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Centre of Excellence for Brownfield Regeneration

Forestry Commission Centre of Excellence for brownfield regeneration to woodland and open green space

Status: Current

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  • Land reclamation
  • Soil science
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
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Urban Forest Research Group

The Urban Forest Research Group undertakes research into the structure, composition, and value of trees in towns and cities in the UK. The urban forest comprises all the trees in…

Status: Current

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Land reclamation
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
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SMARTIES

SMARTIES - Surveillance and MAnagament of multiple Risks to Treescapes: Integrating Epidemiology and Stakeholder behaviour. SMARTIES is a collaborative project led by Rothamsted Research with Forest Research, University of Salford…

Status: Current

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  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
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Public Perceptions of Urban Trees

How do contemporary Great British attitudes to urban trees vary between locality, individuals and communities with different socio-demographic backgrounds? Forest Research aims to investigate this through a rapid evidence review, a national questionnaire and a series of focus groups.

Status: Current

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  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
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Engagement with nature before and during the Covid-19 restrictions

This research aimed to explore people’s engagement with trees and woodlands, as well as wider nature, before and during the Covid-19 restrictions of spring to autumn 2020. There was an increase in social media traffic outlining the benefits of engaging with local nature spaces and a greater awareness of how much people can value and rely on nature to support their wellbeing.

Status: Current

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  • Socio economic research
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Forland Landscape Restoration

The ForLand-Restoration project is developing a forest landscape restoration decision support platform. A collaborative research project funded by Climate-KIC to explore landscape restoration opportunities with stakeholders with the aim of reaching consensus on land use decisions.

Status: Current

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  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
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Molecular detection of Phytophthoras in forest, woodland and urban garden environments

A project entitled 'molecular detection of Phytophthoras in forest, woodland and urban garden environments' aims to; i) examine Phytophthora diversity in soil at forest, woodland and public garden sites in Scotland, ii) assess the feasibility of using Illumina metabarcoding technology combined with spore trapping for longer-term monitoring of aerial Phytophthora diseases, such as P. ramorum, and iii) to provide evidence to inform biosecurity and remediation policy aimed at limiting the introduction, spread and impact of Phytophthora diseases.

Status: Current

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  • Pests and diseases
  • Tree breeding
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Provenance variation of emerging species

Forest Research has recently examined some long-term experiments to examine provenance variation of emerging species. The table below is a summary of how the results compare with Forestry Commission Bulletin…

Status: Current

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  • Climate change
  • Forest management
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Forest hydrology - PhD studentships

Phd Students asociated with the Forest Hydrology research programme.

Status: Current

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  • Forest hydrology
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Climate change impacts

Examining the effects of climate change on woodland and forestry.

Status: Current

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  • Climate change