Forests provide a significant number of ecosystem services to humans. I think a lot of people generally think of forest as being useful in only one way – the timber that is produced. This is only a fraction of their importance. I thought in this post we could take a look at why … [Read more...] about Can’t See the Wood For the Trees
The recent floods in late December 2015 and early January 2016 have been some of the worst on record. Many thousands of people have been affected and the cost of damage caused by the floods is projected to be over £1.5 billion. I thought in this blog post it would be interesting … [Read more...] about Are More Flood Defences The Answer?
I often travel to London from the West Country by train and always enjoy passing through the Somerset Levels. I look at the farmsteads and churches perched on hillocks surrounded by miles of flat, green farmland and try to imagine what it must have been like when King Alfred was … [Read more...] about Going With The Flow – Cheaper in the Long Run?