Mike Dunn, BSc, PhD

Social Scientist

Mike Dunn

Email: michael.dunn@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Tel: +44 (0)131 0300 5900
Tel direct: +44 (0)300 067 5970
Fax: +44 (0)131 445 5124

Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Midlothian EH25 9SY

Mike joined Forest Research in September 2015. His background is in Geography and Environmental Management (BSc), Rural Development and Resource Management (MSc) and National Park Management and Planning (Ph.D). He previously worked in North America conducting research into the effectiveness of the Canadian Model Forest Program, and on adoption of conservation practices among agricultural producers in the US Midwest.

Current role

As a Social Scientist in the Social and Economic Research Group, Mike assists with collecting and interpreting data on perceptions, attitudes and behaviours to help inform forest policy and management decisions.

Current Projects

Red Squirrels United - Assessing public and community attitudes towards grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinesis) management.

Global threats from Phytophthora spp. (PHYTO-THREATS) - Feasibility assessment for an accreditation scheme involving consultation with nursery managers, consumers and other stakeholders.

Valuing and governing forest ecosystem services - Mechanisms for delivering forest ecosystem services and benefits.

Latest publications

Church, S. P., Dunn, M., Babin, N., Mase, A. S., Haigh, T., & Prokopy, L. S. (2017). Do advisors perceive climate change as an agricultural risk? An in-depth examination of Midwestern US Ag advisors’ views on drought, climate change, and risk management. Agriculture and Human Values, 1-17.

Church, S.P., Haigh, T., Widhalm, M., de Jalon, S.G., Babin, N., Carlton, J.S., Dunn, M., Fagan, K., Knutson, C.L. & Prokopy, L.S. (2016). Agricultural trade publications and the 2012 Midwestern U.S. drought: A missed opportunity for climate risk communication. Climate Risk Management, 15, 45-60.

Parkins, J. R., Dunn, M., Reed, M. G., & Sinclair, A. J. (2016). Forest governance as neoliberal strategy: A comparative case study of the Model Forest Program in Canada. Journal of Rural Studies, 45, 270-278.

Dunn, M., Mullendore, N., de Jalon, S. G., & Prokopy, L. S. (2016). The Role of County Surveyors and County Drainage Boards in Addressing Water Quality. Environmental Management, 1-13.

Dunn, M., Ulrich-schad, J. D., Prokopy, L. S., Myers, R. L., Watts, C. R., & Scanlon, K. (2016). Perceptions and use of cover crops among early adopters: Findings from a national survey. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 71(1), 29–40.

Prokopy, L.S., Carlton, J.S., Arbuckle Jr, J.G., Haigh, T., Lemos, M.C., Mase, A.S., Babin, N., Dunn, M., Andresen, J., Angel, J., & Hart, C. (2015). Extension′ s role in disseminating information about climate change to agricultural stakeholders in the United States. Climatic Change, 130(2), 261–272.

Dunn, M. (2011). Affordable housing in Northumberland National Park. Doctoral thesis. Northumbria University.

Paterson, E., & Dunn, M. (2009). Perspectives on utilising Community Land Trusts as a vehicle for affordable housing provision. Local Environment, 14(8), 749–764.