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Wood properties and uses of Scots pine in Britain
This Report collates and synthesises research into the production and use of Scots pine timber in Great Britain, drawing where necessary and for comparative purposes on sources from the European continent where Scots pine is better characterised and used in a wider range of applications.
Comparing the cost-effectiveness of forestry options for climate change mitigation
This Research Note examines two recent studies which assessed the cost-effectiveness of forestry options for climate change mitigation across Great Britain.
The role of urban trees and greenspaces in reducing urban air temperatures
This Research Note describes the negative impact that elevated urban temperatures can have on human thermal comfort and health and how urban green infrastructure can help lessen this impact.
Woodland managers' understanding of resilience and their future information needs
This Research Note provides an investigation into private woodland owners’ and managers’ understanding of resilience in regard to forest and woodland management in the UK.
Niches for species: a multi-species model to guide woodland management
To protect biodiversity in the face of environmental change, there is a need to designate and manage areas of habitat for rare and threatened species. However, to identify the right…
Conservation of black poplar: insights from a DNA fingerprinting approach
Black poplar is Great Britain’s rarest native hardwood and there is considerable interest in conserving the genetic diversity present in the remaining population. However, multiplication by vegetative propagation has led…
Encouraging biodiversity at multiple scales in support of resilient woodlands
Woodland ecosystems are integral to our health, well-being, security and economy, but they face a number of pressures including climate change, land-use intensification, and emerging pests and diseases. This Research…
Outdoor learning: closing the attainment gap in primary schoolchildren in Scotland
This Research Note compares the performances of 71 primary schoolchildren carrying out curricular tasks in outdoor and indoor classroom settings. By observing, recording and analysing how the children performed in…
Using DNA barcoding and metabarcoding to detect species and improve forest biodiversity monitoring
Growing threats to biodiversity from pressure of land use, climate change, and invasive pests and diseases highlight the importance of obtaining accurate baseline measurements of current forest biodiversity, as well…
Timber, carbon and wind risk: towards an integrated model of optimal rotation length
Modern forest management practice increasingly adopts an ecosystem services approach to account for the multiple benefits and objectives of forestry. It is also increasingly linked to climate change adaptation and…