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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...

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  • Socio economic research
  • Ecosystem services
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NHS Greenspace in Scotland

NHS Greenspace in Scotland is being developed through a series of demonstration projects at different hospital sites. Staff, patients, visitors and local communities are the beneficiaries of improvements to NHS Greenspace.

Status: Current

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban greening
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Exploring land manager views of payments for ecosystem services, networks and learning

Research exploring evidence for land manager perceptions and understandings of the concept of payments for ecosystem services, the use of formal and informal networks and the ways in which land managers learn from others.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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What Do Forest Managers Want to Know About Adaptation?

Adaptation to climate change involves adjusting Forest Management to anticipate future changes. Starting to adapt woodland and forests to the changing climate now is important if owners and society wish...

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  • Climate change
  • Socio economic research
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Evaluation of the Mission: Invertebrate Programme

In 2017 the social scientists at Forest Research undertook an evaluation of the Mission Invertebrate programme run by The Royal Parks in London.

Status: Completed

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  • Socio economic research
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Visitor experiences and impressions of Bedgebury: the Pinetum and wider forest

The Forestry Commission wanted to understand more about how visitors to Bedgebury use the Pinetum and wider forest. Forest Research social scientists investigated the experiences and opinions of visitors to Bedgebury through a series of focus groups and trail walks with participants through the forest.

Status: Completed

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  • Socio economic research
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Economics of risk and tipping points: approaches to valuing forest resilience

A review of economic approaches to risk and uncertainty, tipping points and resilience in forestry. A conceptual framework for the resilience valuation and its interaction with risk is proposed

Status: Current

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  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
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Developing multi-stand / CCF version of optimal rotation length prototype model

Explores optimal management in a multi-stand / Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) setting and various ecosystem services and benefits provided by complex forests.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
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Assessing public and stakeholder attitudes to Pine Martens

Forest Research is undertaking attitudinal research with stakeholders and the public to understand levels of awareness about pine marten ecology, and perspectives around a potential re-introduction.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
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Evaluation of the Westonbirt Arboretum Community Inclusion programme and Visitor Experience

Evaluation of Westonbirt Arboretum Community Inclusion programme and Visitor Experience programme by Forest Research

Status: Current

Themes

  • Socio economic research