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Lorna Cole

Dr

  • Auchincruive Estate, SAC Consulting, JF Niven Building

    KA6 5HW Ayr

    United Kingdom

20012020

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Research interests

Lorna Cole is an agricultural ecologist at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and lectures on their Wildlife and Conservation Management Degree. Lorna completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow in 1997 and has worked in the field of agroecology ever since. Lorna believes that feeding our growing world population whilst protecting our environment is the greatest challenge we face. Her research has a strong focus on exploring how biodiversity goals can be positively incorporated into agricultural systems and how this can be achieved in an economically viable way. Lorna is particularly interested in beneficial insects, including pollinators and predatory beetles. The focus of her research is increasing our understanding of how agricultural practices influence these insects and the ecosystem services they deliver. Her research aims to identify agro-ecological practices that will enhance the sustainability of agricultural systems to future challenges. Lorna primarily conducts research on working farms giving her a strong practical knowledge of farming systems. This knowledge enables her to ensure that management recommendations resulting from her research are practical and realistic to achieve on the ground. Her current research focuses on the ecology, spatial distribution and functional diversity of pollinators within intensive agricultural landscapes.

 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 10 Oct 1997

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A critical analysis of the potential for EU Common Agricultural Policy measures to support wild pollinators on farmland

Cole, LJ., Kleijn, D., Dicks, L., Stout, J., Potts, S., Albrecht, M., Balzan, M., Bartomeus, I., Bebeli, P., Bevk, D., Biesmeijer, J., Chlebo, R., Dautartė, A., Emmanouil, N., Hartfield, C., Holland, J., Holzschuh, A., Knoben, N., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Mandelik, Y. & 13 others, Panou, H., Paxton, R., Petanidou, T., Pinheiro de Carvalho, M., Rundlöf, M., Sarthou, J-P., Stavrinides, M., Suso, M., Szentgyörgyi, H., Vaissière, B., Varnava, A., Zemeckis, R. & Scheper, J., Apr 2020, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 57, 4, p. 681-694 14 p.

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    Managing riparian buffer strips to optimise ecosystem services: A review

    Cole, LJ., Stockan, J. & Helliwell, R., 1 Jul 2020, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 296, 106891.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Linking farmer and beekeeper preferences with ecological knowledge to improve crop pollination

    Breeze, T. D., Boreux, V., Cole, L. J., Dicks, L., Klein, A-M., Pufal, G., Balzan, M., Bevk, D., Bortolotti, L., Petanidou, T., Mand, M., Pinto, M. A., Scheper, J., Stanisavljević, L., Stavrinides, M. C., Tscheulin, T., Varnava, A. & Kleijn, D., Dec 2019, In : People and Nature. 1, 4, p. 562-572

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    Data from: A critical analysis of the potential for EU Common Agricultural Policy measures to support wild pollinators on farmland

    Cole, L. (Creator), Kleijn, D. (Creator), Dicks, L. V. (Creator), Stout, J. (Creator), Potts, S. (Creator), Albrecht, M. (Creator), Balzan, M. V. (Creator), Bartomeus, I. (Creator), Bebeli, P. (Creator), Bevk, D. (Creator), Biesmeijer, J. (Creator), Chlebo, R. (Creator), Dautartė, A. (Creator), Emmanouil , N. (Creator), Hartfield, C. (Creator), Holland, J. (Creator), Holzschuh, A. (Creator), Knoben, N. (Creator), Kovács-Hostyánszki, A. (Creator), Mandelik, Y. (Creator), Panou, H. (Creator), Paxton, R. (Creator), Petanidou, T. (Creator), Pinheiro de Carvalho, M. (Creator), Rundlöf, M. (Creator), Sarthou, J. (Creator), Stavrinides, M. (Creator), Suso, M. (Creator), Szentgyörgyi, H. (Creator), Vaissière, B. E. (Creator), Varnava, A. (Creator), Vilà, M. (Creator), Zemeckis, R. (Creator) & Scheper, J. (Creator), Dryad, 20 Jan 2020

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