Forests and woodlands represent a substantial stock of carbon that is contained in soil, trees and other vegetation. They are a key component of the global carbon cycle and their effective management, at both global and regional scales, is an important mechanism for reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Understanding what determines the size of […]
Deadwood is a vital component of a properly functioning forest ecosystem. It plays an important role in sustaining biodiversity and in delivering ecosystem services such as soil formation and nutrient cycling. In the UK up to a fifth of woodland species depend on dead or dying trees for all or part of their life cycle […]
Legacy socio-economic research relating to: Governance Public benefits from private forests and woodland in England: classifying private woodland owners (PDF-295K) Access our current and recent socio-economic research.
Legacy socio-economic research summary relating to: Community diversity, coherence and development Public engagement with forests and woodlands (PDF-129K) Access our current and recent socio-economic research.
Legacy socio-economic research relating to: Well-being and quality of life Inventory of evidence and programmes relating to trees and forests and (peri-)urban regeneration and place-making (PDF-126K) Access our current and recent socio-economic research.
Legacy socio-economic research relating to: Well-being and quality of life Forests for recreation and nature tourism: European COST Action E33 (PDF-126K) Access our current and recent socio-economic research.
Many parts of the UK are periodically affected by flooding and the frequency of floods is expected to increase due to climate change. Tree planting and forest management can alter flood flows, although the extent of this depends on many factors. Here we describe the latest understanding of how forestry can help.
Forests are popular places for recreation, but some activities can have negative impacts on wildlife. Land managers have to balance delivery of the social and economic benefits derived from outdoor recreation with nature conservation objectives. This literature review provides an overview of potential disturbance issues and a guide to the evidence on impacts from walking, […]
By Bianca Ambrose-Oji and Karen Fancett (Eds.). Papers presented at the Trees and Forests in British society conference in April 2010. Forest Research Monograph: 3ISBN 978-0-85538-828-7 Related pages People, trees and woodlands Social forestry research
Identifying the historic environment in Scotland’s forests and woodlands has been prepared by Forestry Commission Scotland and Archaeology Scotland as an aid to forestry and woodland managers when considering the historic environment in their stewardship. The principal purpose of this practice guide is to provide an accessible introduction to exploring ‘archaeology in the field’. Archaeological […]
How Forest Research social and economic scientists have explored what Britain’s trees and woodlands mean to people, how they are used and how they can contribute to the social and cultural life of the country. Trees and forests in British society – Ten years of social science (PDF-1742K) Over the past 15 or so years, […]
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