University of Aberdeen
Current Position Lecturer in Geography & Environment
Previous Position Post-doctoral research fellow
Departments School of Geosciences
Quadrat Core Themes Environmental Management
Methods I Use Qualitative and Quantitative social science methods


Key Research Interests

  • Nature-society interactions
  • Rewilding, people and cultural landscape values
  • Public perceptions of nature and wilderness
  • Cultural ecosystem services

Recent Key Papers

  • Wartmann, F. M., Baer, M. F., Hegetschweiler, K. T., Fischer, C., Hunziker, M., & Purves, R. S. (2021). Assessing the potential of social media for estimating recreational use of urban and peri-urban forests. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 64, 127261.
  • Wartmann, F. M., & Mackaness, W. A. (2020). Describing and mapping where people experience tranquillity. An exploration based on interviews and Flickr photographs. Landscape Research, 45(5), 662-681
  • Wartmann, F. M., & Purves, R. S. (2018). Investigating sense of place as a cultural ecosystem service in different landscapes through the lens of language. Landscape and Urban Planning, 175, 169-183.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • QUADRAT DTP student, Emma Cary: Understanding stakeholder decision-making for rewilding and restoration initiatives in the UK
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Stephanie Webb: Cultural landscape aesthetics of beaver-modified landscapes, a cross cultural comparison