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Sitka spruced

A collaboration between Forest Research, Oxford University and Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) which will use DNA-marker technology to identify at a very early age those Sitka spruce trees which will have outstanding growth rate and timber quality when felled 30-years later

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
  • Forest management
Research topic

SCALEFORES: Scaling Rules For Ecosystem Service Mapping

We are working with Southampton University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to develop and test novel modelling frameworks to explore the drivers of ecosystem services at different spatial scales in order to predict and map their delivery.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
  • Land reclamation
  • Forest hydrology
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Ecosystem services
Research topic

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
Research Note

Implications of lowland broadleaved woodland management for the conservation of target bird species

This research consisted of a literature review and field study which investigated woodland management for birds within lowland broadleaved woodlands in Britain. The research considered the effect of woodland management…

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Tree breeding
Research topic

New approach for evaluating options for climate change adaptions in forestry - Action Expiration Chart

Evaluation of robust climate change adaptation options for forest planning, management, and policy making using new approach.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Research topic

The effects of peatland restoration on water quality

We are investigating the effects of peatland restoration by deforestation on nutrient and carbon transport to the water environment.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
Research Report

Valuing the social and environmental contribution of woodlands and trees in England, Scotland and Wales

Woodlands and trees have a wide-ranging role in the economy but this is often under-valued in conventional economic indicators. For example, woodlands deliver social and environmental benefits – such as…

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
Publication

An easy guide to forest trees and their uses

This Guide lets you find out more about the trees found in the forests and woodlands of Great Britain.

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
Research topic

Tree and wood properties of birch and sycamore

An investigation of the sawn wood properties and production potential of sycamore and birch

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Land reclamation
Forestry Facts & Figures

Forestry Facts & Figures 2016

This booklet contains a summary of statistics about woodland and forestry. The complete statistics for 2016 are available on our forestry statistics web page. Please note - the printed version of…

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting