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Biodiversity and rotation length: economic models and ecological evidence
This Research Note presents the findings of a study which examined how biodiversity changes with stand age, with a view to incorporating it into optimal forest rotation length modelling. The...
Encouraging biodiversity at multiple scales in support of resilient woodlands
Woodland ecosystems are integral to our health, well-being, security and economy, but they face a number of pressures including climate change, land-use intensification, and emerging pests and diseases. This Research...
Using DNA barcoding and metabarcoding to detect species and improve forest biodiversity monitoring
Growing threats to biodiversity from pressure of land use, climate change, and invasive pests and diseases highlight the importance of obtaining accurate baseline measurements of current forest biodiversity, as well...
Managing deadwood in forests and woodlands
Deadwood is a vital component of a properly functioning forest ecosystem. It plays an important role in sustaining biodiversity and in delivering ecosystem services such as soil formation and nutrient...
Biodiversity in fragmented landscapes
Maintaining species’ movement around landscapes is considered important if we are to conserve populations of many species and help them adapt to climate change. Particular features in the landscape have...
Achieving diversity in Scotland's forest landscapes
Diversity in forests is essential to conserve biodiversity and expand habitats, and to contribute towards enhancing landscape quality and recreation opportunities. In addition, introducing species and age diversity throughout a...
Controlling grey squirrels in forests and woodlands in the UK
This Technical Note provides updated information on methods of grey squirrel control.
Forests and peatland habitats
This Guideline Note sets out forestry policy and practice in relation to peatland habitats, with particular focus on blanket bogs and lowland raised bogs.
The silviculture and management of coppice woodlands
Coppice woodlands form an important part of our cultural heritage and are often valuable areas for conservation and biodiversity. The 20th century saw a marked decline in coppice but in...