Obituary: Professor Simon Thirgood
Professor Thirgood was known for his groundbreaking research into the ongoing conflict of managing moorland for driven grouse shooting and the conservation of birds of prey.
His Langholm moor-based research culminated in a landmark publication, Birds of Prey and Red Grouse (1997), which was co-authored with Professor Steve Redpath.
The GWCTs Dr Nick Sotherton worked closely with Professor Thirgood when he was a lead scientist on the Joint Raptor Study from 1992 to 1997. He told Shooting Times: While he was with us, he emerged as an exceptional scientist who combined natural fieldwork skills with a thoroughly analytical approach to the science.
Join other ST readers in our forums to discuss your views.
Like this article? Mark this page on a social bookmarking website…
What are social bookmarking sites?