Dr Michael Macleod

Scotland's Rural College

Research Interests

Farm greenhouse gas emissions quantification/mitigation, life-cycle analysis, agri-environmental policy, rural development and energy systems


  • BSc (Hons) 2:2 Geology, University of Edinburgh, June 1990
  • MSc in Energy Systems and the Environment, University of Strathclyde, September 1993
  • PhD, Environmental Education, Liverpool John Moores University, October 1997

Selected Publications

  • MacLeod M, Moran D, Eory V, Rees R.M., Barnes A, Topp C.F.E., Ball B, Hoad S, Wall E, McVittie A, Pajot G, Matthews R, Smith P, Moxey A (2010) Developing greenhouse gas marginal abatement costs curves for agricultural emissions from crops and soils in the UK Agricultural Systems 103  198–209
  • MacLeod M, Moran D, McVittie A, Rees B, Jones G, Harris D, Antony S, Wall E, Eory V, Barnes A, Jones J, Topp K, Ball B, Hoad S and Eory L (2010) Review and update UK MACCs for agriculture and to assess abatement potential during the 4th budget period (2023-2027) Draft final report  Date: 26/4/2010 London: The Committee on Climate Change
  • MacLeod M, McVittie A, Rees B, Wall E, Topp K, Moran D, Eory V, Barnes A, Misselbrook T, Chadwick D, Moxey A, Smith P, Williams J and Harris D (2009) Roadmaps Integrating RTD in Developing Realistic GHG Mitigation Options from Agriculture up to 2030 Project Code: FFG 0812 Final report  London: Defra
  • MacLeod, M., Ekins, P., Moran, D. and Vanner, R. (Eds) (2009) Understanding the Costs of Environmental Regulation in Europe Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • Moran, D., M. MacLeod, E. Wall, V. Eory, G. Pajot, R. Matthews, A. McVittie, A. Barnes, R. Rees, A. Moxey, A. Williams, and P. Smith (2008). UK Marginal Abatement Cost Curves for the Agriculture and Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry Sectors out to 2022, with Qualitative Analysis of Options to 2050 London: Committee on Climate Change
  • MacLeod, M., Moran D., and Spencer, I (2006) Counting the Cost of Water Use in Hydroelectric Generation in Scotland Energy Policy 34 (15) pp 2048-2059 /ul>