Research topics Publications
Conifer Breeding Co-operative
Co-operative breeding of Sitka spruce to secure planting stock and advancement of the breeding programme.
The breeding of conifer species
Improving the economic value of conifer planting stock through breeding and selection.
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...
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...
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...
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...
[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.
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.
[Archive] Development of multiple leaders in sitka spruce and Japanese larch following outplanting
This report details a series of five experiments which were initiated to investigate the development of multiple leaders following simulated browsing/weevil damage to three size classes of Sitka spruce and...
This project conducts research on adaptive and neutral genetic variation in our native tree species and woodland dwelling organisms. The results of the work contribute to the development of appropriate policy relating to future resilience of our native woodlands.