Dr J. Walmsley - Staff Profile

Dr James Walmsley
Senior Lecturer in Forestry

Thoday Building, room G6

Email: j.walmsley@bangor.ac.uk

Tel: 01248 382448 (from U.K.)
+44 1248 382448 (International)


Responsibilities within SENRGY/BU

  • Director of Distance Learning Postgraduate Courses in:
    • Forestry
    • Tropical Forestry
  • Course Director for BSc Forestry and BSc Conservation with Forestry.
  • Member, SENRGY Teaching Committee.
  • Member, SENRGY Marketing and Recruitment Committee.
  • Staff Liason Officer for Bangor Forestry Students Association

Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies


2014: Bangor University Teaching Fellowship, in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching and learning

2014: Bangor University Student Led Teaching Awards:  Sustainable Thinking Award

2013: Bangor University Student Led Teaching Awards: shortlisted for Postgraduate Teacher of the Year Award

2010 Silvicultural Prize of the Institute of Chartered Foresters for the paper 'Stump Harvesting for Bioenergy - A Review of Environmental Impacts'

(with D.L.Godbold)

Research Interests

  • Domestic wood fuel / firewood – demand, supply, production, monitoring, sustainability
  • Forest bioenergy
  • Forestry education

Recent Publications

Also see this page for a number of related publications and articles that James has written / contributed to.

Walmsley, J.D. (ed) (2017) ‘Irregular Silviculture: Transformation in Practice’, Woodland Heritage Annual Journal, pp32-35

Sanfilippo, M.; Akampulira, E.; Mohase, A.; Okonkwo, H.; Ouyoumb, P.; Tumber, R.; Walmsley, J.; Rayment, M. 2017. Reduced impact logging and silvicultural interventions in Ghana: the case of Bobiri Forest Reserve, International Forestry Review, 19(3): 369-380.

Gray J, Brockington J, Hayward MW, Walmsley JD (2016) How the proposed reintroduction of Eurasian lynx to Britain illustrates competing values and contrasting views associated with humans and the natural world. Country-Side, 36(2), in press.

Walmsley, J.D., Rayment, M.B., Lamond, G. and Brockington, J.D. (2016) Turning literature into reality - tales from a Bangor University MSc Tropical Forestry summer school in Ghana, Agriculture for Development, Tropical Agricultural Association, 27: 20-21.

Walmsley, J.D. (2016) Transforming forestry students into forestry professionals, Forestry and Timber News, April 2016: 21.

Walmsley, J.D., Savill, P., Burley, J., Evans, J., Horsey, R., Leslie, A., Falck, J., Innes, J. and Waterson, J. (2015) Forestry in British Higher Education – A tale of decline and regeneration, Quarterly Journal of Forestry 109(4), 268-273

Walmsley, J.D., Wong, J. and Atherton, S. (2015) Domestic firewood in Wales: where does it come from and how much energy does it generate? Farm Woodland Forum annual meeting, Organic Reesarch Centre, Elm Farm, Berkshire, 18th – 19th May 2015

Walmsley, J.D., Savill, P. and Burley, J. (2015) Changes in Forestry in British Higher Education, Woodland Heritage Annual Journal, 138-141

Hill, N. and Walmsley, J.D. (2015) Wales visit to Clocaenog, 15th October 2014.  Continuous Cover Forestry Group newsletter Spring 2015, pp 10.1

Wong, J., Atherton, S.K. and Walmsley, J.D. (2014) Use and sources of domestic fi rewood in Wales, UK. XXIV World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations, Salt Lake City, USA. The International Forestry Review, 16(5):267

Wong, J.L. and Walmsley, J.D. (2014) Trees, logs and renewable energy in Wales, Reforesting Scotland 49:22

Walmsley, J.D. (2014) Developments in forestry education: Bangor University, Forestry and Timber News 62: 25-27

McNulty, K., Walmsley, J.D., Hearn, S.M. and Wong, J.L. (2014) A love for the local and bespoke: traditional timber-framing in Wales, Forestry and Timber News 61: 19

Kelliher, F., Joyner, D., Harrington, D., McDonald, M., Griffiths, G., Owens, E., Walmsley, J., Walsh, M. (2013). Green Innovation and Future Technology: Engaging Rural SMEs in the Green Economy. 36th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference proceedings, Cardiff, Nov 11-13.

Kinash, D. Walmsley, J.D. and Hemery, G. (2013) The British Domestic Firewood Supply Chain, Quarterly Journal of Forestry 107(4): 303-308.

Price, M. and Walmsley, J.D. (2013) Pro Silva Europe – annual meeting 2012, Continuous Cover Forestry Group Newsletter 33, 1-8.

Price, M. and Walmsley, J.D. (2013) Pro Silva Europe – annual meeting 2012, Woodland Heritage special issue, 1-6.

Walmsley, J.D. (2013) Forestry and education by distance learning – an unusual combination? Forestry and Timber News 56: 20

Wong, J. and Walmsley, J.D. (2012) Wales Domestic Firewood Survey 2012, report for Natural Resources Wales

Davreux, T., Godbold, D.L. and Walmsley, J.D. (2011) Climate change and tree species migration. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 105: 141-147.

Walmsley, J.D., Norton, A.J. and Godbold, D.L. (2011) Stump harvesting for bioenergy – greenhouse gas emissions and compliance with the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC, Tree-Stumps for Bioenergy: Harvesting Techniques and Environmental Consequences, Uppsala, Sweden 24th – 26th October 2011.

Walmsley, J.D. (2011) Wisdom through the wires, Chartered Forester Winter 2011, 14-15.

Walmsley, J.D. (2011) Uses for wood ash – learning from the past, Woodland Heritage annual review 2011, p76-79

Walmsley, J.D. (2011) Learning from Beddgelert forest, Energy and Snowdonia, Snowdonia Society magazine Spring 2011 p18

Walmsley, J.D. and Godbold, D.L. (2009) Stump harvesting for bioenergy: a review of the environmental impacts. Forestry published online Dec 09.

Walmsley, J.D., Jones, D.L., Reynolds, B., Price, M.H. and Healey, J.R. (2009) Whole tree harvesting can reduce second rotation forest productivity. Forest Ecology and Management 257: 1104-1111.

Other Interests

Running, Surfing, Mountain biking, Football, Hill walking, Gardening, Travelling