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.
Improving productivity of the private native forest resource in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales (PNC379-1516)
Private native forests across Queensland and New South Wales (NSW) are an important source of domestic timber supply upon which the Australian hardwood timber industry depends. The aim ... Read More
Next Generation Forest Plantation Investment
The main objective of this project was to develop new approaches to integrating trees for commercial harvest within rural landscapes that deliver on-farm and wider economic, environmental and ... Read More
Enhanced forest inventory practice using immersive visualisation and measurement of dense point cloud data
The aim of this project was to provide Australian commercial forest growers and forest service providers with knowledge of and access to a VR-based visualization software application. T... Read More
Production Forest Methodologies for the Emissions Reduction Fund
This FWPA funded project, entitled Production Forest Methodologies for the Emissions Reduction Fund (PNC354-1415), sought to capture opportunities under ERF for forest managers and wood proces... Read More
Improving returns from southern pine plantations through innovative resource characterisation
The aim of this project was to identify and to better understand differences in the wood of southern pine as the mix of species and sites vary. Thus enabling better planning, processing settin... Read More
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