Adapting Scotland's forests for resilience to climate change

Summary

These short film clips show how climate change might affect Scotland's forests, and give guidance on how to increase resilience to climate change threats.

This project was funded by ClimateXChange, the Scottish Government's centre of expertise on climate change, through Heriot-Watt University.

The resources mentioned in the videos, are available on Forestry Commission Scotland's Climate Change pages and through Forest Research's Tools to support forest management decisions.

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Forestry and climate change overview

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Jo Ellis, of Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS), describes how we can increase the resilience of Scotland's forests to climate change.

Extreme Weather

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John Hair, Planning Manager for Forestry Commission Scotland, tells us how climate change could affect the occurrence of extreme weather events, and how we can create resilience to changing weather in Scotland’s forests.

Biodiversity

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Katy Anderson, Habitats Manager for Forestry Commission Scotland, describes how they are restoring habitats at the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park to increase biodiversity and create resilience to climate change.


Pests and diseases

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Roger Moore, Entomologist at Forest Research (FR), explains how climate change might affect the vulnerability of our forests to pests and diseases, and how we can manage our forests to increase resilience.

Forestry in a changing and uncertain climate

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Bill Mason, Senior Silviculturist at FR, describes how we can manage Scotland’s forests in a changing and uncertain climate.

Funders and partners

Contact

For further information please see the following websites:

Or contact:

Dr Kate Beauchamp