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Exploring the scope to enhance the biodiversity potential, ecosystem functioning and resilience of woodlands through the diversification and conversion of simple production-oriented forest stands.
Regeneration and sustainable silviculture
Adapting forest regeneration to increase resilience to climate change and biotic threats, whilst maintaining productivity.
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
The breeding of conifer species
Improving the economic value of conifer planting stock through breeding and selection.
Governance of community woodlands
Research projects exploreing governance of community woodlands and forests
Behaviour of private land owners and managers
Research into private landowner decision-making, culture and their attitudes towards forestry.
Chalara ash dieback resistance trials
Chalara ash dieback resistance trials across the UK
Forest Management Adaptation (AdaFor) 2013 -2015
Details of the Forest Management Adaption project working to ensure forests are sustainable in the future
Literature review: behaviour and behavioural change
This page is summarises Forest Research’s review of the latest research and practice regarding behaviour and behavioural change.
Human dimensions of species management
Understanding human-wildlife interactions in forest environments