Forest Research Update Seminar

Aviemore, 17th November 2011

Every year Forest Research produces many new pieces of work. Some of these are the results of long term experiment whilst others are responses to more immediate issues. However, all are intended to support policy makers and practitioners across the forest industry and those with an interest in forests. 

This Update Seminar aims to provide the attendee with an overview of a number of different current topics including:

  • Emerging pests and diseases - A global crisis?
  • Dothistroma Needle Blight
  • Pine-tree lappet moth future climate evaluation
  • UK National Ecosystem Assessment - A brief introduction
  • Forest Operations On Steep Terrain (FOST)
  • Past and present research into Rhododendron ponticum control
  • Forestry and water - An update on water services and disbenefits
  • Reviewing the human dimensions of wildlife management and recreation
  • Ecological Site Classification (ESC) evidence for Forestry Commission Scotland's climate change risk assessment of the national forest estate
  • Quantifying species growth responses to climate change.

Who is 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.

Further information and booking instructions

Details of other events are available on the Forest Research website.

Published on 27 October 2011 in Climate, water and energy , Ecosystems and biodiversity