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Trees and Woodlands

Physical function and socio-cultural meanings and relationships of trees and woodlands

Theme Context: 

The role of trees & woodlands in landscapes result from the physical functions (above & below ground) and their socio-cultural meanings and relationships.

Existing and developing areas of focus: 

Understanding the past and present services of trees & woodlands; T&W shape behaviours and provide ecosystem services particularly for future and planned/designed landscapes and in relation to SDGs; policy interventions related to T&W; the role of T&W in people’s lives & livelihoods globally; cultural associations, myths and representations globally; community-based woodlands; tree networks and communities; right tree/right place; urban forest and community woodland expansion and management. 

Recent Relevant Funded Research:

  • Clearing House - Collaborative Learning in Research, Information-sharing and Governance on How Urban tree-based solutions support Sino-European urban futures H2020 (Davies) Value: €7687, 863,75
  • GCRF Living Deltas Research Hub – working with creative cultural representations within the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans (Bangladesh/India) and the Melaleuca forests of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Roe & Black) Value: £4,289,929.01
  • GreenInUrbs - Green infrastructure approach: linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests (Davies) Value : 750.000,00€.

Theme leads: Maggie Roe and Charlotte Veal