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Official publication: Research Report | RP

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  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Research Note | RN

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...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
Official publication: Research Note | RN

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...

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  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Research Note | RN

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...

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
Official publication: Practice Guide | PG

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...

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Research Note | RN

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...

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  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Practice Guide | PG

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...

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  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Technical Note | TN

Controlling grey squirrels in forests and woodlands in the UK

This Technical Note provides updated information on methods of grey squirrel control.

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  • Pests and diseases
Official publication: UKFS Guideline Note | GN

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.

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  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Management handbook | BK

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...

Themes

  • Forest management