Research to ensure forest practices do not compromise soil sustainability, and to investigate effects of pollutant deposition and climate change on soil acidification and nutrient supply.
Climate change adaptation
How woodland management can adapt in anticipation of climate change
Climate change impacts
Examining the effects of climate change and air pollution on woodland and forestry.
Priorities for research on Emerging Species
An analysis of species diversity of the Public Forest Estate in Britain to help inform the future direction of research on species and provenance.
Understanding stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland
The development of stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland from analysing organisational documents, workshops and interviews.
Putting UK woodland bats on the map
We are working with Bat Conservation Trust to develop and trial a national citizen science field survey scheme and species distribution modelling framework for UK woodland bats.
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.
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
Forest Management Adaptation (AdaFor) 2013 -2015
Details of the Forest Management Adaption project working to ensure forests are sustainable in the future
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.