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Ecosystem services

Woodlands provide a wide array of benefits to society including timber, wildlife habitat, places for relaxation or recreation, flood mitigation and carbon sequestration. The mix of ecosystem services depends upon many choices to do with the location and management of trees, and research is needed to better inform these decisions and value the benefits.

Our challenge is to understand the full range of social, economic and environmental benefits provided by UK forests and how these ecosystem services relate to other land uses and sectors.

Current Research

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For further information contact:

Prof. Chris Quine

What's of interest

The UK Red Squirrel Group (UKRSG) aims to co-ordinate and raise awareness of the conservation needs of our native red squirrel and the action being taken to deliver this under the UK Red Squirrel Species Action Plan.

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