Department / group: School of Geosciences, Geography and the Lived Environment / Environment and Society
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Research interests:

Land use responses to environmental change; spatial analysis and modelling of land use change systems; climate change impact and adaptation assessment;foresight analysis and environmental change futures. Mark Rounsevell is Professor of Rural Economy and Sustainability within the School of GeoSciences. His research focuses on the effects of environmental change on rural and urban landscapes with an emphasis on the development and application of agent-based, social simulation models. Models are combined with the development of scenarios to explore the response of individuals and society to different environmental change drivers in the future.

Career history:

Present: David Kinloch Michie Chair of Rural Economy and Environmental Sustainability, University of Edinburgh

Active research projects:

IMPRESSIONS Impacts and risks from higher-end scenarios: Strategies for innovative solutions (RTD)

Rounsevell, M.

1/01/14 – 31/12/18

EU government bodies

IMPRESSIONS Impacts and risks from higher-end scenarios: Strategies for innovative solutions (MGT)

Rounsevell, M.

1/11/13 – 31/10/18

EU government bodies

IMPRESSIONS Impacts and risks from higher-end scenarios: Strategies for innovative solutions (OTHER)

Rounsevell, M.

1/11/13 – 31/10/18

EU government bodies

IMPRESSIONS Impacts and risks from higher-end scenarios: Strategies for innovative solutions (RTD)

Rounsevell, M.

1/11/13 – 31/10/18

EU government bodies

LUC4C – Land use change: assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Rounsevell, M.

1/11/13 – 31/10/17

EU government bodies

LUC4C Land use change: assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Rounsevell, M., Morgera, E. & Savaresi, A.

1/11/13 – 31/10/17

EU government bodies

LUC4C Land use change: assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Rounsevell, M.

1/11/13 – 31/10/17

EU government bodies

OPERAs – Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications

Rounsevell, M., Patenaude, G., Wilson, M. & Metzger, M. J.

1/12/12 – 30/11/17

EU government bodies

Recent publications:

Brown, C., Brown, K. and Rounsevell, M., 2016. A philosophical case for process-based modelling of land use change. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 2(2), pp.1-12.

Engström, K., Rounsevell, M.D., Murray-Rust, D., Hardacre, C., Alexander, P., Cui, X., Palmer, P.I. and Arneth, A., 2016. Applying Occam’s razor to global agricultural land use change. Environmental Modelling & Software, 75, pp.212-229.

Alexander, P., Rounsevell, M.D., Dislich, C., Dodson, J.R., Engström, K. and Moran, D., 2015. Drivers for global agricultural land use change: The nexus of diet, population, yield and bioenergy. Global Environmental Change, 35, pp.138-147.

Alexander, P., Moran, D. and Rounsevell, M.D., 2015. Evaluating potential policies for the UK perennial energy crop market to achieve carbon abatement and deliver a source of low carbon electricity. Biomass and Bioenergy, 82, pp.3-12.

Blanco, V., Brown, C. and Rounsevell, M., 2015. Characterising forest owners through their objectives, attributes and management strategies. European Journal of Forest Research, 134(6), pp.1027-1041.