Greenspace initiatives: assessing evidence for economic benefits
The page summarises the findings and recommendations from Forest Research’s critical assessment of the evidence and estimates used in valuations of initiatives to create or improve greenspace.
Estimating amenity values of street trees and woodland views: a methodological review
The page summarises the findings of Forest Research’s review into methodologies for estimating the benefits (amenity value) delivered by street trees and woodland views.
Health benefits of street trees
The page summarises the findings of Forest Research’s comprehensive literature review to assess economic evidence on the health benefits provided by street trees.
Review: street tree valuation systems
The page summarises the findings of Forest Research’s assessment of three systems for calculating the amenity value of street trees.
Integrated optimal rotation length modelling
Optimal rotation length model, which accounts for timber production and climate change mitigation (in terms of carbon benefits) and adaptation (in terms of windthrow risks), is developed.
Scoping study: assessment of the UK woodfuel supply chain
The page summarises Forest Research’s review of the UK woodfuel supply chain covering pricing and production cost dynamics and an assessment of knowledge gaps.
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.
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
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.
Valuing mental health benefits of forests
This research examines approaches to valuation of the mental health benefits of forests and proposes how monetary valuation of these benefits can be developed further. It examines metrics to quantify mental health impacts, methodologies to value changes in these and potential for incorporating associated values into natural capital accounting
How does a biodiversity value impact upon optimal rotation length? An investigation using species richness and forest stand age
A study integrating biodiversity data for British forests with economic modelling of optimal rotation length. Investigation revealed some evidence of relationships between overall species richness and stand age.
Saraev, V., Valatin, G., Peace, A., and Quine, C. (2019). How Does a Biodiversity Value Impact upon Optimal Rotation Length? An Investigation Using Species Richness and Forest Stand Age. Forest Policy and Economics
Saraev, V., Edwards, D. and Valatin, G. (2017) Timber, carbon and wind risk: towards an integrated model of optimal rotation length. Edinburgh, UK
Saraev, V., MacCallum, S., Moseley, D. and Valatin, G. (2017) Valuation of Welsh Forest Resources. Edinburgh, UK
Barsoum, N., Gill, R., Henderson, L., Peace, A., Quine, C., Saraev, V., and G. Valatin (2016) Biodiversity and rotation length: economic models and ecological evidence. Forestry Commission Research Note, FCRN022.
Saraev, V. (2015). Estimating the amenity value of woodland views at a national scale with applied GIS spatial analysis. Scottish Forestry, 69 (1), 18-25.
Ambrose-Oji, B., Saraev, V., Peace, A., Conolly, T., Stewart, A., Chetcuti, J and Edwards, D., (2014) An Evaluation of the WIAT Challenge Fund: Changing use patterns, the value of recreation and health benefits, and lessons learned. Roslin, Forest Research report to Forestry Commission Scotland.
Saraev, V. (2012). Economic benefits of greenspace: a critical assessment of evidence of net economic benefits. Forestry Commission Research Report. Forestry Commission. Edinburgh.
Valatin, G., and Saraev, V. (2012). Natural Environment Framework: Woodland Creation case study. Research Report. Forest Research. Edinburgh.
Ambrose-Oji B., Stewart A., Handley P., Sarajevs V., and Valatin G. (2012) Evaluation of the Better Woodlands for Wales Grant Scheme, Research Report, Forest Research, Farnham.
Sarajevs, V. (2011). Health Benefits of Street Trees. Research Note. Forest Research. Edinburgh.
Sarajevs, V. (2011) “Street tree valuation systems” Forestry Commission Research Note, FCRN008
Sarajevs, V. (2011) “Estimating aggregate amenity value of woodland views using spatial analysis”, Chapter 7 in Ambrose-Oji, B., and Fancett, K., (Eds.), 2011, Woods and forests in British society: progress in research and practice. Forest Research Monograph: 3. ISBN 978-0-85538-828-7
FOREST RESEARCH (2010). Benefits of green infrastructure. Report to Defra and CLG. October 2010. Forest Research. Farnham. Contributed to Chapters 2 & 5.