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Dr Sandra Angers-Blondin

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science

I am part of a research group that focuses on mapping and measuring natural capital and ecosystem services in the UK. My primary role is to develop and maintain EcoservR, an R package that uses national, widely available datasets to produce maps of our natural assets and the benefits we derive from them. We work in partnership with local and national government bodies and environmental charities, applying our mapping and modelling to measure how certain land use changes might impact ecosystem services and identify scenarios that provide benefits for people and nature.




The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, PhD, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Université Laval, Canada, MSc, Biology
Université Laval, Canada, BSc, Biology

Journal article

Labrecque-Foy JP, Angers-Blondin S, Ropars P, Simard M, Boudreau S. 2023. The Use of Basal Area Increment to Preserve the Multi-Decadal Climatic Signal in Shrub Growth Ring Chronologies: A Case Study of Betula glandulosa in a Rapidly Warming Environment Atmosphere, 14 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Boyle JS, Angers-Blondin S, Assmann JJ, Myers-Smith IH. 2022. Summer temperature—but not growing season length—influences radial growth of Salix arctica in coastal Arctic tundra Polar Biology, 45 :1257-1270 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Myers-Smith IH, Kerby JT, Phoenix GK, Bjerke JW, Epstein HE, Assmann JJ, John C, Andreu-Hayles L, Angers-Blondin S, Beck PSA, Berner LT, Bhatt US, Bjorkman AD, Blok D, Bryn A, Christiansen CT, Cornelissen JHC, Cunliffe AM, Elmendorf SC, Forbes BC, Goetz SJ, Hollister RD, de Jong R, Loranty MM, Macias-Fauria M, Maseyk K, Normand S, Olofsson J, Parker TC, Parmentier FJW, Post E, Schaepman-Strub G, Stordal F, Sullivan PF, Thomas HJD, Tømmervik H, Treharne R, Tweedie CE, Walker DA, Wilmking M, Wipf S. 2020. Complexity revealed in the greening of the Arctic Nature Climate Change, 10 :106-117 DOI Publisher Url

Myers-Smith IH, Grabowski MM, Thomas HJD, Angers-Blondin S, Daskalova GN, Bjorkman AD, Cunliffe AM, Assmann JJ, Boyle JS, McLeod E, McLeod S, Joe R, Lennie P, Arey D, Gordon RR, Eckert CD. 2019. Eighteen years of ecological monitoring reveals multiple lines of evidence for tundra vegetation change ECOLOGICAL MONOGRAPHS, 89 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Angers-Blondin S, Myers-Smith IH, Boudreau S. 2018. Plant-plant interactions could limit recruitment and range expansion of tall shrubs into alpine and Arctic tundra POLAR BIOLOGY, 41 :2211-2219 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Ropars P, Angers-Blondin S, Gagnon M, Myers-Smith IH, Lévesque E, Boudreau S. 2017. Different parts, different stories: climate sensitivity of growth is stronger in root collars vs. stems in tundra shrubs Global Change Biology, 23 :3281-3291 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Angers-Blondin S, Boudreau S. 2017. Expansion dynamics and performance of the dwarf shrub Empetrum hermaphroditum (Ericaceae) on a Subarctic sand dune system, Nunavik (Canada) Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 49 :201-211 DOI Publisher Url


Busdieker K, Angers-Blondin S, Rouquette J, Holt A, Bowe C. 2020. Quantifying environmental (natural capital) net gain and loss - Urban development demonstration: Liverpool City Region Author Url

Holt A, Bowe C, Rouquette J, Angers-Blondin S, Busdieker K. 2020. Baseline natural capital assessment for the Liverpool City Region Publisher Url

Angers-Blondin S, Pimblett J, Bellamy C, Rouquette J, Holt A, Varley M, Bowe C. 2020. EcoservR: a natural capital mapping tool for measuring public goods. ELM Test and Trial 074 Author Url