Research topics Publications
Simultaneous estimation of Pinus nigra Arn. ssp. salzmannii natural regeneration emergence and survival through lifetime analysis
We developed a climatic sensitive model to simultaneously estimate the emergence and survival of Corsican pine natural regeneration in Spain through lifetime analysis. This work is highly relevant for managing the species in a context of climate change. Our modelling approach represents a breakthrough in the state of the art of lifetime analysis.
The impacts of conifer afforestation and climate on water quality and freshwater ecology in a sensitive peaty catchment: a 25 year study in the upper River Halladale in North Scotland
Highlights Good forest practice was effective at protecting water quality. Streamwater acidity and ecology unaffected by conifer afforestation. Hurricanes caused marked changes in streamwater acidity and water colour. Total P…
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?