“From steaming swamp to blanket bog” photography exhibition

To coincide with World Peatland’s Day, on Wednesday 2nd June, 2021, three members of the Tropical Wetlands Consortium, Lydia Cole, Katy Roucoux and Althea Davies, launched a new website, which will be showcasing an online exhibition from August onwards. Funded by a British Ecological Society Outreach Grant, they have developed an exhibition of photographs illustrating … Read more

Prof Nina Laurie interviewed for Attalea magazine

Following Nina’s recent award of the RGS-IBG Busk Medal for her contribution to social inclusion, international development, and environmental sustainability through fieldwork and research, Nina was interviewed for Attalea magazine, the outreach journal of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP). The interview is posted here in English and in Spanish. Entrevista-Nina-Laurie  Entrevista-Nina-Laurie-English

Peruvian Peatlands – an interview for Attalea magazine

TWC collaborator Manuel Martín Brañas interviewed Katy Roucoux last month on behalf of Attalea magazine, an outreach magazine published by the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana, IIAP). The interview is out now. You can find the full issue of the magazine Attalea, and just the interview in … Read more

Round the world in eight peatlands

In December 2020, Lydia Cole and Charlotte Wheeler ran a session at the British Ecological Society’s Annual Meeting, all about peatlands. Here is a round-up of that session, written by Lydia. This piece was first published in Peatlands International 1.2021 and is being republished here with kind permission from the International Peatland Society. On 18th … Read more

Is it really renewable, for peat’s sake?

This blog, written by Lydia Cole, is being reposted with permission from the Energy Ethics research group at the University of St Andrews, after being published on The Energy Blog, on 26th November, 2020.  ~ As part of Energy Ethics 2020, I joined three other panellists on Friday 13th November to debate the question: Are renewable energy technologies a … Read more

The very first #WorldPeatlandsDay!

Tuesday 2nd June, 2020, marked the first ever World Peatlands Day – a celebration of all things boggy, swampy, sucky, blanket-y, fen-y, etc.  The International Peatland Society launched the event in August 2019, to draw attention to peatlands as being a unique ecosystem type, with a unique set of values and challenges associated with their … Read more

Talking peat with the public (in lockdown)!

A report from Adam Hastie, who recently took the plunge and was interviewed in a live, online forum, open to the public, about his work on mapping the Amazon’s peatlands.  Great work, Adam!  I recently took part in an online interview and discussion about my current research with InterSci Edinburgh under the title “How understanding, … Read more