This research aims to develop an understanding about the relationships between forestry and society by concentrating on the social dimensions of sustainable forest management.
- Evaluation and appraisal of the social dimensions of forestry
- Forest economics: appraisal, valuation and incentives
- Forest governance: planning, partnerships and participation
- Society and diversity in relation to trees, woods and forests
- Trees and woods for well-being and quality of life
Research is performed by the Social and Economic Research Group.
Cross-cutting social and economic research topics
- Social dimensions of tree health
- Climate change and society
- Forestry, sustainable behaviours and behaviour change
- Urban forestry and society
- Scientific and technical publications about people, trees and woodlands
- Newsletter of the Forest Research Social and Economic Research Group - 'Growing Places' - latest issue Autumn 2013
- Short summaries of projects
Two-page research summaries outlining their background, objectives, methods, findings and recommendations.
Related resources and services
- Research Forests - Conduct studies with access to 50 years’ scientific data
- Social research services to the forestry sector:
- Advice on the design and conduct of social research
- Research project design and management
- Advice on social issues in forestry
- Evaluation of social programmes
- Advice on the design and conduct of research exploring governance and public involvement.