Edinburgh Forests and Landscapes Network (EFLN)

EFLN aims to bring together academics, researchers and postgraduate student with policy, business and third sector professionals with an interest in sustainable forests and landscapes based in and around Edinburgh.

We hope to develop an informal meeting place, providing opportunities for sharing insights, experiences and perspectives that will benefit a diverse audience.

Most sessions will take place on first Wednesday of the month 4-6pm in the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI), starting with a 45-60min of plenary session followed by informal networking with refreshments. Please note that there will be no sessions in January and August.

If you have any suggestions, would like to contribute to future Edinburgh Forests and Landscapes Networking events, or sign up to our mailing list, please email natasa.honeybone@ed.ac.uk.

Upcoming sessions

Date and time Title Speaker(s) Location

6 December,        4 - 6pm 

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Conversation starters in conservation: Navigating diverse perspectives using social science methods Dr Janet Fisher, Helena Slater, and Dr Annette Green, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh Training & Skills, ECCI 
7 February,          4 - 6pm MSc Dissertation Mixer   Training & Skills, ECCI 
6 March,               4 - 6pm    New Generation Plantations: an ‘ecosystem of collaboration’ to make a positive impact for people and nature. Andrew Heald  Training & Skills, ECCI 

3 April, 

4 - 6pm  

TBC TBC Training & Skills, ECCI 
1 May, 4 - 6pm       Can land-use decision-making tools be effective? Lucy Stanfield and Dr Leo Peskett Training & Skills, ECCI 
5 June, 4 - 6pm     TBC Forest Research Training & Skills, ECCI 
3 July, 4 - 6pm How, where and for who can natural colonisation help to scale-up woodland creation?

Dr Susannah Fleiss, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh 

Dr Elisa Fuentes-Montemayor, University of Stirling

Training & Skills, ECCI 
4 Sept, 4 - 6pm MSc Dissertation Presentations   TBC


Past sessions

Date and time Title Speaker(s) Location

2 October,     

4 - 6pm  


Introducing the University’s Forest and Peatland Programme

Soil Carbon, Climate and Land Use

Naomi Housego's presentation

Dr Lorna Street's presentation

Dave Gorman, Yvonne Edwards, University of Edinburgh

Dr Lorna Street, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh

Naomi Housego, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh 

Conference Room, ECCI  

1 November,        4 - 6pm    


The importance of developing the legal definition of environmental integrity of carbon offsets

Professor Petra Minnerop, Director of the Durham Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy, with panel discussion with Prof Casey Ryan, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, and Dr Matthew Brander, Business School, University of Edinburgh

Conference Room, ECCI