Scottish peatlands have been extensively covered with non-native conifer plantations which affected the landscape and ecosystems. Recently, plantations have started to be felled to reinstate peatland ecosystems. The Forestry Commission Scotland is keen on developing policies on the reinstatement of the “natural woodland” of the Scottish Highlands. To find these natural woodlands, Jasmijn Sybenga has studied long-term vegetation records which inform us about past vegetation patterns and climate change cycles, adding to the understanding of future conservation management.
OFC members £1, non-members £2
7.30pm St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall