New publication series launched

Series of Monographs will be used to provide in-depth details of a particular subject for those who would be interested in the background work as well as the headline results

News from Forest Research: March 2011

First monograph in Forest Research seriesForest Research has launched a new publication series of Monographs, which will be used to provide in-depth details of a particular subject for those who would be interested in the background work as well as the headline results.

Forest Research Monographs will go through a rigorous in-house review procedure before being accepted for publication and we hope to publish three or four a year. They can be on any topic that our researchers are working on and, over time, will build up to provide a useful resource of material covering a wide range of topics.

The first Monograph was recently published and is entitled Opportunity mapping for woodland to reduce flooding in the Yorkshire and the Humber Region by Samantha Broadmeadow and Tom Nisbet. It takes a detailed look at the potential for woodland creation to mitigate flooding in the Yorkshire and Humber area and contains detailed maps to help planners and policy makers visualise where woodland could be planted to reduce the impact of flooding and increase both water quality and local biodiversity.

Other topics for future Monographs are likely to be a review of the environmental impacts of short-rotation forestry, and forest carbon and the economics of green infrastructure.

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