Dr Kieron Doick
Head of Urban Forest Research, Forest Research
Kieron Doick is Head of the Urban Forest Research Group (UFoRG) at Forest Research – the Research Agency for the UK’s Forestry Commission. UFoRG delivers scientific knowledge on the UK’s urban forests, defined as ‘all the trees in and around the urban realm’. Kieron’s research interests include the quantification and assessment of urban forests across the UK, quantifying the role of urban forests in delivering ecosystem service benefits to society, and the socio-ecological and urban resilience of urban forests to climate change. He has a particular interest in the climate mitigation (cooling) role of urban greenspaces and methods to value ecosystem services provided by urban trees. Kieron is also expert advisor to the Forestry Commission on brownfield land regeneration to quality greenspace.