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    Cooling effect of street trees in Bristol

    In cities the climate is significantly warmer than in the surrounding countryside. This is known as the Urban Heat island (UHI) effect.  The UHI effect is caused by a range of factors including hard building surfaces which absorb and radiate heat and the design of urban areas which means they...
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    Centre of Excellence for Brownfield Regeneration

    Forestry Commission Centre of Excellence for brownfield regeneration to woodland and open green space
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    ESCom 2020 workshop: Scotland’s National Ecological Network – progress and practicalities

    Lead Author: Chloe Bellamy
    Summary of a workshop for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the progress and practicalities of developing a National Ecological Network in Scotland. Embedded in this approach to more sustainable land use is the need to take stock of progress towards regional and national ecological networks to increase resilience into the future.
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    Valuing mental health benefits of forests

    This research examines approaches to valuation of the mental health benefits of forests and proposes how monetary valuation of these benefits can be developed further. It examines metrics to quantify mental health impacts, methodologies to value changes in these and potential for incorporating associated values into natural capital accounting
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    The difference in roots traits under different tree species as influenced by soil type in forest ecosystems in Bulgaria and the UK

    Lyudmila Lozanova, short-term studentship, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2016) Summary This study investigated selected root traits such fine root length, belowground fine mass (biomass and necromass) distribution across different root diameter classes and soil depths, and patterns of temporal dynamics in root biomass and necromass.
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    Nature based vocational training leading to human wellbeing in Skåne, Sweden

    The Nature Integration Programme facilitates sustainable integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants into society. A large number of these groups have been taken in by Sweden in recent years.
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    Changes in tree and forest ecosystem service values

    Changes in tree and forest ecosystem service values under different scenarios and visions, and different costs and benefits
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    Mechanisms to deliver tree and forest ecosystem services

    Our research has explored mechanisms for delivering tree and forest ecosystem services and examined land managers’ perspectives in relation to mechanisms
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    Valuing tree and forest ecosystem services

    Our research explores the value of different tree and forest ecosystem services and uses innovative methods to identify and capture those values
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    Valuing and governing tree and forest ecosystem services

    This research provides new insights into how to recognise and understand the value of ecosystem services provided by trees and forests.
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    Cooling effect of street trees in Bristol

    In cities the climate is significantly warmer than in the surrounding countryside. This is known as the Urban Heat island (UHI) effect.  The UHI effect is caused by a range of factors including hard building surfaces which absorb and radiate heat and the design of urban areas which means they...
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    Understanding stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland

    The development of stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland from analysing organisational documents, workshops and interviews.
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    Publications about delivering resilient forests

    This page lists the main publications about planning and management to deliver forest ecosystem resilience produced through the 'Delivering Resilient Forests' research programme.
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    Delivering Resilient Forests

    Resilient forests are important if our trees are to cope better with changing environmental conditions and threats from pests and diseases. This page provides information on the publications produced as part of Forest Research's 'Delivering Resilient Forests' programme of research.
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    NHS Greenspace in Scotland

    NHS Greenspace in Scotland is being developed through a series of demonstration projects at different hospital sites. Staff, patients, visitors and local communities are the beneficiaries of improvements to NHS Greenspace.
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    i-Tree Eco Evaluation

    Forest Research has produced a study which evaluates the impacts delivered by UK i-Tree Eco projects on the awareness, management and policy of urban forests. The study found some projects achieved significant impacts including informing tree and woodland policies and justifying greater investment in tree management. However the study also identified challenges which limited impacts of some projects, including difficulty in communicating results and the low priority of urban forests for local governments. The study provides recommendations to overcome these challenges to help guide the design and delivery of future i-Tree Eco projects.
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    Urban Forests in a European Perspective: what can the National Forest Inventory tell us?

    Lead Author: Natalie Marie Gulsrud
    This pilot project demonstrates that the NFI data, in combinationwith the DEGURBA approach, provides existing data onEuropean urban forests. Now that we know what we have, thereis potential to quantify and qualify the state and trends ofEuropean urban forests. Moving forward we can draw onexisting policies and concepts such as ecosystem services tomodel what urban […]
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    SCALEFORES: Scaling Rules For Ecosystem Service Mapping

    We are working with Southampton University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to develop and test novel modelling frameworks to explore the drivers of ecosystem services at different spatial scales in order to predict and map their delivery.