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.
Accounting for biodiversity in Life Cycle Impact Assessments of forestry and agricultural systems – the BioImpact metric
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
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
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)
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
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
Analysis of long term productivity and productive capacity of a radiata pine plantation on infertile fine textured soils
This long term study measured changes in productivity, productive capacity, carbon accumulation and hydrology in pine (Pinus radiata) plantation sites from the 1960s and 1970s to the present.&... Read More
Water Use Efficiency, Access To Water Resources And Balanced Policy Outcomes
This report is available as an FWPA Investment Plan, please click here to access. Reference Number: PRC181-0910 Read More
Improving Wood Quality And Yield, And Tools For Forest Management
This report is available as an FWPA Investment Plan, please click here to access. Reference Number: PRC208-1011 Read More
Optimal use of genetics in deployment and tree breeding
The Southern Tree Breeding Association (STBA) has developed the SEEDPLAN toolset to manage the vast amounts of complex information generated in tree improvement programs which select for econo... Read More
Predicting wood quality to improve sawlog value in radiata pine
This report presents a new prototype model (e-Cambium) that uses information about site, management regime and daily weather data to predict variation in wood density and stiffness as well as ... Read More