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 wood stiffness through microfibril angle: Summary
This project investigated ways of breeding radiata pine to improve solid wood stiffness through changes in microfibril angle (MfA). Earlier work suggests that wood stiffness depends on microfi... Read More
Economic Impact of Bushfires on the Community
This project examined the economic impact of bushfires on the community over the 36 years to publication. In 2004 values fires caused $1059 million damage during that time. However when compar... Read More
An Investigation of a Power Assisted Tool (ElectrocoupMaxicoup) for Low Pruning of Australian Plantations Part A Literature Review
This report examined the techniques and tools used to prune plantation species, and the associated productivity, operator safety, portability and cost. Reference Number: PN03.3905 Findings R... Read More
Forest Certification and Wood Use in Australia Perceptions and Intentions in the Value Chain
In recent years, public perceptions about the relative environmental merits of using wood are being challenged. This led to three research questions addressed in this study. What are the at... Read More
Forest and Forest Products Research Expenditure in Australia 1981-1982 to 2001-2002
The expenditure in production-oriented forest and forest products research was assessed within Australia for 2001/02 and compared with a series of research expenditure reviews completed over t... Read More
Review of Studies of the Socio-Economic Impact of Forest Industries in Australia
This study compiled an up-to-date survey of reports and other published and unpublished information relating to the socio-economic importance of the forestry and forest products industry on re... Read More
Juvenile Wood Characteristics, Effects and Identification - Literature Review
The objective of the literature review is to provide a background to explain how the extent and effect of the juvenile wood core can affect softwood processing with an emphasis on product stra... Read More
Plantation Yield Regulation System PLYRS: A Computer Based System to Assist in the Management of Pinus radiata Plantations
PLYRS is a modern, integrated forest management and yield prediction system that assists users in managing their plantation estate. Its primary function is to assist plantation managers in the... Read More