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Welcome to the Forest Risks website, developed and hosted by Edinburgh University, with funding provided by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The website provides free information on UK research on the  threat of natural disturbances to global forests. The research presented has been selected as it has been assessed to be of potential application for those involved in risk assessment/management, including insurance organisations, forest owners/managers, investors, carbon standards and so forth.

The website was launched in April 2016 with an initial set of information but will be continually updated.

The information on these pages is provided for free. All that we ask is that if you use any of the information or contact any of the researchers then please let us know. Demonstration of impact is essential in order for us to secure continued funding. We welcome your feedback.
For further information contact

Susan Davies (
Dr. Genevieve Patenaude (

Edinburgh University