FOREMOD aims to build a series of models to study the ways in which different management options can reduce risks and expected damages from a range of forest diseases. The models will generate information on the effects of these options on the market (e.g. timber) and non-market (e.g. carbon sequestration and storage, biodiversity, and recreation opportunities) services provided by forests.
FOREMOD is one of seven projects in phase 2 of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative. The title of this project is 'Modelling economic impact and strategies to increase resilience against tree disease outbreaks'. This is funded by BBSRC, Defra (with support of the Welsh Government), ESRC, Forestry Commission, NERC and the Scottish Government. The project started in June 2014 and will run for three years.
Please explore our website to find out more about our project. If you would like to get in touch please find the contact details on the Contact page.
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