Month: January 2015

Events 2015

‘Nurturing nature’ Comparing land quality and land use in South West Norway and Scotland Dr. Duncan Halley, Research Ecologist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research – NINA Sponsored by Rob Gibson MSP Scottish Parliament December 1st 6pm South West Norway and Highland Scotland are closely similar in climate, geology and landforms; but very different in land cover, human population and land use. SW Norway is rapidly reforesting but Scotland is not. Rural areas are more heavily populated. Is that because southwest Norway is so very different in the basic conditions of life – or because land use history differs profoundly on either side of the North Sea? Duncan Halley (a Scot who has lived and worked in Norway for 20 years) describes how moorland in Norway has transformed to far...Read More


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