Dr Tim Pagella - Staff Profile

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Dr Tim Pagella
Lecturer in Forestry

Thoday Building, Room 15b

Email: t.pagella@bangor.ac.uk

Tel: 01248 382286


Responsibilities within SENRGY/BU

Research Officer, School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (50% - in partnership with ICRAF); Lectureship in Forestry (50%) - with main mandate to lead on our exciting new venture with the Bangor College China.

Research Interests

Ecosystem services (mapping and stakeholder engagement); Agroforestry; the acquisition and utilisation of local ecological knowledge in natural resource management; the development and use of visualisation tools in participatory research; environmental policy.


Doctoral Degree

PhD in Soils and Environmental Science (2011) Bangor University. Approaches for spatially explicit negotiation of impacts of land use change on ecosystem services.

Previous positions and period of appointments

Tim and has worked as a Research Officer on several research projects. These include:

  • Nutrient and water recycling in small-scale farming systems in peri-urban areas of Thailand, China and Vietnam(RURBIFARM) 2002-2006;
  • Revitalisation and extension of linear tree features to sustain wood supply and biodiversity in Wales (Robinwood) 2006-2007;
  • Tropical agroforestry in coffee systems (CAFNET) 2007-2009;
  • Participatory landscape modelling to reduce rural flood risk in the UK (stakeholder and policy priority research - FRMRC) 2007-2011;
  • Spatially explicit negotiation of ecosystem services at local scales - Adaptive Landscapes Project - The Cambrian Mountains (Defra) 2011;
  • Integrated Rainwater Management Strategies: Technologies, Institutions and Policies for the Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia CPWF- NBDC (ICRAF) 2011-Present.

He has had a long research collaboration with ICRAF dating back to the EU funded RURBIFARM project in China, Vietnam and Thailand 2002-2006.

MSc Supervision

Provided supervision for 38 MSc dissertations with students from Bangor University– including 14 dissertations in partnership with ICRAF.

Recent Publications

S Fraval, J Hammond, J Wichern, S Oosting, I de Boer, N Teufel, M Lannerstad, K Waha, T Pagella, T Rosenstock, K Giller, M Herrero, D Harris, M van Wijk - Making the most of imperfect data: a critical evaluation of standard information collected in cross-sectional farm household surveys. Experimental Agriculture (in review)

M Crossland; L Winowiecki; T Pagella; K Hadgu and F Sinclair. Implications of variation in local perception of Degradation and restoration processes for Implementing Land Degradation Neutrality. Land Degradation & Development (in review)

ES Dumont, S Bonhomme, TF Pagella, FL Sinclair (2017) Structured stakeholder engagement leads to development of more diverse and inclusive agroforestry options. Experimental Agriculture

Hammond, J., Fraval, S., van Etten, J., Suchini, J. G., Mercado, L., Pagella, T., Frelat, R., Lannerstad, M., Douxchamps, S., Teufel, N., Valbuena, D., van Wijk, M. T. (2016) The Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (rhomis) for rapid characterisation of households to inform Climate Smart Agriculture interventions: description and applications in East Africa and Central America', Agricultural Systems

Hammond, J., Wijk, M.T. van, Smajgl, A., Ward, J., Pagella, T., Jianchu Xu, Yufang Su, Zhuangfang Yi and Harrison, R.D. 2017. Farm types and farmer motivations to adapt: Implications for design of sustainable agricultural interventions in the rubber plantations of South West China. Agricultural Systems 154: 1–12

Rahman, S.A.; Sunderland, T.; Kshatriya, M.; Roshetko, J.M.; Pagella, T.; Healey, J.R. Towards productive landscapes: Trade-offs in tree-cover and income across a matrix of smallholder agricultural land-use systems. Land Use Policy 2016, 58, 152–164.

Styles, D., Börjesson, P., d’Hertefeldt, T., Birkhofer, K., Dauber, J., Adams, P., Patil, S., Pagella, T., Pettersson, L.B., Peck, P.,Vaneeckhaute, C., Rosenqvist, H. (2016) Climate regulation, energy provisioning and water purification: quantifying ecosystem service delivery of bioenergy willow grown on riparian buffer zones using life cycle assessment. Ambio 2016;45:872–84

Bos, S.P.M, Pagella, T., Kindt, R., Russell, A.J.M, Luedeling, E. (2015) Climate analogs for agricultural impact projection and adaptation—a reliability test. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 3, 65.

Pagella, T.F., Sinclair, F.L.  (2014) Development and use of a typology of mapping tools to assess their fitness for supporting management of ecosystem service provision. Landscape Ecology 29: 383-399.

Jackson, B., Pagella, T., Sinclair, F., Orellana, B., Henshaw, A., McIntyre, N., Reynolds, B., Wheater, H., Eycott, A. (2013) Polyscape: a GIS mapping toolbox providing efficient and spatially explicit landscape-scale valuation of multiple ecosystem services. Urban and Landscape Planning 112: 74-88.

Pagella, T., Jackson, B., and  Sinclair, F. (in review)  Requirements for spatially explicit negotiation of ecosystem service synergies and trade-offs. Ecology and Society

Pagella, T., Sinclair, F. (in review) Customisation of spatially explicit tools for ecosystem service management for different contexts and scales. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

Ambrose-Oji, B and Pagella, T.
(2012) Spatial Analysis and Prioritisation of Cultural Ecosystem Services: A Review of Methods.

Everard, M., Jha, R., Russell, S., Pagella, T., Falzon, C. (2012- in review) The benefits of fringing mangrove systems to Mumbai. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

McIntyre, N., Ballard, C.,  Park, J., Henshaw, A., Pagella, T.,  Dangerfield, S., Ewen, J., Bulygina, N.,  Marshall, M., Reynolds, B., Wheater, H.,  O’Donnell, G.,  Jackson, B., O’Connell, E.,  Thorne, C., Cluckie, I.,  Sinclair F.L.
(2012) Land Use Management Effects on Flood Flows and Sediments – Guidance on Prediction. CIRIA report

Russell S. et al (2011). Status and changes in the UK’s ecosystems and their services to society: a synthesis for Wales. Chapter 20 of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment.

Pagella, T (2011) Approaches for spatially explicit negotiation of impacts of land use change on ecosystem services. PhD thesis, Bangor University.

Zhang, Q, Shi, X., Huang, B., Yu, D., Öborn, I., Blombäck, K., Wang, H., Pagella, T.F. and Sinclair, F.L. (2007) Surface water quality of factory-based and vegetable-based peri-urban areas in the Yangtze River Delta region, China. Catena 69: 57-64.

Huang, B., Shi, X., Dongsheng, Y., Öborn, I., Blombäck, K., Pagella, T.F., Wang, H., Sun, W. And Sinclair, F.L.
(2006) Environmental assessment of small-scale vegetable farming systems in peri-urban areas of the Yangtze River delta region, China. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 112: 391-402.