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Official publication: Research Note | RN

Encouraging biodiversity at multiple scales in support of resilient woodlands

Woodland ecosystems are integral to our health, well-being, security and economy, but they face a number of pressures including climate change, land-use intensification, and emerging pests and diseases. This Research...

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  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Outdoor learning: closing the attainment gap in primary schoolchildren in Scotland

This Research Note compares the performances of 71 primary schoolchildren carrying out curricular tasks in outdoor and indoor classroom settings. By observing, recording and analysing how the children performed in...

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  • Socio economic research
Official publication: Plant health

Importing wood, wood products and bark: Requirements for landing controlled material into Great Britain from non-EU countries (4th edition)

This Plant Health Guide sets out the requirements for landing controlled material from non-EU countries into Great Britain. It lists controlled genera and species and highlights the import regulations that...

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  • Tree breeding
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Using DNA barcoding and metabarcoding to detect species and improve forest biodiversity monitoring

Growing threats to biodiversity from pressure of land use, climate change, and invasive pests and diseases highlight the importance of obtaining accurate baseline measurements of current forest biodiversity, as well...

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
Peer reviewed papers

A review of the effects of forest management intensity on ecosystem services for northern European temperate forests with a focus on the UK

AbstractEcosystem services (ES) are the benefits that people receive from ecosystems. Understanding the impact of forest management on their supply can inform policy and practice for meeting societal demand. The...

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Peer reviewed papers

Urban Forests in a European Perspective: what can the National Forest Inventory tell us?

This pilot project demonstrates that the NFI data, in combinationwith the DEGURBA approach, provides existing data onEuropean urban forests. Now that we know what we have, thereis potential to quantify...

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  • Forest management
  • Urban greening
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Peer reviewed papers

EcoServ-GIS: a toolkit for mapping ecosystem services

Mapiing ecosystem services at a county and region scaleThe EcoServ-GIS toolkit generates maps illustrating the need for each service as well as the capacity for service provision, using scientifically-based, standardised...

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  • Ecosystem services
Peer reviewed papers

Practical solutions for bottlenecks in ecosystem services mapping

Palomo I, Willemen L, Drakou E, Burkhard B, Crossman N, Bellamy C, Burkhard K, Campagne CS, Dangol A, Franke J, Kulczyk S, Le Clec'h S, Malak DA, Muñoz L, Narusevicius...

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  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Research Report | RP

Timber, carbon and wind risk: towards an integrated model of optimal rotation length

Modern forest management practice increasingly adopts an ecosystem services approach to account for the multiple benefits and objectives of forestry. It is also increasingly linked to climate change adaptation and...

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  • Climate change
Peer reviewed papers

Solving how a complex disease threatens our iconic oak

Scientists have for the first time tracked down the cause of the stem bleeding symptoms of acute oak decline.

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  • Pests and diseases