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Seeing the woods for the trees: a palaeoecological investigation of native woodlands to inform present and future woodland conservation management strategies in Northern Scotland

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  • UserDr. Jasmijn Sybenga (University of the Highlands and Islands)
  • ClockFriday 29 January 2021, 13:15-14:00
  • HouseOnline via zoom.

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This research investigates three areas within the Flow Country in northern Scotland under the care of Forestry and Land Scotland. Palaeoecological research of these areas using pollen, non-pollen palynomorphs and microscopic charcoal has been undertaken in order to identify the native woodland that was once present in these areas. Causes for the demise of these woodlands and evidence of past woodland disturbances, such as those caused by people and climate will be explored and the results of the work are modelled against future predicted climate change in order to identify what native woodland and/or tree types offer the best chance for establishment through re-afforestation of these areas in the future. This research highlights the importance of using past vegetation studies and past woodland management for present and future woodland conservation.

This talk is part of the Pitt-Rivers Archaeological Science Seminar Series series.

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