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  • Publications

    Factsheet: Peatlands, forestry and climate change

    Lead Author: Russell Anderson
    This factsheet explains how forestry affects the carbon stored in peat and the role forest-to-bog restoration can play in reducing carbon emissions.
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    Factsheet: Climate change, flooding and forests

    Lead Author: Tom Nisbet
    Many parts of the UK are periodically affected by flooding and the frequency of floods is expected to increase due to climate change. Tree planting and forest management can alter flood flows, although the extent of this depends on many factors. Here we describe the latest understanding of how forestry can help.
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    Forland Landscape Restoration

    The ForLand-Restoration project is developing a forest landscape restoration decision support platform. A collaborative research project funded by Climate-KIC to explore landscape restoration opportunities with stakeholders with the aim of reaching consensus on land use decisions.
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    Woodland Diversification

    Woodland Diversification Managing woodland stands in a way that retains productivity targets, but that also fosters biodiversity and stand resilience are key sustainable forest management goals. Current forestry policy advocates a diversification of woodland stands to achieve these goals, favouring mixed age structures, trees of mixed provenance and polycultures over...
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    Species diversification – which species should we use?

    Lead Author: Richard Ennos
    This paper stresses that future use of ‘alternative’ species for diversification should be contingent on rigorous biological risk assessment, results from forestry scale trials, and the establishment of sustainable British seed sources.
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    Provenance variation of emerging species

    Forest Research has recently examined some long-term experiments to examine provenance variation of emerging species.  Individual reports for the species covered so far can be found here. The table at the bottom of this page is a summary of how the results compare with Forestry Commission Bulletin 66, which only...
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    Climate change impacts

    Examining the effects of climate change on woodland and forestry.
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    ESCom 2020 workshop: Scotland’s National Ecological Network – progress and practicalities

    Lead Author: Chloe Bellamy
    Summary of a workshop for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the progress and practicalities of developing a National Ecological Network in Scotland. Embedded in this approach to more sustainable land use is the need to take stock of progress towards regional and national ecological networks to increase resilience into the future.
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    The dendroclimatic and dendrochronological background to Acute Oak Decline

    Using tree ring measurements (dendrochronology) and stable isotope analysis, the research aims to examine the stem growth and tree health histories of Acute Oak Decline (AOD)-affected trees, to look for evidence of predisposition to AOD, the impact of AOD on recent growth, and correlation with A. biguttatus attack.
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    Large scale diversity and distribution of ectomycorrhizal fungi

    A multi-partner Europe wide transdisciplinary project to understand the large-scale diversity and distribution of ectomycorrhizal fungi across Europe, taking into account long-term monitoring of environment, climate, soil and geographical variables.
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    Forest damage by deer depends on cross‐scale interactions between climate, deer density and landscape structure

    Lead Author: Chloe Bellamy
    This journal paper investigates the factors that drive deer damage to woodlands using the National Forest Inventory sample square data. We found that the likelihood of damage to trees depends on cross-scale interactions between climate, deer density and landscape structure. The complex interactive effects uncovered are difficult to interpret. We therefore provide an interactive Deer Damage Tool for practitioners to visualize how afforestation is likely to influence the probability of deer damage in different forests and regions across Britain.
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    A sequential multi-level framework to improve habitat suitability modelling

    Lead Author: Chloe Bellamy
    We provide a sequential framework for improved multi-scale habitat suitability modelling or species distribution modelling. We apply it to the lesser horseshoe bat in Britain to demonstrate its improved accuracy and ecological inference.
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    Harwood Forest GHG monitoring site

    Measuring forest carbon balance and effect of harvesting
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    Exploring scenarios of forest diversification and ecosystem services impacts

    This page describes our work carrying out research into the delivery of forest ecosystem services at the forest scale.
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    Priorities for research on Emerging Species

    An analysis of species diversity of the Public Forest Estate in Britain to help inform the future direction of research on species and provenance.
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    Changes in tree and forest ecosystem service values

    Changes in tree and forest ecosystem service values under different scenarios and visions, and different costs and benefits
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    Mechanisms to deliver tree and forest ecosystem services

    Our research has explored mechanisms for delivering tree and forest ecosystem services and examined land managers’ perspectives in relation to mechanisms
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    Valuing tree and forest ecosystem services

    Our research explores the value of different tree and forest ecosystem services and uses innovative methods to identify and capture those values