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Janet Dutch, BSc, PhD

Research Officer, Centre for Forestry and Climate Change

Janet Dutch


Tel: +44 (0)131 445 2176
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Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Midlothian EH25 9SY

Janet studied Forestry at Aberdeen University, graduating in 1985. She then undertook a NERC CASE studentship in Soil Science at Aberdeen University and Merlewood Research Station (Institute of Terrestrial Ecology). After graduating with a PhD in 1989, she joined Forest Research as Forest Nutrition project leader. Janet left Forest Research in 1997 to work in Forestry Commission’s Silvan House, initially as Special Advisor for the physical environment and latterly, from 1999 to 2004, as part the Forest Enterprise GIS development team. She rejoined Forest Research in August 2004 as Head of the Technical Services Unit. In 2012 she changed jobs, moving back to a research role within Forest Research in the Centre for Forestry and Climate Change.

Current role

Research Officer, Centre for Forestry and Climate Change

Janet works in Mike Perk’s team in the Managing forest carbon and greenhouse gas balances programme. Currently her particular role is to look at the effects of stump harvesting on site carbon dynamics, and particularly the effects such disturbance has on greenhouse gas emissions.

Main publications

Proe, M.F., Cameron, A.D., Dutch, J.C. and Christodoulo, X.C.  (1996).  The effect of whole-tree haresting on the growth of second rotation Sitka spruce.  Forestry 69, 389-401.

Tyler, A.L., MacMillan, D.C. and Dutch, J.  (1996).  Models to predict the general yield class of Douglas fir, Japanese larch and Scots pine on better quality land in Scotland.  Forestry.  69: 13-24.

Ferrier, R.C., Edwards, A.C., Dutch, J., Wolstenholme, R. and Mitchell, D.  (1996).  Sewage sludge as a fertilizer of pole stage forests:  short-term hydrochemical fluxes and foliar response.  Soil Use and Management 12: 1-7.

Dutch, J.C.  (1995).  The role of nutrition in the decline in Sitka spruce.  In: Decline of Sitka Spruce on the South Wales Coalfield.  Forestry Commission Technical Paper.  Ed. M.P. Coutts, 47-58.  Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Dutch, J.  (1995).  The effect of whole-tree harvesting in early growth of Sitka spruce on an upland restocking site.  Forestry Commission Research Information Note 261.  Edinburgh.

Tyler, A.L., MacMillan, D.C. and Dutch, J.  (1995).  Predicting the yield of Douglas fir from site factors for better quality sites in Scotland.  Annales des Sciences Forestieres 52: 619-634.

Dutch, J.  (1994).  Intensive harvesting of forests:  A review of the nutritional aspects and sustainability implications.  In:  Assessing the Effects of Silvicultural Practices on Sustained Productivity: A Proceedings of the IEA/BE Workshop '93.  Compiled by: M.K. Mahendrappa, C.M. Simpson and C.T. Smith.  Canadian Forest Service-Maritimes Region.  Information report M-X-191, 41-58.

Dutch, J. and Wolstenholme, R.  (1994).  The effects of sewage sludge application to a heathland site prior to planting with Sitka spruce.  Forest Ecology and Management 66:151-163.

Proe, M.F. and Dutch, J.C.  (1994).  Impact of whole-tree harvesting on second-rotation growth of Sitka spruce: the first 10 years.  Forest Ecology and Management 66:39-54.

Proe, M.F., Dutch, J. and Griffiths, J.  (1994).  Harvest residues effect on micro-climate, nutrition and early growth of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) seedlings on a restock site.  New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 24: 390-401.

Dutch, J.C. and Moffat, A.  (1992).  Sewage is good for trees and the environment.  Forestry & British Timber 21:15-17.

Proe, M.F., Dutch, J.C., Miller, H.G. and Sutherland, J.  (1992).  Long-term partition of biomass and nitrogen following application of nitrogen fertiliser to Corsican pine.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 22:82-87.

Wolstenholme, R., Dutch, J.C., Bayes, C.D. and Taylor, C.M.A.  (1992).  A manual of good practice for the use of sewage sludge in forestry.   Forestry Commission Bulletin 107.  HMSO, London.

Ineson, P. and Dutch, J.C.  (1991).  Denitrification measurements in a peat soil from a Sitka spruce plantation.  In: Denitrification in Forest Soils.  Summaries for a workshop arranged in Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-7 November 1989.  Eds. P. Ineson, A. Kjöller and S. Struwe.  Brussels, 49-51.

Ineson, P., Dutch, J. and Killham, K.S.  (1991).  Denitrification in a Sitka spruce plantation and the effect of clear-felling.  Forest Ecology and Management 44:77-92.
Nelson, D.G. and Dutch, J.C.  (1991).  The silvicultural implications of utilising harvesting residues for energy.  Proceedings of the ICF/DOE Conference on Wood for Energy: The Implications for Harvesting, Utilisation and Marketing.  Heriot-Watt University, April 1991, 148-159.

Dutch, J.C. and Ineson, P.  (1990).  Denitrification of an upland forest site.  Forestry 63(4):373-377.

Dutch, J.C., Taylor, C.M.A., and Worrell, R.  (1990).  Potassium fertiliser-effects of different rates, types and times of application.  Forestry Commission Research Information Note 188.  Edinburgh.