Balancing Benefits and Trade Offs from Future Forests

Carried out by: University of Stirling

Summary Description:

This PhD project sets out to explore how we create multifunctional forests in the UK context to optimise biodiversity, carbon sequestration and economic value for timber production and maximise their public acceptability in the context of ambitious targets for forest and woodland expansion and the likelihood of increasing land-use conflict in an environmentally uncertain future. The project integrates a diverse and experienced multidisciplinary team across academia, government agency and private land-owner to deliver outcomes expected to include policy and management advice, published outputs in peer reviewed academic and practitioner journals and a Forest Research research note. The project is designed to generate impact through revised guidance in future forestry, land use and biodiversity strategies.

Timescale: 2023-2026

SFT Funds Awarded: £26,608

SFT/FC Joint Bursary Award Scheme:. This project has received funding from the SFT/FC Joint Bursary Award.

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