Dr Beth Brockett BSc Hons., MSc

PhD student

Research Overview

I am using an interdisciplinary tool box to explore new ways of thinking about, planning for and enacting the farm environment or agri-environment on extensive livestock farms in the English Lake District. Applying mixed methods mapping using Geographical Information Systems is an exciting way of integrating physical and social, quantitative and qualitative forms of information. It enables me to consider how different forms of information are included and prioritised. I combine field measurements of soil carbon and nitrogen, fodder production and vegetation survey data with ethnographic data in a way which accepts the complexity of the agri-environment assemblage.

An interdisciplinary approach to mapping soil carbon
Brockett, B. 05/2016 Lancaster University. 262 p.
Doctoral Thesis

Soil moisture is the major factor influencing microbial community structure and enzyme activities across seven biogeoclimatic zones in western Canada
Brockett, B., Prescott, C., Grayston, S. 01/2012 In: Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 44, 1, p. 9-20. 12 p.
Journal article

The existence of an Allee effect in populations of Porcellio scaber (Isopoda: Oniscidea)
Brockett, B., Hassall, M. 07/2005 In: European Journal of Soil Biology. 41, 3-4, p. 123-127. 5 p.
Journal article

Thinking globally, eating locally
Seyfang, G., Brockett, B. 2004 In: Town and Country Planning. 73, p. 324-325. 2 p.
Journal article