Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Dr. Genevieve Patenaude

Research interests:

-Carbon management; Forest Loss Risks; Poverty Alleviation in Forest Environments;

-Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD-Plus); Forest finance; Kyoto Protocol and Post-Kyoto international negotiations; Ecosystem services.

-Corporate strategy; Climate change; Diffusion of knowledge to corporate executives; Social contagion models; Diffusion of innovation theory

Career history:

Present: Senior Lecturer in Forests and Carbon Management, University of Edinburgh

2005 DPhil, University of Oxford, UK

Active research projects:

Forests at risk: Awakening the UK timber, forest carbon and forest insurance sectors to the threats of pests, disease and drought

Patenaude, G.

31/10/14 – 22/10/16


A model for standardised pest and disease risk assessment of UK forests for carbon buffer and insurance purposes

Davies, S. & Patenaude, G.

1/12/13 – 31/05/14


ACES: Abrupt Changes in Ecosystem Services and Wellbeing in Mozambican Woodlands

Patenaude, G., Meir, P., Ryan, C., Fisher, J. & Metzger, M. J.

30/11/13 – 29/03/17


ACES: Abrupt Changes in Ecosystem Services and Wellbeing in Mozambican Woodlands

Patenaude, G., Ryan, C., Fisher, J., Metzger, M. J. & Meir, P.

30/11/13 – 31/12/17


Case Studies for the development of a forest specific risk toolbox for investment

Patenaude, G., Williams, M., Woodhouse, I. & Davies, S.

22/10/13 – 21/04/15


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:

Locatelli, T., Gardiner, B., Tarantola, S., Nicoll, B., Bonnefond, J.M., Garrigou, D., Kamimura, K. and Patenaude, G., 2016. Modelling wind risk to Eucalyptus globulus (Labill.) stands. Forest Ecology and Management, 365, pp.159-173.

Seppelt, R., Lautenbach, S., Dormann, C.F., Volk, M., Wilson, M., Walz, A. and Patenaude, G., 2014. Prepared under contract from the European Commission.

Locatelli, T., Binet, T., Kairo, J.G., King, L., Madden, S., Patenaude, G., Upton, C. and Huxham, M., 2014. Turning the tide: how blue carbon and Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) might help save mangrove forests. Ambio, 43(8), pp.981-995.

Patenaude, G. and Lewis, K., 2014. The impacts of Tanzania’s natural resource management programmes for ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. International Forestry Review, 16(4), pp.459-473.

Pinho, P.F., Patenaude, G., Ometto, J.P., Meir, P., Toledo, P.M., Coelho, A. and Young, C.E.F., 2014. Ecosystem protection and poverty alleviation in the tropics: Perspective from a historical evolution of policy-making in the Brazilian Amazon. Ecosystem Services, 8, pp.97-109.

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