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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
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
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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
Publication: Peer-reviewed papers

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....

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
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Accessibility and racial equality in the Forestry Commission

The page summarises findings from Forest Research’s assessment of the Forestry Commission’s fulfilment of duties under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 and its implementation of the Race Equality Scheme.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Active Forest Programme Evaluation

The research is an evaluation of the Active Forest Programme run by Forestry Commission England and funded by Sport England.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Assessing the contribution of forestry grants to equal access for disabled people for recreation in Scottish woods

The page summarises the findings of work by the OPENspace Research Centre in Edinburgh to develop methodologies for evaluating how much grant schemes support disability access to woodlands.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Barriers to accessing woodlands for health and well-being

This page summarises findings from Forest Research’s study of five woodland sites in Scotland to understand why some people do not use woodlands for leisure and physical activity.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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Biodiversity and rotation length

Investigate how to incorporate biodiversity into an optimal rotation length model through literature review and data re-analysis of biodiversity links with stand age.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
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Carbon accumulation and loss in afforested peatlands

PhD studentship •Quantifying carbon accumulation and loss in afforested peatlands

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Children and young people's perceptions of climate change

This page summarises findings from Forest Research’s study into the perceptions and attitudes of children and young people to climate change.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research