development framework, we aimed to identif...
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Predicting the probability of wind damage in both natural and managed forests is important for understanding forest ecosystem functioning, the environmental impact of storms and for forest risk management. We undertook a thorough validation of three versions of the hybrid-mechanistic wind risk model, ForestGALES, and a statistical logistic regressi...
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To compare the provision of ecosystem services in plantation forests under alternative climate change adaptation management trajectories, we interpolated climatic variables from the UK 11-member regional climate models to use at high resolution in forest management situations. We used expert opinion to derive the links between coarse-scaled UK Nati...

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