Vorstius C, Rowan J, Brown I, Halliday S, Hendry S (2024) Risk assessment for PFAS and watch list parameters in the Drinking Water Directive. Report for the Centre of Expertise in Water (Scotland).

Gosling R, Halliday S, Brown I, Black A, Hendry S (2023) Water Scarcity and Climate Change in Scotland. Report for the Centre of Expertise for Water (Scotland).

Brown I (2023) Scoping study for a Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy Research Programme. Report to UKRI.

Brown I, Berry P (2022) National climate change risk assessments to inform adaptation policy and environmental sustainability: a Knowledge Systems perspective. Climatic Change, 175:13

Brown I (2022) Do habitat compensation schemes to offset losses from sea level rise and coastal squeeze represent a robust climate change adaptation response? Ocean & Coastal Management doi:10.1016/J.oceoaman.2022.106072

Brown I (2022) Scoping study for a Sustainable Land Systems Research Programme. Report to UKRI.

Berry P, Brown I (2021) Natural Environment & Assets. UK Climate Change Risk Assessment.

Belcher, C. M., Brown, I., Clay, G. D., Doerr, S. H., Elliott, A., et al. (2021). UK wildfires and their climate challenges, Report for the third Climate Change Risk Assessment.

Brown I (2021). Climate change and Food Systems in Schools. Report for the Wellcome Trust Engagement Programme.

Brown I (2020) Challenges in delivering climate change policy through land use targets for afforestation and peatland restoration. Environmental Science & Policy 107, 36-45. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2020.02.013

Brown I (2020) Scoping Wider Impacts of Low Carbon Farming Practices. Report to Climate Change Committee

Wang C, Donaldson-Selby G, Ode Sang A, Brown I, Miller D, Muñoz-Rojas J (2020) Landscape Modelling and Stakeholder Engagement: Participatory Approaches and Landscape Visualisation. In: Sang N (ed). Modelling Nature-based Solutions. Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108553827

Brown I (2020) Snow cover variability in Great Britain during a changing climate. Weather 75, 61-66.

Wang C, Hou J, Miller D, Brown I, Jiang Y (2019) Flood risk management in Sponge Cities: the role of integrated simulation and 3D visualisation tools. International J. of Disaster Risk Reduction doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101139

Vorstius C, Rowan J, Brown I, Frogbrook Z, Palarea-Albaladejo J (2019) Large-scale risk screening of raw water quality in the context of drinking water catchments and integrated response strategies. Environmental Science & Policy 100, 84-93. doi:org/10.1016/j.envsci.2019.05.012

Brown I (2019) Snow cover duration and extent for Great Britain in a changing climate: altitudinal variations and synoptic-scale influences. International Journal of Climatology doi: 10.1002/joc.6090

Adger N, Brown I, Surminski S (2018) Advances in climate change risk assessment for adaptation policy. Philosophical Transactions Royal Society A. doi:10.1098/rsta.2018.0106

Brown I (2018) Evaluating climate change risks for the natural environment to facilitate cross-sectoral adaptation policy. Philosophical Transactions Royal Society A. doi:10.1098/rsta.2017.0297

Iacob O, Brown I, Rowan J (2017) Natural flood management, land use and climate change trade-offs: the case of Tarland catchment, Scotland. Hydrological Sciences J. 62 1931-1948 doi:10.1080/02626667.2017.1366657

Brown I (2017) Hierarchical bioclimate zonation to reference climate change across scales and its implications for nature conservation planning. Applied Geography 85, 126-138. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.05.011

Brown I (2016) Climate change and soil wetness limitations for agriculture: spatial risk assessment framework with application to Scotland. Geoderma 285, 173-184 doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.09.023

Nijnik N, Nijnik A, Brown I (2016) Exploring the linkages between multi-functional forestry goals and the legacy of spruce plantations in Scotland. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 46, 1247-1254

Brown, I, Martin-Ortega J, Waylen K, Blackstock K. (2015) The role of participatory scenario planning for developing innovation in community adaptation responses: three contrasting examples from Latin America. Regional Environmental Change 16(6), 1685-1700

Brown, I (2015) Comparative risk assessment to inform adaptation priorities for the natural environment: observations from the first UK climate change risk assessment. Climate 3, 937-963 doi:10.3390/cli3040937

Wang, C, Miller D, Brown, I, Donaldson-Selby, G, Jiang, Y, Morrice J, Castellazzi M (2015) Visualisation techniques to support public interpretation of future climate change and land use choices: A case study from NE Scotland. International Journal of Digital Earth 9(6):586-605

Waylen K, Martin-Ortega J, Blackstock K, Brown I et al. (2015) Can scenario-planning support community based natural resource management?  Experiences from three countries in Latin America. Ecology & Society 20 (4):28.

Brown, I, Everard M (2015) A working typology of response options to manage environmental change and their scope for complementarity using an Ecosystem Approach. Environmental Science & Policy, 52, 61-73

Brown, I, Berry, P, Everard, M, Firbank, L, Harrison, P, Lundy, L, Quine, C, Rowan, J, Wade, R, Watts, K (2015)Identifying robust response options to manage environmental change using an Ecosystem Approach: a stress-testing case study for the UK. Environmental Science & Policy, 52, 74-88

Brown, I, Castellazzi, M (2015) Changes in climate variability with reference to land quality and agriculture in Scotland. International Journal of Biometeorology, 59, 717-732.

Everard, M, Brown, I (2014) Response options: incorporating the Ecosystem Approach into robust and adaptable decision-making. Environmental Scientist, 23(4), 50-55.

Brown, I, Castellazzi, M, Feliciano D (2014) Comparing path dependence and spatial targeting of land use in the implementation of climate change responses. Land 3(3), 850-873.

Slee,B, Brown, I, Donnelly, D, Gordon, I, Matthews, K, Towers, W (2014). The Squeezed Middle: identifying and addressing conflicting demands on intermediate quality farmland. Land Use Policy, 41, 206-216.

Brown, I, Castellazzi, M (2014) Scenario analysis for regional decision making on sustainable multifunctional landscapes. Regional Environmental Change 14, 1357-1371

Iacob, O, Rowan, JS, Brown, I, Ellis, C (2014) Evaluating wider benefits of natural flood management strategies: an ecosystem-based adaptation perspective. Hydrology Research,45(6), 774–787

Hanson, S, French, J, Spencer, T, Brown, I, Nicholls, R, Sutherland, W, Balson P (2014) Evaluating broad-scale morphological change in the coastal zone using a behavioural systems approach. In: Nicholls, R, Dawson, R, Day, S (eds.) Broad-scale Coastal Simulation. Springer.

Brown, I (2013). Influence of seasonal weather and climate variability on crop yields in Scotland. International Journal of Biometeorology 57, 605-614.

Gimona, A.; Poggio, L.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.S. (2012) Woodland networks in a changing climate: threats from land use change. Biological Conservation, 149, 93-102.

Dunn, S.M.; Brown, I.; Sample, J.; Post, H. (2012) Relationships between climate, water resources, land use and diffuse pollution and the significance of uncertainty in climate change. Journal of Hydrology, 434, 19-35.

Poggio, L Gimona, A, Brown, I (2012). Spatio-temporal MODIS EVI restorations under cloud cover: an example in Scotland. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 72, 56-72.

Brown, I, Poggio, L, Gimona, A, Castellazzi, M (2011) Climate change, drought risk and land capability for agriculture: implications for land use in Scotland. Regional Environmental Change, 11, 503-518.

Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Brown, I.; Castellazzi, M.S., (2010) Soil available water capacity interpolation and spatial uncertainty modelling at multiple geographical extents. Geoderma, 160, 175-188

Brown, I.; Poggio, L.; Gimona, A.; Castellazzi, M.S., (2011) Land capability classification to plan for a changing climate., In: Land Quality and Land Use Information in the European Union (eds. G. Toth and T. Nemeth). Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Hanson, S., Nicholls, R., Balson, P., Brown, I., French, J., Spencer, T., and Sutherland, W. (2010) Capturing coastal geomorphological change within regional integrated assessment: an outcome-driven fuzzy logic approach. Journal of Coastal Research, 26, 831-842.

Castellazzi, M.S., Matthews, J., Angevin, F., Sausse, C., Wood, G.A., Burgess, P.J., Brown I., Conrad, K.F., Perry J.N. (2010) Simulation scenarios of spatio-temporal arrangement of crops at the landscape scale. Environmental Modelling and Software 25, 1881-89.

Reed, M, Bonn, A, Slee, S, Beharry-Borg, N, Birch, J, Brown, I. et al. (2009) The future of the uplands. Land Use Policy, 26S, S204-S216.

Orr, H., Wilby, R., Hedger, M., Brown I. (2008) Climate change in the uplands: a UK perspective on safeguarding regulatory ecosystem services. Climate Research, 37, 77- 98.

Brown, I (2009). Multi-functional assessment of coastal landscapes with climate change. In Green, D.R. (ed) Coastal and Marine Spatial Technologies.pp335-346. Springer-Verlag.

Brown, I., Towers, W., Rivington, M., Black, H. (2008) Influence of climate change on agricultural land-use potential: adapting and updating the land capability system for Scotland. Climate Research, 37, 43-57.

Jude S.R., Jones A.P., Watkinson A.R., Brown I. and Gill J.A. (2008) The development of a visualisation methodology for integrated coastal management. Coastal Management 35, 525-544.
Reports and Conference Proceedings  
Gravey, V., Brown, I., Farstad, F., Hartley, S.E., Hejnowicz, A.P., Hicks, K., and Burns, C. (2017) Post-Brexit Policy in the UK: A New Dawn? Agri-environment. ESRC Industrial Strategy Fund.

Brown I, Thompson D, Bardgett R, Berry P, Crute I, Morecroft M, Morison J, Pinnegar J, Reeder T, Topp K (2016) UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017: Chapter 3 – Natural Environment and Natural Assets.

Munoz-Rojas J, Brown I, Gonzalez-Puente M, Cortines-Garcia F, Proell J, Keay R, Karvouni F (2015) Using landscape services to address trade-offs and synergies in land-use policy and planning. A case study in Scotland. In: Halada, L., Baca, A., Boltižiar, M. (eds.):  Landscape and Landscape Ecology. Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Landscape Ecology, Slovakia.

Wang, C, Jiang, Y Xie, H, Miller D, Brown I (2016) Development of a Flood Warning Simulation System: A Case Study of 2007 Tewkesbury Flood. E3S Web of Conferences.

Brown, I, Harrison, P, Ashley, J, Berry, P, Edwards, K, Everard, M, Firbank, L, Lundy, L, Quine, C, Rowan, J, Wade, R, Walmsley, S (2014) ‘Which response options improve the sustainable delivery of ecosystem services?’ UK National Ecosystem Assessment follow-on.

Albon, S, Turner, K, Watson, R, Anger, A, Baker, J, Bateman, I, Bentley, S, Blyth, N, Bowles-Newark, N, Brown, al. (2014) UK National Ecosystem Assessment follow on: Synthesis of the Key Findings.

Brown, I, Iacob, O, Muir, M, Rowan, JS, Ellis, C (2013). Ecosystem-based adaptation: overcoming barriers to implementation. Procedings of the 1st European Climate Adaptation Conference, Hamburg.

Brown, I, Ridder, B.; Alumbaugh, P.; Barnett, C.; Brooks, A.; Duffy, L.; Webbon, C.; Nash, E.; Townend, I.; Black, H.I.A.; Hough, R.L., (2012) UK Climate Change Risk Assessment: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Final report to UK Government.
Brown, I, Dunn, S, Matthews, K, Sample, J, Poggio, L, Miller, D (2012) Mapping of water supply-demand deficits with climate change and land use change. Centre of Expertise for Water  
Brown, I, Gimona, A, Castellazzi, M, Poggio, L, Aitkenhead, M, Brooker, R. (2011) Developing Inventories of Upland Priority Habitats. Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.  
Booth P, Brown I, Pajot G, Towers W, (2010) Impacts of biomass and bioenergy crops on landscape, land use and the wider environment. Scotland/N. Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER).

Slee B, Bergman, H, Brown, I et al (2009) Realising the potential of Scotland’s Rural Land to Deliver Sustainable Economic Growth. Report to the Scottish Government.      


Brown I (2007) The North Pennines: Landscape and Legend.

Older Publications

Brown I. (2006). Modelling future landscape change on coastal floodplains. Environmental Modelling & Software, 21, 1479-1490.

Brown, I., Jude, S., Koukoulas, S., Nicholls, R., Dickson, M. & Walkden, M. (2006). Dynamic simulation and modelling of coastal erosion. Computers, Environment & Urban Systems, 30, 6, 840-860.

Brown, I. (2004) Climate change and future coastal management. In: Green, D.R. (Ed.) Sustainable Coasts: Connecting Science and Policy. pp293-298.

Hossell, J., Riding, A., & Brown, I (2003). The creation and characterisation of a bioclimatic classification for Britain and Ireland. Journal of Nature Conservation 11, 23-31.

Brown, I. and Clapperton, C.M. (2002). Physical Geography: Climate, Geology, Geomorphology, Soils. In: Gimmingham, C.H. (ed.): The Ecology, Land Use and Conservation of The Cairngorms. Packard Press. pp8-22

McKenzie Hedger, M. , Gawith, M., Brown, I., Connell, R. & Downing, T. (2000), Climate Change: Assessing the impacts – identifying responses. UKCIP/DETR.

Brown, I, Kidner, D, Ware,M  (2002) A multi-scale approach to information transfer in virtual landscapes. In: Fisher, P.F. and Unwin, D.J. (eds) Virtual Reality in Geography. Taylor & Francis.

Brown, I.(1999). Developing a Virtual Reality User Interface (VRUI) for Geographical Information Retrieval on the Internet. Transactions in GIS, 3, 207-220.

Brown, I.  (1998). A generic system for integrated modelling of multi-dimensional spatial data. Physics & Chemistry of the Earth 23(3), 285-287.

Brown, I. (1997). A new method for correlation of multiple stratigraphic sequences. Computers and Geosciences, 23 (6), 697-700.

Brown, I. (1994).Former glacial lakes in the Dee valley: origin, drainage and significance. Scottish Journal of Geology, 30, 147-158.

Brown, I. (1993). Pattern of deglaciation of the last Scottish ice sheet: evidence from ice-marginal deposits in the Dee valley, NE Scotland. Journal of Quaternary Science, 8, 235-50.

Brown, I. (1990). Quaternary glaciation of New Guinea. Quaternary Science Reviews, 8, 273-280.