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481 Search Results for soil

  • Tools and Resources

    Soil quality

    What are the properties of soil and how do they determine the ability of the soil to perform a variety of functions indicative of a healthy soil
  • Tools and Resources

    Forests and soil

    Soil is an important component of the forest ecosystem.
  • Service

    Soil Advice

    Our soil surveyors/foresters and scientists provide bespoke advice on practical soil management for the sustainable, healthy growth of diverse tree species and woodlands. Service overview Forest Research soils experts have worked on projects to help forest managers, owners, regulators and policy-makers to develop practical, evidence-based methods for sustainable soil management throughout the UK. Soils are a fundamental contributor […]
  • Tools and Resources

    Soil resources

    Resources relevant to Forests and Soil. General The natural choice: securing the value of nature (2011). HM Government. Safeguarding our soils: a strategy for England (2009). Defra, London. Contacts Forestry Forestry Commission – www.gov.uk/government/organisations/forestry-commission Scottish Forestry – https://forestry.gov.scot/     Natural Resources Wales – https://naturalresources.wales/ Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland – www.daera-ni.gov.uk/ Soil Environment Agency – www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency Scottish Environment Protection Agency – […]
  • Service

    Soil Analysis

    Our top performing soil analysis service offers a comprehensive range of standard and specialist tests to determine the chemical composition and quality of soil, as well as sludge, manures and other wastes applied to land. Our tests can detect contamination or contribute to site monitoring programmes. Service overview We provide a comprehensive suite of chemical analyses and […]
  • Research

    Soil sustainability

    Research to ensure forest practices do not compromise soil sustainability, and to investigate effects of pollutant deposition and climate change on soil acidification and nutrient supply.
  • Research

    Identification of soil quality indicators for soil sustainability

    Review, determinators and future search of soil quality indicators
  • Research

    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...
  • Tools and Resources

    Materials for soil formation

    Information on soil forming materials and their origin and practical considerations in the urban context
  • Tools and Resources

    Addition of compost to soil

    The benefits and practical considerations on the addition of compost to soil to improve soil quality in greenspace projects
  • Research

    Soil sustainability – Publications

    Recent outputs for soil sustainability research
  • Tools and Resources

    Protecting archaeology by managing soil

    How soil management can reduce risks of archaeological damage from soil erosion and compaction