Dr Simon Willcock

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography

Contact info

Room: G18, Thoday Building
Email: s.willcock@bangor.ac.uk
Tel No: +44 (0) 1248 382 288

Twitter: @Simon_Willcock

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Projects:

My projects focus on the interaction between people and nature, often using innovative methods (e.g. smartphones, and machine learning). 

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. A comparison of cultural ecosystem service survey methods within south England

    Willcock, S., Camp, B. J. & Peh, K. S. -H., Aug 2017, In : Ecosystem Services. 26, B, p. 445-450

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    A continental-scale validation of ecosystem service models

    Willcock, S., Hooftman, D. A. P., Balbi, S., Blanchard, R., Dawson, T. P., O’Farrell, P. J., Hickler, T., Hudson, M. D., Lindeskog, M., Martinez-Lopez, J., Mulligan, M., Reyers, B., Shackleton, C., Sitas, N., Villa, F., Watts, S. M., Eigenbrod, F. & Bullock, J. M., 22 Apr 2019, In : Ecosystems.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    A practical tool for assessing ecosystem services enhancement and degradation associated with invasive alien species

    Martinez-Cillero, R., Willcock, S., Perez-Diaz, A., Joslin, E., Vergeer, P. & Peh, K. S-H., Apr 2019, In : Ecology and Evolution. 9, 7, p. 3918-3936 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Analysis of ecosystem services provision in the Colombian Amazon using participatory research and mapping techniques

    Ramirez-Gomez, S. O. I., Torres-Vitolas, C. A., Schreckenberg, K., Honzák, M., Cruz-Garcia, G. S., Willcock, S., Palacios, E., Pérez-Miñana, E., Verweij, P. A. & Poppy, G. M., 1 Jan 2015, In : Ecosystem Services. 13, p. 93-107

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    Assessing and mapping cultural ecosystem services at community level in the Colombian Amazon

    Angarita-Baez, J. A., Perez-Minana, E., Beltran Vargas, J. E., Ruiz Agudelo, C. A., Perez Ortiz, A., Palacios, E. & Willcock, S., Jul 2017, In : International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management. 13, 1, p. 280-296

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Deforestation since Independence: A quantitative assessment of four decades of land cover change in Malawi

    Bone, R. A., Parks, K., Hudson, M., Tsirinzeni, M. & Willcock, S., 1 Dec 2016, In : Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science. p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Diversity and carbon storage across the tropical forest biome

    Sullivan, M. J. P., Talbot, J., Lewis, S. L., Phillips, O. L., Qie, L., Begne, S. K., Chave, J., Cuni Sanche, A., Hubau, W., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Miles, L., Monteagudo-Mendoza, A., Sonké, B., Sunderland, T., ter Steege, H., White, L. J. T., Affum-Baffoe, K., Aiba, S., Almeida, E. C., Almeida de Oliveira, E., Alvarez-Loayza, P., Álvarez Dávila, E., Andrade, A., Aragão, L. E. O. C., Ashton, P., Aymard, G. A., Baker, T. R., Balinga, M., Banin, L. F., Baraloto, C., Bastin, J-F., Berry, N., Bogaert, J., Bonal, D., Bongers, F., Brienen, R., Camargo, J. L. C., Cerón, C., Chama Moscoso, V., Chezeaux, E., Clark, C. J., Cogollo Pacheco, A., Comiskey, J. A., Cornejo Valverde, F., Honorio Coronado, E., Dargie, G., Davies, S. J., De Canniere, C., Djuikouo K., M. N., Doucet, J-L., Erwin, T. L., Espejo, J. S., Ewango, C. E. N., Fauset, S., Feldpausch, T. R., Herrera, R., Gilpin, M., Gloor, E., Hall, J., Harris, D. J., Hart, T. B., Kartawinata, K., Khoon Kho, L., Kitayama, K., Laurance, S. G. W., Laurance, W. F., Leal, M. E., Lovejoy, T., Lovett, J., Lukasu, F. M., Makana, J. R., Malhi, Y., Maracahipes, L., Marimon, B. S., Marimon, B. H., Marshall, A. R., Morandi, P. S., Mukendi, J. T., Mukinzi, J., Nilus, R., Núñez Vargas, P., Pallqui Camacho, N. C., Pardo, G., Peña-Claros, M., Pétronelli, P., Pickavance, G. C., Poulsen, A. D., Poulsen, J. R., Primack, R. B., Priyadi, H., Quesada, C. A., Reitsma, J., Réjou-Méchain, M., Restrepo, Z., Rutishauser, E., Salim, K. A., Salomão, R. P., Samsoedin, I., Sheil, D., Sierra, R., Silveira, M., Slik, J. W. F., Steel, L., Taedoumg, H., Tan, S., Terborgh, J. W., Thomas, S. C., Toledo, M., Umunay, P., Valenzuela Gamarra, L., Vieira, I. C. G., Vos, V. A., Wang, O., Willcock, S. & Zemagho, L., Jan 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 39102.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Do ecosystem service maps and models meet stakeholders? needs? A preliminary survey across sub-Saharan Africa

    Willcock, S., Hooftman, D., Sitas, N., O?Farrell, P., Hudson, M. D., Reyers, B., Eigenbrod, F. & Bullock, J. M., 1 Apr 2016, In : Ecosystem Services. 18, p. 110-117 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Ecosystem service responses to rewilding - first-order estimates from 27 years of rewilding in the Scottish Highlands

    zu Ermgassen, S. O. S. E., McKenna, T., Gordon, J. & Willcock, S., 2018, In : International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management. 14, 1, p. 165-178

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Forests helping to reduce climate change

    Willcock, S., Burgess, N. D., Lewis, S. L., Marshall, A. R., Mbilinyi, B., Munishi, P., Phillips, O., Platts, P., Shirima, D. & Swetnam, R. D., 1 Jun 2014, In : The ISME Journal. 29, p. 7-8 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Getting ready for REDD+ in Tanzania: a case study of progress and challenges

    Burgess, N. D., Bahane, B., Clairs, T., Danielsen, F., Dalsgaard, S., Funder, M., Hagelberg, N., Harrison, P., Haule, C., Kabalimu, K., Kilahama, F., Kilawe, E., Lewis, S. L., Lovett, J. C., Lyatuu, G., Marshall, A. R., Meshack, C., Miles, L., Milledge, S. A. H., Munishi, P. K. T., Nashanda, E., Shirima, D., Swetnam, R. D., Willcock, S., Williams, A. & Zahabu, E., 1 Jul 2010, In : Oryx. 44, 3, p. 339-351 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    He says, she says: ecosystem services and gender among indigenous communities in the Colombian Amazon

    Cruz-Garcia, G. S., Cubillos, M. V., Torres-Vitolas, C., Harvey, C. A., Shackleton, C. M., Schreckenberg, K., Willcock, S., Navarrete-Frías, C. & Sachet, E., Jun 2019, In : Ecosystem Services. 37, 100921.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    Hunters and hunting across indigenous and colonist communities at the forest agriculture interface: an ethnozoological study from the Peruvian Amazon

    Francesconi, W., Bax, V., Blundo-Canto, G., Willcock, S., Cuadros, S., Vanegas, M., Quintero, M. & Torres-Vitolas, C. A., 10 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine . 14, 22 p., 54.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Implementation and opportunity costs of reducing deforestation and forest degradation in Tanzania

    Fisher, B., Lewis, S. L., Burgess, N. D., Malimbwi, R. E., Munishi, P. K., Swetnam, R. D., Turner, R. K., Willcock, S. & Balmford, A., 2011, In : Nature Climate Change. 1, 3, p. 161-164 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Land cover change and carbon emissions over 100 years in an African biodiversity hotspot

    Willcock, S., Phillips, O. L., Platts, P. J., Swetnam, R. D., Balmford, A., Burgess, N. D., Ahrends, A., Bayliss, J., Doggart, N., Doody, K., Fanning, E., Green, J. M. H., Hall, J., Howell, K. L., Lovett, J. C., Marchant, R., Marshall, A. R., Mbilinyi, B., Munishi, P. K. T., Owen, N., Topp-Jorgensen, E. J. & Lewis, S. L., Aug 2016, In : Global Change Biology. 22, 8, p. 1-38 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Land use change and carbon fluxes in East Africa quantified using earth observation data and field measurements

    Pfeiffer, M., Platts, P. J., Burgess, N. D., Swetnam, R. D., Willcock, S., Lewis, S. L. & Marchant, R., 1 Sep 2013, In : Environmental Conservation. 40, 3, p. 241-252 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Machine learning for ecosystem services

    Willcock, S., Martinez-Lopez, J., Hooftman, D., Bagstad, K., Balbi, S., Marzo, A., Prato, C., Sciandrello, S., Signorello, G., Voigt, B., Villa, F., Bullock, J. & Athanasiadis, I., Oct 2018, In : Ecosystem Services. 33 pt B, p. 165-174 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Measuring, modeling and mapping ecosystem services in the eastern arc mountains of Tanzania

    Fisher, B., Turner, R. K., Burgess, N. D., Swetnam, R. D., Green, J., Green, R. E., Kajembe, G., Kulindwa, K., Lewis, S. L., Marchant, R., Marshall, A. R., Madoffe, S., Munishi, P. K. T., Morse-Jones, S., Mwakalila, S., Paavola, J., Naidoo, R., Ricketts, T., Rouget, M., Willcock, S., White, S. & Balmford, A., 1 Oct 2011, In : Progress in Physical Geography. 35, 5, p. 595-611 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Modelling tree growth to determine the sustainability of current off-take from miombo woodland: a case study from rural villages in Malawi

    Green, E. L., Eigenbrod, F. & Willcock, S., Mar 2017, In : Environmental Conservation. 44, 1, p. 66-73

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Protected areas: mixed success in conserving east Africa?s evergreen forests

    Pfeifer, M., Burgess, N. D., Swetnam, R. D., Platts, P. J., Willcock, S. & Marchant, R., 1 Jun 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 6, p. e39337-[10pp]

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Quantifying and understanding carbon storage and sequestration within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania, a tropical biodiversity hotspot

    Willcock, S., Phillips, O. L., Platts, P. J., Balmford, A., Burgess, N. D., Lovett, J. C., Ahrends, A., Bayliss, J., Doggart, N., Doody, K., Fanning, E., Green, J. M. H., Hall, J., Howell, K. L., Marchant, R., Marshall, A. R., Mbilinyi, B., Munishi, P. K. T., Owen, N., Swetnam, R. D., Topp-Jorgensen, E. J. & Lewis, S. L., 1 Apr 2014, In : Carbon Balance and Management. 9, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. REDD herrings or REDD menace: response to Beymer-Farris and Bassett

    Burgess, N. D., Mwakalila, S., Munishi, P. K. T., Pfeifer, M., Willcock, S., Shirima, D., Hamidu, S., Bulenga, G. B., Rubens, J., Machano, H. & Marchant, R., 1 Oct 2013, In : Global Environmental Change. 23, 5, p. 1349-1354 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Rangeland Livelihood Strategies under Varying Climate Regimes: Model Insights from Southern Kenya

    Kariuki, R., Willcock, S. & Marchant, R., Jun 2018, In : Land. 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Replanting of first‐cycle oil palm results in a second wave of biodiversity loss

    Ashton-Butt, A., Willcock, S., Purnomo, D., Suhardi, Aryawan, A. A. K., Wahyuningsih, R., Naim, M., Poppy, G. M., Caliman, J-P., Peh, K. S-H. & Snaddon, J. L., Jun 2019, In : Ecology and Evolution. 9, 11, p. 6433-6443

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    TESSA: A toolkit for rapid assessment of ecosystem services at sites of biodiversity conservation importance

    Peh, K. S. -H., Balmford, A., Bradbury, R. B., Brown, C., Butchart, S. H. M., Hughes, F. M. R., Stattersfield, A., Thomas, D. H. L., Walpole, M., Bayliss, J., Gowing, D., Jones, J. P. G., Lewis, S. L., Mulligan, M., Pandeya, B., Stratford, C., Thompson, J. R., Turner, K., Vira, B., Willcock, S. & Birch, J. C., Sep 2013, In : Ecosystem Services. 5, p. 51-57

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. The discovery, biodiversity and conservation of Mabu forest--the largest medium-altitude rainforest in southern Africa

    Bayliss, J., Timberlake, J., Branch, W., Bruessow, C., Collins, S., Congdon, C., Curran, M., Sousa, C. D., Dowsett, R., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Fishpool, L., Harris, T., Herrmann, E., Georgiadis, S., Kopp, M., Liggitt, B., Monadjem, A., Patel, H., Ribeiro, D., Spottiswoode, C., Taylor, P., Willcock, S. & Smith, P., 1 Feb 2014, In : Oryx. 48, 2, p. 177-185 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. The impact of animals on crop yields in Malawian rural villages

    Weyell, J., Eigenbrod, F., Hudson, M. D., Kafumbata, D., Tsirizeni, M., Chiotha, S., Poppy, G. M. & Willcock, S., 1 Jul 2015, In : African Journal of Agricultural Research. 10, 31, p. 3016-3028 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    Towards globally customizable ecosystem service models

    Martinez-Lopez, J., Bagstad, K. J., Balbi, S., Magrach, A., Voigt, B., Athanasiadis, I., Pascual, M., Willcock, S. & Villa, F., 10 Feb 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 650, 2, p. 2325-2336

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Towards regional, error-bounded landscape carbon storage estimates for data-deficient areas of the world

    Willcock, S., Phillips, O. L., Platts, P. J., Balmford, A., Burgess, N. D., Lovett, J. C., Ahrends, A., Bayliss, J., Doggart, N., Doody, K., Fanning, E., Green, J., Hall, J., Howell, K. L., Marchant, R., Marshall, A. R., Mbilinyi, B., Munishi, P. K. T., Owen, N., Swetnam, R. D., Topp-Jorgensen, E. J. & Lewis, S. L., 1 Sep 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 9, p. e44795-[10pp]

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Published

    Transparent and feasible uncertainty assessment adds value to applied ecosystem services modeling

    Bryant, B. P., Borsuk, M. E., Oleson, K. L. L., Schulp, C. J. E. & Willcock, S., Oct 2018, In : Ecosystem Services. 33, Part B, p. 103-109

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Published

    Understory vegetation in oil palm plantations benefits soil biodiversity and decomposition rates

    Ashton-Butt, A., Aryawan, A. A. K., Hood, A. S. C., Naim, M., Purnomo, D., Suhardi, Wahyuningsih, R., Willcock, S., Poppy, G. M., Caliman, J-P., Turner, E. C., Foster, W. A., Peh, K. S. -H. & Snaddon, J. L., 14 Dec 2018, In : Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. 1, 10, 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Yeast forms dominate fungal diversity in the deep oceans

    Bass, D., Howe, A., Brown, N., Barton, H., Demidova, M., Michelle, H., Li, L., Sanders, H., Watkinson, S. C., Willcock, S. & Richards, T. A., 1 Dec 2007, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274, 1629, p. 3069-3077 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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