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  • 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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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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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