Katherine Beckmann

Knowledge Exchange & Research Associate

I work with the Adaptation Team of Scottish Government’s ClimateXChange programme (CXC).  CXC addresses a wide range of climate topics to support policy makers in Scottish Government and my work is focused on

1. Identifying contextual, ‘enabling frameworks’ for adaptation

2. Identifying the role that government policy has in creating and improving the context so as to promote resilience and adaptation action

3.  Demonstration of adaptation (where possible).   See http://www.climatexchange.org.uk/index.php/cxc-work/cxc-adaptation

4. Supporting the development and use of indicators of adaptation for Scotland, particularly for the Built Environment.

I have a background in natural sciences, resource management and knowledge exchange.  I hold two science degrees, and am a member of one of the Business Networks run by Cambridge Programme for Industry.  

Forest

Silvifuture: A network promoting novel forest species

SilviFuture aims to support forest managers to diversify the species they grow, so the sector will be more resilient and remain capable of meeting society’s future needs.

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Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Climate Ready Forestry at Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (QEFP) is the first site in the Climate Ready Forest network; a partnership between FC Scotland, Forest Research, ClimateXChange and private sector collaborators, which aims to support the forest sector in Scotland become more resilient to climate change.

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Inner Forth Futurescape

Inner Forth Futurescape

The Inner Forth Futurescape aims to increase the resilience of wildlife and habitats by working in partnership on a landscape-scale around a core area for nature.

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Forest

The Great Trossachs Forest

This 200 year partnership project will transform the Great Trossachs Forest landscape from exploited, heavily grazed land and plantation forestry to a more natural mix of resilient habitats, helping wildlife adapt to climate change. 

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Loch Leven Nature Reserve

Loch Leven Nature Reserve

Actions to increase adaptive capacity to changing rainfall patterns in the Loch Leven Nature Reserve

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Nigg Bay Nature Reserve

Nigg Bay Nature Reserve

In response to sea-level rise, managed coastal realignment was undertaken in Nigg Bay, Scotland, allowing the saltmarsh to re-establish naturally.

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Katherine is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

52de5bd574421urban-adaptation - climate adaptation.

Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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52de8ec3f3599economics-of-adaptation - climate adaptation.

Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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52dfc30a748ddadaptation-decision-making 1 - climate adaptation.

Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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