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Twenty five of my most recent publications, from my Zotero library.

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Burley, J., Savill, P.S., Hemery, G.E., Davis, J., 2004. The British and Irish Hardwoods Improvement Programme (BIHIP), in: International Oak Society Meeting. Winchester, UK, pp. 148–154.

Clark, J., Hemery, G., 2010. Walnut hybrids in the UK: fast growing quality hardwoods. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 104, 43–46.

Clark, J., Hemery, G., 2009. Outcomes from 15 years of hardwoods research at the Northmoor Trust. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 103, 212–219.

Clark, J., Hemery, G., 2006. The use of autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.) in British forestry. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 100, 285–288.

Clark, J., Hemery, G., Savill, P., 2008. Early growth and form of common walnut (Juglans regia L.) in mixture with tree and shrub nurse species in southern England. Forestry 81, 631–644. doi:10.1093/forestry/cpn036

Clark, J., Hemery, G.E., 2005. Better trees, better profits. Woodland Heritage 22–23.

Clark, J., Hemery, G.E., Russell, K., Williams, H., 2005. The future of black walnut in Britain. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 99, 207–212.

Hemery, G., 2014. In retrospect: Sylva. Nature 507, 166–167. doi:10.1038/507166a

Hemery, G., 2011. Britain’s lost wood culture, in: Woods and Forests in British Society: Progress in Research and Practice. Presented at the Trees and Society, Forest Research Monograph, Edinburgh.

Hemery, G., 2011. The story of a special oak. Living Woods magazine Jan/Feb, 28–32.

Hemery, G., Jinks, R., Lloyd, S., Ralph, J., 2014. SilviFuture: promoting and sharing knowledge of novel forest species. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 108, 43–47.

Hemery, G., Morison, J., 2010. Oak tells a story. Chartered Forester Winter, 12–14.

Hemery, G., Petrokofsky, G., Ambrose-Oji, B., Atkinson, G., Broadmeadow, M., Edwards, D., Harrison, C., Lloyd, S., Mumford, J., O’Brien, L., Reid, C., Seville, M., Townsend, M., Weir, J., Yeomans, A., 2015. Awareness, action and aspiration among Britain’s forestry community relating to environmental change: Report of the British Woodlands Survey 2015. 32pp.

Hemery, G., Simblet, S., 2014. The New Sylva: a discourse of forest and orchard trees for the twenty-first century, 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Hemery, G.E., 2011. Reviving Britain’s lost wood culture, in: Rediscovering Wood: The Key to a Sustainable Future. Presented at the The international conference on the art and joy of wood, FAO, Bangalore, India.

Hemery, G.E., 2011. An improvement programme for common walnut (Juglans regia L.) in Great Britain: key findings after 15 years of research and future direction. Presented at the International Walnut Conference: September 14-18 2011, Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan, pp. 32–37.

Hemery, G.E., 2010. Forests and energy: maximising their potential.  Institute of Chartered Foresters, National Conference 28‐29 April 2010, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 35 pp.

Hemery, G.E., 2009a. Timber, mutton or fuel? Debating the economics of land use and forestry. Institute of Chartered Foresters, National Conference 22-23 April 2009, Cardiff.

Hemery, G.E., 2009. Felling frenzies. Gabriel Hemery of the Sylva Foundation believes forestry needs to work on its PR. Living Woods May/June, 10–11.

Hemery, G.E., 2009b. A management plan for three urban woodlands in western Didcot.

Hemery, G.E., 2008a. ICF National Conference Proceedings 2008. Carbon Lean UK. A Role for our Trees, Woods and Forests?

Hemery, G.E., 2008b. Forest management and silvicultural responses to projected climate change impacts on European broadleaved trees and forests. International Forestry Review 10, 591–607.

Hemery, G.E., 2008c. A future-proof woodland at Pancake Wood. A consultation report for the Royal Forestry Society.

Hemery, G.E., 2007a. Woodfuel – what the future may hold. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 101, 207–212.

Hemery, G.E., 2007b. The view from 2047 – looking back from the future. The Chartered Forester Spring/Summer, 10–13.

Hemery, G.E., 2007c. Forest management and silvicultural responses to predicted climate change impacts on valuable broadleaved species.  Short-Term Scientific Mission report for Working Group 1, COST Action E42.

Hemery, G.E., 2007d. Climate change – what should I do?

Hemery, G.E., 2006. Making private woodlands valuable in England. Forestry & Timber News: Woodland Owner September, I–II.

Hemery, G.E., 2005a. Down to the woods. Country Smallholding.

Hemery, G.E., 2005b. A perfect marriage? Could combining free-range chickens with growing trees be one solution for our hard-pressed farmers? Sylva/Tree News 7–8.

Hemery, G.E., 2005c. A novel silvo-poultry system. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 99, 131–133.

Hemery, G.E., 2004. Genetic and silvicultural research promoting common walnut (Juglans regia) for timber production in the United Kingdom, in: Black Walnut in a New Century, Proceedings of the 6th Walnut Council Research Symposium; 2004 July 25-28; Lafayette, IN. General Technical Paper NC-243, St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 188 p., pp. 138–145.

Hemery, G.E., 2003. Broadleaves or narrow vision. Forest Machine Journal 16–17.

Hemery, G.E., 2002a. Walnut forestry tour of the Mid-Western United States. Woodland Heritage 7, 20–22.

Hemery, G.E., 2002b. An innovative agroforestry system near Hungerford. Woodland Heritage 7, 26.

Hemery, G.E., 2001a. Growing walnuts for fruit and timber in the UK: conference at HRI East Malling. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 95, 29–30.

Hemery, G.E., 2001b. Growing walnut in mixed stands. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 95, 31–36.

Hemery, G.E., 2000. Juglans regia L: genetic variation and provenance performance. University of Oxford. Department of Plant Sciences.

Hemery, G.E., 1998. Walnut (Juglans regia) seed-collecting expedition to Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 92, 153–157.

Hemery, G.E., Clark, J., 2004. Promoting sustainable hardwood forestry in the UK. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 98, 121–126.

Hemery, G.E., Clark, J., Aldinger, E., Claessens, H., Malvolti, M., O’Connor, E., Raftoynnis, Y., Savill, P., Brus, R., 2010. Growing scattered broadleaved tree species in Europe in a changing climate: a review of risks and opportunities. Forestry 83, 65–81. doi:10.1093/forestry/cpp034

Hemery, G.E., Gibbs, N., 2009. David Hockney’s chopped-down woodland will soon be replanted. The Guardian 1.

Hemery, G.E., Pearman, D., 2005. Britain’s bluebells are spreading nicely. The Independent 1.

Hemery, G.E., Popov, S.I., 1998. The walnut (Juglans regia L.) forests of Kyrgyzstan and their importance as a genetic resource. Commonwealth Forestry Review 77, 272–276.

Hemery, G.E., Russell, K., 2005. Advances in walnut breeding and culture in the United Kingdom. Acta Horticulturae 705, 95–101.

Hemery, G.E., Russell, K., 2002. Filling walnut’s black hole. Forestry and British Timber 22–23.

Hemery, G.E., Savill, P., 2005. Special issue: genetic improvement of broadleaved trees. Forestry 78, 208.

Hemery, G.E., Savill, P., 2004. Better trees, better profits. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 98, 191–195.

Hemery, G.E., Savill, P., Pryor, S.N., 2005a. Applications of the crown diameter – stem diameter relationship for different species of broadleaved trees. Forest Ecology and Management 215, 285–294. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2005.05.016

Hemery, G.E., Savill, P., Thakur, A., 2005b. Height growth and flushing in common walnut (Juglans regia L.): 5-year results from provenance trials in Great Britain. Forestry 78, 121–133. doi:10.1093/forestry/cpi012

Hemery, G.E., Savill, P.S., 2001. The use of treeshelters and application of stumping in the establishment of walnut Juglans regia. Forestry 74, 479–489. doi:10.1093/forestry/74.5.479

Hemery, G.E., Savill, P.S., Kerr, G., 2003. Formative pruning.

Hemery, G.E., Savill, P.S., Kerr, G., 2002. High pruning for profit.

Hemery, G.E., Spiecker, H., Aldinger, E., Kerr, G., Collet, C., Bell, S., 2008. COST Action E42: Growing valuable broadleaved tree species. Final Report.

Hill, L., Hector, A., Hemery, G., Smart, S., Tanadini, M., Brown, N., 2016. Abundance distributions for tree species in Great Britain: A two-stage approach to modeling abundance using species distribution modeling and Random Forest. Ecology and Evolution 0, 1–14. doi:10.1002/ece3.2661

Jones, T., Feber, R., Hemery, G., Cook, P., James, K., Lamberth, C., Dawkins, M., 2007. Welfare and environmental benefits of integrating commercially viable free-range broiler chickens into newly planted woodland: a UK case study. Agricultural Systems 94, 177–188. doi:

Kinash, D., Walmsley, J., Hemery, G., 2013. The British domestic firewood supply chain. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 107, 303–8.

Lawson, G., Hemery, G., 2007a. World timber trade and implementing sustainable forest management in the UK.

Lawson, G., Hemery, G., 2007b. Adapting to global markets. The Chartered Forester Autumn, 24–25.

McCosh, J., Hemery, G.E., 2005. Fifth international walnut conference. Woodland Heritage 54–55.

Mohni, C., Pelleri, F., Hemery, G.E., 2009. The modern silviculture of walnut Juglans regia L: a literature review. Die Bodenkultur 60, 19–32.

Monk, K., Bass, D., Brown, N.D., Hemery, G.E., 2014. Post-clearance effects of rhododendron on the fungal communities of the eastern sidelands of Lundy, Bristol Channel. Journal of the Lundy Field Society 4, 57–70.

Monk, K., Hemery, G., 2013. Cord-forming fungi in British woodlands: what they are and what they do. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 107, 197–202.

Nicholls, D., Young, M., Hemery, G., Petrokofsky, G., Yeomans, A., 2013. British Woodlands 2012: a national survey of woodland owners. Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Norman, K., Burgess, P., Yeomans, A., Hemery, G., 2011. Woodfuel and woodland management: a case study. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 105, 135–140.

Petrokofsky, G., Brown, N.D., Hemery, G.E., 2012. Matching a scientific knowledge base with stakeholders’ needs: The T10Q project as a case study for forestry. Forest Policy and Economics 37, 29–36. doi:

Petrokofsky, G., Brown, N.D., Hemery, G.E., et al., 2010. A participatory process for identifying and prioritizing policy-relevant research questions in natural resource management: a case study from the UK forestry sector. Forestry 83, 357–367. doi:10.1093/forestry/cpq018

Petrokofsky, G., Hemery, G., Brown, N., 2008. Knowledge feeds decision making: the people’s say in UK forestry. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 102, 221–225.

Pollegioni, P., Woeste, K., Chiocchini, F., Del Lungo, S., Ciolfi, M., Olimpieri, I., Tortolano, V., Clark, J., Hemery, G.E., Mapelli, S., Malvolti, M.E., 2017. Rethinking the history of common walnut (Juglans regia L.) in Europe: Its origins and human interactions. PLOS ONE 12, e0172541. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172541

Pollegioni, P., Woeste, K.E., Chiocchini, F., Lungo, S.D., Olimpieru, I., Tortolano, V., Clark, J., Hemery, G.E., Mapelli, S., Malvolti, M.E., 2015. Ancient Humans Influenced the Current Spatial Genetic Structure of Common Walnut Populations in Asia. PloS ONE 10, e0135980. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135980

Pollegioni, P., Woeste, K.E., Chiocchini, F., Olimpieri, I., Tortolano, V., Clark, J., Hemery, G.E., Mapelli, S., Malvolti, M.E., 2014. Landscape genetics of Persian walnut (Juglans regia L.) across its Asian range. Tree Genetics & Genomes. doi:DOI 10.1007/s11295-014-0740-2

Russell, K.R., Hemery, G.E., 2004. A new tree improvement programme for black walnut in the United Kingdom, in: Black Walnut in a New Century, Proceedings of the 6th Walnut Council Research Symposium; 2004 July 25-28; Lafayette, IN. General Technical Paper NC-243, St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 188 p., pp. 134–137.

Savill, P., Burley, J., Hemery, G.E., 2003. Improving oak: the first steps towards a breeding programme, in: International Oak Society Meeting. Winchester, UK.

Savill, P., Hemery, G., Wilson, T., 2006. Establishment of broadleaves.

Worrell, R., Hemery, G., 2007. Growing Broadleaves for Quality timber in England and Scotland. A tale of two countries. Forestry and Timber News: Woodland Owner March, II–III.

Yates, C., Dorwood, P., Hemery, G., Cook, P., 2007. The economic viability and potential of a novel poultry agroforestry system. Agroforestry Systems 69, 13–28.

Yeomans, A., Hemery, G., 2010. Prospects for the market supply of wood and other forest products from areas with fragmented forest-ownership structures:  England case study. Contract report for ConFor and CEPF: Sylva Foundation. p.55.

Yeomans, A., Hemery, G.E., Brown, N.D., 2008. Developing effective methods for identifying woodland owners: an Oxfordshire pilot study.