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Dr Alison Karley

Dr Alison Karley

Alison Karley

 +44 (0)1382 568820

James Hutton Institute
Errol Road


Alison is a research leader in ecological sciences at the James Hutton Institute. Alison is an agroecologist with 20 years research experience in plant production and ecology, with a focus on agroecosystem biodiversity and pest biocontrol under reduced inputs and climate change. Her research interests are driven by the wider challenges of how to enchance ecosystem service provision in agroecosystems and optimise sustainable crop production.

Leading Ideas

  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 1: Natural Assets
  • 1.3 - Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • 1.3.1 Biodiversity and ecosystem function
  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.1 - Crop and Grassland Production and Disease Control
  • 2.1.6 Integrated pest management
  • 2.3 - Productive and Sustainable Land Management
  • 2.3.4 Sustainable soil and water management
  • 2.3.8 Alternative approaches to sustainable land management