Martin Francis Price

Professor Emeritus

  • PH1 2NX

    United Kingdom

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Research expertise

  • Since the late 1970s, Martin has conducted research in the mountains of North America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Siberia, focusing on the interactions of resident and visiting people with environmental processes, with particular emphasis on forestry, tourism, conservation, and the implementation of policies and interdisciplinary research. He has coordinated three major assessments of Europe’s mountains. He has also worked extensively on biosphere reserves, designated under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, and has played many national and global roles in this Programme.
  • Working at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Unit (now Institute) from 1992, he established the Unit's Mountain Regions and Conservation Programme in 1995, where he supervised a number of MSc and DPhil students, in addition to lecturing.
  • Established the Centre for Mountain Studies in 2000
  • Started the UHI's MSc Sustainable Mountain Development in 2004 and delivered the core module on mountain issues (for which the UHI Students' Association recognised him as 'most innovative lecturer' in 2010).
  • In 2005, the UHI Millennium Institute (now the University of the Highlands and Islands) appointed him Professor of Mountain Studies.
  • In 2009, UNESCO established the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development at UHI, and he became its Chairholder.
  • In 2012, the King Albert I Memorial Foundation awarded him the King Albert Mountain Award: the citation states that “Martin Price, with his exceptional knowledge and his editorial competence, has played a vital role for the mountains of the world”.
  • Retired in 2021 and is now an Emeritus Professor with UHI.

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Colorado

Award Date: 1 Jan 1988

Master of Science, University of Calgary

Award Date: 1 Jan 1981

Bachelor of Science, University of Sheffield

Award Date: 1 Jan 1978

External positions

Professor II, University of Bergen

13 Oct 201412 Oct 2017


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