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Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change

Improved understanding of climate change projections for European forests – from models to stakeholders.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
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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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Integrated optimal rotation length modelling

Optimal rotation length model, which accounts for timber production and climate change mitigation (in terms of carbon benefits) and adaptation (in terms of windthrow risks), is developed.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Socio economic research
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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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Development of decision tools and best practice guidance for land regeneration

This page summarises the work undertaken by Forest Research in creating best practice guidance in land regeneration

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Urban greening
Research topic

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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Forest Management Adaptation (AdaFor) 2013 -2015

Details of the Forest Management Adaption project working to ensure forests are sustainable in the future

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
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Scientific review: cost effectiveness of forestry for climate change mitigation

This page summarises the results of Forest Research’s calculations on the potential and cost-effectiveness of UK’s forests to mitigate climate change.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change