Research topics Publications
Diameter, height and volume increment single tree models for improved Sitka spruce in Great Britain
The British forestry sector lacks reliable dynamic growth models for stands of improved Sitka spruce, the most important commercial forest type in Great Britain. The aim of this study is…
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…
Carbon storage and substitution benefits of harvested wood products
This Research Note considers the potential of extending coverage of the UK Woodland Carbon Code to the carbon benefits of wood products associated with woodland creation projects.
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