#148 Merlin Becker: Otterburn research, fire ecology, mountain hare populations....

Updated: Jun 15




I sit down with Merlin Becker, who previously worked for the GWCT at their model research farm in Scotland. We discuss methods of sustainable land management tackling a wide spectrum of topics: from the Otterburn research project to the use of fire for ecological sustainability; we delve into the crossover between traditional knowledge and science and talk through the new hare counting methodology, curlew conservation and raven control. More information on papers mentioned in this show can be found at:

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Otterburn Project: https://www.gwct.org.uk/policy/policy-reports/waders-on-the-fringe/


Hare counting: https://www.gwct.org.uk/scotland/advice/mountain-hares-and-mobile-apps/


Curlew: https://www.gwct.org.uk/advisory/briefings/curlew/


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