Responding to the need to improve our understanding of the impacts of ash dieback on biodiversity in the UK, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee formed a consortium with the relevant agencies in each of the UK countries to commission this research work and subsequent peer review of the report between February and December 2013. The other funders were: Department of the Environment (Defra), Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), Forestry Commission (FC), Natural England (NE), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
The purpose of this report is to provide supporting scientific
information to help inform the policy makers, land managers and
advisers involved in management of woodlands and trees so that
potential impacts of ash dieback on biodiversity are appropriately
understood and considered. This will help to promote
management practices that will conserve and enhance biodiversity
and the delivery of ecosystem services.
Please cite as: Mitchell, R.J., Bailey, S., Beaton, J.K., Bellamy, P.E., Brooker, R.W., Broome, A., Chetcuti, J., Eaton, S., Ellis, C.J., Faren, J., Gimona, A., Goldberg, E., Hall, J., Harmer, R., Hester, A.J., Hewison, R.L., Hodgetts, N.G., Hooper, R.J., Howe, L., Iason, G.R., Kerr, G., Littlewood, NaA., Morgan, V., Newey, S., Potts, J.M., Pozsgai, G., Ray, D., Sim, D.A., Stockan, J.A., Taylor, A.F.S. & Woodward, S. (2014) The potential ecological impact of ash dieback in the UK, JNCC Report 483, ISSN 0963 8091