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Supplying trees in an era of environmental uncertainty: Identifying challenges faced by the forest nursery sector in Great Britain

Paper explores challenges faced by the nursery sector in Great Britain in an era of environmental uncertaintyIn recent years, there have been many studies exploring the management strategies that might…

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  • Genetics
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The genetic consequences of long term habitat fragmentation on a self-incompatible clonal plant, Linnaea borealis L.

Study finds twinflower in Scotland exhibits genetic effects of chronic population fragmentationHabitat fragmentation is widely thought to contribute to the decline of plant species. In part, this is due to…

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  • Genetics
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Conifer Breeding Co-operative

Co-operative breeding of Sitka spruce to secure planting stock and advancement of the breeding programme.

Status: Current

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  • Forest management
  • Genetics
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The breeding of conifer species

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

Status: Current

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  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
UKFS Practice Note

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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
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Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood (CEMARE)

This page summarises the results of the ‘Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood’ (CEMARE) project, funded by the EU’s COST cooperative research programme.

Status: Completed

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  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Genetics