Keeping woodlands in Wales and Ireland healthy

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RAWS:Restored Ancient Woodland Site - An ancient woodland site once replanted with non-native species where restoration has occurred either actively or passively. Restoration can be described as ‘complete’ once the composition and structure of the woodland has been transformed to more than 50% site native species in the canopy. Further transformations would be regarded as (restored) ancient woodland condition improvement.
RCA3:Rossby Centre Regional Climate Model.
RCM:A Regional Climate Model (RCM) is a climate model of higher resolution than a global climate model (GCM). It can be nested within a global model to provide more detailed simulations for a particular location. Local climate change is influenced heavily by local topographical features such as mountains. Due to their coarse resolution, small-scale topographical features are not picked up by GCMs. RCMs have a higher resolution than a GCM (~ 25 km) and are influenced by a smaller scale of topographical features. It is much more computationally intensive to run an RCM so they are usually run over a limited area
RCPs:Representative Concentration Pathways (4.5; 6.2; 8.5) Watts/mtr/squared.
RDP:The Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020 is the mechanism by which the Welsh Government will deliver activities which support the countryside and rural communities, thereby encouraging the sustainable management of agriculture and the environment.
Red Label:In Entomological Terms – the color of specimen label assigned to Holotype.
REDD:Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.
Redescription:In Entomological Terms – a more or less complete statement of the observed characters of a taxon, without any special emphasis on those which distinguish it from other closely related taxa, includes new or altered information to that usually given in the description.
Reforestation:Replanting of forests on lands that have previously contained forests but that have been converted to some other use.
Regeneration Areas:Designated areas where resources are targeted to deliver integrated cross-cutting initiatives for economic development and regeneration particularly where there is high deprivation.
Regnum:One of the main divisions used in the biological classification /taxonomy of organisms.
Relaxing box:A box used to relax dead insects to enable them to be set and pinned.
Renewable Energy:Is obtained from the continuing or repetitive currents of energy occurring in the natural environment and includes non-carbon technologies such as solar energy, hydropower, wind, tide and waves and geothermal heat, as well as carbon-neutral technologies such as biomass.
Representation:Each partner in a project appoints people who will speak or act on their behalf and accept accountability for the work necessary for the project to succeed.
RES:Royal Entomological Society - plays a major national and international role in disseminating information about insects and improving communication between entomologists. To achieve this they organise meetings of a general and specialist nature, where scientific knowledge is presented and discussed. The fundamental relationship of insects to ecology, conservation, food production, animal and human health, being a major part of biological science. They also publish academic journals and identification handbooks to assist the general public and scientists. Membership is international and open to all who contribute to entomological science.
Resources:A resource is a source or supply from which benefit is produced. Typically they are materials, money, services, staff, or other assets that are transformed to produce benefit and in the process may be consumed or made unavailable.
Revision:In Entomological Terms – the presentation of new material or new interpretations integrated with previous knowledge through summary and re-evaluation for a particular taxon.
Rhizophagous:Feeding on roots.
Risk Management:Maximising the expected outcome; avoiding catastrophe; and dismissing extremely remote or unrealistic probabilities.
ROFI:Reclaiming Our Forgotten Inheritance: an Objective 1 project to restore Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS) to native woodland.
ROWIP:Rights of Way Improvement Plans: which local highway authorities in Wales are required to produce (under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000). ROWIPs are intended to cover a 10-year period, providing a prioritised plan for the improvement of the local rights of way network for all users.

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