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Payments for Ecosystem Services (Forest for water)

The aim of the PESFOR-W COST Action is to synthesize knowledge, provide guidance and encourage collaborative research to improve Europe’s capacity to use Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Forest hydrology
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Continuous cover silviculture

The use of natural regeneration to create a varied forest structure containing a range of species

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
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Modelling and forecasting timber yield and quality in Europe (MEFYQUE)

This page summarises output from the ‘Modelling and forecasting timber yield and quality in Europe’ (MEFYQUE) project, funded by the EU’s Fifth Framework Programme (FP5).

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
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B4EST – adaptive breeding for productive, sustainable and resilient forests under climate change

B4EST will offer new understanding about how adaptive forest breeding can be used to increase forest survival, health, resilience and productivity under climate change and natural disturbances, while maintaining genetic diversity and key ecological functions.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Tree breeding
  • Climate change
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Urban tree management with CAVAT

In an exciting new project, Fera, Forest Research, and the CAVAT Exec Board have teamed up to determine – for the first time – the extent of CAVAT use across Great Britain, and to understand how and for what purposes CAVAT is being used.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Urban greening
Publication: Peer-reviewed papers

Peatland afforestation in the UK and consequences for carbon storage

Peatland afforestation in the UK and consequences for carbon storage T. J. Sloan, R. J. Payne, A. R. Anderson, C. Bain, S. Chapman, N. Cowie, P. Gilbert, R. Lindsay, D. Mauquoy9 A. J. Newton...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
Publication: Peer-reviewed papers

Holocene carbon accumulation in the peatlands of northern Scotland

Holocene carbon accumulation in the peatlands of northern Scotland J. L. Ratcliffe, R. J. Payne, T. J. Sloan, B. Smith, S. Waldron, D. Mauquoy, A. Newton, A. R. Anderson, A. Henderson and R. Andersen...

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
Publication: Scientific and technical publications

Conservation of black poplar: insights from a DNA fingerprinting approach.

Black poplar is Great Britain’s rarest native hardwood. Here, we summarise the results of DNA fingerprinting of 811 black poplars which identified a total of 87 clones. Some clones had a restricted distribution whereas others were widespread. DNA-based clonal identification can be utilised to ensure the current genetic diversity in the British population is characterised and protected into the future.

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Urban greening
Publication: Scientific and technical publications

Niches for Species, a multi-species model to guide woodland management, Forestry Commission Research Note FCRN035.

Summary To protect biodiversity in the face of environmental change, there is a need to designate and manage areas of habitat for rare and threatened species. However, to identify the...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Ecosystem services
Publication: Peer-reviewed papers

Cryptic genetic variation and adaptation to waterlogging in Caledonian Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris L.

Exposure to a contrasting novel environment such as waterlogging under common garden conditions can trigger release of otherwise unobservable (cryptic) genetic variation. Under a flooding treatment, there was a greater increase in variability in Scots pine populations originating from drier sites in Scotland which likely reflects a relative absence of past selection. Under climate change this cryptic genetic variation may provide considerable potential to adapt.

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Climate change