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Spatial analysis and prioritisation of the social and cultural values attached to woodlands and forests

Project to develop and then test methods for mapping and spatially analysing the range of social and cultural ecosystem services provided by different kinds of woodlands to different segments of society

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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A Strategic Assessment of the Afforested Peat Resource in Wales

This report assesses the distribution of Welsh peatlands and gives an overview of the likely impacts of peat forming factors and afforested peatland restoration. National and field based assessment schemes are developed for the assessment of afforested peatland in Wales viable for restoration, as well as a national GIS assessment identifying potential restoration areas in Wales. Field-based assessment are testing by ground truthing a number of sites in Wales and relative costs of afforested peat restoration are provided.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Soil science
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Forest hydrology
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The Natural Environment Framework: estimating the value of new woodland

The page summarises findings from Forest Research’s work to estimate the expected net economic benefits that Forestry Commission Wales would deliver by meeting targets for new woodland set out in the Natural Environment Framework.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Woodland structure and birds - effects of woodland management and deer browsing

This project aims to investigate how habitat quality for woodland birds is affected by woodland management and deer browsing by undertaking a large-scale survey of lowland broadleaved woodland in the UK. This will be complemented by a reference survey of upland conifer woodlands where populations of the target bird species have remained more stable.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Relationships between peri-urban woodlands and people’s health and well-being

This page summarises the findings of a Forest Research study to document people’s woodland experiences at four peri-urban case study sites.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Greenspace initiatives: assessing evidence for economic benefits

The page summarises the findings and recommendations from Forest Research’s critical assessment of the evidence and estimates used in valuations of initiatives to create or improve greenspace.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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The State of Europe’s Forests 2011: cultural and spiritual value

This page is about Forest Research’s contribution to the 2011 State of Europe’s Forests report.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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A review of the Forest Education Initiative in Britain

Reviewing the Forest Education Initiative across Britain and the activities of the cluster groups that carry out education projects and activities

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Health benefits of street trees

The page summarises the findings of Forest Research’s comprehensive literature review to assess economic evidence on the health benefits provided by street trees.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Land reclamation
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Project evaluation: Neroche Landscape Partnership Scheme

This page summarises Forest Research’s evaluation of the Neroche Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research