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The project aims to:
Building adaptive capacity into furture forest design and management can help to ensure that UK forests are resilient to the challenges of our predicted future climate. This project will quantify the impact of extreme historical climatic events on pine and spruce in UK forests, and use this information to identify forest management practices which might mitigate the negative impacts from such events in the future.
The research aims to answer the following questions:
This project started in September 2018 and is part of a 4 year PhD.
Understanding the impacts of extreme drought on forest productivity requires a comprehensive assessment of tree and forest resilience. However, current approaches to quantifying resilience limit our understanding of forest response dynamics, recovery trajectories and drought legacies by constraining the temporal scale and resolution of assessment. We compared individual tree growth histories with growth forecasted using […]
Understanding how we can increase the resilience of forest systems to future extreme drought events is increasingly important as these events become more frequent and intense. Diversifying production forests using intimate mixtures of trees with complementary functional traits is considered as one promising silvicultural approach that may increase drought resilience. However, the direction and magnitude […]