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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry practice
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry research
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry technology
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry statistics
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Research topic

Forestry and Water Quality

Research to understand woodland-water interactions to reduce diffuse pollution and improve water quality

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
Research topic

Forestry and Water Resources

Improving ability to quantify amount of water used by trees through a range of process, field-catchment and modelling studies

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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The influence of riparian shade on water temperature in lowland forest streams of southern England

Results from an ongoing study in lowland streams in the New Forest

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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Woodland measures for meeting Water Framework Directive objectives

An evaluation of the key issues relating to woodland and the Water Framework Directive

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
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The effects of peatland restoration on water quality

We are investigating the effects of peatland restoration by deforestation on nutrient and carbon transport to the water environment.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
Research topic

Impacts of forest fertilisation on water quality

This project aims to monitor the effects of aerial and hand forest fertiliser applications on water quality in sensitive water catchments.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
Research topic

Payments for Ecosystem Services (Forest for water)

The aim of the PESFOR-W COST Action is to synthesize knowledge, provide guidance and encourage collaborative research to improve Europe’s capacity to use Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Forest hydrology
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Forestry and Freshwater Ecology

The impact of forestry on the ecological functioning of the freshwater environment

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Forest hydrology
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Opportunity mapping for targeting grant aid for water benefits

Brief introduction to the targeting of Countryside Stewardship woodland capital grants in England

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
Research topic

Opportunity mapping - targeting woodland creation for water objectives

Opportunity mapping has been developed to help identify these locations and promote more integrated catchment management.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology