Publications & research

Filtered publications and research

Search in

Research topics

Filter by research themes

Forest management

Search in
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry practice
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry research
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry statistics
Archive publications
Research themes
Order
Research topic

Valuation of Welsh Forest Resources

This study estimates using a natural capital accounting approach the value of five ecosystem goods and services provided by woodlands in Wales: standing timber, timber extraction, carbon sequestration, recreation and air quality improvement.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Research topic

Control of Gaultheria shallon

Gaultheria shallon can be effectively controlled by the herbicides picloram, triclopyr or glyphosate if they are applied at the correct time of year.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
Research topic

Neurostresspep

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).

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
Research topic

Assessing public and stakeholder attitudes to Pine Martens

Forest Research is undertaking attitudinal research with stakeholders and the public to understand levels of awareness about pine marten ecology, and perspectives around a potential re-introduction.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
Research topic

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).

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
Research topic

Sitka spruced

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

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
  • Forest management
Research topic

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.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban greening
  • Forest hydrology
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Ecosystem services
Research topic

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.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Research topic

Tree and wood properties of birch and sycamore

An investigation of the sawn wood properties and production potential of sycamore and birch

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Urban greening
Research topic

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