Prof Morag McDonald

Head of School / Professor

Contact info

Professor of Ecology and Catchment Management

Office: G21 Thoday Building

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 388076

email: m.mcdonald@bangor.ac.uk

 

Practitioner of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (PIEMA)

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers (FRGS)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Level 5 ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Certificate in Management and Leadership

 

 

 

 

Contact Info

Professor of Ecology and Catchment Management

Office: G21 Thoday Building

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 388076

email: m.mcdonald@bangor.ac.uk

 

Practitioner of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (PIEMA)

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers (FRGS)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Level 5 ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Certificate in Management and Leadership

 

 

 

 

Teaching and Supervision

I am the module organiser for DNS1003 Ecology and Evolution, DXX2011 Catchment Processes and DXX4518 Business Planning for the Green Economy. I contribute DXX2002 Water, Air & Soil Pollution, DXX3212/DXX3016 Forest ecosystems & Services and DXX3305 Field trip to Tenerife

Current and recent PhD students (2016-):

Buenavista, D. P.  Ethnobotanical Knowledge and Economic Potentials of Indigenous Plants Utilized by the Local Communities of Mindanao, Philippines

Iveson, K. Perceptions of Justice and Equity in Energy Infrastructure: Willingness to Pay for High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines and Loss of Natural Capital

Smith, E.  Local knowledge of land use change in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ismaiel, I. A. Integrated water resources management in Kurdistan

Wodehouse, D. Predicting barriers to sustainable community mangrove management

Mollee, E. M. The innovative use of indigenous fruit trees for health and livelihoods in an urbanising world

Ribbons, R. R. Tree species and Soils: Pure and mixed tree species effects on soil C sequestration and processes

Akhter, S. Conservation of Mangifera sylvatica: a wild forest fruit species for health and livelihoods

Mwangi, H. M. Assessing the effect of forest-related land use change and climate change  on Hydrological Ecosystem Services (HES): Mara River Basin case study

Haf, S. The winds of change? A comparative study of community energy developments in Scotland and Wales

Research

I have broad research expertise in soil conservation and fertility; impacts of anthropogenic and natural disturbance on forest ecosystems; restoration forestry; buffer-zone management; forest nutrient and carbon cycling; tropical dry forest regeneration; agroforestry systems, water regulating ecosystem services and forest restoration through fallow management; Forest restoration and remediation of degraded and post-industrial. I am happy to supervise PhD students in these areas

Personal

B.Sc. Hons. (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) Newcastle University

Ph.D. (Forestry) Edinburgh University.  Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) CASE Studentship.

Research Associate, University of British Columbia, Canada

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Fellowship (NSERC)

Visiting scholar, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE), Costa Rica

Visiting Lecturer and Research Fellow, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Radio Producer, BBC Scotland

 

 

Grant Awards and Projects

Recent grant awards and projects:

EU Erasmus Mundus Masters Course Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR). Co-PI €3,471,000, 2017-2021

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account – National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF). Community Energy Knowledge Exchange Visits: Expanding Knowledge Amongst Civil Society, Local Authorities and Secondary Schools. Co-I £20,711 2018

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account. Who owns energy? A community renewables educative package for secondary schools in Wales. £10k PI 2017

Global Innovation Initiative. Establishing a network of research excellence for mine reclamation in southeast Asia. £149,980 PI 2015 – 2018

Newton Institutional Linkages Programme. Forest fruit and rural nutrition in Indonesia. £89k Co-PI 2015 - 2018

British Council Indonesia. Transformation of degraded lands to productive landscapes in Indonesia. £10k PI 2014-2015

European Union. Tree impacts on soil nutrient and carbon cycles. £102k PI  2014-2017

European Union. Conservation of Mangifera sylvatica: a threatened tree species in Bangladesh. £102k PI 2012-2017

European Union. The use of indigenous fruit trees for health and livelihoods in an urbanising world (Uganda). £98k 2012-2015

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD studentship £58,000 PI 2012-2016

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme “Forests and Nature for Society (FONASO)”. €6,701,910, Co-PI, 2010-2020

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