Neurostresspep explores the use of insect neuropeptide hormones for controlling pest insects; Forest Research is investigating whether these naturally occurring compounds can be used in forest management to reduce damage by pine weevil (Hylobius abietis).
PRotect Oak Ecosystems (PuRpOsE)
This project is providing understanding of the current and future health threats to native oaks in the UK. It is focussing on Acute Oak Decline (AOD).
A collaboration between Forest Research, Oxford University and Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) which will use DNA-marker technology to identify at a very early age those Sitka spruce trees which will have outstanding growth rate and timber quality when felled 30-years later
SCALEFORES: Scaling Rules For Ecosystem Service Mapping
We are working with Southampton University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to develop and test novel modelling frameworks to explore the drivers of ecosystem services at different spatial scales in order to predict and map their delivery.
New approach for evaluating options for climate change adaptions in forestry - Action Expiration Chart
Evaluation of robust climate change adaptation options for forest planning, management, and policy making using new approach.
Tree and wood properties of birch and sycamore
An investigation of the sawn wood properties and production potential of sycamore and birch
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.
Tree and Wood properties of silver firs, grand fir, Serbian spruce and Japanese red cedar
An investigation of the sawn wood properties and production potential of Pacific silver fir, European silver fir, grand fir, Japanese red cedar and Serbian spruce.
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.
Conifer Breeding Co-operative
Co-operative breeding of Sitka spruce to secure planting stock and advancement of the breeding programme.