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Forest Science Seminar: Understanding Forest Carbon Numbers

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Understanding forest carbon numbers:  how much carbon do forest stands take up?

Presented by Dr James Morison, Senior Climate Change Scientist, Forest Research

Hosted by Prof. Chris Quine, Chief Scientist, Forest Research.

Please register to attend this online seminar by 7th November 2021. Joining details will be emailed to you 2-3 days before the event.

What will the seminar cover?

It is widely recognised that trees, woodlands and forests are key components of the carbon cycle and influence the climate. The function they provide in taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere underlies the global and national drives to increase tree cover.

To assess the potential of this ‘greenhouse gas removal’ mechanism we need to understand the ‘carbon numbers’ involved in British forests & woodlands – where is the carbon held in these forests, what are the processes underlying its cycling in the forest, what are the rates of carbon uptake, and what are the key factors influencing them.

This seminar examines these aspects, giving an overview of the quantities and processes involved with examples, including Forest Research’s two ‘case study’ measurement sites within lowland oak and upland Sitka spruce forests.

Who is the seminar for?

This seminar is aimed at practitioners and decision makers with an interest in forests and trees.

Additional information

To register for this seminar you will be required to agree to us holding the personal information you provide for the purposes of this seminar for a period of up to 14 days after the date of the seminar.  You can read the Forestry Commission’s personal information charter on

A recording of the seminar will be placed on the Forest Research Vimeo channel for 30 days.

Event details

Friday 12 November 2021
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