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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…

Status: Current

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  • Socio economic research
Research Report

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.

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  • Socio economic research
Publication

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

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  • Socio economic research
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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.

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  • Socio economic research
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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.

Status: Completed

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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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.

Status: Current

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
Research reports

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…

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  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
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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

Status: Current

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  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
Research Note

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.

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  • Climate change
  • Socio economic research
Climate change series

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.

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  • Climate change
  • Socio economic research