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LogoBiodiversity and conservation newsletter of the Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences (formerly Ecology Division)

Autumn 2013(PDF-1300K)

  • More on the Wheatley elm
  • Ring out the old: detecting climatic drivers of tree growth
  • Flow Country Science Group
  • Incorporating ecological networks within local planning policy
  • Can climate change impacts be serious?
  • Conservation genetics at Forest Research - Collaborative PhD projects
  • News and conferences
  • About Ecotype

Summer 2013(PDF-1255K)

  • New Centre....New Opportunities
  • The Matrix: Influence of disturbance and fragmentation on species richness in Ugandan forests
  • How could ‘future’ change in UK forests and wooded landscapes affect the delivery of Ecosystem services
  • Using historical woodland creation to unpick the ecological net works concept
  • National and International perspectives on red squirrel conservation
  • Green infrastructure and ecosystem services
  • New climate matching tool under development
  • Grey squirrels and bark stripping: Bones of contention?
  • News and conferences
  • About Ecotype

Winter 2012-13 (PDF-1603K)

  • Red squirrel response to forest operations
  • Peatbog restoration - research into practice
  • Is the future risky? Risk perceptions among British forest planners
  • The value of managing coppice woodlands
  • Developing high resolution ESC
  • The Life of Pi
  • Predicting Potential Evapotranspiration (PET)
  • Understanding the response of tree species to drought stress
  • News and conferences
  • About Ecotype

Issue 56, February 2013.


Autumn 2012 (PDF-1608K)

  • Green network opportunity mapping within the Glasgow & Clyde Valley Region of Central Scotland
  • The Wheatley Elm in Edinburgh
  • Sustainable woodland management and the ground flora
  • Spatial modelling of provenance regions and future site suitability matching across Europe (Trees4Future)
  • Ecological Site Classification Version 3
  • Impacts and monitoring of Wild Boar
  • News and conferences
  • About Ecotype

Issue 55, October 2012.


Spring 2012 (PDF-1688K)

  • Giant Panda Conservation & Forest Landscape Restoration
  • Participation of Forest Research staff in EUFORGEN Phase IV
  • A new woodland resilience indicator for Forestry Commission England
  • Climate change adaption - assessing the implications of assisted migration of tree provenances on associated biodiversity
  • Assessing grey squirrel movement with GPS technology
  • News and conferences
  • About Ecotype

Issue 54, May 2012.


Winter 2011-12 (PDF-1589K)

  • Changes within the Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences
  • Restoring blanket bog
  • Aerial surveys for Phytopthora ramorum in Wales show extent of damage by squirrels to larch
  • New work investigating ‘MARXAN with zones’ in land use planning
  • Suppressing bramble using overstory cover – does it work?
  • British forestry and climate change: how can changes in climate affect forests?
  • Understanding the value of second rotation forestry to black grouse
  • News and conferences
  • About Ecotype

Issue 53, February 2012.


Autumn 2011 (PDF-1542K)

  • Woodland structure and birds – effects of woodland management and deer browsing
  • LiDAR continues to discover new woodland heritage
  • People-wildlife interactions
  • Adaptive genetic variation of Scots pine in Scotland
  • News and conferences
  • About Ecotype

Issue 52, October 2011.


Summer 2011 (PDF-1589K)

  • Gold-star ungulates: Seed dispersal services in Białowieza Forest
  • Wood ants in Scotland, an update
  • Green networks and spatial planning
  • Yes, light cattle grazing improves black grouse habitats
  • DNA analysis of yew
  • Multi-scale modelling of bat foraging habitat suitability
  • News and conferences
  • About Ecotype

Issue 51, July 2011.


Spring 2011 (PDF-1983K)

  • What’s all the fuss about Interdisciplinarity?
  • Development of a web-based tool to inform woodland management for species
  • Reading between the lines - Dendrochronology
  • The Woodland Grazing Toolbox
  • UK India collaboration project
  • Trees, fungi and nitrogen pollution
  • News and conferences
  • About Ecotype

Issue 50, March 2011.


September 2010 (PDF-3168K)

  • Lighting the past to illuminate the present
  • Distribution of wood ants in the Trossachs
  • A positive response by hazel dormice to conifer PAWS restoration
  • The MARXAN spatial tool
  • Scat identification service for British bat species
  • About Ecotype

Issue 49.


February 2010 (PDF-819K)

  • Green networks and people
  • Does bramble facilitate tree establishment in woodlands?
  • Dealing with birch on restored lowland bogs
  • Red deer performance and health - an update
  • News and conferences

Issue 48.


November 2009 (PDF-2448K)

  • Experiences of an interdisciplinary project
  • New model species for genetic processes in different landscapes
  • New native woodlands - are they delivering the benefits?
  • Scats the way to do it!
  • Connectivity: What's it all about?
  • Testing a habitat connectivity indicator
  • Size does matter - risk of tree damage by grey squirrels
  • Pearl-bordered fritillary and chequered skipper habitat monitoring
  • Ecological networks conference: Science and practice

Issue 47.


March 2009 (PDF-1668K)

  • Using models to inform red deer management
  • Quantitative reconstruction of vegetation in Inshriach Forest
  • Genetic fingerprinting of two forms of black poplar
  • Soil-landscape modelling: improving the resolution of soil data
  • Restoration of native woodland and community ecology concepts
  • News

Issue 46.


January 2009 (PDF-1138K)

  • Red deer performance and health
  • Open habitats research needs
  • Urban green networks for people
  • Improved silver birch
  • Landscape connectivity - a systematic review
  • ForeSTClim - climate change adaptation strategies for forests
  • News and conferences

Issue 45.


November 2008 (PDF-1175K)

  • Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms for conservation and tree breeding
  • Validation of the CLIMADAPT knowledge base models
  • Developing a habitat connectivity indicator for biodiversity reporting
  • Joint management of ungulates, forests and forest landscapes
  • HaRPPS Version 2 - Review by species experts
  • The Dvinsky old growth forest in Northern Russia
  • Have you seen a black squirrel?
  • News

Issue 44.


September 2008 (PDF-3957K)

  • Can wood crickets tell us how the landscape affects connectivity?
  • A vision for the uplands?
  • Mammal control on islands
  • Resistance distance
  • Priority woodland types prediction in Wales
  • Thinking ahead...to 2030?!
  • News

Issue 43.


May 2008 (PDF-1033K)

  • Insect diversity and continuous cover forestry
  • Restoration of Western Hemlock PAWS
  • Greenspace gateways
  • How does a marten feed her young?
  • Scat identification - a cautionary tale
  • News

Issue 42.


March 2008 (PDF-691K)

  • An overview of the work of Ecology Division
  • People within Ecology Division
  • Highlights from recent activities
  • News

Issue 41.


January 2008 (PDF-645K)

  • Habitat networks for guiding integrated land-use
  • Two new Defra projects on landscape ecology
  • Will they or won't they?
  • Surveying forest soil and biodiversity - the pan-European BioSoil project
  • Do seed zones conserve adaptive variation?
  • The Scottish crossbill census
  • News, new publications, conferences

Issue 40.


November 2007 (PDF-855K)

  • Something grumbling beyond the Chiltern woods?
  • Digital video technology for monitoring wildlife
  • Juniper die-back in Tayside
  • Disturbing events – Wind and partial waves in the forest
  • ESC going to Ireland (via Kyoto and Marrakesh)
  • Establishment of a European Information System on Forest Genetic Resources
  • News, conferences

Issue 39.


September 2007 (PDF-950K)

  • What a difference DNA makes
  • Can we tell these three birds apart from their droppings?
  • Not just a load of old dung
  • Conservation of Huemul in Chile
  • Exposed! - Predicting filled and empty seeds in juniper with X-radiographs
  • Open and woodland habitat networks: Not a conflict, an opportunity
  • Estimating future soil moisture regime
  • News, new publications, workshops/conferences

Issue 38.


May 2007 (PDF-1193K)

  • Direct sowing – useful or useless for PAWS restoration?
  • Spatial tools for directing native woodland improvement and expansion
  • Crack filling
  • Open Habitats Project
  • Black poplar - how many clones are being planted?
  • Grey squirrels - latest control news
  • News, new publications, workshops/conferences

Issue 37.


March 2007 (PDF-590K)

  • An introduction to the work of Ecology Division
    • People within Ecology Division
    • Highlights from recent activities
    • New work
    • Just over the horizon
  • Kinnoul Hill and Drummond Hill forests, Perthshire
    • News
    • New publications
    • Workshops/conferences: Scottish Squirrel Forum

Issue 36.


July 2006 (PDF-376K)

  • Programme group research update: Rural & urban landscape ecology
    • Evaluating biodiversity in fragmented landscapes
    • A GIS method for targeting PAWS restoration management
    • Improving Forest Habitat Networks for woodland specialists
    • Developing Lowland Habitat Networks in Scotland
  • Conferences
    • New woods, new lives, new landscapes
    • Scrub - the Cinderella habitat?

Issue 35.


May 2006 (PDF-410K)

  • Programme group research update - Conservation & management of species & genetic resources
    • The use of microsatellites to assess the degree of clonal duplication of black poplar in Ireland
    • Climate change and forest genetic diversity: implications to sustainable forest management
    • Native rowan experiment established
    • Red squirrel conservation in Scotland
    • Update on the spread of squirrelpox virus
    • Survey of Welsh small-leaved lime woods for the scarce lime bark beetle Ernoporus tiliae
    • Woodland birds - their ecology & management
  • Publications
    • Forest Fencing Technical Guide - 2006

Issue 34.


March 2006 (PDF-564K) 

  • Programme group research update - Habitat management & ecosystem dynamics
    • A judgement-based method to assess overgrazing
    • Bog deforestation & restoration - some science at last
    • Plans for improving survey coverage of birds in woodlands
    • The repeat woodland bird survey
    • Research on lowland Planted Ancient Woodlands (PAWS)
    • Research on bramble in woodlands
  • Proceedings of the Native Pinewood conference, Drumnadrochit, 2004

Issue 33.


January 2006 (PDF-534K)

  • Programme group research update - Biodiversity indicators and knowledge management:
    • Forests & biodiversity guidelines
    • HaRPPS decision support system
    • Biodiversity indicators & evaluation programme
    • Ecological site classification
  • Other news:
    • Bramble & the natural regeneration of trees
  • Conferences:
    • Woodland birds: their ecology & management
    • Woodland mammals: their ecology, conservation & management

Issue 32.


November 2005 (PDF-578K)

  • Programme group research update - Rural and urban landscape ecology programme group:
    • Habitat networks
    • Visulands project
    • Future directions
  • Other news:
    • The Neroche Forest Project
  • Conferences:
    • Bramble in woodland - bane or benefit
  • Publications:
    • Habit use by red and grey squirrels

Issue 31.


September 2005 (PDF-450K)

  • Programme group research update - Conservation & management of species & genetic resources:
    • Grey squirrel damage prediction: interim progress
    • Molecular genetics of native tree species
    • Research in support of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species - 1: new work in 2005
    • Research in support of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species - 2: Argent & Sable moth
  • Publications:
    • Evaluating biodiversity in fragmented forest landscapes: principles

Issue 30.


July 2005 (PDF-425K)

  • Research update:
    • Wet woodland
    • William’s Cleugh pines
    • West Highland woodland grazing project
  • Conferences:
    • Botanical Society of Scotland - Symposium on Atlantic Oakwoods

Issue 29.


May 2005 (PDF-152K)

  • Research update:
    • Ecology Division
    • William’s Cleugh pines
    • Wood ants in Thetford Forest/East Anglia
  • Conferences:
    • Woodland Birds conference in 2006

Issue 28.


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