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.
Opportunity mapping for targeting grant aid for water benefits
Brief introduction to the targeting of Countryside Stewardship woodland capital grants in England
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.
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
Behaviour of private land owners and managers
Research into private landowner decision-making, culture and their attitudes towards forestry.
Opportunity mapping - targeting woodland creation for water objectives
Opportunity mapping has been developed to help identify these locations and promote more integrated catchment management.
Human dimensions of species management
Understanding human-wildlife interactions in forest environments
Woodland measures for meeting Water Framework Directive objectives
An evaluation of the key issues relating to woodland and the Water Framework Directive
Modelling mixed-age and mixed species stands
Developing flexible models of individual tree and stand growth for use in British forestry