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Valuing flood regulation services of existing forest cover to inform natural capital accounts

Background Forests are recognised to reduce flood flows, although the issue is complex and continues to be explored. While the processes of how trees affect the generation and conveyance of...

Themes

  • Forest hydrology
  • Socio economic research
Peer reviewed papers

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

  • Forest management
  • Climate change
  • Socio economic research
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Integrating research for policy and practice

This research programme aims to develop new ways to understand, evaluate and communicate the impacts of research carried out by Forest Research and its partners across society, the economy and environment. Outputs include a series of case studies, and technical guidance to help embed impact generation into the research process.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Socio economic research
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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...

Themes

  • Socio economic research
  • Ecosystem services
Research topic

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
Research topic

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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What Do Forest Managers Want to Know About Adaptation?

Adaptation to climate change involves adjusting Forest Management to anticipate future changes. Starting to adapt woodland and forests to the changing climate now is important if owners and society wish...

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Socio economic research
Research topic

Evaluation of the Mission: Invertebrate Programme

In 2017 the social scientists at Forest Research undertook an evaluation of the Mission Invertebrate programme run by The Royal Parks in London.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Socio economic research
Research topic

Visitor experiences and impressions of Bedgebury: the Pinetum and wider forest

The Forestry Commission wanted to understand more about how visitors to Bedgebury use the Pinetum and wider forest. Forest Research social scientists investigated the experiences and opinions of visitors to Bedgebury through a series of focus groups and trail walks with participants through the forest.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Socio economic research
Research topic

Economics of risk and tipping points: approaches to valuing forest resilience

A review of economic approaches to risk and uncertainty, tipping points and resilience in forestry. A conceptual framework for the resilience valuation and its interaction with risk is proposed

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research