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Living Ash Project phase II (LAP2)

LAP2 commenced in 2019 as an extention of the earlier Living Ash Project phase I. The objectives of LAP2 are to: Establish a National Archive of Tolerant Ash based on…

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
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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
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Enhancing Integrated Pest Management in Forestry

How do we manage insect pests in forestry? This PhD project aims to evaluate current science and practise and develop and test new and improved methods in order to enhance integrated pest management in the industry.

Status: Current

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  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
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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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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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The dendroclimatic and dendrochronological background to Acute Oak Decline

Using tree ring measurements (dendrochronology) and stable isotope analysis, the research aims to examine the stem growth and tree health histories of Acute Oak Decline (AOD)-affected trees, to look for evidence of predisposition to AOD, the impact of AOD on recent growth, and correlation with A. biguttatus attack.

Status: Current

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  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
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Analysis and development of local authority tree strategies

A series of nine local authority case studies in England to understand the processes, drivers and barriers behind tree strategy development and implementation.

Status: Current

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  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
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The social dimensions of oak processionary moth (OPM) management

Management of oak processionary moth (OPM) is becoming an increasing challenge to land managers of trees and woodlands in urban and rural areas as the pest continues to spread outwards…

Status: Current

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  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
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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)

Status: Current

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  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
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Oak lace bug in Europe (OLBIE): Evaluation of the pest status in Europe and development of survey, control and management strategies

This Euphresco project will focus on the oak lace bug (Corythucha arcuata), with an emphasis on evaluating its pest status in Europe and assessing survey, control and management strategies.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Pests and diseases