About Us

The Forest Risk network began in August 2011 with funding provided by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and is hosted by the University of Edinburgh. The network aims to provide a means of knowledge exchange between the NERC-funded and UK research community investigating natural disturbance risks to forests, and potential end-users of that information in the forest  sector. This includes insurers, investors, carbon standards, public and private sector forest managers and those working in policy and advisory roles.

With special thanks to NERC for providing funding (NE/IO22183/1 ; NE/J019720/1; PA 13-021; NE/M008541/1)  and to the various project partners who have lent their support to our projects over the years including:

Bosques Amazónicos
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)
Forest Carbon Ltd
Forest Research
Forestry Commission
ForestRe Ltd.
Global Canopy Programme
Verified Carbon Standard







Edinburgh University