Research topics Publications
Socio economic research
Understanding land managers' behaviours for tree health policy options
Co-design of tree health policy options for resilient treescapes as part of Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFC)
Nature based vocational training leading to human wellbeing in Skåne, Sweden
The Nature Integration Programme facilitates sustainable integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants into society. A large number of these groups have been taken in by Sweden in recent years.
Tributes to Trees
By analysing submissions to the Tributes to Trees website, Forest Research found that people express emotional and sensory experiences from their connections with trees, woodlands and forests, and these are inextricably linked to different places, people and activities
UK landscape ecology: trends and perspectives from the first 25 years of ialeUK
With 2017 marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the UK chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (ialeUK), current members of its organising committee set out to examine the content of past ialeUK conferences and, with input from past ialeUK contributors, reflect on what observed patterns might mean for shaping future landscape research.
Achieving impact from ecosystem assessment and valuation of urban greenspace: The case of i-Tree Eco in Great Britain
Evaluation of the impacts of I-Tree eco surveys in the UK
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.
Understanding stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland
The development of stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland from analysing organisational documents, workshops and interviews.
Exploring changes in ecosystem services under varying scenarios
Exploration of the resilience of woodlands to future change by assessing how ecosystem service values and natural capital stocks of woodlands may be affected by change through the application of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) scenarios and different management approaches, e.g. forest diversification through the application of forest management alternatives
Biosecurity engagement with hikers at Rowardennan in Scotland
Following the discovery of Phytophthera Ramorum close to Rowardennan in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Forest Research were commissioned to carry out questionnaires with hikers in the area to investigate their awareness of and engagement with the topic of tree pests and diseases, and biosecurity.
Resilience – Future Proofing Plant Health
What is tree resilience and how can we support better management for tree health in the face of climate change and pests and diseases?