UHI Professor appointed to Cairngorms National Park Authority

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Professor Martin Price

The Minister for Environment and Climate Change has announced the appointment of Professor Martin Price as a member to Cairngorms National Park Authority.

Professor Martin Price established the Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2000, and has since acted as its Director. He also holds the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development. He has over three decades of experience of applied research in the mountains of Europe and North America and has advised many international organisations on issues related to sustainable mountain development. He has also undertaken numerous projects on mountain themes for the European Commission and the European Environment Agency. In Scotland, he has led research on sustainable upland estates, wild land, mountain forests, climate change and biosphere reserves. As Chair of the Tayside Biodiversity Partnership from 2004 to 2010 he worked with a wide range of communities and businesses to foster biodiversity throughout the Tayside area.

This appointment will be for four years and will run from 24 October 2011 to 23 October 2015.

For more information go to the Scottish Government website