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Ground surface subsidence in an afforested peatland fifty years after drainage and planting

In the UK, large areas of peatland were drained for forestry in the second half of the 20th century. Ground surface subsidence and diminishing depth (thickness) of the peat layer...

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  • Soil science
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
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An analytical framework for spatially targeted management of natural capital

A major sustainability challenge is determining where to target management to enhance natural capital and the ecosystem services it provides. Achieving this understanding is difficult, given that the effects of...

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  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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BRIGIT - A consortium for enhancing UK surveillance and response to Xylella fastidiosa

A multi-partner GB wide transdisciplinary project that takes a holistic approach to enhance diagnostics, identify factors that could lead to spread and formulate response strategies to mitigate the devastating effects of X. fastidiosa.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
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...

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  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
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Holocene carbon accumulation in the peatlands of northern Scotland

Holocene carbon accumulation in the peatlands of northern Scotland J. L. Ratcliffe, R. J. Payne, T. J. Sloan, B. Smith, S. Waldron, D. Mauquoy, A. Newton, A. R. Anderson, A. Henderson and R. Andersen...

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  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
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Peatland afforestation in the UK and consequences for carbon storage

Peatland afforestation in the UK and consequences for carbon storage T. J. Sloan, R. J. Payne, A. R. Anderson, C. Bain, S. Chapman, N. Cowie, P. Gilbert, R. Lindsay, D. Mauquoy A. J. Newton...

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  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
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Story Map - harnessing the power of maps

Chloe Bellamy and Andrew Rattey of Forest Research talk about their experience of using a new visualisation tool to aid community engagement. The Strathard Initiative is a collaborative project that...

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  • Socio economic research
  • Ecosystem services
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Niches for Species, a multi-species model to guide woodland management, Forestry Commission Research Note FCRN035.

Summary To protect biodiversity in the face of environmental change, there is a need to designate and manage areas of habitat for rare and threatened species. However, to identify the...

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  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Ecosystem services
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NHS Greenspace in Scotland

NHS Greenspace in Scotland is being developed through a series of demonstration projects at different hospital sites. Staff, patients, visitors and local communities are the beneficiaries of improvements to NHS Greenspace.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban greening
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Encouraging biodiversity at multiple scales in support of resilient woodlands. Forestry Commission Research Note FCRN 033.

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