Margaret Pilkington

Margaret Pilkington has a Ph.D. from the University of Reading and taught part-time at Otago University and the Open University before becoming a full-time lecturer in continuing education at the University of Sussex. Her interest in meadows grew out of using the local countryside as a laboratory for teaching science and gained particular impetus with the publication of the National Vegetation Classification system in the 1990s. She particularly enjoys working in an interdisciplinary context combining oral history and historical land-use research with ecological survey to understand more about our natural heritage. She became Emeritus in 2006 and leads the University of Sussex River Ouse Project.