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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.
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...
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.
Urban Forests in a European Perspective: what can National Forest Inventory tell us?
This pilot project demonstrates that the NFI data, in combinationwith the DEGURBA approach, provides existing data onEuropean urban forests. Now that we know what we have, thereis potential to quantify...
A review of the effects of forest management intensity on ecosystem services for northern European temperate forest with a focus on the UK
Abstract Ecosystem services (ES) are the benefits that people receive from ecosystems. Understanding the impact of forest management on their supply can inform policy and practice for meeting societal demand....
Encouraging biodiversity at multiple scales in support of resilient woodlands. Forestry Commission Research Note FCRN 033.
Woodland ecosystems are integral to our health, well-being, security and economy, but they face a number of pressures including climate change, land-use intensification, and emerging pests and diseases. This Research...
EcoServ-GIS: a toolkit for mapping ecosystem services
Background EcoServ-GIS is a toolkit to map ecosystem services at a county and region scale. The toolkitgenerates maps illustrating the need for each service as well as the capacity for...
Story Map - harnessing the power of maps
Chloe Bellamy and Andrew Rattey of Forest Research talk about their experience of using a new visualisation tool to aid community engagement. The Strathard Initiative is a collaborative project that...
Practical solutions for bottlenecks in ecosystem services mapping
Palomo I, Willemen L, Drakou E, Burkhard B, Crossman N, Bellamy C, Burkhard K, Campagne CS, Dangol A, Franke J, Kulczyk S, Le Clec'h S, Malak DA, Muñoz L, Narusevicius...
Publications on the historic environment (archaeology)
List of publications about the interactions between forests and their physical and historic environment