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Official publication: Research Note | RN

Impacts of climate change on forestry in Scotland – a synopsis of spatial modelling research

This Research Note provides an initial synopsis of the likely impacts, with preliminary recommendations to support development of a climate change action plan for forestry in Scotland.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Behavioural policy 'nudges' to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation

Evidence indicates that woodland creation is generally a cost-effective method of climate change mitigation, when compared with a range of alternatives. However, engaging landowners and land managers in woodland creation...

Themes

  • Climate change
Official publication: Research Note | RN

The Environmental Change Network at Alice Holt Research Forest

The Environmental Change Network (ECN) was established in 1992 to provide a framework for monitoring the effects of a range of environmental drivers on freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. The Alice...

Themes

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

Climate change: impacts and adaptation in England's woodlands

The changing climate presents a challenge for forest planning and forest management in England because the projected increases in temperature, changes in the seasonality of rainfall, and an increased frequency...

Themes

  • Climate change
Official publication: Research Report | RP

Behavioural policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation

Evidence indicates that woodland creation is generally a cost-effective method of climate change mitigation, when compared with a range of alternatives. However, engaging landowners and land managers in woodland creation...

Themes

  • Climate change
Official publication: Research Report | RP

Genetic considerations for provenance choice of native trees under climate change in England

This Research Report provides a review of published results from provenance tests of relevance to English native trees to identify factors which may influence the risk, suitability and desirability of the use of local versus non-local seed under climate change.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Pests and diseases
  • Genetics
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Impacts of climate change on forestry in Wales

Climate change is now one of the greatest global challenges, and research is under way to establish the likely impacts on many aspects of the environment. Forestry Commission Wales has...

Themes

  • Climate change
Official publication: Practice Guide | PG

Conserving and managing trees and woodlands in Scotland's designed landscapes

Since Medieval times, designed landscapes have evolved and at times changed dramatically in style and character. Throughout all periods and recognised styles however, trees have been an essential feature. In...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Comparing the cost-effectiveness of forestry options for climate change mitigation

This Research Note examines two recent studies which assessed the cost-effectiveness of forestry options for climate change mitigation across Great Britain.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Socio economic research
Official publication: Research Note | RN

The influence of climate change on forest insect pests in Britain

Predicting future risks of damage by insect pests is an important aspect of forest management. Climate change has the potential to affect forest pests and their impact on trees through...

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Pests and diseases