Welcome to the T10Q Website!
The T10Q project is being led by a research group based in the University of Oxford looking at ways in which we can build links between practice, science and policy in forestry.
An open-access, peer-reviewed paper describing the project and outcomes has been published:
Petrokofsky G, et al. A participatory process for identifying and prioritizing policy-relevant research questions in natural resource management: a case study from the UK forestry sector. Forestry (2010) 83:357-367.
Further details about the paper are on the Resources page.
Some 480 people responded to our online surveys and suggested almost 1600 questions which they felt were of vital importance to forestry research in the UK and Ireland. A workshop was held to discuss the most common themes from the surveys and this is what emerged as the Top Ten Questions for Forestry Research:
The Top Ten Questions
- What are the most technically and cost effective ways of identifying, monitoring, and controlling invasive species, pests and disease?
- How can we achieve better understanding between foresters and other parts of society?
- What are the most effective landscape planting schemes to ensure connectivity between woodland fragments whilst maintaining connectivity between other landuse types?
- How will climate change affect both natural forest ecosystems and forestry and how should management be adapted to minimise adverse impacts and optimise benefits?
- What is the value of forestry to human health and well-being?
- Who are the private woodland owners and how can they be engaged and influenced? What are their concerns?
- Which parts of forest ecosystems form the largest and most stable carbon pools and how are these impacted by forest management and climate change?
- How can we address the economic, environmental, social and institutional constraints of expanding woodfuel in the UK?
- What species or provenances should we be considering in relation to a range of forestry systems including urban and agroforestry, in the light of climate change?
- What are the barriers to knowledge transfer in forestry from research to practice and how can they be removed?