Research findings and updates will be published in various ways as the programme progresses (newsletters, magazine, journal papers, reports, information sheets, technotes, video). Please see below lists of publications so far. These publications will also be listed on the NZFOA website at http://www.research.nzfoa.org.nz/documents/5477.
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GCFF Newsletter: Issue 6, November 2016 [1 Mb PDF]
GCFF Newsletter: Issue 5, May 2016 [726 Kb PDF]
GCFF Newsletter: Issue 4, November 2015 [591 Kb PDF]
GCFF Newsletter: Issue 3, May 2015 [650 Kb PDF]
GCFF Newsletter: Issue 2, October 2014 [522 Kb PDF]
GCFF Newsletter: Issue 1, June 2014 [344 Kb PDF]
Dash JP, Pont D, Brownlie R, Dunningham A, Watt MS, Pearse G. 2016. Remote Sensing for Precision Forestry. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(4) 15 – 24.
Smaill SJ and Clinton PW. 2016. Overview of the issues affecting fertiliser use in New Zealand’s radiata pine forests. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 61(2) 11–15.
Baillie BR, Rolando CA. 2015. Long-term management of streams in planted forest steeplands. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2) 21-24.
Basher L, Harrison DR, Phillips CJ, Marden M. 2015. What do we need for a risk management approach to steepland plantation forests in erodible terrain. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2) 7-10.
Bayne KW. 2015. Wood quality considerations for radiata pine in international markets. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 59 (4).
Cown D, Dowling L. 2015. Juvenile wood and its implications. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 59(4).
Garrett LG, Smaill SJ, Clinton PW. 2015. Nutrient supply one rotation to the next. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2) 16-20.
Marden, M, Basher, L, Phillips, C, Black, R. 2015. Should detailed terrain stability or erosion susceptibility mapping be mandatory in erodible steep lands? New Zealand Journal of Forestry 59(4).
Moore, J.; Clinton, P.W. 2015. Enhancing the productivity of radiata pine forestry with environmental limits. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(3) 35-41.
Moore JR, Cown DJ. 2015. Wood quality variability – what is it, what are the consequences and what we can do about it? New Zealand Journal of Forestry 59(4).
Payn TW, Phillips C J, Basher L, Baillie B R, Garrett L G, Harrison DR, Heaphy MJ, Marden M. 2015. Improving management of post-harvest risks in steepland plantations. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2) 3-6.
Phillips CJ, Marden M, Basher L. 2015. Forests and erosion protection – getting to the root of the matter. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2) 11-15.
Pont D, Kimberley MO, Brownlie R, Sabatia CO, Morgenroth J, Watt MS. 2015. Tree counts from airborne LiDAR. New Zealand Journal of Forestry.
McLean JP, Moore JR, Gardiner BA, Lee SJ, Mochan SJ, Jarvis MC 2016. Variation of radial wood properties from genetically improved Sitka spruce growing in the UK. Forestry 89 (2):109-116. doi:10.1093/forestry/cpv035.
Dash JP, Watt MS, Bhandari S, Watt P. 2016. Characterising Stand Structure using combinations of airborne laser scanning data, RapidEye satellite imagery and environmental data. Forestry 89(2).
Legg M, Bradley S. 2016. Measurement of Stiffness of Standing Trees and Felled Logs using Acoustics: A Review. The Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, 139, 588-604.
Monge JJ, Parker WJ, Richardson JW. 2016. Integrating Forest Ecosystem Services into the Farming Landscape: A Stochastic Economic Assessment. Journal of Environmental Management 174, 87-99.
Pearse G, Watt MS, Morgenroth J. 2016. Comparison of optical LAI measurements under diffuse and clear skies after correcting for scattered radiation. Agricultural Forest Meteorology, 221, pp61.
Baillie B, Neary DG. 2015. Water quality in New Zealand’s planted forests: a review. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 45:7.
Dash JP, Marshall H, Rawley B. 2015. Methods for estimating multivariate stand yields and errors using k-NN and aerial laser scanning. Forestry. Published online January 16 2015. http://forestry.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/01/16/forestry.cpu054.abstract
Mitrović A, Donaldson LA, Djikanović D, Pristov JB, Simonović J, Mutavdžić D, Kalauzi A, Maksimović V, Nanayakkara B, Radotić K. (2015). Analysis of static bending-induced compression wood formation in juvenile Picea omorika (Pančić) Purkynĕ. Trees – Structure and Function http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00468-015-1234-z
Donaldson LA, Nanayakkara B. 2015. Xylem parenchyma cell walls lack a
gravitropic response in conifer compression wood. Planta, 242:1413-1424.
Gordon AD, Pont D. 2015. Inventory estimates of stem volume using nine sampling methods in thinned Pinus radiata stands, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 45: 8. DOI 10.1186/s40490-015-0037-8
Kimberley MO, Cown DJ, McKinley RB, Moore JR, Dowling LJ. 2015. Modelling variation in wood density within and among trees in stands of New Zealand-grown radiata pine. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 45:22.
Li Y, Xue J, Clinton PW, Dungey HS. 2015. Genetic parameters and clone by environment interactions for growth and foliar nutrient concentrations in radiata pine on 14 widely diverse New Zealand sites. Tree Genetics & Genomes 11(1), 1-16.
Marden M, Rowan D, 2015. The effect of land use on slope failure and sediment generation in the Coromandel region of New Zealand following a major storm in 1995.
Moore JR, Cown DJ, McKinley RB, Sabatia CO. 2015. Effects of stand density and seedlot on three wood properties of young radiata pine grown at a dry-land site in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 45. doi: 10.1186/s40490-015-0035-7.
Murphy G., Cown D. (2015) Stand, stem and log segregation based on wood properties: a review. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02827581.2015.1055791.)
Nanayakkara B, Riddell MJC, Harrington JJ. 2015. Screening for compression wood p-hydroxyphenyl to guaiacyl ratio in Pinus radiata clones using pyrolysis gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry (Py-GC/MS). Holzforschung. DOI:10.1515/hf-2015-0068
Phillips CJ, Marden M, Lambie SM. 2015. Observations of “coarse” root development in young trees of nine exotic species from a New Zealand plot trial
New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 45:13. DOI 10.1186/s40490-015-0043-x
Pont, D., Kimberley, M.O., Brownlie, R.K., Sabatia, C.O., & Watt, M.S. 2015. Calibrated tree counting on remotely sensed images of planted forests. International Journal of Remote Sensing.
Sabatia Co, Burkhart HE. 2015. On the use of upper stem diameters to localize a segmented taper equation to new trees. Forest Science 61 (3), 411-423.
Waghorn MJ, Whitehead D, Watt MS, Mason EG, Harrington JJ. 2015. Growth, biomass, leaf area and water-use efficiency of juvenile Pinus radiata in response to water deficits. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 45:3. DOI 10.1186/s40490-015-0034-y
Watt MS, Dash J, Bhandari S, Watt P. 2015. Comparing parametric and non-parametric methods of predicting Site Index for radiata pine using combinations of data derived from environmental surfaces, satellite imagery and airborne laser scanning. Forest Ecology and Management 357, 1-9.
Barry LE, Yao RT, Harrison DR, Paragahawewa UH, Pannell DJ. 2014. Enhancing ecosystem services through afforestation: How policy can help. Land Use Policy 39: 135-145.
Carson SD, Cown DJ, McKinley RB, Moore JR. 2014. Effects of site, silviculture and seedlot on wood density and estimated wood stiffness in radiata pine at mid-rotation. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 44(1).
Heaphy, M J, Lowe, D J, Palmer, D J, Jones, H S, Gielen, G J H, Oliver, G R, Pearce, S H. (2014). Assessing drivers of plantation forest productivity on eroded and non-eroded soils in hilly and steep land in eastern North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science.
Hock, B K,Payn, T W,Heaphy, M J. (published online 23 May 2014). Issues in the re-use of non-forestry specific spatial data sources for national environmental reporting on planted forests in New Zealand. Journal of Spatial Science 59(2), 237-252.
Moore JR., Cown DJ, McKinley RB. 2014. Modelling microfibril angle variation in New Zealand-grown radiata pine. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 44(1), 25.
Murphy G. 2014. Priority list bucking on a mechanized harvester considering external properties and stiffness of Douglas-fir. International Journal of Forest Engineering (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14942119.2014.973177.)
Smaill SJ, Clinton PW, Allen RB, Leckie AC, Davis MR. 2014. Coarse soil can enhance the availability of nutrients from fine soil, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 177, 848–850.
Wan X, Huang Z, He Z, Yu Z, Wang M, Davis MR, Yang Y. (2014 online). Soil C:N ratio is the major determinant of soil microbial community composition in subtropical coniferous and broadleaf forest plantations. Plant Soil. DOI 10.1007/s11104-014-2277-4.
Watt MS, Meredith A, Watt P, Gunn A. 2014. The influence of LiDAR pulse density on the precision of inventory metrics in young unthinned Douglas-fir stands during initial and subsequent LiDAR acquisitions. New Zealand Journal of Forest Science 44: 18.
Watt MS, Trincado G. 2014. Modelling between tree and longitudinal variation in green density within Pinus radiata: implications for estimation of MOE by acoustic methods. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 44(1), 1-10.
Yao RT, Scarpa R, Rose JM, Turner J. 2014. Experimental design criteria and their behavioural efficiency: An evaluation in the field. Environmental and Resource Economics. Published online 2014.
Yao RT, Scarpa R, Turner JA, Barnard TD, Rose JM, Palma JHN, Harrison DR. 2014. Valuing biodiversity enhancement in New Zealand’s planted forests: Socioeconomic and spatial determinants of willingness-to-pay. Ecological Economics 98: 90-101.
Watt MS, Meredith A, Watt P, Gunn A. 2013. Use of LiDAR to estimate stand characteristics for thinning operations in young Douglas-fir plantations. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 43:18, 175-184.
PS: For further information on specific publications the Scion author can be contacted directly.
Plantation Forest Nutrition Report – M Davies, J Xue & P Clinton [2.9 Mb PDF]
Note – This is a public available version of a former FFR report.
Growing confidence in forestry’s future research programme – research summary
40 pages [3.9 Mb PDF]
Growing confidence in forestry’s future research programme – outline
2 pages [297 Kb PDF]
GCFF TN01 Growth responses to boron fertilisation in Pinus radiata. Davis, Xue, Clinton, 2014 [706 Kb PDF]
GCFF TN02 Effects of silviculture and seedlot on radiata pine growth, wood
properties and end-product quality. Moore, Osorio, McKinley, Lee, Dash, 2015 [2.4 Mb PDF]
GCFF TN03 Economics of segregation based on wood properties. Murphy, Cown, Moore, 2015 [730 Kb PDF]
GCFF TN05 Testing new soil enzyme assays for predicting forest fertiliser response – protease may have limited suitability. Davis, Smaill, Coker, 2015 [513 kB PDF]
GCFF TN06 Locating individual trees within a forest genetics trial. Pont, Watt, Morgenroth, Dungey, Brownlie, Stovold, 2015 [623 Kb PDF]
GCFF TN07 Predicting productivity using combinations of LiDAR, satellite imagery and environmental data. Watt, Dash, Watt, Bhandari, 2015 [514 kB PDF]
GCFF TN08 Linking remote sensing techniques and leaf area index. Pearse, 2015 [427 Kb PDF]
GCFF TN09 Refined models of leaf area index from LiDAR. Pearse, Watt, Morgenroth, 2016 [477 kB PDF]
GCFF TN010 Use of productivity indices to spatially predict optimal final stand density, value and the economic feasibility of pruning. Watt, Kimberley, Dash, Harrison, 2016 [453 kB PDF]
GCFF TN11 The potential of in-forest segregation using an acoustic tool on a harvester head. Moore, Carter, Sharplin, Lausberg, 2016 [431 kB PDF]
The soil properties of planted forests –topsoil depth, soil structure, rooting depth, hard pans, erosion risk, soil texture, water holding capacity, nutrient supply -have an impact on forest productivity.
Identifying the mineral soil surface
See also Practical soil sampling in planted forests – soil profile [266 Kb PDF]
Taking samples for soil chemistry analysis
See also Practical soil sampling in planted forests – soil chemistry [254 Kb PDF]
Soil sampling for bulk density measurement
See also Practical soil sampling in planted forests – soil bulk density [261 Kb PDF]