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CRC for Forestry students

­Here is a selection of CRC for Forestry students and their research projects.

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Myralyn Abasolo explored ways to assess and manage the risk of gene flow from Corymbia plantations.
Mr Muhammad Alam
Muhammad Alam studied a selection of suitable harvesting systems using LiDAR technology.
profile_alcorn_thumb Phillip Alcorn studied crown a­nd canopy dynamics in subtropical eucalypt plantations.
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Nerida Anderson examined the connection between the visual aesthetics of rural landscapes and the social acceptability of timber plantations for members of the public.
Tanya Bailey looked at how to help eucalypts regenerate in degraded remnants within production landscapes by studying natural regenerative processes in healthy forests.

Himlal Baral explored trade-offs between timber and other ecosystem services from planted forests.
Jie-Lian Beh
Jie-Lian Beh studied classification of forest soils by remote sensing.
Kasia Bialkowski investigated microbial biodiversity and forest soils.
profile_blackburn_thumb David Blackburn studied improving eucalypt solid wood products.
profile_bloomfield_thumb Justin Bloomfield explored genetic variation of Eucalyptus obliqua in Tasmania.
profile_borzak_thumb Christina Borzak studied the genetic and environmental variation in phytochemistry and browsing susceptibility in Eucalyptus globulus.
profile_browning_thumb Belinda Browning studied moss and liverwort succession and how this relates to forest age and log decay in Tasmanian lowland wet eucalypt forest.
Ryan Burrows assessed the effects of forest management on biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem processes in small headwater streams.
Lisa Cawthen explored the value of forest remnants to Microchiropteron bats.
Lain Dare studied community engagement in the Australian forest industry.
Caroline Dunn studied 'community attitudes research' and how it is applied to the issue of plantation forestry.
profile_flynn_thumb Erin Flynn assessed the effect of environmental disturbance on milk composition and physiological parameters in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula).
profile_gates_thumb Genevieve Gates studied macrofungal biodiversity as a tool for the sustainable management of coarse woody debris.
Archana Gauli
Archana Gauli studied genetic diversity in Eucalyptus pauciflora.
Melissa Gordon
Melissa Gordon investigated the role of community engagement and corporate social responsibility in resolving conflict over plantations.
Darren Grant studied  the use of soil measurements to predict plantation productivity.
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Sara Hadjigol studied the genetic control of frost resistance at the molecular level in Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus.
Sandra Hawthorne worked on a model to help predict the long-term impact of thinning on water yield.
Mr Liam Hindrum Liam Hindrum investigated the effects of harvesting disturbance on understorey regeneration within aggregated retention coupes in southern Tasmania.
Tracey Hollings
Tracey Hollings assessed the ecosystem consequences of the decline of the Tasmanian devil population.
profile_horton_thumb Bryony Horton studied plant root fungus (mycorrhiza) as an indicator of declining forest health in high altitude wet and dry eucalypt forest in Tasmania.
Mr Corey Hudson

Corey Hudson applied diversity array technology (DArT) to eucalypt genomics.

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Steve Husband explored the application of GPS guidance technology and methods to plantation site preparation machinery and operations.
profile_jones_thumb Rebecca Jones assessed the risk of genetic contamination from blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) plantations in Australia.
Mr Paul Killey
Paul Killey studied the physiological response and growth of subtropical eucalypts following repeated pruning.

Mayumi Knight investigated birds' and bats' use of remnants within different matrix types.
profile_koch_thumb Amelia Koch studied native animals' use of tree hollows in Eucalyptus obliqua forest.
Steve Lane
Steve Lane explored how to improve efficiency of prediction of tree size-class distributions using nonparametric estimation.
Matthew Larcombe
Matthew Larcombe assessed the risk of gene flow from eucalypt plantations into native eucalypt forests.
David Lazaridis
David Lazaridis used shrinkage regression to help predict tree mortality.
Andrea Leys studied the effectiveness of using participatory modelling techniques to address and resolve natural resource issues in rural communites with a developing plantation forestry industry.
Peter Lezaich investigated landscape modelling of social and economic change in rural communities experiencing plantation expansion.
Ms Nathalie Long
Nathalie Long studied water-use efficiency in Eucalyptus globulus plantations; particularly looking at genetic variability using carbon isotope discrimination.

Edwina Loxton explored the socio-economic impacts of ending logging in native forests on forest workers and their families.
profile_madhavan_thumb Dinesh Babu Madhavan studied the measurement and use of edaphic variables to predict plantation growth and sustainability.
Tendai Mapondera Tendai Mapondera studied the diversity and origin of Gonipterus scutellatus in Western Australia.
Alex Matthews

Alex Matthews studied genetic and morphological variation in Eucalyptus urnigera.

Melinda Mylek
Melinda Mylek surveyed community attitudes and perceptions about fuel-modification strategies.

Paul Nevill studied the development of gene pool management strategies for Eucalyptus regnans.

profile_neyland_thumb Mark Neyland studied regeneration and growth of Eucalyptus obliqua and major rainforest species after silvicultural treatments.
Cheryl ODwyer-thumb Cheryl O'Dwyer studied insect ecology in fragmented grey box grassy woodlands in north central Victoria.
Chela-Powell-updated-photo-cropped3 Chela Powell studied the possible effects of plantation establishment on invertebrate biodiversity.
profile_quentin_thumb Audrey Quentin studied whole tree physiological responses to stress events, such as insect attack.
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Ian Riley investigated temporal and spatial variation of organic carbon in small headwater streams.

Karen Richards studied systematics and habitat preferences of endemic hydrobiid snails (Hydrobiidae: Beddomeia) in Tasmania.

profile_scott_thumb Robyn Scott studied the effects of variable retention harvesting on productivity and growth in wet eucalypt forests.
profile_sexton_thumb Tim Sexton looked into the application of molecular genetics to improve wood quality in Blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis).
profile_stackpole_thumb Des Stackpole studied unravelling the genetic and environmental relationships between growth and wood properties in temperate eucalypts.

Helen Stephens investigated aggregated retention as a management strategy for conservation of small to medium-sized native mammals in old growth forestry.
Sarah Tassell studied the impact of the superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) on Tasmanian forest ecosystems.
Katherine Taylor studied Mycosphaerella cryptica and Mycosphaerella nubilosa in eastern and Western Australia.
profile_thavamanikumar_thumb Saravanan Thavamanikumar studied how genetic association can be used to improve wood and fibre properties in blue gums (Eucalyptus globulus).
Michael Todd is looking at the ecological requirements of the Tasmanian masked owl Tyto novaehollandiae castanops.
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Shannon Troy is investigating the ecology of the spotted-tailed quoll in Tasmania, focussing on their ecology and habitat use in production forest landscapes.
profile_valencia_thumb Juan Carlos Valencia studied non-destructive evaluation techniques in the prediction of solid-wood suitability of Eucalyptus nitens plantation, grown under a range of thinning strategies.

Maximilian Wentzel studied the use of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy to detect tension wood in Eucalyptus globulus.
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Suzanne Witteveen studied flow regimes of forested catchments under drought.
profile_wright_thumb Tom Wright studied the influence of adjacent land-use type on remnant woodland ecology.
Belinda Yaxley studied the biology and conservation ecology of selected log-dwelling beetle species in Tasmania's southern forests.

Education chair


The Education Chair was Peter Kanowski,
previously Professor of Forestry
The Australian National University