The themes of our research, development and surveys address the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable forestry in a multifunctional landscape. We focus on providing new knowledge and practical solutions based on high quality science.
- Climate change
Impact assessment and monitoring, adaptation and mitigation.
- Forest mensuration, modelling and forecasting
Collecting and applying information about Britain's and Europe's woodland resources.
- Land regeneration and urban greenspace
Establishing woodlands on brownfield and contaminated land.
- People, trees and woodlands
Developing a greater understanding of the ways in which trees benefit society and improving delivery of those benefits.
- Protecting trees
Promoting environmentally acceptable measures of preventing and controlling damage to Britain's trees.
- Forest management
Improving silvicultural and operational solutions for achieving sustainable management.
- Tree improvement
Exploring genetic variation and breeding better trees.
- Woodland biodiversity
Conserving and enhancing the biodiversity of forest ecosystems.
- Woodlands and the environment
Understanding the complex interactions between forests and their physical and historic environment.