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Geoheritage Festival Talk

April 16 @ 19:30 - 21:00

In this presentation, Prof. Roxane Andersen will explore how over a decade of research through the “Flow Country Research Hub” has allowed to build a strong evidence base around the dual impacts of climate extremes (droughts, wildfire) and land-use change on peatland functions and resilience in the largest blanket bog in Europe, drawing together multiple strands across disciplines and fields of research.

She will discuss how science has been integrated with practice to support the delivery and assessment of large-scale peatland restoration – and has created a new generation of peatland scientists in the process.



Professor Roxane Andersen leads the “Peatlands” theme at the Environmental Research Institute, part of UHI North, West and Hebrides, where she has been based since 2012. Her passion for peatland started with her PhD in 2003 in Canada, where she is from and eventually took her to Scotland. For the last 11 years, she has developed and coordinated research in the far north of Scotland through the “Flow Country Research Hub”, a network of >60 organisations involved in peatland management and science.

Prof. Andersen has a wide-ranging portfolio of research and interests, ranging from microbes to satellite-measured “bog breathing”, from small-scale processes to global modelling, from art-science collaboration to green finances – as long as it’s “peaty”.


April 16
19:30 - 21:00
Event Category:


Zoom Call
Virtual United Kingdom


NW Highlands Geopark