Increasing resistance and resilience of forests, a case study of Great Britain

Leslie, Andrew ORCID logo ORCID: , Wilson, Edward and Park, Andrew (2024) Increasing resistance and resilience of forests, a case study of Great Britain. iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, 17 (2). pp. 69-79.

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The forests of Great Britain (GB) are an important resource, which are under threat from climate change and exotic pests and diseases. The forest sector has been proactive in launching initiatives and supporting activities to improve the resistance and resilience of forests in GB. These interventions can be directed at forests at a range of scales, from genetic to national. This article describes the range of potential and actual actions focused on adapting Britain’s forests to climate change and damage from pests and diseases. However, there are also barriers to improving the resilience of forests in GB and these are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry
Publisher: SISEF - The Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology
ISSN: 19717458
Departments: Institute of Science and Environment > Forestry and Conservation
Additional Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2024 13:08
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2024 13:15


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