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Mechanical properties of naturally-regenerated Sitka spruce

An investigation into the wood properties and timber potential of naturally-regenerated Sitka spruce; whether left un-thinned or re-spaced to various stocking densities.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
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Peatland ecosystem services

Monitoring ecosystem services from afforested peatland and the effects of bog restoration and conversion to peatland edge woodland

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
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Strathard: a landscape to live, work and play

This project aims to develop more sustainable and resilient land and water management plans in Strathard by taking an ecosystems approach which considers the wider impacts and benefits of a range of management plans on ecosystem services, the landscape and communities living there.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
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Climate change impacts on insect pests associated with Sitka spruce

This project is investigating the potential impact that a changing climate may have on the insect pests associated with the UK’s most important and widely planted conifer tree species Sitka spruce.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Pests and diseases
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SilviFuture

SilviFuture is a network established to promote and share knowledge about novel forest species across Britain.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
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ClimateXChange (CXC)

A collaborative initiative between sixteen of Scotland’s leading research and higher education institutions undertaking work on climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
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Urban trees and greenspace in a changing climate

Research to understand the contribution that urban trees make with respect to: the resilience of current and planned urban tree stocks to climate change, their role in regulating temperatures, and water management in urban areas

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Urban greening
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Integrated forest monitoring

About the Level I, Level II, environmental change network, FutMon and Biosoil programmes

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
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Slowing the Flow at Pickering

Project exploring a new approach to flood management by working with nature to try and store more water in the landscape and slow its passage downstream

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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Tree stability and wind risk to forests

Management tools, advice and research to reduce and manage wind damage to British forests

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management