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

  1. Article › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    Maintenance of soil fertility on steeplands in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica: the role of contour hedgerows

    McDonald, M., Stevens, P. A., Healey, J. & Devi Prasad, P. V., 1997, In : Agroforestry Forum. 8, 4, p. 21-25

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  4. Published

    Agro-Biodiversity Management: Using Indigenous Knowledge to Cope with Climate Change in the Middle-Hills of Nepal

    Baul, T. K. & McDonald, M. A., 21 Feb 2014, In : Agricultural Research. 3, 1, p. 41-52

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Asian Indigeneity, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and Challenges of the 2030 Agenda

    Buenavista, D. P., Wynne-Jones, S. & McDonald, M., 31 Dec 2018, In : East Asian Community Rev. 1, 3-4, p. 221-240

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    Characterizing the Intensity and Dynamics of Land-Use Change in the Mara River Basin, East Africa

    Mwangi, H., Lariu, P., Julich, S., Patil, S., McDonald, M. & Feger, K-H., 2018, In : Forests. 9, 1, 17 p., 8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Context-dependent tree species effects on soil nitrogen transformations and related microbial functional genes

    Ribbons, R., McDonald, M., Vesterdal, L. & Prescott, C. E., 28 Aug 2018, In : Biogeochemistry. 140, 2, p. 145-160 15 p., 140.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Coppice regrowth in a disturbed tropical dry limestone forest in Jamaica.

    McLaren, K. P. & McDonald, M. A., 17 Jul 2003, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 180, 1-3, p. 99-111

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Coppice shoot dynamics in a tropical dry forest after human disturbance.

    Lévesque, M., McLaren, K. P. & McDonald, M. A., 10 Mar 2011, In : Journal of Tropical Ecology. 27, 3, p. 259-268

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Distributing power? Community energy projects' experiences of planning, policy and incumbents in the devolved nations of Scotland and Wales

    Haf, S., Parkhill, K., McDonald, M. & Griffiths, G., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Environment Planning and Management. 62, 6, p. 921-938

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published
  12. Published

    Evaluation of trees indigenous to the montane forest of the Blue Mountains, Jamaica for reforestation and agroforestry.

    McDonald, M. A., Hofny-Collins, A., Healey, J. R. & Goodland, T. C., 3 Mar 2003, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 175, 1-3, p. 379-401

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    Financial analysis of shaded cocoa in Ghana.

    Bright, G., Obiri, B. D., Bright, G. A., McDonald, M. A., Anglaaere, L. C. & Cobbina, J., 1 Oct 2007, In : Agroforestry Systems. 71, 2, p. 139-149

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    From seedlings to trees: Using ontogenetic models of growth and survivorship to assess long-term (>100 years) dynamics of a neotropical dry forest

    McLaren, K. P., Lévesque, M., Sharma, C. A., Wilson, B. S. & McDonald, M. A., 15 Sep 2011, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 262, 6, p. 916-930

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Geographical Ecology of Dry Forest Tree Communities in the West Indies

    Franklin, J., Andrade, R., Daniels, M. L., Fairbairn, P., Fandino, M. C., Gillespie, T. W., González, G., González, O., Imbert, D., Kapos, V., Kelly, D. L., Marcano-Vega, H., Meléndez-Ackerman, E. J., McLaren, K. P., McDonald, M. A., Ripplinger, J., Rojas-Sandoval, J., Ross, M. S., Ruiz, J., Steadman, D. W., Tanner, E. V. J., Terrill, I. & Vennetier, M., May 2018, In : Journal of Biogeography. 45, 5, p. 1168-1181

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    Habitat distribution modelling to identify areas of high conservation value under climate change for Mangifera sylvatica Roxb. of Bangladesh

    McDonald, M., Marriott, R., Akhter, S. & Van Breugel, P., 7 Nov 2016, In : Land Use Policy. 60, p. 223-232 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Identifying drivers of species compositional change in a semi-natural upland grassland over a 40-year period.

    McGovern, S., Evans, C. D., Dennis, P., Walmsley, C. & McDonald, M. A., 1 Apr 2011, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 22, 2, p. 346-356

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Impacts of type of fallow and invasion by Chromolaena odorata on weed communities in crop fields in Cameroon.

    Ngobo, M. P., McDonald, M. A. & Weise, S., 1 Dec 2004, In : Ecology and Society. 9, 2, p. 1-15

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Increased inorganic nitrogen leaching from a mountain grassland ecosystem following grazing removal: a hangover of past intensive land-use?

    McGovern, S. T., Evans, C. D., Dennis, P., Walmsley, C. A., Turner, A. & McDonald, M. A., 20 Jan 2014, In : Biogeochemistry. 119, 1-3, p. 125-138

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Integration of Indigenous knowledge in addressing climate change

    McDonald, M. A., Baul, T. K. & McDonald, M., 1 Jan 2015, In : Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 14, 1, p. 20-27

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Into the Urban Wild: Collection of wild urban plants for food and medicine in Kampala, Uganda

    Mollee, E., McDonald, M. & Pouliot, M., 1 Apr 2017, In : Land Use Policy. 63, April, p. 67-77

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Linking microbial communities, functional genes and nitrogen-cycling processes in forest floors under four tree species

    Ribbons, R., Levy-Booth, D. J., Masse, J., Grayston, S. J., McDonald, M., Vesterdal, L. & Prescott, C. E., 1 Dec 2016, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 103, December, p. 181-191

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Long-term changes in above ground biomass after disturbance in a neotropical dry forest, Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

    McDonald, M. A., Nino, M., McLaren, K. P., Meilby, H., Levesque, M., Wilson, B. & McDonald, M., 2 Jul 2014, In : Plant Ecology. 215, 10, p. 1081-1097

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Mangifera sylvatica (Wild Mango): A new cocoa butter alternative

    Akhter, S., McDonald, M. & Marriott, R., Aug 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 32050 .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Modelling the impact of agroforestry on hydrology of Mara River Basin in East Africa

    Mwangi, H. M., Julich, S., Patil, S. D., McDonald, M. A. & Ferger, K., 30 Aug 2016, In : Hydrological Processes. 30, 18, p. 3139-3155

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Nutrient cycling in secondary forests in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica.

    McDonald, M. A. & Healey, J. R., 20 Dec 2000, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 139, 1-3, p. 257-278

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Nutrient losses from rain-fed bench terraced cultivation systems in high rainfall areas of the mid-hills of Nepal.

    Acharya, G. P., McDonald, M. A., Tripathi, B. P., Gardner, R. M. & Mawdesley, K. J., 1 Sep 2007, In : Land Degradation and Development. 18, 5, p. 486-499

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    Perennial Biomass Production in Arid Mangrove Systems on the Red Sea Coast of Saudi Arabia

    Abohassan, R., Okia, C., Agea, J. & McDonald, M., 2012, In : Environmental Research. 6, 1, p. 22-31

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    Plant diversity patterns in neotropical dry forests and their conservation implications

    DRYFLOR, McDonald, M., Banda-R, K., Delgado-Salinas, A., Dexter, K. G., Linares-Palomino, R., Oliveira-Filho, A., Prado, D., Pullan, M., Quintana, C., Riina, R., Rodríguez M, G. M., Weintritt, J., Acevedo-Rodríguez, P., Adarve, J., Álvarez, E., Aranguren B., A., Arteaga, J. C., Aymard, G., Castaño, A. & Ceballos-Mago, N., 23 Sep 2016, In : Science. 353, 6306, p. 1383-1387 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Published

    Predicting species response to disturbance from size class distributions of adults and saplings in a Jamaican tropical dry forest.

    McLaren, K. P., McDonald, M. A., Hall, J. B. & Healey, J. R., 1 Nov 2005, In : Plant Ecology. 181, 1, p. 69-84

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Published

    Recovery and dynamics of a primary tropical dry forest in Jamaica, 10 years after human disturbance

    McDonald, M. A., Lévesque, M., McLaren, K. P. & McDonald, M., 1 Sep 2011, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 262, 5, p. 817-826

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Published

    Relative contribution of land use change and climate variability on discharge of upper Mara River, Kenya

    McDonald, M. A., Mwangi, H. M., Julich, S., Patil, S. D., McDonald, M. S. & Feger, K. H., 12 Feb 2016, In : Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies. 5, p. 244-260

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Published

    Resilience of upland soils to long term environmental changes

    McGovern, S. T., Evans, C. D., Dennis, P., Walmsley, C. A., Turner, A. & McDonald, M. A., 1 Apr 2013, In : Geoderma. 197-198, p. 36-42

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Published

    Revisiting the performance of natural fallows in central Africa.

    Ngobo, M. P., Weise, S. F. & McDonald, M. A., 1 Aug 2004, In : Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 19, Supplement 4, p. 14-24

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Published

    Seasonal patterns of flowering and fruiting in a dry tropical forest in Jamaica.

    McLaren, K. P. & McDonald, M. A., 3 Dec 2005, In : Biotropica. 37, 4, p. 584-590

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Published

    Seedling dynamics after different intensities of human disturbance in a tropical dry limestone forest in Jamaica.

    McLaren, K. P. & McDonald, M. A., 1 Sep 2003, In : Journal of Tropical Ecology. 19, 5, p. 567-578

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    Soil and water conservation projects and rural livelihoods: Options for design and research to enhance adoption and adaptation.

    McDonald, M. A. & Brown, K., 1 Jul 2000, In : Land Degradation and Development. 11, 4, p. 343-361

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Published

    Soil fertility under Calliandra calothyrsus hedgerows and other land-use treatments following forest clearance in Jamaica.

    McDonald, M. A., Stevens, P. A. & Healey, J. R., 1 Feb 2003, In : Agroforestry Systems. 57, 2, p. 127-135

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Published

    Sustainability of sloping land cultivation systems in the mid-hills of Nepal.

    Acharya, G. P., Tripathi, B. P., Gardner, R. M., Mawdesley, K. J. & McDonald, M. A., 1 Sep 2008, In : Land Degradation and Development. 19, 5, p. 530-541

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Published

    The economic potential and farmer perceptions of herbaceous legume fallows in Ghana.

    Bright, G., Obiri, B. D., Bright, G. A., McDonald, M. A., Jatango, A., Cobbina, J. & Sinclair, F., 1 Jul 2007, In : Experimental Agriculture. 43, 3, p. 269-287

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Published

    The effect of land use systems on tree diversity: farmer preference and species composition of cocoa-based agroecosystems in Ghana.

    Anglaaere, L. C., Cobbina, J., Sinclair, F. L. & McDonald, M. A., 1 Mar 2011, In : Agroforestry Systems. 81, 3, p. 249-265

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. Published

    The effects of forest clearance on soil conservation: preliminary findings from the Yallahs Valley, Jamaican Blue Mountains

    McDonald, M., Healey, J. & Devi Prasad, P. V., 1992, In : Caribbean Geography. 3, p. 253-260

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. Published

    The effects of moisture and shade on seed germination and seedling survival in a tropical dry forest in Jamaica.

    McLaren, K. P. & McDonald, M. A., 15 Sep 2003, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 183, 1-3, p. 61-75

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Published

    The effects of secondary forest clearance and subsequent land use on erosion losses and soil properties in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica

    McDonald, M. A., Healey, J. R. & Stevens, P. A., 1 Oct 2002, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 92, 1, p. 1-19

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Published

    The repeatibility of vegetation classification and mapping

    Hearn, S. M., Healey, J. R., McDonald, M. A., Turner, A. J. & Stewart, G. B., 1 Apr 2011, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 92, 4, p. 1174–1184

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. Published

    Variations and phenotypic correlation of growth attributes of Calliandra calothyrsus in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica

    McDonald, M. A., Healey, J. R. & Jones, M., 1 Dec 2000, In : Agroforestry Systems. 50, 3, p. 293-314

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. Chapter › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  48. Published

    Evaluation of trees indigenous to the montane forest of the Blue Mountains of Jamaica for reforestation and agroforestry.

    McDonald, M. A., Healey, J. R., Price, M. F. (ed.) & Butt, N. (ed.), 1 Jan 2000, Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development. 2000 ed. CABI Publishing, p. 293-295

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  49. Published

    Greening the MBA

    McDonald, M. A., Griffiths, N. V., Kelliher, F. (ed.) & Reinl, L. (ed.), 12 Dec 2014, Green Innovation and Future Technology: Engaging Regional SMEs in the Green Economy. Palgrave, p. 81-84

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  50. Published

    Improved agroforestry systems for steeplands in the Caribbean.

    McDonald, M. A., Healey, J. R., Stevens, P. A., Devi Prasad, P. V., Price, M. F. (ed.) & Butt, N. (ed.), 1 Jan 2000, Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development. 2000 ed. CABI Publishing, p. 287-293

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  51. Published

    Maintenance of soil fertility on steeplands in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica: the role of contour hedgerows

    McDonald, M., Stevens, P. A., Healey, J. & Devi Prasad, P. V., 1999, Global Change in the Mountains. Price, M. F. (ed.). CRC Press, p. 193-196

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  52. Published

    Soil erosion.

    McDonald, M. A., Lawrence, A., Shrestha, P. K., Schroth, G. (ed.) & Sinclair, F. L., 1 Jan 2003, Trees: crops and soil fertility: concepts and research methods. 2003 ed. CAB International, p. 325-343

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  53. Chapter › Research › Peer-reviewed
  54. Published

    Contour hedgerows of Calliandra calothyrsus Meissn. for soil and water conservation in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica

    McDonald, M., Stevens, P. A. & Healey, J., 2001, Sustaining the Global Farm – Selected Papers from the 10th International Soil Conservation Organization Meeting. Stott, D. E., Mohtar, R. H. & Steinhardt, G. C. (eds.). West Lafayette, Indiana, USA: International Soil Conservation Organization , p. 395-402

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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