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Ian Short

Research Officer - Forestry

Research Interests

  • Applied and alternative silviculture, predominantly of broadleaf forests
  • Potential end-uses of broadleaf thinnings
  • Agroforestry
  • Continuous Cover Forestry

Current Projects

Past Projects


  • Ph.D.: Queen’s University, Belfast. “Outputs, Ecological Interactions and Bioeconomic Modelling of a Novel Silvopastoral System in Lowland Ireland.”
  • M.Sc. by Research: Waterford Institute of Technology. “Farm Forestry: Agroforestry For Development.”
  • B.Sc. Agroforestry, University of Wales, Bangor

Additional details

Directions to his office: Ashtown Food Research Centre.


  • Edward (Ted) Wilson, Ph.D. candidate – Transformation of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) plantation to continuous cover forestry
  • Rachel Irwin, Ph.D. candidate – "Small woodlands on dairy and drystock farms"