Woodland

Natural Capital & the Poor in England: Towards An Environmental Justice Analysis of Ecosystem Services in a High Income Country

10th May 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Landscape and Urban Planning Highlights Social inequality is evident in the distribution of a wide range of natural capital. Severity of deprivation is highest on average in coastal districts. Further understanding of the social distribution of the benefits generated by natural capital is required. This can inform land planning and management… [more]

Learn From the Best – Award Winning Ruthven Farm Applying the Natural Capital Protocol

18th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Scotland’s Nature.  “Ruthven farm outside Tomintoul has become something of a magnet for journalists and cameras since farmers Jim and Lesley Simmons successfully scooped the 2016 Cairngorms Nature Farm Award and the more recent Food and Farming accolade in the 2017 Nature of Scotland Awards hosted by the RSPB. … [more]

Moving Beyond GDP – ONS Explain Natural Capital Accounts

5th February 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Office for National Statistics (ONS).  “Natural capital is the term encompassing all of the UK’s natural assets which form the environment in which we live. It’s about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the woodland we walk our dogs in and everything in between. Let’s pause for… [more]

Yorkshire Water to Plant 1 Million Trees to Mitigate Flood Risk

1st February 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This press release was originally published on Yorkshire Water.  “…The work at Gorpley is part of an initiative to help slow the flow of water during flood events like the devastating floods of Boxing Day 2015, which had a massive impact on the Calder Valley. The planting of two hundred thousand trees at Gorpley was… [more]

Why We Need a Better Philosophy of Trees

13th November 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “On November 6 1217, Henry III’s Charter of the Forest gave ordinary English people back their traditional rights to use royal hunting grounds for livestock grazing and collecting firewood. The freedoms that were restored in the use of ancient woodland reshaped the community’s legal and political relationship with nature. But, today,… [more]

Interaction Effects Between Local Flower Richness & Distance to Natural Woodland on Pest & Beneficial Insects in Apple Orchards

13th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Agricultural and Forest Entomology.  “Abstract: Local and landscape factors interact to influence animal populations and, ultimately, crop yields in agroecosystems. Yet few studies have considered interactions and trade-offs between these factors within a single agroecosystem. We sampled insect communities (fruit-damaging pests and Diptera and Hymenoptera pollinator and natural enemy… [more]