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.
01.03.17: 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
18.01.16: Carbon stocks and flows in native forests and harvested wood products in SE Australia
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
27.07.15: Genetic Selection Tools for Enhanced Wood Properties and Plantation Productivity in Australia’s Temperate Eucalypts (Blue Gum Genomics)
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
18.06.15: Matching genotypes to current and future production environments to maximise radiata pine productivity and profitability
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
04.03.15: Operational deployment of LiDAR derived information into softwood resource systems
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
18.09.14: Resource Characterization of slash pine plantation wood quality
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
18.08.14: 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
30.07.14: 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
09.07.14: 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
16.05.14: 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