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.
Scenarios for selected timber markets
While timber supply is rather predictable, the future use of timber in society is subject to a wide range of influences. This project explored the major forces of change driving timber supply ... Read More
Socioeconomic impacts of plantation forestry - information booklet
This information booklet summarises the key findings of a recent study conducted by the Bureau of Rural Sciences, examining socioeconomic impacts of the plantation sector in the Great Southern... Read More
Regional Scale, Spatially Explicit Quantification of Plantation Forest Water Use
This project tested a method to enable regional scale, spatial and temporal quantification of water use of plantations and other land uses in the Green Triangle based on remote sensing of vege... Read More
Evaluation and Validation of Canopy Laser Radar Systems for Native and Plantation Forest Inventory: Summary Report
Research into using Lidar technologies to characterise forest structure has increased rapidly. However, the use of such technologies to assist commercial forest inventory operations has not ye... Read More
Breeding Radiata Pine to Maximise Profit from Solid Wood Production: Summary Report
To develop breeding objectives for pine solid wood production this project defined the production system for pine solid wood production; defined breeding objectives through literature review a... Read More
Variation in Wood Properties of Plantation-Grown Eucalyptus dunnii Relevant to Solid-Wood Products
This study evaluated possible low-cost methods of assessing solid-wood value of plantation- grown E. dunnii trees using the tangential shrinkage properties of fixed-height increment cores. It ... Read More
Towards the Development of Heartwood-free Eucalypts
This project was directed at exploring opportunities to use molecular tools to enhance permeability of heartwood in eucalypt stems. The research focused on the molecular basis of tylosis forma... Read More
Eucalypt Plantations for Solid Wood Products in Australia – A Review. ‘If you don’t prune it, we can’t use it’
This review explores influences and impediments to profitably process plantation hardwood resource over time. For this study, solid wood products include natural rounds, sawn timber and veneer... Read More
Blue Gum Plantation Management System
This project designed a software system to facilitate efficient and precise plantation management, and developed a computer-based system and associated biometry to assist with the planning and... Read More
Assessment of the causality of Essigella-ascribed defoliation of mid-rotation radiata pine and its national impact in terms of cost of lost wood production
This study estimated the national cost of defoliation in terms of lost wood production including predicting future defoliation and identifying potentially susceptible stands using climatic or ... Read More