Projects per year
My research interests are the impact of herbivores on upland vegetation and the interaction between land management systems and upland landscapes.
My current work includes:
A study of land management where adjacent properties have divergent deer management objectives – how do estates collaborate to resolve conflicts?
My previous work includes:
The impacts of reduced sheep grazing on upland biodiversity - Sheep numbers in the uplands have declined rapidly, as a result of CAP reform and sheep economics. The work involved participatory research with stakeholders and biodiversity experts, to select appropriate indicator variables which were measured at numerous paired study sites
Involvement with a pilot woodland grazing trial funded by Forestry Commission Scotland and contribution to the Woodland Grazing Toolbox
Initiation of a project funded by SNH to provide guidance for sites where habitats have conflicting grazing requirements: Developing guidance for managing extensive upland grazing where habitats have differing requirements.
PhD, Vegetation dynamics in seasonally grazed upland systems, University of Edinburgh
1999 → 2003
Award Date: 5 Nov 2003
Bachelor, Ecological Science with Honours in Ecology
1994 → 1998
Award Date: 15 Jul 1998
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Reviewing, assessing and critiquing the evidence base on muirburn to inform the development of a licensing approach in Scotland
Holland, J., McCracken, D., Glendinning, J. G., Buckingham, S. & Pollock, M.
6/04/22 → 14/06/22
Reduced sheep grazing and biodiversity: a novel approach to selecting and measuring biodiversityPollock, ML., Holland, JP., Morgan-Davies, C., Morgan-Davies, J. & Waterhouse, A., Jul 2013, In: Rangeland Ecology & Management. 66, 4, p. 387 - 400 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Meeting the challenge of wild deer research to support delivery of sustainable deer management in ScotlandHolland, J., Mcmorran, R., Morgan-Davies, C., Bryce, R., Glass, J., Pollock, M., McCracken, D., Glass, R., Woolvin, A. & Thomson, S., 2017, Scottish Natural Heritage.
Research output: Book/Report/Policy Brief/Technical Brief › Commissioned reportOpen Access
Overcoming deer management challengesPollock, ML., Holland, JP. & McCracken, DI., 28 Mar 2022, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). 12 p.
Research output: Book/Report/Policy Brief/Technical Brief › Research briefOpen AccessFile76 Downloads (Pure)
Reviewing, assessing and critiquing the evidence base on the impacts of muirburn on wildfire prevention, carbon storage and biodiversityHolland, JP., Pollock, ML., Buckingham, S., Glendinning, JPG. & McCracken, DI., 19 Oct 2022, NatureScot. (Research Report; no. 1302)
Research output: Book/Report/Policy Brief/Technical Brief › Commissioned report › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile185 Downloads (Pure)
Photosensitisation in lambs associated with ingestion of bog asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum)Pollock, ML. & Malone, FE., Jun 2016, (First published) p. 1 - 4. 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › peer-review