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Future Proofing Plant Health

The Future Proofing Plant Health project aims to provide evidence for the implementation of the GB Plant Biosecurity Strategy. It will focus on strategic areas related to new and emerging pests and diseases (prevention, detection, control, resilience), as well as identifying priority pests, diseases and pathways.

Status: Current

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  • Socio economic research
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
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Opportunity mapping for targeting grant aid for water benefits

Brief introduction to the targeting of Countryside Stewardship woodland capital grants in England

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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Green spruce aphid (Elatobium abietinum) research

The project is analysing data on spruce aphid populations from forests managed using different silvicultural systems, to determine whether increasing the structural diversity of forest stands leads to a lower incidence of the pest and a reduction in damage.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
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Regeneration and sustainable silviculture

Adapting forest regeneration to increase resilience to climate change and biotic threats, whilst maintaining productivity.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
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Technical Development – Woodland Operations

Technical Development’s Woodland Operations Programme develops, evaluates and promotes safe and efficient equipment and methods into forestry establishment and maintenance, integrated forest management, environmental management, harvesting and transport and woodfuel

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
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Behaviour of private land owners and managers

Research into private landowner decision-making, culture and their attitudes towards forestry.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
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Opportunity mapping - targeting woodland creation for water objectives

Opportunity mapping has been developed to help identify these locations and promote more integrated catchment management.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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Human dimensions of species management

Understanding human-wildlife interactions in forest environments

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
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Woodland measures for meeting Water Framework Directive objectives

An evaluation of the key issues relating to woodland and the Water Framework Directive

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
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Modelling mixed-age and mixed species stands

Developing flexible models of individual tree and stand growth for use in British forestry

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management