Research topics Publications
Forest clearance for peatland restoration
Phased felling and low impact harvesting can effectively control negative impacts of forest clearance for peatland restoration
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...
The natural capital of floodplains: management, protection and restoration to deliver greater benefits. Valuing Nature - Natural Capital Synthesis Report. VNP09.
Floodplains are important natural capital assets which deliver a wide range of benefits to people. The interface between terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems in floodplains fosters both a wealth and a complexity of resources that are challenging to measure and compare.
Land management in lowland catchments for integrated flood risk reduction
The LANDWISE project is a collaboration of academics, policy makers and practitioners to investigate the impact of land use and management on flood risk in the Upper Thames catchment. It will quantify through measurement and modelling by how much, where and how the flood risk benefits can be up-scaled from local to river basin level.
Assessing the impact of forestry on the freshwater environment
SCALEFORES: Scaling Rules For Ecosystem Service Mapping
We are working with Southampton University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to develop and test novel modelling frameworks to explore the drivers of ecosystem services at different spatial scales in order to predict and map their delivery.
Payments for Ecosystem Services (Forest for water)
The aim of the PESFOR-W COST Action is to synthesize knowledge, provide guidance and encourage collaborative research to improve Europe’s capacity to use Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)