Celebrating British Science Week
- Posted on: 11 Mar 2020
This week, scientists from Forest Research have been demonstrating their research on woodlands and climate change at Forestry England’s Alice Holt Forest. The activities are part of British Science Week and have been carried out with local college students.
Research suggests benefits of conservation efforts may not yet be fully visible
- Posted on: 27 Jan 2020
The time it takes for species to respond to conservation measures – known as an ‘ecological time lag’ – could be partly masking any real progress that is being made, experts have warned.
Research identifies worst areas for hedgehog road deaths
- Posted on: 23 Jan 2020
Research just published details when, where and why hedgehog roadkill is most likely to occur, with the outskirts of cities in central Britain emerging as particular blackspots.
Pioneering project to tackle ash dieback launches International Year of Plant Health
- Posted on: 17 Jan 2020
On Friday 17 January, the government’s Chief Plant Health Officer, Nicola Spence, accompanied by Forest Research's Chris Reynolds, visited the project to plant one of the last trees in the...
Two FR Colleagues Recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours
- Posted on: 9 Jan 2020
Two members of staff from Forest Research have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Dr Helen McKay (nee MacGilp), the Head of Centre for Sustainable Forestry and...
How can we encourage, support and sustain levels of physical activity?
- Posted on: 6 Jan 2020
Recently published research sheds light on the learning gained from the Active Forests Programme in England about how to encourage and sustain levels of physical activity.
Looking to the future with centenary trees planted at Alice Holt Lodge
- Posted on: 19 Dec 2019
As part of the Forestry Commission’s centenary celebrations, Forest Research is has planted 25 trees in the grounds of its research station at Alice Holt Lodge, in the south-east of England.
Working together to raise awareness of tree pests and diseases in Wales
- Posted on: 18 Dec 2019
In late November over twenty tree specialists from Wales, mainly foresters and arborists, near Newport in Gwent for a tree health workshop.
New Mental Health First Aid Network within Forest Research
- Posted on: 10 Oct 2019
We have recently developed a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Network, and now have 21 trained Mental Health First Aiders spread across the UK.
Exploring natural solutions to reduce traffic incidents caused by flooding
- Posted on: 8 Oct 2019
A recent project has investigated the potential of using Natural Flood Management (NFM) to reduce flooding incidents on the strategic road network.