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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
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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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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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Lowland native woodlands

Research into the management of broadleaved woodland in the lowland areas of Great Britain

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Why society needs nature - Lessons from research during Covid-19

The Covid-19 Pandemic and associated ‘lockdown’ restrictions in 2020 impacted people’s lives in many ways, including how often people visited nature and their experiences of it. This report concerns how people visited green and blue natural spaces and their experiences of this during 2020.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
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Modelling scenarios for woodland expansion in Scotland

A model was developed to represent the environment of Scotland, including its many different types of land managers and their views about woodland creation. By representing alternative scenarios in the model, the research explored how each set of choices might affect the benefits we get from the environment over the next 100 years and the contribution to woodland cover targets.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Valuing mental health benefits of forests

This research examines approaches to valuation of the mental health benefits of forests and proposes how monetary valuation of these benefits can be developed further. It examines metrics to quantify mental health impacts, methodologies to value changes in these and potential for incorporating associated values into natural capital accounting

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Land reclamation
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Attitudes to Woodland Expansion in Southern Scotland

A review of the methods available for eliciting local attitudes to woodland expansion (or other land use change), and findings from an attitudinal study in Southern Scotland.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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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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Exploring land manager views of payments for ecosystem services, networks and learning

Research exploring evidence for land manager perceptions and understandings of the concept of payments for ecosystem services, the use of formal and informal networks and the ways in which land managers learn from others.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Valuation of Welsh Forest Resources

This study estimates using a natural capital accounting approach the value of five ecosystem goods and services provided by woodlands in Wales: standing timber, timber extraction, carbon sequestration, recreation and air quality improvement.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services