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Our three research forests are areas designated for long-term monitoring, set within public forests being managed as normal for a range of purposes – from timber to recreation. With excellent legacy datasets spanning decades, plus well established collaborations between forest managers and scientists, these forests are ideal test beds for experimentation, case studies, silviculture demonstrations and comparative research.
Research forests have been designed to encourage the participation of all those interested in forestry research. Application to work in these forests is particularly welcome from those in other research institutions and the university sector, both at home and abroad.
If you would like more details on the research forests or to discuss the possibility of carrying out research at them, please see the contact information on the respective locations pages above.
The Research Forest project is managed within the Integrated Forest Monitoring research programme, funded by the Forestry Commission.
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