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Is the introduction of novel exotic forest tree species a rational response to rapid environmental change? : A British perspective.

A suggested way for British woodlands to combat the problems they are facing due to climate change and exotic pests and diseases is to grow a range of novel exotic tree species. Here we examine the arguments for doing this in the context of British forestry where the objectives are either commercial timber production or conservation of biodiversity.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
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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...

Themes

  • 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...

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Land managers behaviour and forest resilience

Land owners and managers are being urged to change their behaviours and practice to increase forest resilience, this research describes some of the barriers to change including the different attitudes and beliefs of different kinds of land managers around uncertainty and risk, and the need for information and guidance which takes these perspectives into account.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
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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...

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • 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...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Ecosystem services
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Exploring land manager views of payments for ecosystem services, networks and learning

Research exploring evidence for land manager perceptions and understandings of the concept of payments for ecosystem services, the use of formal and informal networks and the ways in which land managers learn from others.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Publications on the historic environment (archaeology)

List of publications about the interactions between forests and their physical and historic environment

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Peer reviewed papers

A review of the effects of forest management intensity on ecosystem services for northern European temperate forest with a focus on the UK

Abstract Ecosystem services (ES) are the benefits that people receive from ecosystems. Understanding the impact of forest management on their supply can inform policy and practice for meeting societal demand....

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
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Urban Forests in a European Perspective: what can National Forest Inventory tell us?

This pilot project demonstrates that the NFI data, in combinationwith the DEGURBA approach, provides existing data onEuropean urban forests. Now that we know what we have, thereis potential to quantify...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Urban greening