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The effects of peatland restoration by deforestation on water quality

We are investigating the effects of peatland restoration by deforestation on nutrient and carbon transport to the water environment.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
Research topic

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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Forestry and water quality

Our diffuse pollution research area seeks to understand woodland-water interactions to prevent and reduce water pollution within freshwater catchments

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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Opportunity mapping for targeting grant aid for water benefits

Brief introduction to the targeting of Countryside Stewardship woodland capital grants in England

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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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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Opportunity mapping - woodland creation for water objectives

Opportunity mapping has been developed to help identify these locations and promote more integrated catchment management.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology