Aberdeen Data Meetup 04 June 2024

"Developing a Landscape Scale Natural Capital Tool for Scotland" - Donya Davidson

Abstract: NatureScot, in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, are developing a new tool to facilitate decision makers to take a natural capital approach for managing land at the landscape scale in Scotland. By mapping and modelling how certain land use changes might impact the ecosystem services they provide, decision makers can identify scenarios that maximize benefits for both people and nature. It will be the first tool of its kind in Scotland and will be a geospatial web application, building on scientific knowledge and the existing EcoServR tool for mapping natural capital assets and ecosystem services.

Speaker Bio: Donya is the Natural Capital Manager for NatureScot, where she leads a team of GIS Analysts and Data Scientists developing an innovative new natural capital tool for Scotland. Donya is an Ecologist who specialises in natural capital valuation, ecosystem service modelling and co-design methodology. She is passionate about nature conservation and the effective communication of science, so that it is accessible to everyone. Prior to her time at NatureScot, she worked for the Scottish Wildlife Trust where she led on the development of the Edinburgh Nature Network, a strategic tool to prioritise interventions to tackle the threats of climate change and biodiversity loss in the city. Outside of her work, Donya is on the External Advisory Board for Lauriston Farm Agroecology Co-operative, where she advises on biodiversity enhancement measures and helps monitor the wildlife on the farm using trail cameras.


This event is orgnanised by a charity - Code The City. We are grateful to ScotlandIS and Codebase's TechScaler for their generous sponsorship of the Aberdeen Data Meet-ups over the last 12 months.

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The event will start at 6pm for pizza, drinks and networking.

* 6.30pm onwards - the main talk

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