There is a wide range of research relevant to managing wilding conifers, from immediately applicable research on control methods and remote detection, to research to improve our ecological understanding of the impacts and legacies of wildings, to research on preventing future spread of wildings. Additionally, researchers have also been examining the social factors influencing wilding control and the long-term prioritisation and strategy of wilding management.
Date: 22nd December 2021
The Vive la Resistance programme, led by Scion, has recently received funding from MBIE for a five-year research grant. This programme will focus on understanding and preventing re-invasion of wilding conifers.