Staff

Duncan Ray

BSc


Related research

Research topic

Expected climate change and options for EU silviculture (ECHOES)

This page summarises research and outputs from the ‘Expected climate change and options for EU silviculture’ (ECHOES) project, funded by the EU-funded COST programme.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
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Adapting Scotland's forests to a future climate

Description of the research and knowledge development on the effects of climate change on forests and forestry in Scotland

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
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Adapting forests and woodlands in Wales to a future climate

Description of the research and knowledge development on the effects of climate change on forests and forestry in Wales

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
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Climate change impacts and adaptation in England's woodlands

Description of the research and knowledge development on the effects of climate change on forests and forestry in England

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
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Habitats and Rare Priority Protected Species (HaRPPS)

Decision support tool and Information system for managing Habitats and Rare Priority and Protected Species in British forests

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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Management of upland native woodlands

Best methods for restoring & expanding major native woodland typesin upland Britain

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
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Forest management decision support systems (FORSYS)

COST Action FP0804 - defining a European-wide framework with core processes and information standards for decision making in a sustainable multifunctional forest management environment

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
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Land Use and Ecosystem Services

The research aims to increase our understanding of how woodlands and wooded landscapes provide a diverse range of ecosystem services (ES), and to help policymakers, forest managers and planners understand and assess how the specific placement and management of woodlands affects ES delivery at various scales.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
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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

Studying abiotic factors that may predispose oak trees and woodlands to stress in the THAPBI funded project PuRpOsE (Protecting Oak Ecosystems) to understand threats to oak woodlands.

Reyer, C.P.O., Bathgate, S., Blennow, K., et al - including Ray, D., (2017) Are forest disturbances amplifying or canceling out climate change-induced productivity changes in European forests? Environmental Research Letters 12:34027. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5ef1

Beauchamp, K., Bathgate,. Ray, D., and Nicol, B., (2016) Forest ecosystem service delivery under future climate scenarios and adaptation management options: a case study in central Scotland, Scottish Forestry, December 2016.

Ray, D., Sing, L. and Nicol, B., (2016) Agriculture & Forestry Report Card Paper 9: Forest Ecosystem Services and Climate Change

Ray, D. et al., (2016) Improved prediction of the climate driven outbreaks of Dendrolimus pini in Pinus sylvestris forests. Forestry doi:10.1093/forestry/cpw007

Sing, L., Ray, D., Watts, K., (2016) Ecosyetem Services and Forest Management, Research Note FCRN020, Forestry Commission Research Division, Roslin, Midlothian.

Mitchell, R.J., Beaton, J.K., Bellamy, P.E., Broome, A., Chetcuti, J., Eaton, S., Ray D., et al. (2014) Ash dieback in the UK: A review of the ecological and conservation implications and potential management options. . Biological Conservation, 175, 95-109.

Ray, D., Bathgate, S., Moseley, D., Taylor, P., Nicoll, B., Pizzirani, S. et al. (2014) Comparing the provision of ecosystem services in plantation forests under alternative climate change adaptation management options in Wales. Regional Environmental Change, DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0644-6.

Petr, M., Boerboom, L.G.J., van-der-Veen, A. and Ray, D. (2014) A spatial and temporal drought risk assessment of three major tree species in Britain using probabilistic climate change projections. Climatic Change, 124 (4), 791-803.

Petr, M., Boerboom, L.G.J., Ray, D. and van-der-Veen, A. (2014) An Uncertainty Assessment Framework for Forest Planning Adaptation to Climate Change. Forest Policy and Economics, 41 (c), 1-11.

Xenakis, G., Ray, D. and Mencuccini, M., (2011) Effects of climate and site characteristics on Scots pine growth. European Journal of Forest Research, DOI 10.1007/s10342-011-0516-2: 13pp.

Tene, A. Tobin, B., Dyckmans, J., Ray, D., Black, K., Niewenhuis, M. (2011) Assessment of tree response to drought: validation of a methodology to identify and test proxies for monitoring past environmental changes in trees. Tree Physiology, 31(3): 309-322.

Ray, D., Xenakis, G., Tene, A. and Black, K., 2010. Developing a site classification system to assess the impact of climate change on species selection in Ireland. Irish Forestry, 66(1&2): 101-122.

Ray, D., Xenakis, G., Tene, A. and Black, K., 2010. Developing a site classification system to assess the impact of climate change on species selection in Ireland. Irish Forestry, 66(1&2): 101-122.

Ray, D., Morison, J. and Broadmeadow, M., 2010. Climate change: impacts and adaptation in England's woodlands. Forestry Commission Research Note (FCRN201). Forestry Commission Edinburgh.