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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry practice
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry research
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry technology
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry statistics
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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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Metabarcoding

Forest Research is collaborating with several organisations in order to harness this novel DNA approach for a range of applications in which monitoring of forest biodiversity is required.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Edinburgh Panda Consortium

The Edinburgh Consortium for Giant Panda Conservation and Forest Landscape Restoration aims to deliver a 10-year Research Programme in partnership with Wolong and Sichuan colleagues.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Forestry and Water Quality

Research to understand woodland-water interactions to reduce diffuse pollution and improve water quality

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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Impacts of forest fertilisation on water quality

This project aims to monitor the effects of aerial and hand forest fertiliser applications on water quality in sensitive water catchments.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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Active Forests Programme Evaluation

The research is an evaluation of the Active Forest Programme run by Forestry Commission England and funded by Sport England.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Biodiversity and rotation length

Investigate how to incorporate biodiversity into an optimal rotation length model through literature review and data re-analysis of biodiversity links with stand age.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
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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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i-Tree Eco

Bringing a full functioning i-Tree Eco to the UK to support the quantification, valuation and resource management of urban trees, greenspaces and forests.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Urban greening