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Edward Wilson, Silviculturist. Photo: Jon Walton 2014

Edward (Ted) Wilson is a Scots-Canadian silviculturist with a passion for the sustainable management and conservation of forest resources. Currently, he is Education Manager with the Royal Forestry Society, of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. He holds academic appointments at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Scottish School of Forestry, University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness, Scotland. Ted was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 2016.

Ted has worked principally in temperate and boreal forests, and held a variety of professional and academic appointments in the UK and Canada. In 2012 he was Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Canada. His primary interests include tree biology, woodland creation and silvicultural systems. In recent years he has led research and technology development projects related to seedling quality enhancement, species diversification to enhance the ecological resilience of woodlands, and the transformation of even-aged plantations to irregular structure forests. He also maintains an interest in the role of forests in promoting human health and well-being. He publishes on the themes of silviculture, silvicultural systems, forest policy and forestry education.

More widely, Ted is dedicated to promoting forest conservation through public education, and regularly organises workshops, lecture series and citizen science events for a wide, non-professional audience. He is curator of the Nature of Cumbria Project, which organises  public talks and workshops on forest ecology and conservation at venues throughout Cumbria.

Ted is frequently called on as a keynote and invited speaker at conferences and workshops. In 2016, he delivered lectures and presentations in Canada, Ireland, Germany and the UK, including a Global Change Lecture at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2017, Ted will continue his regular series of lectures at universities in Toronto, Fredericton (New Brunswick, Canada) and Eberswalde (Berlin), in addition to invited presentations in London, Grassington, Keswick, and elsewhere. A highlight in 2017 is an invited paper at the 51st Arboricultural Association National Amenity Conference 2017, the 1st International Conference on Arboricultural Biosecurity, at the University of Exeter, England.

Details of recent talks and presentations can be found here.

Download: My Cumbria (profile article in Cumbria Life Magazine, June 2014)

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Ted Wilson at Wythop Forest, Cumbria, England. Photo: Jon Walton.

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