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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

The effects of peatland restoration on water quality

We are investigating the effects of peatland restoration by deforestation on nutrient and carbon transport to the water environment.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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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
  • Land reclamation
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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
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Tree and Wood properties of silver firs, grand fir, Serbian spruce and Japanese red cedar

An investigation of the sawn wood properties and production potential of Pacific silver fir, European silver fir, grand fir, Japanese red cedar and Serbian spruce.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Land reclamation
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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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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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Conifer Breeding Co-operative

Co-operative breeding of Sitka spruce to secure planting stock and advancement of the breeding programme.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Genetics
Research topic

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