Sylva Foundation

Oxford-Sylva Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford-Sylva Graduate Scholarship fund supports research studentships at the University of Oxford Department of Plant Sciences. The theme of the scholarship is productive and healthy trees.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:21 PM, 17 May 2013 to 2:59 PM, 29 May 2013

Amount raised

£20

Donations

2

    Category

  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

  • The Sylva Foundation is very supportive and has a lot of networks with forest and woodland owners

    — Louise Hill

  • receiving the Sylva Scholarship has enabled me to undertake important research for woodlands, while at the same time launching my career in science

    — Kirsty Monk

  • receiving the Sylva Scholarship has enabled me to undertake important research for woodlands, while at the same time launching my career in science

    — Kirsty Monk

  • The Sylva Foundation is very supportive and has a lot of networks with forest and woodland owners

    — Louise Hill

Situation

Changes in the frequency and occurrence of pests and pathogens are seen as significant potential threats to our tree resource. Increased stress on tree health is anticipated with environmental change, further increasing tree susceptibility to pests and pathogens. Impacts in the forest ecosystem as a result of changes to management practise and environmental variability are also poorly understood.

Solution

Oxford-Sylva Graduate Scholarship: the theme of the scholarship is healthy trees and productive forests. This reflects a joint vision between the Sylva Foundation and the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, to foster a robust tree and forest resource in the light of projected environmental change. Maintaining a healthy and functioning tree resource is critically important to support sustainable development.