Successful applicants to the third and final funding call of the UK Treescapes programme have now been announced. Each project aims to propel and amplify the impact of UK Treescapes’ research in unique ways. The projects are supported by a grant of up to £100,000 each, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
MEMBRA PI Estrella Luna-Diez is a Co-I on one of the awarded projects!
The Tree of Knowledge (ToK): Communicating the Complexity of Forest Resilience
Project Lead: Dr Ruth Mitchell, DiversiTree and Dr Stephen Cavers, newLEAF and Dr Estrella Luna-Diez, MEMBRA
Species diversity, genetic diversity and epigenetic memory are complex, interacting topics that will play an important role in the future of treescapes. By bringing together findings from the three Future of UK Treescapes projects that are separately focussing on these issues – DiversiTree, newLEAF and MEMBRA – ToK will develop consistent messages and make them accessible to practitioners, policymakers and the public. The project is supported by a number of key organisations, including the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), Confederation of Forest Industries (CONFOR) and the Woodland Trust.