Dr Lee-Ann Sutherland

James Hutton Institute

PhD Land Economy – Research Leader

Dr Sutherland co-ordinated the FarmPath 7th Framework Project (Farming Transitions: Pathways towards regional sustainability of agriculture in Europe) (2011- 2014) and H2020 PLAID (Peer to peer learning: Accessing Innovation through Demonstration), where the Hutton DigiFarm was developed. She conducts research into: agri-environmental decision-making, agricultural transitions, farm business diversification (renewable energy), organic farming, and agricultural knowledge systems. LAS has published substantively on farmer decision-making in relation to the agri-environment and will lead work within FRAMEWork on engaging farmers in monitoring of native biodiversity, to enable them to develop a culture of producing ecosystem services.

Increasing knowledge and finding solutions to the challenges of biodiversity loss alongside farmers, citizens, value chains, government policymakers and others. We're working to ensure that biodiversity sensitive farming is valued.

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