Margrete Skår

 Telephone: +47 992 27 584

Knowledge areas

Social science

Key qualifications
  • Social science research, particularly in the fields of human-environment interactions and outdoor recreation in the context of everyday life
  • Phenomenology
  • Qualitative methods, walking interviews
  • Peoples experiences of nearby nature; percieved and actual accessibility, barriers for use, valuing nature
  • Environmentally and socially/culturally sensitive areas; motorized traffic, coastal development
  • Land use management and planning, procedures, policy, and implementation
  • Designing and conducting surveys
  • Project management (design, funding, planning and administration)
  • Managing and leading research groups

  • Dr.polit, NMBU, 2010: 'Experiencing nature in everyday life'
  • Practical-pedagogical education, University of Oslo, 1998.
  • Cand.polit. in human geography, University of Trondheim, 1993.
  • Cand.mag., University of Trondheim, 1990.

  • Juni 2000 - present: Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Division for Man-Environment Studies.
  • 1999-00: Vargstad high school and Smestad middle school, Lillehammer.
  • 1998-99: Strømsø high school, Drammen.
  • 1993 - 1997: Telemark Research Institute-Bø.


Mother tongue: Norwegian. Other languages: English (fluent); Spanish (fair)