Event

NRS Forest Science Seminar: Applying economics to modern-day forestry

Event details

  • Friday 25 September 2020
  • Start time: 14:00
  • online MS Teams

Pat Snowden

from Scottish Forestry

Summary

Forestry has far-reaching impacts across the economy. Economists have devoted much work in the past 20 years or more to estimating the value of the goods and services provided by forests. The concept of natural capital offers an important way to understand these impacts and to demonstrate their value to the economy. There is also now a pressing need to devise mechanisms to deliver these values in the marketplace, generating revenue streams for forest owners and ensuring that the true value of woodlands is built into the economy. This session will review the latest work on building evidence on the economic values of forestry and on developing new mechanisms to deliver these values in practice.

When: Friday 25th September, 14:00-15:00 GMT

Where: online via Teams – please use this link - Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

The small print

Talks last 40 - 45 minutes with 15-20 minutes for questions and discussion. Please join promptly at 14:00.

Further 2020/21 seminar will be announced shortly via emails and on our seminars webpage. FR colleagues can also view and add calendar entries with details of each seminar by adding ‘FR Seminars (NRS)’ to your list of calendars in Outlook.

Under normal circumstances seminars are held once a month on Friday afternoons from September to May at Forest Research’s Northern Research Station (NRS), just outside Edinburgh. However, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the forthcoming series (2020/21) will be presented online via Microsoft Teams. We welcome participation from external organisations and individuals, so please feel free to advertise this talk and to forward the invite to others.

Missed it and would like to catch up? Want to join our mailing list? Please get in touch with us with any enquiries at seminars.nrs@forestresearch.gov.uk.

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Teams instructions

We are now trialling use of Microsoft Teams for remote access to the seminars. Please see the Teams instructions and FAQs.

On the day, please make sure your mic is muted!