"Britain is in ecological decline" Montaigne ecology with Dr Sarah Watts

Monday, February 13, 2023

This week on the show we are joined by Dr Sarah Watts, an expert in all things montane  botany. We discuss what over grazing has done to Scotland's mountainous regions, the complex systems of inter species co-operation that make up highland forests, what plants and trees should we reintroduce into Britain and how Scotland used to be and could like Scandinavia again.


Read Sarah's paper on the benefits of mountain woodland restoration here.

Read Felicity  Monger's paper on the impact of mountain tree planting on lowland floods here

Reforesting Scotland's mountain Birch Project.

Botanical society of Britain and Ireland

Shout Outs

All of Sarah's mates doing their PHDs at the University of sterling

All the people who took a stand against the fascists attacking the refugees in Knowesley on the weekend.

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