About our research
Forest Research' social and economic research group has focused on understanding the behaviours, perceptions and attitudes of a range of stakeholder groups, from woodland users, to woodland managers and a broad range of partner organisations. We have also carried out evaluations of interventions run by the Forestry Commission and its partners to determine how they impact on behaviour, attitudes and preferences. Much of this research has focused on how people’s behaviour changes through interactions with the physical woodland environment, and on the different kinds of behaviour that support sustainable forest management. Moving forwards, we are exploring how insights from policy, practice and academic research that focuses on behaviour and behaviour change can be used to inform the design of more effective interventions within the forestry sector.