Research topics Publications
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.
Forest disturbances under climate change
Disturbances such as droughts, wind and insects attacks all result in stress for forests and they are influenced by changing climate. Forests cover about a third of worldwide land surface,...
What Do Forest Managers Want to Know About Adaptation?
Research exploring what forest managers want to know about climate change adaptation Adaptation to climate change involves adjusting Forest Management to anticipate future changes. Starting to adapt woodland and forests...
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.
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.
Growth rates of common urban trees in five cities in Great Britain: A dendrochronological evaluation with an emphasis on the impact of climate
Trees in cities provide important benefits (or ecosystem services), such as decreased local air temperatures, reduced air pollution and the attenuation of storm water. The range and volume of the...
Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change
Improved understanding of climate change projections for European forests – from models to stakeholders.
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.
Peatland ecosystem services
Monitoring ecosystem services from afforested peatland and the effects of bog restoration and conversion to peatland edge woodland
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.