Des Thompson

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Des Thompson is Principal Adviser on Biodiversity with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), managing policy, research and advisory work on biodiversity and climate change. He has led some of Britain’s upland nature conservation work for the government and its agencies. Hailing from the Scottish Highlands, he graduated in biology at the University of West of Scotland, and took his PhD and DSc from the University of Nottingham. He is Chairman of the Field Studies Council.