Hamish Mackintosh

I currently work in the British forestry sector as an independent contractor. I have a PhD from the University of Edinburgh which focussed on improving the silviculture of Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF).

My areas of expertise are CCF and forest mensuration/survey techniques. Recent projects have involved collecting site data from around Scotland for the Silvifuture project (http://www.silvifuture.org.uk/), producing information to populate webpages on long term CCF experiments and measuring provenance trials of minor conifer species throughout Scotland, England and Wales.

Forest

Silvifuture: A network promoting novel forest species

SilviFuture aims to support forest managers to diversify the species they grow, so the sector will be more resilient and remain capable of meeting society’s future needs.

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Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Climate Ready Forestry at Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (QEFP) is the first site in the Climate Ready Forest network; a partnership between FC Scotland, Forest Research, ClimateXChange and private sector collaborators, which aims to support the forest sector in Scotland become more resilient to climate change.

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Nigg Bay Nature Reserve

Nigg Bay Nature Reserve

In response to sea-level rise, managed coastal realignment was undertaken in Nigg Bay, Scotland, allowing the saltmarsh to re-establish naturally.

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Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape

Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape

The Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape (CALL) is one of the largest landscape restoration projects in Europe, aiming to benefit the land, the people and the local economy in the north west of Scotland.

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Inner Forth Futurescape

Inner Forth Futurescape

The Inner Forth Futurescape aims to increase the resilience of wildlife and habitats by working in partnership on a landscape-scale around a core area for nature.

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Forest

The Great Trossachs Forest

This 200 year partnership project will transform the Great Trossachs Forest landscape from exploited, heavily grazed land and plantation forestry to a more natural mix of resilient habitats, helping wildlife adapt to climate change. 

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