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Forestry and Natural Flood Management

Current research into the role of forestry in natural flood management

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
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Tree stability and wind risk to forests

Management tools, advice and research to reduce and manage wind damage to British forests

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
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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

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

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
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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

  • Ecosystem services
  • Climate change
  • Forest management
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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
  • Land reclamation