Resilient forests – support and evidence for tomorrow’s silviculture today
14 March 2013
What was the event?
There is no doubt that trees, woods and forests are well placed to help us mitigate the effects of climate change. However, forestry is facing a number of challenges such as competition for land and investment, uncertainties over climate implications, new pest and diseases, and the need to review, adapt and/or challenge well established management systems and practices.
Our scientists are working to deliver sound scientific evidence to support the decisions that must be made to guide our future policy and practice which in turn will help grow and sustain our forest resource into the future.
The seminar, chaired by Dr James Pendlebury (Chief Executive, Forest Research), was intended to give you both detailed information on some of our current research and the opportunity to discuss this with the scientists involved.
- Climate Change Risk Assessment – An overview (PDF-2806K)
- Diseases – recent developments & related research (PDF-4940K)
- Practical issues facing management of British forests in the face of threats posed by pests, diseases and climate change - the role of forest genetic resources (PDF-1380K)
- Pests - an overview of Forest Research work on native and exotic pests (past, present & future) (PDF-3700K)
- Scientific challenges (PDF-1644K)
- Silviculture and species choice: options for the future (PDF-3808K)
- Unmanned aircraft high resolution aerial photography for forestry (PDF-1856K)
- Woodland expansion - where can we add new forests? A spatial approach (PDF-2781K)
- Web links and contacts (PDF-44K)
Who was the event suitable for?
All those with an interest in the sustainable management of our forest and woodland areas.
Previous audiences have included staff from the Forestry Commission, private sector forestry companies, land managers, local authority staff, community woodland representatives, national park staff, and other countryside and wildlife organisations to name a few.
Where did the event take place?
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre
Dunkeld PH8 0DS
For further information please contact:
Northern Research Station
Tel: 0131 445 6916 (DDI)
Fax: 0131 445 5124