Dr Jordan Chetcuti
Jordan is a computational ecologist with an interest in using individual-based models (IBMs) to gain insights to ecological systems. Also as part of the PoshBee project, he is currently working on creating a framework for Bombus sp. modelling within the ALMaSS framework (Animal Landscape and Man Simulation System). He will then parameterise the first ALMaSS Bombus sp. individual-based model for Bombus terrestris which will be used to assess the risks associated with different farming practices, as well as gaining insights into bumblebee ecology.
Jordan also has used IBMs during his PhD at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Leeds, to explore habitat fragmentation on biodiversity. This research included species habitat preference and coexistence. In particular conducting spatial analysis and developing a weighted version of a metric of habitat association, the phi coefficient of association, and testing this looking at carabid habitat association.
Jordan worked on remote sensing using LiDAR and hyperspectral imagery to explore the māmane (Sophora chrysophylla)/naio (Myoporum sandwicense) cloud forest of the Big island of Hawai‘i, to explore the reasons for the decline of the endangered Hawaiian bird species Palila (Loxioides bailleui) while completing a Masters and lecturing at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
During his time at Forest Research, the research agency of the British Forestry Commission, as a spatial landscape ecologist, Jordan worked with local councils and forest districts across Scotland and Norther England integrating habitat and people networks into planning. He created decision support tools taking into consideration reaching targets for biodiversity, people and hydrological planning. Jordan also collaborated with national parks, Scottish Natural Heritage and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), including working looking at the impacts of forestry on heathland birds.
Chetcuti, J., Kunin, W. E. & Bullock, J. M. (2019). A weighting method to improve habitat association analysis: tested on British carabids. Ecography (Cop.). 42, 1395–1404 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ecog.04295
Mitchell, R. J., Beaton, J. K., Bellamy, P. E., Broome, A., Chetcuti, J., Eaton, S., Woodward, S. (2014). Ash dieback in the UK: A review of the ecological and conservation implications and potential management options. Biological Conservation, 175, 95–109. http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0006320714001700
Wilson, J. D., Anderson, R., Bailey, S., Chetcuti, J., Cowie, N. R., Hancock, M. H., Thompson, D. B. A. (2014). Modelling edge effects of mature forest plantations on peatland waders informs landscape-scale conservation. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(1), 204–213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12173
Moseley, D., Marzano, M., Chetcuti, J., & Watts, K. (2013). Green networks for people: Application of a functional approach to support the planning and management of greenspace. Landscape and Urban Planning, 116, 1–12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.04.004
Chetcuti, J., (2018). PhiCor: Calculating Phi coefficient of Association. (Version v1.0). Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1407053
Chetcuti, J. (2019) Ground beetle habitat preference, NFBR Newsletter. Edited by E. Wright, April, pp. 16–17. Available at: http://www.nfbr.org.uk/sites/default/files/newsletters/NFBR Issue 57.pdf
Mitchell, R.J., Bailey, S., Beaton, J.K., Bellamy, P.E., Brooker, R.W., Broome, A., Chetcuti, J., Eaton, S., Ellis, C.J., Farren, J., Gimona, A., Goldberg, E., Hall, J., Harmer, R., Hester, A.J., Hewison, R.L., Hodgetts, N.G., Hooper, R.J., Howe, L., Iason, G.R., Kerr, G., Littlewood, N.A., Morgan, V., Newey, S., Potts, J.M., Pozsgai, G., Ray, D., Sim, D.A., Stockan, J.A., Taylor, A.F.S. and Woodward, S. 2014. 2014. The potential ecological impact of ash dieback in the UK [Online]. Available from: http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/JNCC483_web.pdf
Moseley, D.G., Marzano, M., Chetcuti, J., (2012), Green networks and people: A framework for planning and delivery, Part C - Practitioner guide. Unpublished report to Scottish Natural Heritage Scottish Natural Heritage, Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership and Forestry Commission Scotland
Moseley, D.G., Marzano, M., Chetcuti, J., (2012), Green networks and people: A framework for planning and delivery - Part D -Technical guide. Unpublished report to Scottish Natural Heritage Scottish Natural Heritage, Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership and Forestry Commission Scotland
Smith, M.A, Chetcuti, J., Moseley, D.G. and Quine, C. (2012), Addressing issues of conservation concern based on Principles of Landscape Ecology – Application to Quick Wins and the Long March. Unpublished contract report to Scottish Natural Heritage
Chetcuti, J., Moseley, D.G. and Smith, M.A. (2011), Ayrshire Integrated Habitat Networks. Unpublished contract report to East Ayrshire Council, North Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Council, Ayrshire Joint Planning Steering Group, Central Scotland Forest Trust, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, and Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Chetcuti, J., Moseley, D.G. and Smith, M.A. (2011). Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Integrated Habitat Networks. Unpublished contract report to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, and Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Mackenzie I., Dendonker N., Metzger M., Smith M., Chetcuti, J. (2010) Bioenergy to biodiversity: downscaling scenarios of European land use change. In: Eycott A., Scott D., Smithers R. (eds) Future Landscape Ecology. Proceedings of the 17th annual meeting of the IALE UK Chapter 13-16 September Brighton, UK, pp 99-108.
Moseley, D.G. and Chetcuti, J. (2010). Fife Integrated Habitat Networks. Unpublished report to Fife Coast & Countryside Trust, Fife Council, Forestry Commission Scotland, and Scottish Natural Heritage, 55 pp.
Smith, M., Moseley, D.G., Chetcuti, J., De Ioanni, M. (2008) Glasgow and Clyde Valley Integrated Habitat Networks. Forest Research. Roslin. Contract report to Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership.
Smith, M. ed., (2008) Improving the ecological content of Forest Plans: A Case Study from Glen Affric. Forest Research. Roslin. Contract report to Forestry Commission Scotland.
Moseley, D.G., Smith, M.A., Chetcuti, J., De Ioanni, M. (2008) Falkirk Integrated Habitat Networks. Unpublished report to Falkirk Council, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Central Scotland Forest Trust, 55 pp.
Winterbottom, S., Humphreys, L., Smith, M., Chetcuti, J., Humphrey, J. (2008) Development of a methodology for predicting the impact of demographic change and urban development on biodiversity. Unpublished report to Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum For Environmental Research (SNIFFER). 86 pp.
Moseley, D.G., Martin, S., Humphrey, J.W., Edwards, D., Smith, M.A., Chetcuti, J., Eycott, A.E. (2008) Urban networks for people and biodiversity – form and function. Unpublished report to Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum For Environmental Research (SNIFFER). 82 pp.
Project Supervisor: Prof. Jane Stout