Research topics Publications
Factsheet: Climate change and tree diseases
The three main fungal root pathogens already present in the UK, causing significant damage in forestry, are described along with the likely impact of climate change on their spread and severity.
Factsheet: Climate change and diseases of tree foliage
The six main foliar pathogens already causing significant damage to conifers and broadleaved tree species in the UK are described along with the likely impact of climate change on their spread and severity.
Factsheet: Climate change and ecosystem services
Climate change will have wide-ranging effects on ecosystem services
Factsheet: Climate change and human behaviours
There is increasing interest in designing policy interventions to sustain positive individual or societal behaviours and to encourage behaviour change which tackles environmental issues including climate change.
Ecological implications of oak decline in Great Britain
This Research Note describes the ecological value of Great Britain’s native oaks, as reflected in the biodiversity supported by the trees and ecosystem functions the trees perform.
PRAFOR: Probabilistic drought Risk Analysis for FORested landscapes
Probabilistic drought risk analysis
Providing the evidence base to diversify Britain’s forests
Early results of species and provenance trials established in 2012.
Factsheet: Climate change and forests
How do woodlands and forests affect the climate?
Factsheet: Peatlands, forestry and climate change
This factsheet explains how forestry affects the carbon stored in peat and the role forest-to-bog restoration can play in reducing carbon emissions.
Factsheet: Climate change and biodiversity
More biodiverse woodlands are better able to resist or adapt to threats, such as climate change. This enhanced resilience supports the continuity of woodlands and the ecosystem services they provide. Biodiversity is the variation at different levels of biological organisation - the genes within a species; the species within a community; and the diversity between communities and ecosystems.