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Past events - 2012

Past events that were organised or sponsored by Forest Research, or where Forest Research was participating.

From Corrour to climate change: a hundred years of development in Scottish silviculture

Edinburgh - 7 December 2012.
One of a series of free seminars covering a variety of forestry and related research topics.
Organised by: Forest Research.

Chemical calls for help from trees in the forest – are they heard and how can we utilize them?

Edinburgh - 23 November 2012.
One of a series of free seminars covering a variety of forestry and related research topics.
Organised by: Forest Research.

The National Forest Inventory, first findings and future outputs

Edinburgh - 2 November 2012.
One of a series of free seminars covering a variety of forestry and related research topics.
Organised by: Forest Research.

The impact of pests, diseases and devolved forestry policy on future management practices

Leominster, Herefordshire - 23 to 24 October 2012.
ICF Study Tour 2012 - Broadleaved silviculture in the Marches.
Organised by: Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).

Managing forests for ecosystem services: can spruce forests show the way?

Edinburgh - 8 to 11 October 2012.
Conference that examined how best to translate the concepts promulgated by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) and successor documents into strategic, tactical and operational management regimes that will help adapt forests to meet changes in climate and in societal demands.
Organised by: Forest Research and IUFRO.

Tree health workshop for woodland owners

Wakehurst Place, Sussex - 2 October 2012.
Update on Phytophthora diseases, chronic and acute oak decline, oak processionary moth and Asian longhorn beetle outbreaks.
Organised by: Forestry Commission England, West Weald Landscape Partnership and Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.

Forest health day

Easter Ross, Scotland - 27 September 2012.
The latest information on the new (and sometimes old) pests and diseases threatening our trees and forests.
Organised by: Forest Research and Forestry Commission Scotland.

In search of sustainable (urban) forest management in Canada: guidance from citizens’ values

Edinburgh - 21 September 2012.
One of a series of free seminars covering a variety of forestry and related research topics.
Organised by: Forest Research.

Forest health day

New Galloway, Scotland - 20 September 2012.
The latest information on the new (and sometimes old) pests and diseases threatening our trees and forests.
Organised by: Forest Research and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Continuous Cover Forestry Group (CCFG) annual Scottish site visit

Nairn, Scotland - 6 September 2012.
View Continuous Cover systems and practices in Scottish forests.
Organised by: CCFG, Forest Research and Forestry Commission Scotland.

FEG Symposium 2012 - Innovation for survival

Penrith, Cumbria - 30 August 2012.
Forestry Engineering Group (FEG) Symposium 2012.
Organised by: FEG, Institute of Agricultural Engineers.

3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology 2012

Glasgow, Scotland - 28 August to 1 September 2012.
Congress to explore the conservation of terrestrial, marine and coastal habitats in Europe.
Organised by: European Section of the Society for Conservation Biology.

Leisure, Living, Learning - Education in sport tourism and the outdoors

Edinburgh, Scotland - 17 to 19 July 2012.
An international conference that focused on the role of education in sport, tourism and the outdoors to improve quality of life and contribute to sustainable, just and ethical living, learning and working.
Organised by: Leisure Studies Association.

Dothistroma needle blight - field training for surveyors

Huntly, Scotland - 13 June 2012.
A field based training event for the private sector predominately focussed on the identification of Dothistroma needle blight in the field.
Organised by: Confor, Forest Research and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Dothistroma Needle Blight in Scots pine

Near Keith, Scotland - 12 June 2012.
An update on the scale of the problem in North East Scotland and its implications for future species selection and forest management.
Organised by: Royal Scottish Forestry Society - North East region.

Dothistroma needle blight - field training for surveyors

Lairg, Scotland - 11 June 2012.
A field based training event for the private sector predominately focussed on the identification of Dothistroma needle blight in the field.
Organised by: Confor, Forest Research and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Dothistroma needle blight - field training for surveyors

Newton Stewart, Scotland - 8 June 2012.
A field based training event for the private sector predominately focussed on the identification of Dothistroma needle blight in the field.
Organised by: Confor, Forest Research and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Dothistroma needle blight - field training for surveyors

Tentsmuir Forest, Scotland - 6 June 2012.
A field based training event for the private sector predominately focussed on the identification of Dothistroma needle blight in the field.
Organised by: Confor, Forest Research and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Tackling climate change: the contribution of forest scientific knowledge

Tours, France - 21 to 24 May 2012.
International conference which focused on the current state of knowledge on climate change impacts on forest ecosystems, services and activities.
Organised by: Ecosystemes Forestiers (ECOFOR).

Future Forestry - meeting the needs of society in the 21st century

London - 16 to 17 May 2012.
Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference.
Organised by: Institute of Chartered Foresters.

Dothistroma (red band) needle blight in Scotland

Perth, Scotland - 25 April 2012.
Briefing and Q/A for the private forestry sector.
Organised by: Confor and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Valuing and adding value to trees and woodlands

Stoneleigh Park, England - 23 April 2012.
Conference that looked at new ways of valuing the UK’s woodlands and forests and how the new valuations might generate benefits for owners, managers, society and the woodlands themselves.
Organised by: Royal Forestry Society and the Royal Agricultural Society of England.

Valuing ecosystems: policy, economic and management interactions

Edinburgh, Scotland - 3 to 4 April 2012.
Joint Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Biennial Conference.
Organised by: SEPA and SAC in association with Forest Research, The James Hutton Institute and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Forest health and bio-security

Penrith, England - 27 March 2012.
The theme of this meeting was forest health, and included a practical element of bio-security, but with an emphasis on P ramorum.
Organised by: Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor).

Valuing ecosystem services

Roslin, Scotland - 23 March 2012.
One of a series of free seminars covering a variety of forestry and related research topics.
Organised by: Forest Research.

Scottish soils and ecosystem services

Roslin, Scotland - 9 March 2012.
One of a series of free seminars covering a variety of forestry and related research topics.
Organised by: Forest Research.

Challenges for Scotland’s biodiversity conservation: from the soils to the skies

Edinburgh, Scotland - 8 to 9 March 2012.
Meeting to help bridge the gap between excellent ecological science and the needs of policy makers.
Organised by: British Ecological Society, British Society of Soil Science, and the Scottish Government’s Biodiversity Science Group.

North east green infrastructure & woodland conference

Darlington, England - 21 February 2012.
Conference to bring together people from a range of disciplines with an interest in green infrastructure.
Organised by: Groundwork North East and Forestry Commission.

Community forestry, participation and (ir)rational resource management

Roslin, Scotland - 17 February 2012. CANCELLED
One of a series of free seminars covering a variety of forestry and related research topics.
Organised by: Forest Research.

Potential routes for scientists to reach the public – in both urban and rural areas

Roslin, Scotland - 27 January 2012.
One of a series of free seminars covering a variety of forestry and related research topics.
Organised by: Forest Research.