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Payments for Ecosystem Services (Forest for water)

The aim of the PESFOR-W COST Action is to synthesize knowledge, provide guidance and encourage collaborative research to improve Europe’s capacity to use Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Forest hydrology
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Soil changes under long-term woodland establishment

Investigation of soil development under woodland and the effects on aboveground biodiversity change.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Soil science
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Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change

Improved understanding of climate change projections for European forests – from models to stakeholders.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
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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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Greensurge

GREEN SURGE is an EU funded collaborative project between 24 partners in 11 European countries, targeted at meeting the demand by green space practitioners for knowledge and practical tools to improve the planning and governance of urban green spaces.

Status: Completed

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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Kew Grow Wild Programme Evaluation

The purpose of the Grow Wild evaluation is to assess the impact on the people participating in two different kinds of activities, that make up the Grow Wild project.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
Research topic

Active Forest 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