Research topics Publications
Factsheet: Climate change, flooding and forests
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.
Forest hydrology - PhD studentships
Phd Students asociated with the Forest Hydrology research programme.
ESCom 2020 workshop: Scotland's National Ecological Network - progress and practicalities
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.
Opportunities to use woodland measures for Natural Flood Management in Whinlatter Forest: Scoping Report
The Forest Design Plan for Whinlatter is currently under review and a new aspirations map has been produced. This includes measures such as habitat creation and proposed extensions to the…
Forest clearance for peatland restoration
Phased felling and low impact harvesting can effectively control negative impacts of forest clearance for peatland restoration
Opportunities to use woodland measures for Natural Flood Management (NFM) in the Derwent Catchment: Scoping Report
Forest Research was commissioned by Forestry England to carry out a desk-based GIS exercise to determine the potential opportunities of implementing NFM measures in 4 forest areas in the Derwent…
Valuing and governing tree and forest ecosystem services
This research provides new insights into how to recognise and understand the value of ecosystem services provided by trees and forests.
Trends in surface water chemistry in afforested Welsh catchments
Analysis of 22 years of water chemistry data from afforested Welsh catchments revealed trends indicative of recovery from acidification
Managing forest operations to protect the water environment
This Practice Guide provides advice to forest managers, practitioners, planners and supervisors, on how forest operations should be planned and managed to protect the water environment.
Valuing flood regulation services of existing forest cover to inform natural capital accounts
Background Forests are recognised to reduce flood flows, although the issue is complex and continues to be explored. While the processes of how trees affect the generation and conveyance of…