Collaboration with Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH).
This large project will look at resilience of UK trees to environmental change from interdisciplinary perspectives.
WP1 [Lead: David Edwards] The past and other countries: learning from historical change in policy to inform future treescapes.
WP2 [Lead: Chris Fremantle; Co-lead: Stephen Cavers] Understanding and interpreting change & uncertainty
WP3 [Lead: Annika Perry; Co-lead: Glenn Marion] The state of nature: measuring the potential for change.
WP4 [Lead: Stephen Cavers; Co-lead: Jenni Stockan] Running to stand still: finding adaptation in the field
WP5 [Lead: Beth Purse; Co-lead: Daniel Chapman] Risk and the role of connectivity, composition and change.
WP6 [Lead Adam Kleczkowski] Putting it all together: policy, economics and management for long-term resilience.
Stirling involvement in WP5 will:
Determine how new pest and disease (P&D) threats may arrive through dynamic trade networks.
Predict resilience of tree species to pests and pathogens in different UK contexts.
Determine the drivers of P&D occurrence across the UK treescape.