Journal Papers

Refereed Scientific Journal Papers

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.

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

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. (

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 (

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.

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