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Mark Hunt

Professor of Forestry
Deputy Director, ARC Centre for Forest Value

Room 266, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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M.Hunt@utas.edu.au

Mark Hunt is a Professor of Forestry in the School of Biological Sciences, and Deputy Director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Forest Value. Mark has had a varied career in forestry research and research management, spanning the private sector, government and universities across temperate and tropical Australia and internationally. Mark is particularly interested in the challenge of meeting the timber products needs of the energy and carbon constrained 21st century whilst ensuring the sustainable management of forests so that they continue to provide ecosystem services and conservation outcomes to society.

Biography

Mark is a past graduate of the University of Tasmania, but has spent much of his career based in Queensland, where he went in early 1998 as Senior Scientist at the Queensland Forestry Research Institute (QFRI), working predominantly on the silviculture of industrial pine plantations. Over the next 15 years, Mark held a number of roles in research management within QFRI (and its successor organisations) and from these roles participated in several major aid-funded projects in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, as well as continuing his focus on industrial plantations through projects in the southern United States. Mark took a two-year secondment to the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in 2009, in order to help progress the forestry research collaboration between that university and the Queensland government, and he continues to hold an appointment as Adjunct Professor at USC. 

Throughout this period Mark has continued to have a very strong association with UTAS, through the Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) for Forestry in which he was progressively a PhD candidate, a project scientist, a project leader and, most recently, a Program Manager. In mid 2011, Mark took an eighteen-month sabbatical to work for the Australian Antarctic Division. During this time Mark spent 13 months as Station Leader of Australia's largest Antarctic base – Casey Station – a place that he remarks had 'too few trees for a forester'. Mark returned to UTAS in January 2013 to take up the role of Director of the National Centre for Future Forest Industries, a successor organisation to the Cooperative Research Centres for Forestry that have been headquartered at UTAS for nearly 25 years. In turn, the new ARC Centre for Forest Value, of which Mark will be the Deputy Director, will carry on that legacy of forestry and forest products research.

Career summary

Qualifications

 

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDCompetition between plantation Eucalyptus nitens and naturally regenerating Acacia dealbataUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1998
BAppSc (1st Class Hons)Overstory/understory interactions between Eucalyptus nitens and Dicksonia antarcticaUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1993
MBA (Technology Management) Latrobe University & APESMAAustralia2004
Company Directors' Diploma Australian Institute of Company DirectorsAustralia2004

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member of the Institute of Foresters of Australia
  • Member of the Tasmanian Minister for Resources, Ministerial Advisory Council on Forestry
  • Member of the Faculty Research Committee, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of Tasmania

Administrative expertise

  • Deputy Director (designate) ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Forest Value
  • 2013-pres: Director of the National Centre for Future Forest Industries
  • 2011-2013: Antarctic Station Leader – Casey Station 
  • 2010-2011: Science Leader, Queensland Government – Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry
  • 2008-2010: Faculty Research Coordinator, University of the Sunshine Coast – Faculty of Science, Health, Education
  • 2001-2006: Program Manager/Business Development Manager, Queensland Forestry Research Institute 
  • 2000-2008: Leader of multiple International Projects, Queensland Forestry Research Institute

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Mark's teaching and learning focus is in postgraduate research training, particularly PhD supervision. He has past experience teaching at undergraduate level in forest ecology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology, and continues to be interested in honours level projects and coursework development at Masters level. Mark's particular interests lie in advanced cross-disciplinary courses focused on application of science to industry.

Research Appointments

  • 2014-pres: Member of the Tasmanian Government's Ministerial Advisory Council on Forestry

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Research Themes

Mark's research aligns to the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Forests occupy an unusual position. On the one hand they provide one of society's few genuine raw materials needed for infrastructure, for materials and for fuels and energy. On the other hand, forests provide many ecosystem services and conservation benefits, and provide for many people's recreational and aesthetic needs. Forests also occur in many different landscapes and societal contexts, from large areas of wilderness to peri-urban fringes, and urban environments to agricultural production systems. The UTAS theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability captures this complexity very well.

Mark's background and focus is on meeting the material needs of society, whether this be through enhanced livelihoods and poverty alleviation in developing countries where forests provide shelter, fuel and food or in more commercial situations where large plantations yield feedstock for industrial scale manufacturing on short rotations. Currently Mark is focusing on two specific research areas. The first is how to establish and manage forests in degraded parts of agricultural landscapes and how best to integrate these with food production. The second focus area is how to provide more of the timber we need for construction from plantation eucalypt forests in order to provide greater flexibility in the management of the public native forest estate.

Collaboration

Mark leads several collaborative industry projects, in Australia and overseas, focussed on improving the sustainable management of forests and the greater use of renewable, climate friendly products derived from wood.  

Mark is currently the Deputy Director of the ARC Centre for Forest Value, a major Industry-Government-University collaboration which aims to shift the forestry sector from a resource driven to a market driven industry that sees a sustainable forest resource providing renewable material for advanced manufacturing. This collaboration involves eight partner organisations and covers forest restoration, forestry, genetics, engineering and architecture.

Mark leads a project working with Private Forests Tasmania and CSIRO that is considering the role of trees in Tasmania's agricultural landscapes, particularly seeking to provide a quantitative economic framework for assessing the value of trees on farms as part of integrated production systems. Mark is working with several organisations (institutions and private companies) in Chile to build a broad collaborative framework for forestry and forest products research between Chile and Tasmania.

Current projects

  • ARC Centre for Forest Value
  • Private Forests Tasmania Agroforestry Development Project
  • National Centre for Future Forest Industries
  • Australia-Chile Forestry Collaboration

Fields of Research

  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Tree Nutrition and Physiology (070508)
  • Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070507)
  • Agroforestry (070501)
  • Wood Processing (070510)
  • Forestry Sciences (070599)
  • Plant Physiology (060705)
  • Forestry Product Quality Assessment (070506)
  • Horticultural Crop Growth and Development (070601)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)

Research Objectives

  • Softwood Plantations (820105)
  • Hardwood Plantations (820101)
  • Integration of Farm and Forestry (820103)
  • Native Forests (820104)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Forestry (820199)
  • Horticultural Crops (820299)
  • Forest and Woodlands Land Management (960906)
  • Timber Materials (870305)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments (960505)
  • Plant Production and Plant Primary Products (829999)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Harvesting and Transport of Forest Products (820102)
  • Natural Hazards in Forest and Woodlands Environments (961004)
  • Industrial Crops (820399)
  • Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) (830406)

Publications

Mark has published across a wide range of topics in forestry research, including forest water use, interspecific competition, nursery physiology and silviculture. In addition to journal articles, Mark has published more than fifty industry technical and scientific reports in these and other disciplines but particularly related to forest management in the tropics, both within Australia and across southeast Asia, the South Pacific and the southern United States.

Total publications

100

Journal Article

(23 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014White DA, McGrath JF, Ryan MG, Battaglia M, Mendham DS, et al., 'Managing for water-use efficient wood production in Eucalyptus globulus plantations', Forest Ecology and Management, 331 pp. 272-280. ISSN 0378-1127 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.08.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: White DA

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2013Hunt MA, 'National forestry centre to inject vision, direction and innovation', Australian Forest Grower, 36, (1) pp. 4. ISSN 0156-448X (2013) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2011Hunt MA, Trueman SJ, Rasmussen A, 'Indole-3-butyric acid accelerates adventitious root formation and impedes shoot growth of Pinus elliottii var. elliottii P. caribaea var. hondurensis cuttings', New Forests, 41, (3) pp. 349-360. ISSN 0169-4286 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11056-010-9227-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23

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2010Rasmussen A, Hunt MA, 'Ageing delays the cellular stages of adventitious root formation in pine', Australian Forestry, 73, (1) pp. 41-46. ISSN 0004-9158 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2010.10676308 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2009Hunt MA, 'Towards precision forestry', Australian Forest Grower, 32, (2) pp. 39-40. ISSN 0156-448X (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2009Rasmussen A, Smith TE, Hunt MA, 'Cellular stages of root formation, root system quality and survival of Pinus elliottii var. elliottii P. caribaea var. hondurensis cuttings in different temperature environments', New Forests, 38, (3) pp. 285-294. ISSN 0169-4286 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11056-009-9147-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2007Hunt MA, Murray KE, Battaglia M, Mathers NJ, 'Determination of specific leaf area of some commercially useful sub-tropical hardwood species', Australian Forestry, 70, (3) pp. 158-166. ISSN 0004-9158 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2007.10675016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Battaglia M

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2006Bristow M, Vanclay JK, Brooks L, Hunt MA, 'Growth and species interactions of Eucalyptus pellita in a mixed and monoculture plantation in the humid tropics of North Queensland', Forest Ecology and Management, 233, (2-3) pp. 285-294. ISSN 0378-1127 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.05.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 35

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2006Hunt MA, Battaglia M, Davidson NJ, Unwin GL, 'Competition between plantation Eucalyptus nitens and Acacia dealbata weeds in northeastern Tasmania', Forest Ecology and Management, 233, (2-3) pp. 260-274. ISSN 0378-1127 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.05.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Battaglia M; Davidson NJ; Unwin GL

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2006Manson DG, Hanan J, Hunt MA, Bristow M, Erskine PD, et al., 'Modelling predicts positive and negative interactions between three Australian tropical tree species in monoculture and binary mixture', Forest Ecology and Management, 233, (2-3) pp. 315-323. ISSN 0378-1127 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.05.028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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2006Unwin GL, Jennings SM, Hunt MA, 'Light environment and tree development of young Acacia melanoxylon in mixed -species regrowth forest, Tasmania, Australia', Forest Ecology and Management, 233, (2-3) pp. 240-249. ISSN 0378-1127 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.05.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Unwin GL

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2004Ngugi MR, Doley D, Hunt MA, Ryan P, Dart P, 'Physiological responses to water stress in Eucalyptus cloeziana and E. argophloia seedlings', Trees: Structure and Function, 18, (4) pp. 381-389. ISSN 0931-1890 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00468-003-0316-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26

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2004Ngugi MR, Hunt MA, Doley D, Ryan P, Dart P, 'Selection of species and provenances for low-rainfall areas: physiological responses of Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia to seasonal conditions in subtropical Queensland', Forest Ecology and Management, 193, (1-2) pp. 141-156. ISSN 0378-1127 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2004.01.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

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2003Ngugi MR, Doley D, Hunt MA, Dart P, Ryan P, 'Leaf water relations of Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia in response to water deficit', Tree Physiology, 23, (5) pp. 335-343. ISSN 0829-318X (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/treephys/23.5.335 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 27

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2003Ngugi MR, Hunt MA, Doley D, Ryan P, Dart P, 'Dry matter production and allocation in Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia seedlings in response to soil water deficits', New Forests, 26, (2) pp. 187-200. ISSN 0169-4286 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1024493917483 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

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2003Ngugi MR, Hunt MA, Doley D, Ryan P, Dart PJ, 'Photosynthetic light and temperature responses of Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia', Australian Journal of Botany, 51, (5) pp. 573-583. ISSN 0067-1924 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT02092 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2003Ngugi MR, Hunt MA, Doley D, Ryan P, Dart PJ, 'Effects of soil water availability on water use efficiency of Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia plants', Australian Journal of Botany, 51, (2) pp. 159-166. ISSN 0067-1924 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT02103 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

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2002Hunt MA, Davidson NJ, Unwin GL, Close DC, 'Ecophysiology of the Soft Tree Fern, Dicksonia antarctica Labill', Austral Ecology, 27, (4) pp. 360-368. ISSN 1442-9985 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.2002.01190.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Davidson NJ; Unwin GL; Close DC

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1999Hunt MA, Beadle CL, Cherry ML, 'Allometric relationships between stem variables and leaf area in planted Eucalyptus nitens and naturally regenerating Acacia dealbata', New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science, 29, (2) pp. 289-300. ISSN 0048-0134 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7

Co-authors: Beadle CL; Cherry ML

1999Hunt MA, Hodson SL, 'Accurate area determination of complex leaves using digital image analysis', Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 26, (8) pp. 767-772. ISSN 0310-7841 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PP98114 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hodson SL

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1999Hunt MA, Unwin GL, Beadle CL, 'Effects of naturally regenerated Acacia dealbata on the productivity of a Eucalyptus nitens plantation in Tasmania, Australia', Forest Ecology and Management, 117, (1-3) pp. 75-85. ISSN 0378-1127 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1127(98)00467-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Unwin GL; Beadle CL

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1999Medhurst J, Battaglia M, Cherry ML, Hunt MA, White D, et al., 'Allometric relationships for Eucalyptus nitens (Deane and Maiden) Maiden plantations', Trees, 14, (2) pp. 91-101. ISSN 0931-1890 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s004680050213 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 40

Co-authors: Medhurst J; Battaglia M; Cherry ML; White D; Beadle CL

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1998Hunt MA, Beadle CL, 'Whole-tree transpiration and water-use partitioning between Eucalyptus nitens and Acacia dealbata weeds in a short-rotation plantation in northeastern Tasmania', Tree Physiology, 18, (8-9) pp. 557-563. ISSN 0829-318X (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/treephys/18.8-9.557 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Beadle CL

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1996Unwin GL, Hunt MA, 'Conservation and Management of Soft Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica in Relation to Commercial Forestry and Horticulture', Pteridology in Perspective, Royal Botanic Gardens, JM Camus, M Gibby, RJ Johns (ed), Australia, pp. 125-137. ISBN 1900347091 (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(36 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015White DA, Hunt MA, Harper R, 'Forest and water policy in Australia', Mediterranean Forest Week 2015, 17-20 March 2015, Barcelona, Spain (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2015White DA, Ryan MG, McGrath JF, Battaglia M, Mendham DS, et al., 'Managing the trade-off between productivity and risk principles - a case study from south western Australia (a Mediterranean climate region)', IUFRO Symposium on Dryland Plantations, 15-20 March 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: White DA

2014Hunt MA, 'Prospects for collaborative research supporting the Australian forestry and forest products sector', National Centre for Future Forest Industries Delivery Workshop 2014, 25-27 November 2014, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Hunt MA, 'Reflections on a career in science and leadership', ConQEST 2014, 30 June - 1 July 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Hamilton M, McGavin R, Bailleres H, Blackburn D, Vega M, et al., 'NCFFI Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens rotary peeling study', National Centre for Future Forest Industries Delivery Workshop 2014, 25-27 November 2014, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Potts B

2014Hunt MA, 'Overview of the achievements of the National Centre for Future Forest Industries', National Centre for Future Forest Industries Delivery Workshop 2014, 25-27 November 2014, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2011Brawner JT, Lee DJ, Hunt MA, Almeida A, 'Environmental drivers of eucalypt productivity', Proceedings of the IUFRO Working Group 2.08.03, 14-18 November 2011, Porto Seguro, Brazil, pp. 139-142. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Bristow M, Hunt MA, 'Understanding the drivers for tree growth in the subtropics and tropics: assessing risk associated with eucalypt plantations', Annual Science Meeting of the CRC Forestry, 18-20 May 2010, Fremantle, Australia (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Hunt MA, 'CRC Forestry Programme 1: achievements and future challenges', Annual Science Meeting of the CRC Forestry, 18-20 May 2010, Fremantle, Australia (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Smith A, Bristow M, Osborne D, Hunt MA, 'Estimation of the below-ground carbon pool in plantation spotted gum', Annual Science Meeting of the CRC Forestry, May 2010, Fremantle, Australia (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2008Bristow M, Vanclay J, Hunt MA, Nichols D, 'Effects of mixed species designs on soils and tree productivity', EucProd - Productivity of tropical plantations, November 2008, Porto Seguro, Brazil (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Rasmussen A, Smith T, Hunt MA, 'Cold feet, warm flushes: temperature and root formation in hybrid pine. Clonal variation in rooting performance of Pinus elliottii x P. caribaea hybrid cuttings', 5th International Symposium on Adventitious Root Formation, June 2008, Madrid, Spain (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Osborne D, Hogg B, Bristow M, Hunt MA, 'Soil field index for site selection - initial development', EucProd - Productivity of Tropical Plantations, November 2008, Porto Seguro, Brazil (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2007Rasmussen A, Smith TE, Hunt MA, 'Maturity influences root formation timing in pine cuttings', ComBio Conference 2007, 22-26 September 2007, Sydney, Australia (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2006Rasmussen A, Fletcher AT, Smith TE, Hunt MA, 'Menopausal pines: hormonal variation of hybrid pines of different maturity', ComBio Conference 2006, 24-28 September 2006, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2005Hunt MA, Davidson NJ, 'Competition between plantation Eucalyptus nitens and Acacia dealbata weeds in northeast Tasmania - canopy development and light distribution', Improving Productivity in Mixed-Species Plantations Workshop Programme, August, Ballina, New South Wales, pp. 13-13. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Davidson NJ

2005Prasolova NV, Xu Z, Beadle CL, Hunt MA, 'Canopy distribution of physiological traits in 4 to 8-year-old hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) trees in relation to season, fertiliser application and growth', XVII International Botanical Congress, 17-23 July 2005, Vienna, Austria (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Beadle CL

2005Unwin GL, Jennings S, Hunt MA, 'Three-species competition effects in Eucalypt / Blackwood regrowth forest, NW Tasmania', Improving Productivity in Mixed-Species Plantations Workshop Programme, August, Ballina, New South Wales, pp. 23-23. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Unwin GL

2004Hunt MA, 'Biodiversity versus production trade-offs: a production perspective', Production Versus Rainforest Biodiversity: Trade-Offs or Synergies in Farm Forestry Systems: Workshop Proceedings of the Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management, November 2003, Cairns, Australia, pp. 13-14. ISBN 0 86443 724 2 (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Hunt MA, Cook J, 'Clonal variation in rooting performance of Pinus elliottii x P. caribaea hybrid cuttings', IUFRO Division One Conference: 4th International Symposium on Adventitious Root Formation, May 2004, Savannah, USA (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2004Hunt MA, Osborne DO, Bubb K, Nester M, 'Taxon-specific responses of subtropical Pinus to site preparation technique on very wet sites in the south-east Queensland coastal lowlands', IUFRO Division One Conference: Silvicultural Research in a Changing World, June 2004, Montpellier, France (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2004Prasolova NV, Beadle CL, Xu ZH, Hunt MA, 'Hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) nitrogen and water-use efficiency: an examination with stable isotopes and physiological techniques', 14th Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology Congress, 23-27 August 2004, Krakow, Poland (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Beadle CL

2003Bristow M, Vanclay J, Hunt MA, Nichols D, 'Mixed species plantations: does diversity help tropical eucalypts grow faster, better, longer?', Rainforest CRC Annual Conference, November 2003, Cairns, Australia (2003) [Conference Extract]

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2003Hunt MA, Last I, 'Subtropical/tropical softwood plantation forestry in Australia: opportunities for improvement through forestry R & D', Annual Meeting of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Production Forestry, October 2003, Cradle Mountain, Australia (2003) [Conference Extract]

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2002Ngugi MR, Hunt MA, Doley D, Ryan P, Dart P, 'Diurnal and seasonal characteristics of leaf gas exchange of Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia in subtropical Queensland', IUFRO Division Two conference: EUCPROD, October 2002, Hobart, Australia (2002) [Conference Extract]

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2001Hunt MA, 'Clones or seedlings? Perceived benefits and limitations of broad-scale deployment of clones in commercial softwood plantations', Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Production Forestry, October 2001, Caloundra, Australia (2001) [Conference Extract]

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2001Ngugi M, Hunt MA, 'Some physiological responses to water stress of Eucalyptus argophloia and E. cloeziana', Farm Forestry Silviculture Workshop, June 2001, Brisbane, Australia (2001) [Conference Extract]

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2000Hunt MA, 'Nutrient loading or nutrient starvation? Effects on survival and growth of planting stock', Annual Meeting of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Production, October 2000, Hamilton, Australia (2000) [Conference Extract]

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2000Hunt MA, Davidson NJ, Unwin GL, 'Ecology of soft tree fern Dicksonia antarctica labill', Plant Form and Function - From Cells to Ecosystems, September 2000, Perth, Australia (2000) [Conference Extract]

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1999Hunt MA, Huth JR, Murray KE, 'Effects of production method and bed moisture status at lifting on field survival and growth of P. elliottii var. elliottii x Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis F1 hybrid cuttings', Proceedings of IUFRO Conference: The Interaction Between Nursery Management and Silvicultural Operations, 27-30 September 1999, Alabama, USA (1999) [Conference Extract]

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1999Hunt MA, Walker SM, 'A containerised production system for maximising the potential for genetic gains in Queensland's exotic pine estate', Proceedings of IUFRO Conference: The Interaction Between Nursery Management and Silvicultural Operations, 27-30 September 1999, Alabama, USA (1999) [Conference Extract]

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1999Hunt MA, Walker SM, Nester MR, 'Clonal variation in susceptibility to waterlogging-induced foliar potassium imbalance in hybrid southern pine cuttings', Proceedings of IUFRO Conference: The Interaction Between Nursery Management and Silvicultural Operations, 27-30 September 1999, Alabama, USA (1999) [Conference Extract]

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1999Lewty MJ, Dickinson G, Huth JR, Hunt MA, 'Practical considerations in using containerised seedlings for transport corridors', Proceedings of the Transport Corridors Management Conference, November 1999, Brisbane, Australia (1999) [Conference Extract]

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1999Walker SM, Nester MR, Hunt MA, 'Optimal bed spacing for production of open-root clonal cuttings', Proceedings of IUFRO Conference: The Interaction Between Nursery Management and Silvicultural Operations, 27-30 September 1999, Alabama, USA (1999) [Conference Extract]

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1998Hunt MA, 'Seedling and cutting quality: a physiological approach to the provision of planting stock', Annual Meeting of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Production Forestry, October 1998, Burnie, Australia (1998) [Conference Extract]

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1998Lewty MJ, Huth JR, Hunt MA, 'The effects of nursery practices on the field performance of hardwood seedlings', Papers and Proceedings of the 2nd Managing and Growing Trees Conference, 19-21 October 1998, Kooralbyn, Australia (1998) [Conference Extract]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Mirowski L, Smith Anthony, Hunt MA, Turner P, 'A review of systems and technologies for timber traceability', National Centre for Future Forest Industries, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Smith Anthony

2010Hunt MA, Bristow M, Osborne D, Hogg B, 'Below-ground carbon - towards full carbon accounting in hardwood plantations', DEEDI Technical Report, Australia (2010) [Contract Report]

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2008Hunt MA, Bristow M, Osborne D, Hogg B, 'Growth modelling and risk assessment for subtropical hardwood species. Milestone Report 1: Summarising existing physiological and field data on project species', CRC Forestry, Australia (2008) [Contract Report]

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2004Hunt MA, Murray KE, Battaglia M, Mathers N, 'Determination of specific leaf area of some commercially useful sub-tropical hardwood species', CRC-SPF, Australia (2004) [Contract Report]

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2003House S, Hunt MA, Sands P, 'Compilation of publications on Eucalyptus grandis physiology: the basis for a formal review with particular reference to the calibration of physiologically-based growth models as plantation management tools in SE Queensland', CRC-SPF, Australia (2003) [Contract Report]

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2003Osborne D, Bubb K, Nester M, Hunt MA, 'Taxon-specific performance in relation to site preparation techniques on very wet sites in the south-east Queensland coastal pine estate', CRC-SPF, Australia (2003) [Contract Report]

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2001Hunt MA, 'Production limitations of Wollemi Pine', Confidential Report to Wollemi Australia Pty Ltd (2001) [Contract Report]

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2001Hunt MA, 'Exotic pine profitability prospectus, 2001-2004', Queensland Department of Primary Industry, Australia (2001) [Contract Report]

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2001Hunt MA, Dieters M, Baxter M, 'Annual review of the Boise Cascade Corporation cuttings production system and slash pine breeding program', Australia (2001) [Consultants Report]

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2001Hunt MA, Robson K, 'South Pacific regional initiative on genetic resources', Project Coordinating Committee Meeting and Field Inspection Report, Australia (2001) [Contract Report]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1999Hunt MA, 'Competition between plantation Eucalyptus nitens (Deane and Maiden) and naturally regenerating Acacia dealbata Link' (1999) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(29 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Hunt MA, Shanks JD, 'Manufacturing buildings from low grade wood and residue', Australian Forest Grower, Deakin, ACT, Australia, 37, 2, pp. 33-35. (2014) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Shanks JD

2007Hunt MA, Bristow M, 'Water status of pine hybrid clonal cuttings following setting under shade', Forestry Plantations Queensland, Australia (2007) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2007Rasmussen A, Hunt MA, 'Histological comparison of rooting in juvenile and mature cuttings of slash pine x Caribbean pine hybrids', Forestry Plantations Queensland, Australia (2007) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2007Trueman SJ, Hunt MA, 'Hormone pulse effects on root initiation in Pinus hybrids', Forestry Plantations Queensland, Australia (2007) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2007Hunt MA, Osborne DO, Hogg B, 'Tree water use in the South Burnett', Forestry Plantations Queensland, Australia (2007) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2006Rasmussen A, Hunt MA, 'A method for the measurement of endogenous plant hormones and associated compounds in cuttings of Pinus elliottii x P. caribaea hybrid clones', Forestry Plantations Queensland, Australia (2006) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2006Rasmussen A, Hunt MA, 'A method for the measurement of endogenous plant hormones and associated compounds in cuttings of Pinus elliottii x P. caribaea hybrid clones', Forestry Plantations Queensland, Australia (2006) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2006Rasmussen A, Hunt MA, Smith TE, 'Solving plant quality problems in the DPI Forestry clonal pine program', Forestry Plantations Queensland, Australia (2006) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2006Rasmussen A, Hunt MA, Smith TE, 'The effects of temperature on the formation of roots in hybrid pine cuttings', Forestry Plantations Queensland, Australia (2006) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2006Rasmussen A, Hunt MA, Trueman S, Smith TE, 'The effects of exogenous hormones on rooting success in hydroponic culture', Forestry Plantations Queensland, Australia (2006) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2006Rasmussen A, Hunt MA, 'A method for the use of light microscopy to assess the stages of root development in Pinus elliottii x P. caribaea hybrid clonal cuttings', Forestry Plantations Queensland, Australia (2006) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2005Ryan P, Smith TE, Osborne DO, Hunt MA, 'Preliminary scientific investigation of exceptional growth of Eucalyptus argophloia and Corymbia citriodora var variegata at Lyndale, Roma', DPI&F Industry Development and Adjustment, Industry and Investment Group, Australia (2005) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2003Cook J, Hunt MA, 'Experiment 668 NC - The effects of nursery stem form and planting technique on field form of PEE x PCH F1 clone 4124', QFRI, Australia (2003) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Cook J, Hunt MA, 'Experiment 628 NC - Potting mix screening trial for F1 hybrid pine cuttings', QFRI, Australia (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Cook J, Hunt MA, 'Experiment 11 Nur - The use of micro-cuttings for container production of PEE x PCH F1 hybrid II', QFRI, Australia (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Cook J, Hunt MA, 'Experiment 5 Nur - The use of micro-cuttings for container production of PEE x PCH F1 hybrid I', QFRI, Australia (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Cook J, Hunt MA, 'Experiment 4 Nur - The effect of different rates and types of slow release fertiliser on the nursery development of PEE X PCH F1 hybrid container cuttings', QFRI, Australia (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Cook J, Hunt MA, 'Experiment 1 Nur - Clonal differences in temporal and spatial variation of shoot nutrition in PEE x PCH F1 production hedges', QFRI, Australia (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Cook J, Hunt MA, 'The effects of nursery spacing on growth and development of hybrid pine clonal cuttings', QFRI, Australia (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Cook J, Hunt MA, Huth J, 'Experiment 663 NC - Spacing of PEE x PCH F1 cuttings at the time of transfer to the full sun', QFRI, Australia (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Cook J, Hunt MA, Murray K, 'Experiment 2 Nur - The effects of IBA + NAA hormone treatments on rooting time and percentage of PEE x PCH F1 cuttings', QFRI, Australia (2001) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2001Hunt MA, 'Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis) genetic improvement and propagation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (Nth Korea)', ACIAR, Australia (2001) [Government or Industry Research]

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2001Simpson JA, Hunt MA, 'Improving productivity, profitability and environmental benefits of industrial forest plantations in Vietnam', Forest Research Centre of Vietnam and the Queensland Forest Research Institute, Australia (2001) [Government or Industry Research]

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2000Hunt MA, 'Nursery and establishment silviculture of Pinus spp in the southern United States of America', QFRI Internal Report (2000) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2000Hunt MA, 'Nutrient loading or nutrient starvation?', CRC-SPF Technical Report No. 55 (2000) [Government or Industry Research]

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2000Hunt MA, Nester MR, 'Red Needle Syndrome in the container nursery', QFRI Technical Report (2000) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2000Hunt MA, Pinkard EA, 'Research Working Group 5 - Plantation Silviculture and Farm Forestry', Biennial Report to the Research Priorities & Coordinating Committee (2000) [Government or Industry Research]

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1998Simpson J, Hunt MA, 'Biophysical and socio-economic overview of plantation forestry in the Northern Territory, with particular reference to Acacia', Queensland Forestry Research Institute, The Northern Land Council (1998) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1996Unwin GL, Hunt MA, 'Regeneration biology and silviculture of Tasmanian Soft Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica', Ausfern Pty Ltd and Tree Fern Association of Australia, Australian Flora Foundation, Launceston, Tasmania, 1 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Unwin GL

Grants & Funding

Mark, along with Prof Jim Reid, Prof Brad Potts, Prof Rene Vaillancourt, A/Prof Greg Nolan and A/Prof Paul Turner, has recently been awarded an ARC grant to found the new Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Forest Value. The centre includes collaborations with eight industry partners, and will allow the forest products sector to exploit emerging markets in the use of renewable materials. It will train a workforce capable of generating improved resource utilisation and creating value at all stages along the forest-to-building chain with a focus upon regional Australia and the maintenance of ecologically sustainable production landscapes.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

8

Total funding

$9,994,579

Projects

Hydrowood resource and material performance characterisation (2017)$275,000
Description
This project will investigate the extent of the cabinet wood resource held in Tasmanian lakes and the physical characteristicsand performance of that material for a range of uses including tonewood, furniture manufacture and boatbuilding.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($275,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hunt MA
Year
2017
Lifting farm gate profit through high value modular agroforestry (2016 - 2019)$700,000
Description
The project will develop the concept of high value modular agroforestry as a mechanism to increase farm level profitability. This will be achieved through quantification and realization of direct benefits of agroforestry systems to farmers including shelter benefits (including higher animal productivity and welfare as well as crop production), resilience to weather events, provision of floral resources for honeybees, sequestration of carbon, and production of biomass/timber resources for direct sale. Indirect benefits include improved environmental services, amenity (including higher land value), and on-farm water management. This project aims to explore and quantify the potential for high value modular agroforestry systems in southern Australia, and provide a pathway to adoption by farmers, through developing a convincing and evidence-based case for high value agroforestry, and through social research to understand the farmer motivations and barriers to adoption.
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($520,000)
Collaborators
Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited ($80,000); Forico Pty Ltd ($20,000); Greening Australia (TAS) Ltd ($80,000)
Scheme
Grant-Rural R&D for Profit program
Administered By
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Research Team
Hunt MA; Lafferty C; Alden D; Morosi M; Mendham D; Phelps C; Davidson NJ; Hayes B
Period
2016 - 2019
Improving productivity and resilience of farming systems through application and adoption of integrated tree cropping (2015 - 2018)$385,610
Description
This project involves the implementation of widespread agroforestry practice in Tasmania through provision and communication of quantitative research outcomes.
Funding
Private Forests Tasmania ($385,610)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hunt MA
Period
2015 - 2018
ARC Training Centre for Forest Value (2015 - 2019)$4,967,739
Funding
Australian Research Council ($3,630,239)
Collaborators
Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited ($250,000); Forestry Tasmania ($400,000); Forico Pty Ltd ($250,000); Greening Australia (TAS) Ltd ($250,000); Next 50 Architects Pty Ltd ($31,250); Prefab Lab Pty Ltd ($31,250); Sustainable Forest Management Pty Ltd ($125,000)
Scheme
Grant-Industrial Transformation Training Centres
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hunt MA; Reid JB; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE; Nolan G; Turner P; Morgan AB; Williams Dean
Period
2015 - 2019
Grant Reference
IC150100004
Project 1.8 Productivity - Optimisation for multi-rotation plantation systems (2013)$310,000
Description
At the time the CRCF commenced, most of the hardwood plantation estate was relatively new, and only a small number of plantations, mostly on good quality sites, has been harvested and re-established. During the life of the CRCF many of these newly established short-rotation plantations reached maturity, and progressively more are now going into, or being considered for, a second rotation. Research is now needed to close the gap between actual and potential value from the existing plantation estate across multiple rotations.
Funding
CRC Forestry Ltd ($310,000)
Scheme
Program 1
Administered By
CRC Forestry Ltd
Research Team
Hunt MA; White Don; Acuna MA
Year
2013
Project 1.9 Risk Mitigation (2013)$100,000
Description
Tree species exhibit enormous functional and physiological variation in traits related to their growth and performance. In this Project the Project Parties will explore this intra specific trait variation for key plantation species and their relationships with key climate drivers to develop an understanding of the limits of species function and the co variation in leaf and hydraulic traits related to plant productivity.
Funding
CRC Forestry Ltd ($100,000)
Scheme
Program 1
Administered By
CRC Forestry Ltd
Research Team
Hunt MA; O'Grady Anthony
Year
2013
Project 2.6 Future Options (2013)$400,000
Funding
CRC Forestry Ltd ($400,000)
Scheme
Program 2
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reid JB; Duff GA; Potts BM; Hunt MA
Year
2013
National Centre for Future Forest Industries (NCFFI) (2012 - 2014)$2,856,230
Funding
Albany Plantation Export Company ($10,000); Australian Blue Gum Plantations ($10,000); Department of Industry and Science ($2,500,000); Forest Products Commission - University of Western Australia ($15,000); Forestry Corporation of New South Wales ($60,000); Forestry South Australia ($30,000); Forestry Tasmania ($50,000); Green Triangle Forest Products Pty Ltd ($5,000); Griffin Tree Improvements Pty Ltd ($25,380); Gunns Limited ($5,000); Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Ltd ($60,000); Hydrowood ($5,000); Norske-Skog (Australasia) Pty Ltd ($12,500); PF Olsen (Aus) Pty Ltd ($13,000); Private Forests Tasmania ($2,000); Timberlands Pacific Pty Ltd ($19,350); VicForests ($20,000); WA Plantation Resources ($10,000); Westgen Pty Ltd ($4,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reid JB; Duff GA; Hunt MA; Vaillancourt RE
Period
2012 - 2014

Research Supervision

Mark has supervised a number of honours and PhD students over the past fifteen years as both an industry supervisor and an academic supervisor. As deputy Director of the new ARC Centre for Forest Value, Mark is currently seeking qualified and enthusiastic HDR candidates for a number of research projects and is particularly interested in working with students who wish to work with industry partners on cross-disciplinary questions of relevance to forest management and the use of renewable resources.

Some past completions include

  • PhD: Physiological responses to environmental stress in Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia – 2004 (University of Queensland)
  • PhD: Growth of Eucalyptus pellita in mixed species and monoculture plantations – 2008 (Southern Cross University)

Current

12

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Primary Establishment of Native Understory Species as a Means of Facilitating the Restoration of Eucalypt Woodlands in Oldfield Sites2014
PhDGrowth and Interactions of Acacia auriculiformis and Agricultural Crops in Agroforestry System in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia2014
PhDResponses of Soil Nitrogen Dynamics in Response to Seasonal Water Availability and Rising CO22015
PhDEstablishment and Integration of Environmental Plantings in Multi-Use Landscapes2016
PhDInfield Drying of Logs and Biomass to Reduce Costs in Australian Log and Biomass Supply Chains2016
PhDPattern and Process in Forest Ecology2017
PhDFrom Rivers to Ocean Basins: Quantifying Sex-specific Connectivity in Sharks2017
PhDThe Business Case for Restoration on Farms2017
PhDSpacing and Thinning Effects on Eucalyptus Wood Properties as well as Product Quantity and Quality2017
PhDResource Recovery and Product Development from Pruned and Thinned Eucalyptus nitens2017
PhDLand System Science within Global Environmental Change Research2017
PhDBelow Ground Effectiveness of Habitat Clumps and Corridors2017