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.
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.
Understanding stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland
The development of stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland from analysing organisational documents, workshops and interviews.
The social dimensions of oak processionary moth (OPM) management
Management of oak processionary moth (OPM) is becoming an increasing challenge to land managers of trees and woodlands in urban and rural areas as the pest continues to spread outwards…
Modelling scenarios for woodland expansion in Scotland
A model was developed to represent the environment of Scotland, including its many different types of land managers and their views about woodland creation. By representing alternative scenarios in the model, the research explored how each set of choices might affect the benefits we get from the environment over the next 100 years and the contribution to woodland cover targets.
UK landscape ecology: trends and perspectives from the first 25 years of ialeUK
With 2017 marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the UK chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (ialeUK), current members of its organising committee set out to examine the content of past ialeUK conferences and, with input from past ialeUK contributors, reflect on what observed patterns might mean for shaping future landscape research.
Factsheet: Climate change and ecosystem services
Climate change will have wide-ranging effects on ecosystem services
Recent peer-reviewed papers
Young, C., Bellamy, C., Burton, V., Metzger, M. J., Neumann, J., Griffiths, G., Porter, J., & Millington, J. D. A. (2019). UK landscape ecology : trends and perspectives from the first 25 years of ialeUK. Landscape Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00945-1
Pecchi, M., Marchi, M., Burton, V., Giannetti, F., Moriondo, M., Bernetti, I., Bindi, M., & Chirici, G. (2019). Species distribution modelling to support forest management. A literature review. Ecological Modelling, 411. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108817
Burton, V., Metzger, M. J., Brown, C., & Moseley, D. (2018). Green Gold to Wild Woodlands; understanding stakeholder visions for woodland expansion in Scotland. Landscape Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0674-4
Burton, V., Moseley, D., Brown, C., Metzger, M. J., & Bellamy, P. (2018). Reviewing the evidence base for the effects of woodland expansion on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the United Kingdom. Forest Ecology and Management, 430, 366–379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.08.003