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New social research method to be tested at ECN Cairngorms

Nature Walks for Science is a new method to understand peoples' perception of nature will be tested at the ECN site in the Cairngorms this summer.

Nature Walks for Science will take place at the site between 20 July and 6 August 2018. The ECN site is located  in the Allt a’Mharcaidh catchment, a well-studied valley with natural pine regeneration, which is hidden away from the most popular walking routes in the Cairngorms. The site will be used to test a new method of capturing peoples' perceptions of the natural environment, particularly those vague and intangible aspects of the natural world that are appreciated by those who enjoy walking in the countryside. Such understanding, it is hoped, will enable better management of such natural resources.

If you would like to take part in this exciting research project please contact Dr. Yael Teff-Seker at aryeal@technion.ac.il  or Dr. Jan Dick, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, EH26 0QB jand@ceh.ac.uk.  Tel: 0131 445 8578

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