Northern Research Station Seminar Series 2013/14

Various dates from September 2013 to May 2014. Seminars run on Friday afternoons from 14:00 – 15:00, and last 45 minutes, allowing time for questions.

What are the seminars?

A series of free talks covering a variety of topical forestry-related research subjects.

Who are the seminars suitable for?

Scientists, practioners, students, policy makers and representatives from industry, academic and forestry organisations.

Where do the seminars take place?

The Library
Northern Research Station
Forest Research
Midlothian EH25 9SY


This event is free to attend. Please email Evelyn Hall if you would like to attend, to help us manage numbers. (Non Forestry Commission (FC) staff, and FC staff who are not usually based at NRS only).

Slides will be available after the talk.


Kate Beauchamp
Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Midlothian EH25 9SY

Telephone: +44 131 445 6956

24 January 2014

How to grow a 300 year-old tree

By: Duncan Stone, SNH

We cherish old trees for a unique range of conservation and cultural values. Given our recent experience of tree health problems and the prospect of a rapidly changing environment, what choices can we make now to ensure that our descendants also have the benefits of old trees?

21 February 2014

Measuring bioenergy crops’ carbon footprint credentials

By: Niall McNamara, CEH Lancaster

Bioenergy crops have the potential to contribute to national renewable energy targets but there are growing concerns that some transitions into bioenergy may not be as sustainable as first thought. This talk will provide an overview of our work which is examining the impacts of land use change to perennial crops and short rotation forestry on soil carbon conservation and GHG emissions in the UK.

21 March 2014

Physical Benefits of Trees in Towns

By:Dr Roland Ennos, University of Manchester

Urban trees confer many benefits to the urban environment, providing shade, cooling and preventing rainfall runoff. This talk describes experiments carried out in Manchester to quantify the magnitude of these benefits.

2 May 2014

Tree health and biosecurity – what can social research tell us?

By:Mariella Marzano, Forest Research

30 May 2014

Efficient conservation of Scotland’s native woodlands

By: Glenn Iason, JHI

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