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    How does a biodiversity value impact upon optimal rotation length? An investigation using species richness and forest stand age

    Lead Author: Vadim Saraev
    A study integrating biodiversity data for British forests with economic modelling of optimal rotation length. Investigation revealed some evidence of relationships between overall species richness and stand age.
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    Delivering Resilient Forests

    Resilient forests are important if our trees are to cope better with changing environmental conditions and threats from pests and diseases. This page provides information on the publications produced as part of Forest Research's 'Delivering Resilient Forests' programme of research.
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    Ground surface subsidence in an afforested peatland fifty years after drainage and planting

    In the UK, large areas of peatland were drained for forestry in the second half of the 20th century. Ground surface subsidence and diminishing depth (thickness) of the peat layer can indicate compaction of the peat and/or carbon loss, but there are few long-term datasets from afforested UK peatlands. Here we present an unprecedented 50-year […]
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    Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland – June 2019

    Sixth Full Meeting of PESFOR-W – Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland List of participants Programme and MC agenda attached Introductory presentation from Action Chair – Gregory Valatin    Case study visits – Blackwater catchment management: changing forestry and farming practises to restore freshwater pearl mussel populations – EU Life Nature project,...
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    An analytical framework for spatially targeted management of natural capital

    A major sustainability challenge is determining where to target management to enhance natural capital and the ecosystem services it provides. Achieving this understanding is difficult, given that the effects of most actions vary according to wider environmental conditions; and this context dependency is typically poorly understood. Here, we describe an analytical framework that helps meet […]
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    BRIGIT – A consortium for enhancing UK surveillance and response to Xylella fastidiosa

    A multi-partner GB wide transdisciplinary project that takes a holistic approach to enhance diagnostics, identify factors that could lead to spread and formulate response strategies to mitigate the devastating effects of X. fastidiosa.
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    ITC Conference Grants awarded

    2018       ITC Conference Grant applicant:     Dr Claudia Carvalho-Santos Conference:  ESP Europe 2018 Regional Conference on Ecosystem services in a changing world: moving from theory to practice. Venue : Centro Kursaal Elkargunea, Zurriola Hiribidea, 1,20002 Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain Date : 15 – 19 October 2018 Abstract Presentation Scientific Report   __________________________________________________________________     ITC Conference Grant applicant:     Dr....
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    UK Urban Canopy Cover

    Urban Canopy Cover
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    Albena, Bulgaria – September 2018

    Fifth Full Meeting of PESFOR-W – Albena, Bulgaria Flamingo Hotel, Albena, Bulgaria List of Participants Programme and MC agenda attached Introductory presentation from Action Chair – Gregory Valatin Presentation by Kossara Bozhilova-Kisheva and Silvia Ivanova, Black Sea Basin Directorate, Varna on Surface Water Control and Management, Assessment Indicators, Payments and Management Schemes. Presentation...
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    Holocene carbon accumulation in the peatlands of northern Scotland

    Lead Author: J.L. Ratcliffe
    Summary The response of peatland carbon accumulation to climate can be complex, with internal feedbacks and processes that can dampen or amplify responses to external forcing. Records of carbon accumulation from peat cores provide a record of carbon which persists as peat over long periods of time, demonstrating the long-term response of peatland carbon stocks to […]
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    Peatland afforestation in the UK and consequences for carbon storage

    Lead Author: T.J. Sloan
    Peatlands are a globally significant store of carbon During the second half of the 20th century new planting techniques combined with tax incentives encouraged commercial forestry across large areas of peat bog in the UK, particularly in the Flow Country of northern Scotland. Such planting was controversial and was ultimately halted by removal of the tax […]
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    Getting to know the ‘friendly fungi’ associated with the roots of key timber species

    Lead Author: Nadia Barsoum
    Nadia Barsoum provides highlights of over 10 years of research shedding light on who’s who in the world of friendly fungi colonising tree roots.