Graham Begg is a researcher and Head of the Agroecology Group at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, Scotland. As an ecologist, Graham began his research career working on marine systems with a PhD and post-doctoral research focussed on the environmental impact of pollution on populations of seabirds and fish. With a growing interest in spatial ecology, Graham moved to work on terrestrial systems, firstly studying mammal distribution and then the landscape ecology in agroecosystems. As an agroecologist, Graham has explored a range of issues including plant population dynamics and population genetics of weed species and GM ‘volunteer’ populations, the landscape scale management of natural enemies, and collective, landscape scale approaches to agrobiodiversity management. Graham has enjoyed many international collaborations, working on a range of projects across Europe, including coordination of the Europe H2020 project FRAMEwork (2020-2025), and more recently on the potential of agroecology systems in East Africa and Small Island States.
Graham has been a member of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group “Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity” for several years and chaired the 7th meeting of the working group that was held in Dundee in 2017.