Most recent results first
Climate change Ecosystem services Forest hydrology Forest management Genetics Land reclamation Measuring, modelling and forecasting Pests and diseases Socio economic research Soil science Tree breeding Urban trees and greenspaces
B4EST – adaptive breeding for productive, sustainable and resilient forests under climate change
B4EST will offer new understanding about how adaptive forest breeding can be used to increase forest survival, health, resilience and productivity under climate change and natural disturbances, while maintaining genetic diversity and key ecological functions.
NHS Greenspace in Scotland
NHS Greenspace in Scotland is being developed through a series of demonstration projects at different hospital sites. Staff, patients, visitors and local communities are the beneficiaries of improvements to NHS Greenspace.
Land management in lowland catchments for integrated flood risk reduction
The LANDWISE project is a collaboration of academics, policy makers and practitioners to investigate the impact of land use and management on flood risk in the Upper Thames catchment. It will quantify through measurement and modelling by how much, where and how the flood risk benefits can be up-scaled from local to river basin level.
Land Use and Ecosystem Services
The research aims to increase our understanding of how woodlands and wooded landscapes provide a diverse range of ecosystem services (ES), and to help policymakers, forest managers and planners understand and assess how the specific placement and management of woodlands affects ES delivery at various scales.
The threat to UK forestry posed by the Pine-tree lappet moth: life cycle, origin and future risk
Project determining the level of risk to Scots pine and other tree species posed by defoliating caterpillars of the pine-tree lappet moth.
Forestry and climate change mitigation
Research to improve our understanding of how forests and woodlands can contribute to the carbon balance at both local and global scales
The origins of shake and drought crack in trees
The soil conditions experienced by a growing tree are reproduced under controlled conditions. Fluid distributions with the tree are visualised using magnetic resonance imaging in order to identify stresses and determine if these are linked to drought cracking and shake.
Developing multi-stand / CCF version of optimal rotation length prototype model
Explores optimal management in a multi-stand / Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) setting and various ecosystem services and benefits provided by complex forests.
Neurostresspep explores the use of insect neuropeptide hormones for controlling pest insects; Forest Research is investigating whether these naturally occurring compounds can be used in forest management to reduce damage by pine weevil (Hylobius abietis).
Evaluation of the Westonbirt Arboretum Community Inclusion programme and Visitor Experience
Evaluation of Westonbirt Arboretum Community Inclusion programme and Visitor Experience programme by Forest Research