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  • Publications

    [Archive] Dutch elm disease in Great Britain

    Lead Author: John Gibbs
    RIN 252 (1994) Out of print research publications from the 1980s and 1990s. Please note that since publication the products named may have been withdrawn or changed formulation, services may no longer be available, legislation superseded and addresses and contacts changed.
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    [Archive] Revised windiness scores for the windthrow hazard classification: the revised scoring method

    Lead Author: C.P. Quine
    RIN 230 (1993) Out of print research publications from the 1980s and 1990s. Please note that since publication the products named may have been withdrawn or changed formulation, services may no longer be available, legislation superseded and addresses and contacts changed.
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    Revised valuation of flood regulation services of existing forest cover to inform natural capital accounts.

    Lead Author: Samantha Broadmeadow
    The ability of trees, woodlands and forests to reduce downstream flooding is increasingly recognised and valued by society, driving a demand for assessments of this important ecosystem service. This study updates a previous evaluation (Broadmeadow et al., 2018) with improved estimates for the volume of flood water potentially removed by woodland or retained by its […]
  • Research

    Woodland Creation and Expansion – Programme 6

    This research aims to find out how to expand woodland cover in a way that maximises ecological and social benefits. The programme complements the other six programmes and follows collaborative principles to produce tools which support land managers, stakeholders and policy makers to increase engagement with woodland creation activities
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    Modelling the long-term response of stream water chemistry to atmospheric pollution and forestry practices in Galloway, SW Scotland

    Lead Author: Dr Rachel Helliwell
    Report assessing the long term role of forestry in relation to the acidification and recovery of soil and surface water. It targets some of the most acid impacted head waters in the Galloway region of southwest Scotland, including three sub-catchments in the Black Water of Dee (Dargall Lane, Green Burn and Cuttie Shallow); Cardoon Burn […]
  • Research

    Centre of Excellence for Brownfield Regeneration

    Forestry Commission Centre of Excellence for brownfield regeneration to woodland and open green space
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    Soil organic carbon changes in UK forest soils

    Rita Razauskaite, PhD studentship, University of Aberdeen (2015-2018) Summary Forest soils contain large amounts of carbon, which can be lost through forest operations or changing environmental conditions. As forests are perennial with infrequent disturbance, soil organic carbon (SOC) accumulation differs from highly disturbed land uses, with significant accumulation occurring in deeper soil horizons...
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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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    Evaluation of tree species and soil type interactions for their potential for long term C sequestration

    Antia Villada, PhD studentship, University of Reading (2009-2012) Background Northern temperate forests have been identified as major contributors to the terrestrial C sink. Among the different land uses, afforestation and reforestation have been recommended as practices to mitigate climate change by promoting C storage in both soils and biomass but the main factors...
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    Above and belowground ecological linkages in temperate forest soils

    Olivia Azevedo, PhD studentship, University of Stirling (2019-2022)   Background Forests are crucial for biodiversity and also provide numerous ecosystem services that enhance human welfare. However, when studying forests, often the complexity of life belowground either goes unnoticed or it is studied in isolation from its aboveground component. Compartmentalising the above and belowground...
  • Research

    Large scale diversity and distribution of ectomycorrhizal fungi

    A multi-partner Europe wide transdisciplinary project to understand the large-scale diversity and distribution of ectomycorrhizal fungi across Europe, taking into account long-term monitoring of environment, climate, soil and geographical variables.
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    Forest clearance for peatland restoration

    Lead Author: Nadeem Shah
    Phased felling and low impact harvesting can effectively control negative impacts of forest clearance for peatland restoration