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Professor Robin Pakeman

Professor Robin Pakeman

Robin Pakeman

 +44 (0)344 928 5428

James Hutton Institute
AB15 8QH


Robin is a plant ecologist based at the James Hutton Institute. His research focuses on the management and functioning of biodiversity in a range of Scottish Ecosystems and he currently leads a workpackage, Functioning of Species, Habitats and Ecosystems, as part of the Scottish Government funded research programme on Environment - Land Use and Rural Stewardship.

His current research covers the following areas:

  • The role of plant functional traits in ecosystem function,
  • Long-term land use and biodiversity change on the Machair,
  • Prioritisation of species and habitats for conservation,
  • Upland management for biodiversity, and
  • The impact of tree regeneration on moorland biodiversity.

Leading Ideas

  • Climate and the Environment
  • 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
  • 1.3.2 Ecosystem services provision
  • 1.4 - Integrated and Sustainable Management of Natural Assets
  • 1.4.1 Natural asset inventory and natural capital accounts