Forestry and Natural Flood Management
Current research into the role of forestry in natural flood management
Tree stability and wind risk to forests
Management tools, advice and research to reduce and manage wind damage to British forests
Research to ensure forest practices do not compromise soil sustainability, and to investigate effects of pollutant deposition and climate change on soil acidification and nutrient supply.
Climate change adaptation
How woodland management can adapt in anticipation of climate change
Priorities for research on Emerging Species
An analysis of species diversity of the Public Forest Estate in Britain to help inform the future direction of research on species and provenance.
Understanding stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland
The development of stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland from analysing organisational documents, workshops and interviews.
Harvested Wood Products and Carbon Substitution
This study reviews approaches to accounting for carbon storage and carbon substitution benefits of harvested wood products under existing carbon market standards, and considers how the UK Woodland Carbon Code - which at present covers climate change mitigation benefits of afforestation in terms of carbon sequestration, might be extended.
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.
Integrated optimal rotation length modelling
Optimal rotation length model, which accounts for timber production and climate change mitigation (in terms of carbon benefits) and adaptation (in terms of windthrow risks), is developed.
Development of decision tools and best practice guidance for land regeneration
This page summarises the work undertaken by Forest Research in creating best practice guidance in land regeneration