Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

Long-Term Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship Technologies


Matt Jordon (BBSRC DPhil student) has just completed a three-month fellowship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). During his time in this position Matt worked on a review of woodland creation which aimed to collate current evidence on the climate change mitigation potential of new woodland in the UK, along with existing constraints to increasing UK tree cover. He consulted with stakeholders across the UK working in academia, policy, environmental NGOs and the forestry sector and produced the following policy brief which is used by Parliamentarians and policy makers in Westminster and beyond to advise on current and future policy directions.
https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pn-0636/

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December 16, 2020

Research briefing on woodland creation in the UK

Matt Jordon (BBSRC DPhil student) has just completed a three-month fellowship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). During his time in this position Matt worked on a ... Continue reading