University of St Andrews

Dr Althea Davies joins the department

Thursday 23 May 2013

Welcome to Dr Althea Davies, who has recently joined the department as a lecturer in Environmental Geography

Althea’s main research interest is in long-term interactions between people and their environment, especially the implications of management legacies for current and future conservation and natural resource management. These are fundamentally interdisciplinary issues, so she has worked with archaeologists, historians, ecologists and economists to understand the biodiversity impacts and socio-economic context of land management decisions in the past, as well as how to communicate this to current managers and policy-makers. The UK uplands are her main geographical area of interest, as these fantastic ‘wild’ landscapes have such a complex cultural and environmental history.

Photograph below is courstesy of Althea Davies 

Photo of Assynt & Sutherland