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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
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The breeding of conifer species

Improving the economic value of conifer planting stock through breeding and selection.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
Official publication: Practice Note | PN

Establishing and managing gene conservation units

Conserving the genetic diversity within our tree species and the processes that determine it are important for sustainable forest management and increasing the resilience of Britain’s forests and woodlands. The...

Themes

  • Genetics
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Natural regeneration in western hemlock plantations on ancient woodland sites

This Research Note reports the results of a survey of natural regeneration in western hemlock PAWS which aimed to determine the numbers and species of tree seedlings regenerating, estimate the...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
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Biodiversity in fragmented landscapes

Maintaining species’ movement around landscapes is considered important if we are to conserve populations of many species and help them adapt to climate change. Particular features in the landscape have...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
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UK - India forest landscape restoration

As part of a UK–India collaboration on forestry, this summary report shows how Forest Landscape Restoration can safeguard biodiversity by taking a landscape approach using appropriate technologies and practical applications...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
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Restoring afforested peat bogs

Results of research. By Russell Anderson. Forestry Commission Research Note 6. Related pages Habitat networks Landscape ecology Integrated establishment systems for the uplands Lowland native woodlands Integrated forest vegetation management...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
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Improving the ecological content of forest plans

A Case Study from Glen Affric - May 2008. Related pages Habitat networks Landscape ecology Integrated establishment systems for the uplands Lowland native woodlands Integrated forest vegetation management Management of...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
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Planning for lowland habitat networks in Scotland: A landscape-scale approach

A synopsis of the Lowland Habitat Networks in Scotland report (below), including examples of how networks of non-wooded habitats and their integration in different landscape settings could benefit landscapes in...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
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[Archive] Forest habitat networks Scotland

By Darren Moseley, Duncan Ray, Kevin Watts & Jonathan Humphrey. Contract report to Forestry Commission Scotland, Forestry Commission GB and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
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Evaluating biodiversity in fragmented landscapes: The use of focal species

By Amy Eycott, Keven Watts, Darren Moseley and Duncan Ray. Forestry Commission Information Note 89. Related pages Habitat networks Landscape ecology Integrated establishment systems for the uplands Lowland native woodlands...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics