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Dr Paula Harrison

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Dr. Paula A. Harrison is a Senior Research Scientist and Project Manager within the Biodiversity Group of the Environmental Change Institute. She has a D.Phil. entitled Climate Change and Wheat Production: Spatial Modelling of Impacts in Europe (University of Oxford), a M.Sc. in Operational Research (University of Lancaster) and a B.Sc. in Geography and Statistics (University of Salford).

Paula has worked at the Environmental Change Institute since it was founded in 1991. Prior to this she was a member of the Atmospheric Impacts Research Group at the University of Birmingham. She has over 20 years experience of managing large multi-institutional projects at both the national and international level, including the EU projects EPOCH (1991-1992), CLAIRE (1993-1995) and CLIVARA (1996-1998). She was Coordinator of the EU Coordination Action project RUBICODE (Rationalising Biodiversity Conservation in Dynamic Ecosystems; 2006-2009) and the EU project CLIMSAVE (Climate Change Integrated Methodology for Cross-sectoral Adaptation and Vulnerability in Europe; 2010-2013). She is currently Coordinator of the EU project IMPRESSIONS (Impacts and Risks from High-end scenarios: Strategies for Innovative Solutions; 2013-2018) and Deputy Coordinator of the EU project BESAFE (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Arguments for our Future Environment; 2011-2015). She is also WP Leader on the EU project OPENNESS (Operationalisation of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services: From Concepts to Real World Applications; 2012-2017) and co-WP Leader on Follow-up Project for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (2012-2013). She was a contributing author on the Europe chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report and an Expert Reviewer for various chapters of both the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports. She has authored over 70 scientific papers, book chapters and contract reports.


Research Interests

Quantifying the contribution of different organisms, and the effects of various drivers of change, on the provision of ecosystem services. The development and application of impact models for managed and natural ecosystems, and the evaluation of spatialisation techniques for assessing the regional implications of climate change and possibilities for adaptation. Developing integrated assessment techniques that take account of interactions between different land use sectors. Participatory scenario development and its application within integrated assessment studies.  She is currently involved in the following research projects:


Publications

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2007
  • Berry, P.M., O'Hanley, J., Thomson, C.L., Harrison, P.A., Masters, G.J. and Dawson, T.P. (2007) Modelling natural resource responses to climate change (MONARCH): MONARCH 3 contract report. UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)
  • Berry, P.M., O'Hanley, J.R., Thomson, C.L., Harrison, P.A., Masters, G.J.P. and Dawson, T.P. (2007) MONARCH - Modelling Natural Resource Responses to Climate Change: MONARCH 3 Contract report. UKCIP Technical Report, Oxford.
  • Holman, I.P., Berry, P.M., Mokrech, M., Richards, J.A., Audsley, E., Harrison, P.A., Rounsevell, M.D.A., Nicholls, R.J., Shackley, S. and Henriques, C. (2007) Simulating the effects of future climate and socio-economic change in east Anglia and North West England: The RegIS2 project. Summary report. UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) ISBN: 9781906360009.
2006
2005
  • Berry, P.M., Harrison, P.A., Dawson, T.P. and Walmsley, C.A. (2005) MONARCH 2: Modelling Natural Resource Responses to Climate Change. UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)
  • Holman, I.P., Rounsevell, M.D.A., Shackley, S., Harrison, P.A., Nicholls, R.J., Berry, P.M. and Audsley, E. (2005) A regional, multi-sectoral and integrated assessment of the impacts of climate and socio-economic change in the UK. Climatic Change, 71(1): 9-41.
2004
  • Berry, P., Dawson, T.P., Harrison, P.A. and Pearson, R.G. (2004) Climate change – all change? Modelling habitat and species’ distributions: a Yorkshire perspective. In, Atherden, M. (ed.) Global Warming: A Yorkshire Perspective. PLACE Research Centre, University College of Ripon and York St. John. pp. 97-109. ISBN: 9780954066420.
2003
  • Berry, P.M., Dawson, T.P., Harrison, P.A., Pearson, R. and Butt, N. (2003) The sensitivity and vulnerability of terrestrial habitats and species in Britain and Ireland to climate change. Journal for Nature Conservation, 11(1): 15-23.
  • Harrison, P.A., Vanhinsbergh, D.P., Fuller, R.J. and Berry, P.M. (2003) Modelling climate change impacts on the distribution of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland. Journal for Nature Conservation, 11(1): 31-42.
2002
  • Berry, P., Dawson, T., Harrison, P., Pearson, R. and Broadmeadow, M. (2002) Impacts on the distribution of plant species found in native Beech woodland..
  • Berry, P.M., Dawson, T.P., Harrison, P.A. and Pearson, R.G. (2002) Modelling potential impacts of climate change on the bioclimatic envelope of species in Britain and Ireland. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 11(6): 453-462.
  • Pearson, R.G., Dawson, T.P., Berry, P.M. and Harrison, P.A. (2002) SPECIES: a spatial evaluation of climate impact on the envelope of species. Ecological Modelling, 154(3): 289-300.
2001
  • Harrison, P.A., Berry, P.M. and Dawson, T.E. (2001) Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Britain and Ireland: Modelling Natural Resource Responses to Climate Change (MONARCH). UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)
  • Harrison, P.A., Berry, P.M. and UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) (2001) Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Britain and Ireland: Modelling natural resource responses to climate change (the MONARCH project). UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP).