Research topics Publications
Socio economic research
Impact of tree health interventions on biosecurity behaviours
The UK's trees face a growing number of pest and disease related threats, many of which are driven by human activities and behaviour. However, there is very limited evidence surrounding…
Valuing the mental health benefits of woodlands
This study is the first attempt to provide national estimates of the natural capital value of the mental health benefits provided by UK woodlands.
Valuing the mental health benefits of woodlands - In Brief
This research is the first of its kind to value the mental health benefits associated with the UK’s woodlands
Engagement with nature and Covid-19 restrictions Survey 2021: Key results
This summary report of a survey undertaken to explore engagement with nature during the Covid-19 restrictions highlights the important role of nature and woodlands in supporting people's wellbeing through the Covid pandemic.
Valuing the Mental Health Benefits of Forestry – Phase 2
This research presents an estimate of the mental health benefits associated with the UK’s woodlands, using an approach valuing woodland through reduced prevalence of mental illnesses. Indicative estimates are derived for potential inclusion of mental health benefits in UK natural capital accounts and for use in project and policy appraisal.
Developing an Approach to Monitoring the Health and Well-Being Benefits of Visits to Scotland’s Forests
This project reviewed evidence on the health and well-being benefits, and social and cultural benefits, of visits to forests, as well as the methods to measure and monitor them. It also provides recommendations for monitoring these benefits to support the implementation of Scotland’s Forestry Strategy 2019-2029.
Values, management and pest and disease threats associated with ash: A review
This report reviews and summarises some of the key evidence from around the world on values associated with ash trees, and the management decisions about both ash dieback and emerald…
A National Conversation: Towards a Resilience Culture
A societal-scale foundation assessment of the public's views of biosecurity and plant / tree health issues, followed by targeted research into how biosecure behaviour can be encouraged
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 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.