Other research projects:
– Quinquennial (half-decadal) carbon and nutrient dynamics in temperate
forests: Implications for carbon sequestration in a high carbon dioxide world (2019-2024)
– a research project led by the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research into CO2 fertilisation, which results
from increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere accelerating photosynthesis,
further resulting in greater tree growth. Bangor’s Forest Sciences are one of
multiple UK and international partners supporting the research and are
responsible for the nutrient manipulation related research section.
FUTURE OAK: Engineering the oak microbiome to future-proof an arboreal
icon – this four-year project funded by UK Research
& Innovation investigates the health of oak trees in Britain.
Investigations centres on microbiomes, the microbial world found in trees which
help maintain their health, in the context of Acute Oak Disease and other
threats to the oak species. A brief overview is given here
AMAZECO – An Ecosystem Structure EBV product covering the Amazon combining satellite and airborne LIDAR – objectives include realisation of Ecosystem Vertical Profiles (EVP’s) using both satellite and LIDAR sensors, of sessile biological entities in an ecosystem (2020-2022).
The Eclosion of Forest and Tree Health
Stakeholdership (2021) Dandy, N. Environmental Values.
Resource availability and disturbance shape maximum tree height across the Amazon (2021) Valbuena, R., Gorgens, E., Nunes, M. and Jackson, T. Global Change Biology.
Host–microbiota–insect interactions drive emergent
virulence in a complex tree disease (2020)
Doonan, J., Broberg, M., Denman, S. and MacDonald, J. Proceedings of the
Royal Society B, 287.
Survival of Brenneria goodwinii and
Gibbsiella quercinecans, associated with acute oak decline, in rainwater
and forest soil (2020) Pettifor, B., Doonan, J., Denman, S. and MacDonald, J. Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 42(1).
Explaining Forest Management: Behaviour or Practice? (2020) Dandy, N.
Quarterly Journal of Forestry, 114.
Woodland Social Enterprise: innovation and resilience in the forest
sector (2020) Dandy, N. Quarterly
Journal of Forestry, 112.
Global patterns of forest loss across IUCN categories of
protected areas (2020)
Rosa, I., Leberger, R., Guerra, C., et al. Biological Conservation, 241.
Linking urban agroforestry and child nutrition: A case
study from Kampala, Uganda. Keynote
(2019) Mollee, E., MacDonald, M., and
Kehlenbeck, K. 4th World Congress on Agroforestry, Montpelier,
A new era in forest
restoration monitoring (2019) Valbuena, R.,
Almeida, D., Stark, D. and Broadbent, E. Restoration Ecology.
Polyculture affects biomass production of
component species but not total standing biomass and soil carbon stocks in a
temperate forest plantation (2019) Ahmed,
I., Smith, A. and Godbold, D. Annals of Forest Science.