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.
Optimising remotely acquired, dense point cloud data for plantation inventory
This project was designed to harness the rapid technological advances being made in the capture and processing of dense point cloud data as a tool for forest estate management. It involved mul... Read More
Koala Survey - UAV
This project by Kingfisher was undertaken as a ‘proof of concept’ to locate koalas in commercial eucalypt plantations using UAVs and ground-based platforms fitted with thermal digital imaging ... Read More
Eucalypt MAS: Implementation of marker-assisted selection in Australia’s major plantation eucalypts PNC378-1516
This project utilised Marker-assisted selection (MAS) to identify and validate new genetic markers for wood density, along with using previously-discovered markers for growth and pulp yi... Read More
Next Generation Timber Harvesting Systems: Opportunities for remote controlled and autonomous machinery (PRC437-1718)
This project was developed to help facilitate the opportunity for developing next generation harvesting systems, and is a comprehensive review of opportunities that exist within our current ha... Read More
Deployment and integration of cost-effective, high spatial resolution, remotely sensed data for the Australian forestry industry
The aim of this three-year project was to provide commercial forest growers with knowledge of and access to robust data acquisition and processing solutions that will enable cost-effective dep... Read More
ProFert-Pine - A fertiliser tool for softwood plantations in southern Australia
This project entitled ProFert-Pine - A fertiliser tool for softwood plantations in southern Australia (PNC342-1415) was developed by TreeMod, in collaboration with a consortium of forest... Read More
Reducing costs in the wood supply chain through controlling the moisture content of logs and chips: Preliminary modelling results for air-drying Eucalyptus globulus and Pinus radiata log piles (PNC336-1314)
The objective of this project was to investigate the reduction in the costs in the supply chain by controlling moisture content of logs and chips (including woody biomass) through infield dryi... Read More
Evaluating the costs and benefits of managing new and existing biosecurity threats to Australia’s plantation industry
Australia’s forest and wood products industry faces a significant challenge in mitigating biosecurity threats to plantation forest productivity. This project seeks to clarify the nature of est... Read More
Remote sensing of land-use-specific actual evapotranspiration of entire catchments containing plantations (PNC286-1112)
In this FWPA co-funded project, researchers from CSIRO Land and Water determined water-usage across two large study sites that include forestry plantations in NSW (covering over 27,000 square ... Read More
Discovery and application of DNA markers for resistance to Teratosphaeria in E. globulus (PNC363-1415)
This study used newly developed genome sequencing techniques to find trees in large populations of E. globulus that have genetic differences (i.e. alleles) that give them resistance to Teratos... Read More