David Lewis

Senior Lecturer in Forestry and Land Management
David Lewis

Position

Senior Lecturer in Forestry and Land Management

Qualifications

MPhil (Bangor), MRICS, FAAV, MICFor, FHEA, MRAC

Contact details

david.lewis@rau.ac.uk

Tel: 01285 652531

Biography

University Responsibilities

  • Member of Validation and Review Board
  • Vice Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Strategy Group

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)
  • Corporate Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (MICFor)
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy (MHEA)

Additional Information

  • Referee for RICS Research Paper Series
  • Assessor of Professional Competence for the RICS
  • Member of the Education and Examinations Committee for the CAAV
  • Committee Member of the Royal Forestry Society

 

Research

Research Interests

  • Research and consultancy mainly focusses on the management of farm and rural estate woodlands, forestry policy and forestry economics.  In particular, the use of wood-based feed stocks for renewable energy generation. Recent consultancy work includes a review of renewable energy opportunities for a large farm in Poland.
  • Work undertaken for a wide range of public and private organisations including Defra, Forestry Commission, Natural England, RICS, CLA and Knowledge West.

Teaching

Programme Manager

Teaching Duties

  • Teaching to BSc and MSc students

Main Teaching Specialisms

  • Woodland management, forestry policy and economics
  • Rural asset management and property investment
  • Renewable energy and in particular biomass for heat energy

Training Courses and Seminars for External Organisations

  • Training courses and seminars for a wide range of external organisations, including Coutts, Lloyds, TSB, Savills, Defra, CAAV and the College of Estate Management

Publications

Publications

A Selection of Publications over the last 6 years.

  • Lewis D.B.( 2006). Renewable energy – the prospects over the next 15 years. RICS Conference paper.
  • Lewis D.B. and Manley W.J. (2006). The Link Between Timber Prices and Woodland Management. RICS Conference paper.
  • Lewis D.B. (2007). South West Region biomass and biofuels review for Knowledge West. Knowledge West (and published on a range of websites).
  • Lewis D.B. (2008). Review of biomass projects in the South West region. Knowledge West (and published on a range of websites).
  • Lewis D.B. (2009). Review of biofuels projects in the South West region. Knowledge West (and published on a range of websites).
  • Lewis D.B. (2009) Valuation of Woodlands. Isurv. (NB. Peer reviewed and used by chartered surveyors and foresters).
  • RICS (2009). Valuation of trees for amenity and related non-timber uses. RICS Guidance Note. RICS. (contributing author of this RICS Guidance Note).
  • RICS (2010). Valuation of Woodlands. RICS Guidance Note. RICS. (lead author for this RICS Guidance Note).
  • RICS (2012). Valuation of renewable energy installations. RICS Guidance Note. RICS. (contributing author of this RICS Guidance Note).