Publications

This page contains the details of the various LADSS peer reviewed papers and other publications since 1999 - some of which are available to download by clicking on the title.


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A typology for defining agritourism
Phillip S., Hunter C., and Blackstock K. Tourism Management 31 (2010) 754758.


GIS Tutorial Manual (Version 2.3)
Miller D.G., and McKeen M. Created as part of the teaching materials from the GIS and RS module of the Sustainable Environmental Management and Countryside Management Undergraduate Degree Courses at the Scottish Agricultural College, Craibstone, February - May 2010


Validation of biophysical models: issues and methodologies
Bellocchi G., Rivington M., Donatelli M., and Matthews K.B. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 30 (2010), 109-130.


Technical assessment and evaluation of environmental models and software: Letter to the Editor
Alexandrov G.A., Ames D., Aumann C., Bellocchi G., Bruen M., Crout N., Erechtchoukova M., Hildebrandt A., Hoffman F., Jackisch C., Khaiter P., Mannina G., Matsunaga T., Purucker S.T., Rivington M., Samaniego L., and Sherman B. Environmental Modelling and Software (2010). Published online.


Integrated solutions for biodiversity, climate change and poverty
Munang R.M., Rivington M., Lui J., Thiaw I., and Kasten T. UNEP Policy Series, Ecosystem Management Policy Brief, No.1 (2010).


Raising the bar? The challenge of evaluating the outcomes of environmental modelling and software
Matthews K.B., Rivington M., Blackstock K.L., McCrum G., Buchan K., and Miller D.G. Environmental Modelling and Software (2010). Published online.


Investigating climate change impacts and adaptation options using integrated assessment methods
Rivington M., Matthews K.B., Buchan K., Miller D. and Russell G. Aspects of Applied Biology 93, Integrated Agricultural Systems: Methodologies, Modelling and Measuring, 2009, 85-92


Climate change and ecosystem management: the "Win-Win-Win" link between mitigation, adaptation and sustainability
Munang R.M., Rivington M., Aspinall R.J., Smith P., Liu J., and Thiaw I. UN General Assembly, New York, 22nd September 2009; United Nations Environmental Programme Brief, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Seventh and Eighth Sessions of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Co-operative Action (AWG-LCA); 15th Conference of the Parties Meeting, Copenhagen.


The need to include ecosystems management as part of the COP 15 Agenda
Munang R.M., Rivington M., Liu J., and Thiaw I. UN General Assembly, New York, 22nd September 2009; United Nations Environmental Programme Brief, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Seventh and Eighth Sessions of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Co-operative Action (AWG-LCA); 15th Conference of the Parties Meeting, Copenhagen.


Cost effective solutions for climate change mitigation, adaptation and long-term sustainability: the ecosystems approach
Munang R.M., Rivington M., Aspinall R.J., and Liu J. UN General Assembly, New York, 22nd September 2009; United Nations Environmental Programme Brief, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Seventh and Eighth Sessions of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Co-operative Action (AWG-LCA); 15th Conference of the Parties Meeting, Copenhagen.


Crop yield model validation for Cameroon
Tingem M., Rivington M., Bellocchi G., Azam-Ali S., and Colls J. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 96 (2009), 275-280.


Adaptation assessments for crop production in response to climate change in Cameroon
Tingem M., Rivington M., and Bellocchi, G. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 29, 247-256.


Climate proofing Scottish River Basin Planning: A future challenge
Blackstock K.L., Dunglinson J., Matthews K.B., Dilley R., and Futter M. Environmental Policy and Governance 19 (2009), 374-387.


Adapting to climate change in land management: the role of deliberative workshops in enhancing social learning
McCrum G.S., Blackstock K.L., Matthews K.B., Rivington M., Miller D.G., Buchan K. Environmental Policy and Governance. Special Issue "Living with Environmental Change: Adaptation as Social Learning" (eds. Kevin Collins and Ray Ison). 19, 423-426.


Agro-meteorological metrics for communicating climate change impacts to land managers
Rivington M., Matthews K.B., Buchan K., Miller D., and Bellocchi G. Aspects of Applied Biology 88, Effects of Climate Change on Plants: Implications for Agriculture, 2008, 1-8


Evaluating regional climate model estimates against site-specific observed data in the UK
Rivington M., Miller D., Matthews K.B., Russell G., Bellocchi G., and Buchan K. Climate Change Vol. 88 (2), May 2008, 157-185


Characterising the agro-meteorological implications of climate change scenarios for land management stakeholders
Matthews, K.B., Rivington, M., Buchan, K., Miller, D. and Bellocchi, G. Climate Research 37 (2008), 59-75. DOI: 01.3354/cr00751


The influence of climate change on agricultural land-use potential: adapting and updating a land capability system.
Brown, I., Towers, W., Rivington, M. and Black, H. Climate Research 37 (2008), 43-57. DOI: 10.3354/cr00753


Effects of climate change on Cameroon crop production: Simulation results using GCM scenarios.
Tingem, M., Rivington, M., Bellocchi, G., Azam-Ali, S. and Colls, J. Climate Research 36 (2008), 65-77. DOI: 10.3354/cr0073


Downscaling regional climate model estimates of daily precipitation, temperature and solar radiation.
Rivington, M., Miller, D., Matthews, K., Russell, G., Bellocchi, G. and Buchan, K. Climate Research 35 (2008), 181-202. DOI: 10.3354/cr00705


Wither agricultural DSS?
Matthews, K.B., Schwarz, G. and Buchan, K, Rivington, M. and Miller, D. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 61 (2008), 149-159


Testing the spatial applicability of the Johnson-Woodward method for estimating solar radiation from sunshine duration data.
Miller, D., Rivington, M., Matthews, K.B., Buchan, K. and Bellocchi, G. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology 148 / 3 (2008), 466-480. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2007.10.008


Adaptation assessments for crop production in response to climate change in Cameroon.
Tingem, M., Rivington, M., Bellocchi, G., Azam-Ali, S. and Colls, J. African Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 2(1)(2008), 10-17. Print ISSN 1752-3931.


Assessment of the ClimGen stochastic weather generator at Cameroon sites
Tingem M., Rivington M., Azam-Ali S. and Colls J. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology Vol. 1 (4), November 2007, 86-92


An integrated assessment approach to conduct analyses of climate change impacts on whole-farm systems
Rivington M., Matthews K.B., Bellocchi G., Buchan K., Stockle C.O., Donatelli M. Environmental Modelling & Software 22 (2007), 202-210


Assessing the options for upland livestock systems under CAP reform: Developing and applying a livestock systems model within a whole-farm systems analysis
Matthews K.B., Wright I.A., Buchan K., Davies D.A., Schwarz G. Agricultural Systems, 90 (2006), 32-61.


Evaluating uncertainty introduced to process-based simulation model estimates by alternative sources of meteorological data
Rivington M., Matthews K.B., Bellocchi G., Buchan K. Agricultural Systems, 88 (2006), 451-471.


Combining deliberative and computer-based methods for multi-objective land-use planning
Matthews K.B., Buchan K., Sibbald A.R., Craw S. Agricultural Systems 87 (2006), 18-37.


An integrated assessment approach to investigate options for mitigation and adaptation to climate change at the farm-scale
Rivington R., Matthews K.B., Buchan K. and Miller D. NJF Seminar 380: Adaptation of crops and cropping systems to climate change. Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists., Odense, Denmark, 7-8 November 2005.


Evaluation of three model estimations of solar radiation at 24 UK stations
Rivington M., Bellocchi G., Matthews K.B., Buchan K. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 132, 228-243.


Wither Agricultural DSS?
Matthews K.B., Schwarz G., Buchan K. and Rivington M. 16th Conference of the Modelling and Simulation Society of New Zealand and Australia (MODSIM), 12-15 December 2005.


Scenario Characterisation Within a Multi-factorial Study of Climate Change Impacts on Whole-farm Systems
Bellocchi G., Rivington M., Matthews K.B., Buchan K. and Donatelli M. VIII European Society for Agronomy Congress, 11-15 July 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark, 219-220.


A multi-factorial analysis of the impact of climate change on marginal agriculture systems
Matthews K.B., Rivington M., Bellocchi G. A British Council Report, July 2004.


An integrated modelling approach to conduct multi-factorial analyses on the impacts of climate change on whole-farm systems.
Rivington M., Bellocchi G., Matthews K.B., Buchan K. and Donatelli M. In Pahl, C., Schmidt, S. and Jakeman, T. (eds) iEMSs 2004 International Congress: "Complexity and Integrated Resources Management". International Environmental Modelling and Software Societey, Osnabrueck, Germany, June 2004.


CAP Reform - what will it mean for the uplands of Scotland?
Matthews K.B. and Schwarz G. Report of a workshop on CAP reform hosted by Macaulay Institute at Hartwood Farm, 3rd December 2003.


Combining Metric Aerial Photography and Near-infrared Videography to Define Within-field Soil Sampling Frameworks
Wright G.G., Tapping J., Matthews K.B. and Wright R. GeoCarto International, Vol. 18, No. 4, December 2003.


Quantifying the uncertainty in spatially-explicit land-use model predictions arising from the use of substituted climate data
Rivington M., Matthews K.B., and Buchan K. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM), 14-17 July 2003, Vol 4, 1528-1533. Download Presentation (PPT)


Evaluating labour requirements within a multi-objective land-use planning tool
Matthews K.B., Buchan K., Dalziel A. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM), 14-17 July 2003, Vol 4, 1534-1539. Download Presentation (PPT)


Monitoring mountain-sport's environmental impact: Evaluating the potential of remote sensing in Scotland (not available for download)
Cadell W.M. and Matthews K.B. Book Chapter for Annual Scottish Natural Heritage Conference, November 2002.


Reducing the cost of multi-spectral remote sensing: combining near-infrared video imagery with colour aerial photography
Wright G.G., Matthews K.B., Cadell W.M., and Milne R. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 00 (2002), 26 September 2002, 1-24.


Using soft-systems methods to evaluate the outputs from multi-objective land use planning tools
Matthews K.B., Buchan K., Sibbald A.R., and Craw S. Integrated Assessment and Decision Support: Proceedings of the 1st biennial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, University of Lugano, Switzerland, 24-27 June 2002, Vol. 3, 247-252. Download Presentation (PPT)


A Comparison of Methods for Providing Solar Radiation Data to Crop Models and Decision Support Systems
Rivington M., Matthews K.B., and Buchan K. Integrated Assessment and Decision Support: Proceedings of the 1st biennial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, University of Lugano, Switzerland, 24-27 June 2002, Vol. 3, 193-198. Download Presentation (PPT)


Applying Genetic Algorithms to Multi-objective Land-Use Planning
Matthews, K.B. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of The Robert Gordon University for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, October 2001.


Integrating CropSyst with a Multiple-objective Land Use Planning Tool (LADSS)
Rivington M., Matthews K.B., Sibbald A.R., Stöckle, C.O. 2nd International Symposium Modelling Cropping Systems, Florence, Italy, 16-18 July 2001, 171-172.


Combining Photogrammetric Camera and IR Videography to Define Within-Field Soil Sampling Frameworks
Tapping J., Matthews K.B., Wright G.G. and Wright R. 18th Biennial Workshop on Color Photography and Videography in Resource Assessment, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 16-18 May 2001.


Evaluating Multi-Objective Land Use Planning Tools Using Soft Systems Methods
Matthews K.B., Craw S., Elder S., Sibbald A.R. 19th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group (PLANSIG 2000), 14-15 December 2000.


Applying Genetic Algorithms to Multi-Objective Land Use Planning
Matthews, K.B., Craw S., Elder S., Sibbald A.R., MacKenzie I. Darrel Whitley (Ed.) Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Las Vagas, 8-12 July 2000.


Applying Genetic Algorithms to Land Use Planning
Matthews K.B., Craw S., MacKenzie I., Elder S. and Sibbald A.R. Gary Petley, Alexandra Coddington and Ruth Aylet (Eds.) (1999) Proceedings of the 18th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group, University of Salford, UK, 15-16 December 1999, 109-115.


Implementation of a spatial decision support system for rural land use planning: integrating GIS and environmental models with search and optimisation algorithms
Matthews, K.B., Sibbald A.R. and Craw S. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 23 (1999), 9-26.