Publications

Tracy Houston Durrant

Tracy Houston Durrant, Research Scientist at the Institute of Environment and Sustainability in the Joint Research Centre since 2006. Education: Psychology degree (University of Exeter, 1983). Degree in Statistics (Institute of Statisticians, 1990). Professional experience: 21 years experience working as an applied statistician/data manager with Forest Research, UK. Duties included management and analysis of the data from around 300 silvicultural experiments; data manager for several large projects including the UK Level II Intensive Monitoring Programme and MEFYQUE (Modelling and forecasting yield and quality in Europe); organisation and presentation of formal training courses in statistics and statistical packages; manager of the Forest Research Ecosystem Database. From 2001, Head of Forest Research Data Centre and team of 6 staff, responsible for drawing together all data-related services (data entry, database design, data stewardship, metadata, data archiving). Also member of Forest Research Quality Assurance Implementation team with specific responsibility for data storage, and provided an advisory role for Freedom of Information enquiries. Since 2006, responsible for providing scientific support to the database management and data analysis activities of the JRC for the Forest Focus regulation, including support in the preparation and management of on-going and future monitoring activities. Specific projects have included management and analysis of the Biosoil Biodiversity pilot project, management of the European Forest Fire Database, and co-editor/co-author of the European Atlas of Forest Tree Species.

Publications

  • San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., de Rigo, D., Caudullo, G., Houston Durrant, T., Mauri, A., Tinner, W., Ballian, D., Beck, P., Birks, H. J. B., Eaton, E., Enescu, C. M., Pasta, S., Popescu, I., Ravazzi, C., Welk, E., Abad Viñas, R., Azevedo, J. C., Barbati, A., Barredo, J. I., Benham, S. E., Boca, R., Bosco, C., Caldeira, M. C., Cerasoli, S., Chirici, G., Cierjacks, A., Conedera, M., Da Ronch, F., Di Leo, M., García-Viñas, J. I., Gastón González, A., Giannetti, F., Guerrero Hue, N., Guerrero Maldonado, N., López, M. J., Jonsson, R., Krebs, P., Magni, D., Mubareka, S., Nieto Quintano, P., Oliveira, S., Pereira, J. S., Pividori, M., Räty, M., Rinaldi, F., Saura, S., Sikkema, R., Sitzia, T., Strona, G., Vidal, C., Vilar, L., Zecchin, B. (2016) European atlas of forest tree species. San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., de Rigo, D., Caudullo, G., Houston Durrant, T., Mauri, A. (Eds.). Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. 200 pp. ISBN:978-92-79-52833-0, DOI:10.2788/4251.
  • Khabarov, N., Krasovskii, A., Obersteiner, M., Swart, R., Dosio, A., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Durrant, T., Camia, A., Migliavacca, M. (2014) Forest fires and adaptation options in Europe Regional Environment Change DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0621-0
  • Migliavacca, M., A. Dosio, S. Kloster, D. S. Ward, A. Camia, R. Houborg, T. Houston Durrant, N. Khabarov, A. A. Krasovskii, J. San Miguel-Ayanz, and A. Cescatti (2013) Modeling burned area in Europe with the Community Land Model Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 118, 265–279,
  • Schmuck G, San-Miguel-Ayanz J, Camia A, Durrant T, Boca R, Whitmore C, Libertà G, Corti P, Schulte E. (2012) Forest Fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa 2011 EUR 25483 EN. Luxemburg (Luxemburg): Publications Office of the European Union; 2012. JRC74152
  • San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Schulte, E., Schmuck, G., Camia, A., Strobl, P., Libertà, G., Giovando, C., Boca, R., Sedano, F., Kempeneers, P., McInerney, D., Withmore, C., Santos de Oliveira, S., Rodrigues, M., Durrant, T., Corti, P., Oehler, F., Vilar L., Amatulli, G. (2012) Comprehensive monitoring of wildfires in Europe: the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) in: Tiefenbacher, J. (Ed.), Approaches to Managing Disaster - Assessing Hazards, Emergencies and Disaster Impacts, pp. 87-105, InTech, ISBN 978-953-51-0294-6.
  • Schmuck, G., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Camia, A., Durrant, T., Santos De Oliveira, S., Boca, R., Whitmore, C., Giovando, C., Libertà, G., Corti, P., Schulte, E. (2011) Forest Fires in Europe 2010. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, EUR 24910 EN
  • Durrant, T., San-Miguel Ayanz, J., Schulte, E, Suarez-Meyer, A. (2011) Evaluation of BioSoil Demonstration Project: Forest Biodiversity - Analysis of biodiversity module. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, EUR 24777 EN
  • Casalegno, S. Amatulli, G. Bastrup-Birk, A. Houston Durrant, T. Pekkarinen, A. (2011) Modelling and mapping the suitability of European forestformations at 1-km resolution. European Journal of Forest Research 130 pp. 971-981
  • Hiederer, R. Durrant Houston, T., Micheli, E. (2011) Evaluation of BioSoil Demonstration Project - Soil Data Analysis. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, EUR 24729 EN.
  • Durrant, T., San-Miguel Ayanz, J., Schulte, E, Suarez-Meyer, A. (2011) Evaluation of BioSoil Demonstration Project: Forest Biodiversity. Analysis of biodiversity module: Executive Report. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, EUR 24849 EN
  • Schmuck, G., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Camia, A., Durrant Houston, T., Santos De Oliveira, S., Boca, R., Whitmore, C., Giovando, C., Libertà, G. (2010) The European Forest Fire Information System Newsletter - Issue 2010 (1). Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, EUR 24533 EN.
  • Vanguelova, E., Benham, S., Pitman, R., Moffat, A., Broadmeadow, M., Nisbet, T., Durrant, D., Barsoum, N., Wilkinson, M., Bochereau, F., Hutchings, T., Broadmeadow, S., Crow, P., Taylor, P., Durrant Houston, T. (2010) Chemical fluxes in time through forest ecosystems in the UK – Soil response to pollution recovery Environmental Pollution 158 (5) pp.1857-1869
  • Hiederer, R. Durrant Houston, T. (2010) Evaluation of BioSoil Demonstration Project - Preliminary Data Analysis. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, EUR 24258 EN.
  • Camia, A., Durrant Houston, T., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. (2010) The European Fire Database: development, structure and implementation. In: Viegas D.X. (Ed.) Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Forest Fire Research, ADAI/CEIF, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Oliveira, S. Oehler, F., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Camia, A., Durrant, T. (2010) Analysis of the annual trends of fire density in Southern Europe. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-12868
  • Schmuck, G., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Camia, A., Durrant, T., Santos De Oliveira, S., Boca, R., Whitmore, C., Giovando, C., Libertà, G., Schulte, E. (2010) Forest Fires in Europe 2009. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, EUR24502 EN
  • Lacarce, E. Le Bas, C., Cousin, J., Petsy, B., Toutain, D., Durrant Houston, T., Montarella, L. (2009) Data Management for Monitoring Forest Soils in Europe for the BioSoil Project. Soil Use and Management 25(1) p. 57-65
  • Camia A, San-Miguel-Ayanz J, Oehler F, Santos De Oliveira S, Durrant Houston T, Kucera J, Boca R, Whitmore C, Giovando C, Amatulli G, Libertà G, Schmuck G, Schulte E, Bucki M. (2009) Forest Fires in Europe 2008. EUR 23971 EN. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): OPOCE; 2009. JRC53463.
  • Durrant T, Hiederer R. (2009) Applying Quality Assurance Procedures to Environmental Monitoring Data: A Case Study. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 11 (4); 2009. p. 774-781. JRC49124.
  • Lavalle C, Micale F, Durrant Houston T, Camia A, Hiederer R, Lazar C, Conte C, Amatulli G, Genovese G. (2009) Climate Change in Europe - 3 - Impact on Agriculture and Forestry - A Review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 29 (3); 2009. p. 433-446. JRC51375.
  • Schmuck G, San-Miguel-Ayanz J, Camia A, Kucera J, Libertà G, Boca R, Durrant T, Amatulli G. (2008) Forest Fires in Europe 2007. EUR 23492 EN. Luxembourg (Luxembourg). JRC47446
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T, Granke O, Lambotte M, Lorenz M, Mignon B. (2008) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Technical Report 2006 Level II Data. EUR 23578 EN. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): OPOCE; 2008. JRC48462.
  • Casalegno, S., Durrant, T. (2008) Urban and Periurban Forest Habitat Suitability: Current Fitness and Future Trends Under Climate Change Scenario. In Conference Proceedings: Forest Recreation and Tourism Serving Urbanised Societies. Helsinki, Finland: Finnish Forest Research Institute. 2008.
  • Hiederer, R., Durrant, T., Granke, O, Lambotte, M., Lorenz, M., Mignon, B., Mues, V. (2008) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Executive Summary Report 2005 Level II Data. EUR 23578 EN. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T, Granke O, Lambotte M, Lorenz M, Mignon B. (2008) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Technical Report 2005 Level II Data. EUR 23211 EN. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
  • Hiederer, R., Durrant, T., Granke, O, Lambotte, M., Lorenz, M., Mignon, B., Mues, V. (2008) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Executive Summary Report 2006 Level II Data. EUR 23578 EN. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Hiederer, R., Durrant, T., Granke, O, Lambotte, M., Lorenz, M., Mignon, B., Mues, V. (2008) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Validation Methodology. EUR 23030 EN. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T, Granke O, Lambotte M, Lorenz M, Mignon B, Oehmichen K. (2007) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Executive Summary Report 2003 Level II Data. EUR 22905 EN/2. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): OPOCE; 2007. JRC40022
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T. (2007) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Executive Summary Report 2002 Level II Data. EUR 22875 EN/2. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): OPOCE; 2007. JRC37951
  • Casalegno S., Bastrup-Birk A., Hiederer R., Houston T. & Sanchez Orois S. (2007) Modeling suitability maps of European Common Beech and Aleppo Pine. Proceedings of IUFRO Landscape Ecology Conference, Sept. 26-29, 2006 - Locorotondo, Bari (ITALY).
  • Casalegno S., Amatulli G., Bastrup-Birk A., Houston T. (2007) Modelling Current and Future Distribution of European Forest Categories. Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Ecological Modelling: Challenges for ecological modelling in a changing world: Global Changes, Sustainability and Ecosystem Based Management. November 27-30, 2007. Trieste – Italy.
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T, Granke O, Lambotte M, Lorenz M, Mignon B, Mues V. (2007) Forest Focus Monitoring Database - Validation Methodology. EUR 23020 EN. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): OPOCE; 2007. JRC41148
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T, Granke O, Lambotte M, Lorenz M, Mignon B, Oehmichen K. (2007) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Technical Report 2003 Level II Data. EUR 22905 EN/1. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): OPOCE; 2007. JRC40020
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T. (2007) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Technical Report 2002 Level II Data. EUR 22875 EN. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): OPOCE; 2007. JRC37950
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T, Granke O, Lambotte M, Lorenz M, Mignon B (2007) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Executive Summary Report 2001 Level II Data. EUR 22782 EN/2. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Office for Official Publications of the European Communities; 2007. JRC37453
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T, Granke O, Lambotte M, Lorenz M, Mignon B. (2007) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Technical Report 2001 Level II Data. EUR 22782 EN. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Office for Official Publications of the European Communities; 2007. JRC37452
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T, Granke O, Lambotte M, Lorenz M, Mignon B (2007) Forest Focus Monitoring Database System Executive Summary Report 2004 Level II Data. EUR 22754 EN. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Office for Official Publications of the European Communities; 2007. JRC36965
  • Hiederer R, Durrant T, Granke O, Lambotte M, Lorenz M, Mignon B, Mues V. (2007) Forest Focus Database System - Technical Report 2004 Level II Data. EUR 22711 EN. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Office for Official Publications of the European Communities; 2007. JRC36631

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