Reports - Resources
The Resources category covers research projects such as forest policy, growth and yield modelling, wood quality, forest health management, silviculture, water use, soil quality, plant disease, tree genetics, tree breeding and resource evaluation.
Major issues include forest management strategies for climate change and maximising the greenhouse advantages of forest products.
A key goal is to increase industry profitability and ensure efficient use of inputs throughout the industry’s value chain.
Carbon stocks and flows in native forests and harvested wood products in SE Australia , 18th January 2016
This research assessed the greenhouse gas (GHG) balance of native forests managed for multiple use (“production”) and conservation only in New South Wales and Victoria. It considered all the k... Read More
Genetic Selection Tools for Enhanced Wood Properties and Plantation Productivity in Australia’s Temperate Eucalypts (Blue Gum Genomics) , 27th July 2015
The Blue Gum Genomics project has discovered molecular markers in Eucalyptus nitens and Eucalyptus globulus that control high value wood and growth traits to enable the adoption of marker-assi... Read More
Matching genotypes to current and future production environments to maximise radiata pine productivity and profitability, 18th June 2015
This project determined the underlying factors affecting the interaction between genetics and climate and site factors for radiata pine at different plantation sites across Australia and New Z... Read More
Operational deployment of LiDAR derived information into softwood resource systems, 4th March 2015
The project evaluated LiDAR based inventory solutions for softwood plantations in terms of information outcomes, technical feasibility and cost effectiveness. The project demonstrated t... Read More
Resource Characterization of slash pine plantation wood quality, 18th September 2014
Sawing studies of 50 trees from two sites representative of the remaining slash pine mature clearfall harvest resource were carried out and a reference document reviewing wood quality research... Read More
Accounting for biodiversity in Life Cycle Impact Assessments of forestry and agricultural systems – the BioImpact metric, 18th August 2014
A method called BioImpact has been proposed to account for biodiversity impacts in Australian life cycle assessments (LCA). This project further developed and refined BioImpact using two fores... Read More
Adaptation strategies to manage risk in Australia’s plantations , 30th July 2014
Predicted changes to Australia’s climate over the next one to three decades will affect management strategies for Australia’s Eucalyptus globulus and Pinus radiata plantations. This res... Read More
Predictive relationships to assist fertiliser use decision-making in eucalypt plantations, 9th July 2014
Many hardwood plantations in southern Australia are ready for harvesting and subsequent replanting. However, while previous experience shows that applying appropriate amounts of fertiliser can... Read More
Attendance Report from United Nations Climate Change Conference Warsaw 2013: Conference of the Kyoto Agreement Parties (COP19), 16th May 2014
The 192 nations which are signatories of the 'Kyoto protocol' meet annually to seek limits to the global growth of anthropomorphic greenhouse gases. The Conference of Parties (COP) also grants... Read More
Utility of molecular breeding in forestry, 28th January 2014
The aim of the project was to investigate the integration of molecular data into routine genetic evaluation of plantation species, in this case Eucalyptus nitens commonly known as Shining gum.... Read More