Dr Deborah Bartlett BSc Hons, CertEd, MSc, PhD, CMLI, FCIEEM
BSc Hons, CertEd, MSc, PhD, CMLI, FCIEEM
Principal Lecturer, Environmental Conservation
Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Engineering & Science
Dr Debbie Bartlett, having received a BSc Hons in environmental physiology, worked in a range of areas gaining experience in parasitology (Pfizer) horticulture and ecology before studying for a Master's in Landscape Ecology Design and Management. She then followed a path of professional development, working in the public sector, and achieving Chartered Landscape Architect (Management Division) status and full membership of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
Debbie is particularly interested in the role of agriculture and forestry in shaping the landscape, past and present, and the impact on both natural and cultural heritage. Her current research focus is on the socio-economic aspects of the coppice industry, the farmed landscape, coastal ecology and conservation policy. She combines her role at the university, which is on a 0.8 basis, with consultancy.
She became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management in October 2009 and received a 'Best Practice' award for the MSc Environmental Conservation programme, now the first to be accredited by this professional Institute.
Debbie also sits on the Training Education and Career Development committee for CIEEM, is vice convenor for the South East Section, is an expert advisor to the Heritage Lottery Fund and UK representative on the Management Committee of the COST Action on traditional coppice woodland in Europe running from 2013 to 2017.
- Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (FCIEEM)
- Review of the chestnut industry in South East England (client: DEFRA/Forest Research)
- Dormouse ecology
- Barn owl diet in an urban area (with Thames Water/Crossness Nature Reserve)
- Desert ecology and rural livelihoods (with GUIDE the Gujarat Institute for Desert Ecology)
- Training needs analysis in the woodland sector in the High Weald (client: East Sussex County Council)
- Natural pest control (contributing to the European Network of Biodiversity Knowledge project)
- Biodiversity action planning for the university land holdings
- Research into the socio-economics of coppice woodland management
- Animal welfare issues in conservation grazing, focusing on upland and coastal habitats, carried out for Natural England and the Wildlife Trusts (in press)
- Exploring and raising awareness of the role of farming and local food production in the Surrey Hills, one of the first areas of outstanding beauty to be designated in England
- Historical landscape assessment of the 'Darwin at Downe' proposed World Heritage Site
- The Bedgebury Forest Landscape Archaeology project. Working with the Forestry Commission and local people to record woodland archaeology and provide management recommendations to conserve cultural and natural heritage.
Bartlett, Deborah (2016) Traditional coppice in South East England: the importance of workforce engagement for development. Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF). ISSN 1971-7458
Bartlett, Debbie (2016) A comparison of the chestnut industry in S E England and Northern Italy. Royal Forestry Society. ISSN 0033-5568
Bartlett, Deborah (2016) The coppice chestnut industry in Northern Italy and South East England. The Royal Forestry Society. ISSN 0033-5568
Bartlett, Debbie (2015) The implication of European health and safety regulations for the coppice sector. Royal Forestry Society. ISSN 0033-5568
Bartlett, Debbie (2015) Global woodfuel: Charcoal in India. Woodlands Investment Management Ltd.
Bartlett, Debbie (2014) EuroCoppice: A new approach to influence policy to support woodland management. Royal Forestry Society. ISSN 0033-5568
Bartlett, Debbie (2013) The farmed countryside – maximizing the benefits for wildlife land sharing and the opportunities for functional agro-biodiversity. Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
Bartlett, Debbie (2011) In pursuit of the truth about the coppice woodland management in the South East. Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. ISSN 1754-4882
Bartlett, Debbie (2011) Identifying issues for the coppice industry. Royal Forestry Society. ISSN 0033-5568
Bartlett, Debbie and Witts, Antony (2009) Biodiversity data, informatics and ecologists – the e-biosphere conference. Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. ISSN 1754-4882
Bartlett, Deborah, Nicolescu, Valeriu-Norocel and Pyttel, Patrick (Eds.) (2015) Evolution and perspectives of coppice forests in European countries and South Africa. Editura Universitatii Transilvania din Brasov, Brasov. ISBN 9786061905980
Bartlett, Debbie M.F. (2014) Socio-economics and business organisation in the chestnut industry: a comparison between Italy (Tuscany) and England (Kent). EuroCoppice / University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
Bartlett, Debbie (2015) Traditional coppice in South East England: the importance of workforce engagement for development.
Bartlett, D. (2014) The people in the woods: coppice ownership and governance.
Bartlett, D. (2013) Knowledge transfer in the land based sector.