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My name is Ainoa and I am a soil ecologist at Forest Research. I have been in this role for a few months, having previously worked in the entomology department.

A new calculator and planting guidance have been developed to help farmers decide which trees to plant, and in what formation, to mitigate the impact of ammonia emissions from animal housing and grazing areas.

A novel research project at Alice Holt forest has unearthed the UK’s rarest earthworm. Current earthworm distribution records indicate that some UK species are rare or very rare. However, fieldwork conducted in November 2017 yielded three new records of the nationally very rare species Dendrobaena pygmaea, boosting the national records of this earthworm from six records to nine.

New techniques for peatland restoration