The Tiny Forest monitoring programme encourages citizen scientists to explore five key areas to understand the environmental and social impacts of the forest and how to drive positive action for the planet:
Tiny Forest partnerships and research collaborations
We are collaborating with researchers and university students to develop research into these topics and many more using the Tiny Forest network as a living laboratory. Combined with the citizen science data we will be able to:
- Quantify and describe their benefits, i.e. how good Tiny Forests are for supporting our wellbeing and the environment.
- Build knowledge on the best practices to plant, support and engage with Tiny Forests.
- Raise awareness and support interaction with nature where we need it the most, in our cities.
Our existing research collaborations include projects with:
University of Leicester
University of Sheffield
University of Warwick
Our Tiny Forest Science team is also co-ordinating the Miyawaki Research Network (MiRN). This is a group of researchers and Miyawaki practitioners from seven different countries including the UK, France, Netherlands, USA, Canada, India and Australia. Partners are collaborating to understand the particular features of the Miyawaki approach compared to other tree planting methods. The network connects members, provides opportunities to share expertise and develops consistent methods for data collection and analysis.