Publications on ecological classification and evaluation

An ecological site classification for forestry in Great Britain

By Graham Pyatt.

Forestry Commission Bulletin 124.


An ecological site classification for forestry in Great Britain with special reference to Grampian, Scotland

By Graham Pyatt.

Forestry Commission Technical Paper 20.


Evaluating biodiversity in fragmented landscapes: Applications of landscape ecology tools (PDF-1440K)

Presents examples of how the tools being developed within the Biological and Environmental Evaluation Tools for Landscape Ecology project (BEETLE) can be used to aid the Forestry Commission and other land management agencies, at strategic and operational levels, to:

  • Target biodiversity conservation action through direct management, grant schemes and other incentives
  • Evaluate the impact of planned landscape change on biodiversity, incorporating various environmental, economic and social objectives, in order to develop multi-use sustainable landscapes.

By Kevin Watts, Duncan Ray, Chris Quine, Jonathan Humphrey and Matthew Griffiths.

Forestry Commission Information Note 85.


Publication coverEvaluating biodiversity in fragmented landscapes: Principles (PDF-488K)

By Kevin Watts, Jonathan Humphrey, Matthew Griffiths, Chris Quine and Duncan Ray.

Forestry Commission Information Note 73.


Evaluating biodiversity in fragmented landscapes: The use of focal species (PDF-3551K)

By Amy Eycott, Keven Watts, Darren Moseley and Duncan Ray.

Forestry Commission Information Note 89.


Nearest neighbour method for quantifying wildlife damage to trees in woodland (PDF-139K)

By Harry Pepper.

Forestry Commission Practice Note, 1.