The latest news from Forest Research.
November 2016
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News from Forest Research

In this edition:
scientist taking soil sample
Putting the kettle on – all in the name of science
An innovative science experiment is underway that makes use of an everyday item familiar to most of us – the humble teabag. Find out how teabags are helping to map the world’s soil carbon decomposition rates.
How does long-term woodland affect soil development and biodiversity?
A new project is studying the long-term development and biodiversity of woodland soil and linking what’s happening below ground to the ecology we find above.
russell square london
New publication encourages action to map England’s urban forests
A new publication from the Urban Forests and Woodlands Advisory Committee’s Network (UFWACN) explains how to measure the extent, structure and composition of England’s urban forest and what tools are available to help.
flooded landscape
The role of trees and woodland in reducing flood risk in Cumbria
After the severe flooding in Cumbria in December 2015, Forest Research has been working with partners to design and target woodland measures to help protect ‘communities at risk’.
aerial view of woodland
Using satellite data to evaluate tree health
The SAPPHIRE project is exploring the extent to which tree ill health can be detected using Earth Observation (EO) data.
Horizons - Vision 2030
Encouraging European collaboration on research and innovation
FR joins the European Forest-based Technology Platform, helping to link the UK to other member countries with similar research and innovation interests and encouraging collaboration.
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New Research Note published
The implications of upland conifer management for breeding birds’ looks at how stand structure influences bird species richness, comparing continuous cover forestry with clearfelling and replanting.
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