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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry practice
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry research
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry technology
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry statistics
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Soil sustainability

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.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
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Climate change adaptation

How woodland management can adapt in anticipation of climate change

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
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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.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Genetics
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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.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban greening
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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.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
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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.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Socio economic research
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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

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Urban greening
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Forest Management Adaptation (AdaFor) 2013 -2015

Details of the Forest Management Adaption project working to ensure forests are sustainable in the future

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
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Scientific review: cost effectiveness of forestry for climate change mitigation

This page summarises the results of Forest Research’s calculations on the potential and cost-effectiveness of UK’s forests to mitigate climate change.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
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The influence of a changing climate on development and life cycle in the pine weevil, Hylobius abietis

Research into the influence of a changing climate on development and life cycle of the pine weevil, Hylobius abietis

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Pests and diseases