Dr James Walmsley MICFor

Uwch Darlithydd

Contact info

Room G6, Thoday Building

Bangor University

Bangor Gwynedd LL57 2UW Wales

Telephone: +44(0)1248 382448

Email: j.walmsley@bangor.ac.uk


As a lecturer my primary focus is teaching and inspiring forestry students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

I'm interested in all aspects of forestry and my research experience reflects this: I've led my own research / supervised student research relating to topics including whole-tree harvesting and stump harvesting in UK forests, perceptions of tree disease, the domestic use of firewood, woodland establishment, nursery practice, policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis, re-wilding, artisanal charcoal production, Reduced Impact Logging in tropical forests, forest inventory and carbon sequestration and more.  

I take great pride in my teaching and I am fortunate to work in a collegiate and supportive university where the learning experience of all students is paramount.  I am always keen to celebrate the achievements and successes of our amazing students. You can find many such stories on this webpage as well as in recent forestry@bangor alumni newsletters.  Follow @BUForestry on Twitter to find out more! 

If you want to find out more about what my role entails, this (fairly) recent article published in the Forestry Journal will give you some idea.

I maintain active links across the forestry profession within the UK and beyond and use these to develop excellent opportunities for teaching, learning and research.  These include:

One of the best things about my job is helping the dreams of Bangor University students come true.  The following are just a few examples:


  1. Bangor University Teaching Fellowship

    Walmsley, James (Derbynydd), 18 Gorff 2014

    Gwobr: Gwobr (gan gynnwys medalau a gwobrau)

  2. Silvicultural Prize of the Institute of Chartered Foresters: 2011

    Walmsley, James (Derbynydd) & Godbold, Douglas (Derbynydd), 2011

    Gwobr: Anrhydedd genedlaethol/ryngwladol