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This project aims to develop a more cohesive and comprehensive understanding of the concept of resilience and demonstrate how it can be used to support decision-making and management for plant and tree health. It comes under Work Package six of the Defra-funded Future Proofing Plant Health project which represents a co-ordinated response to growing concerns over plant and tree health.
The information below provides a summary of the objectives across the two phases of the project. More information on the objectives and the related findings and outputs from the Resilience Work Package can be found here.
A summary of some of the key findings and outputs from the Resilience Work Package can be found here.
Phase 1 lasted from November 2014 to March 2015 and laid the foundation for Phase 2. Phase 2 commenced in April 2015 and will last until 2020; activities will complement those research challenges funded by the Forestry Commission.
Forest Research led the management and delivery of the Resilience Work Package (WP6) of Future Proofing Plant Health. The level of direct involvement of Forest Research and the research partners Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew varies across the different outputs.
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.