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Richard’s primary role is assisting Ian Craig with the maintenance and renewal of the Permanent Sample Plot Network.

Richard also provides data analysis and interpretation and communications support to the FMMF group.

Richard Baden graduated from the University of Wales, Bangor in 1999 with a BSc (Hons) in Forestry and after a variety of employment joined the Tree Health Section of Forest Research in 2009, working primarily on Dothistroma needle blight. Richard transferred to the Forest Mensuration, Modelling and Forecasting Science Group in 2017.

Research Forester
Mensuration, growth and yield

Alice Holt

Alice Holt Lodge




Other Research

Permanent Sample Plot Network

Assistant Manager

Peer reviewed journal articles

Peer reviewed journals

Barnaby Wylder, Mick Biddle, Kevin King, Richard Baden and Joan Webber, 2018. Evidence from mortality dating of Fraxinus excelsior indicates ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) was active in England in 2004–2005. Forestry 00, pp. 1-10. DOI:10.1093/forestry/cpx059

Mullett, M.S., Brown, A.V., Fraser, S., Baden, R., Tubby, K.V., 2017. Insights into the pathways of spread and potential origins of Dothistroma septosporum in Britain. Fungal Ecology 26, pp. 85-98.

Drenkhan, R. et al., 2016. Global geographic distribution and host range of Dothistroma species: a comprehensive review. Forest Pathology 46(5), pp. 408-442.

Other journal articles

Ian Craig and Richard Baden, 2020. The Permanent Mensuration Sample Plot Network: a briefly-sketched history. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 114(2), pp. 98-104.

Contract and project reports

Baden, R., 2018. Growth and yield of young improved Sitka spruce stands. Supplementary Report for FC Scotland. Forest Research: Farnham.

Manuals and guides

Dothistroma needle blight – Field guide (various years). Dothistroma needle blight – Field Guide 2012 (