Knowledge sharing, problem solving and professional development in a Scottish Ecosystem Services Community of Practice
This paper describes the benefits and challenges associated with developing and maintaining ESCom Scotland, a community of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and others involved in natural resource management in Scotland. Based on our experience, we provide ten recommendations to help others implement similar communities of practice.
Understanding the role of urban tree management on ecosystem services
Urban forests provide ecosystem services that contribute to human health, liveability and sustainability. The management of trees influences the delivery of these ecosystem services and thus helps determine the total…
Ecosystem services delivery by small and medium stature urban trees
This Research Report reviews the provision of four ecosystem services by 18 small and medium stature tree species using the i-Tree Eco model and compares the performance of these trees in different age groups.
Ecosystem services delivery by large stature urban trees
This Research Report reviews the provision of four ecosystem services by 12 large stature tree species using the i-Tree Eco model and compares the performance of trees in different age classifications and climate regions.
How does a biodiversity value impact upon optimal rotation length? An investigation using species richness and forest stand age
A study integrating biodiversity data for British forests with economic modelling of optimal rotation length. Investigation revealed some evidence of relationships between overall species richness and stand age.
Trends in surface water chemistry in afforested Welsh catchments
Analysis of 22 years of water chemistry data from afforested Welsh catchments revealed trends indicative of recovery from acidification
Managing forest operations to protect the water environment
This Practice Guide provides advice to forest managers, practitioners, planners and supervisors, on how forest operations should be planned and managed to protect the water environment.
Genetic considerations for provenance choice of native trees under climate change in England
This Research Report provides a review of published results from provenance tests of relevance to English native trees to identify factors which may influence the risk, suitability and desirability of the use of local versus non-local seed under climate change.
Wood properties and uses of Scots pine in Britain
This Report collates and synthesises research into the production and use of Scots pine timber in Great Britain, drawing where necessary and for comparative purposes on sources from the European continent where Scots pine is better characterised and used in a wider range of applications.
Is the introduction of novel exotic forest tree species a rational response to rapid environmental change? : A British perspective.
A suggested way for British woodlands to combat the problems they are facing due to climate change and exotic pests and diseases is to grow a range of novel exotic tree species. Here we examine the arguments for doing this in the context of British forestry where the objectives are either commercial timber production or conservation of biodiversity.