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ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Forest Value (2016 – 2021)

The research program of the ARC Centre for Forest Value was structured into three themes that span the forest products supply chain. Numerous PhD candidates, postdocs and industry, academic, and affiliated researchers participated in the projects that were undertaken by the Centre for Forest Value.

The projects for each theme are listed in the below links:


Ahrens, CW, Jordan, R, Bragg, J, Harrison, PA, Hopley, T, Bothwell, H, Murray, K, Steane, DA, Whale, JW, Byrne, M, Andrew, R, Rymer, PD (2021) Regarding the F-word: the effects of data Filtering on inferred genotype-environment associations. Molecular Ecology Resources

Baker, TP, Moroni, MT, Hunt, MA, Worledge, D, Mendham, DS (2021) Temporal, environmental and spatial changes in the effect of windbreaks on pasture microclimate. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 297, 108265.

Balasso, M, Hunt, M, Jacobs, A, O'Reilly-Wapstra, J (2021) Characterisation of wood quality of Eucalyptus nitens plantations and predictive models of density and stiffness with site and tree characteristics. Forest Ecology and Management 491, 118992.

Balasso, M, Hunt, M, Jacobs, A, O’Reilly-Wapstra, J (2021) Development of Non-Destructive-Testing Based Selection and Grading Strategies for Plantation Eucalyptus nitens Sawn Boards. Forests 12, 343.

Britton, TG, Hovenden, MJ, Porter, M, Flittner, A, Brinkhoff, R, Mayfield, MM (2021) Plant communities, populations and individuals have distinct responses to short-term warming and neighbor biomass removal in two montane grasslands. Applied Vegetation Science 24, e12557.

Camarretta, N, Harrison, PA, Lucieer, A, Potts, BM, Davidson, N, Hunt, M (2021) Handheld Laser Scanning Detects Spatiotemporal Differences in the Development of Structural Traits among Species in Restoration Plantings. Remote Sensing 13, 1706.

Cheng, Y, Nolan, G, Holloway, D, Kaur, J, Lee, M, Chan, A (2021) Flexural Characteristics of Eucalyptus nitens Timber with High Moisture Content. 2021 16, 16.

Gosney, BJ, Potts, BM, Forster, LG, Whiteley, C, O’Reilly-Wapstra, JM (2021) Consistent community genetic effects in the context of strong environmental and temporal variation in Eucalyptus. Oecologia

Healey, AL, Shepherd, M, King, GJ, Butler, JB, Freeman, JS, Lee, DJ, Potts, BM, Silva-Junior, OB, Baten, A, Jenkins, J, Shu, S, Lovell, JT, Sreedasyam, A, Grimwood, J, Furtado, A, Grattapaglia, D, Barry, KW, Hundley, H, Simmons, BA, Schmutz, J, Vaillancourt, RE, Henry, RJ (2021) Pests, diseases, and aridity have shaped the genome of Corymbia citriodora. Communications Biology 4, 537.

Krisanski, S, Taskhiri, MS, Gonzalez Aracil, S, Herries, D, Turner, P (2021) Sensor Agnostic Semantic Segmentation of Structurally Diverse and Complex Forest Point Clouds Using Deep Learning. Remote Sensing 13, 1413.

Liu, M, Jordan, GJ, Burridge, CP, Clarke, LJ, Baker, SC (2021) Metabarcoding reveals landscape drivers of beetle community composition approximately 50 years after timber harvesting. Forest Ecology and Management 488, 119020.

Rocha-Sepúlveda, MF, Vega, M, Gendvilas, V, Williams, D, Harrison, PA, Vaillancourt, RE, Potts, BM (2021) R-based image analysis to quantify checking and shrinkage from wood wedges. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

Rocha-Sepúlveda, MF, Williams, D, Vega, M, Harrison, PA, Vaillancourt, RE, Potts, BM (2021) Genetic variation of microfibril angle and its relationship with solid wood and pulpwood traits in two progeny trials of Eucalyptus nitens in Tasmania. Holzforschung 000010151520200196.

Strandgard, M, Taskhiri, MS, Acuna, M, Turner, P (2021) Impact of Roadside Drying on Delivered Costs for Eucalyptus globulus Logging Residue and Whole Trees Supplying a Hypothetical Energy Plant in Western Australia Using a Linear-Programming Model. Forests 12, 455.

Vega, M, Harrison, P, Hamilton, M, Musk, R, Adams, P, Potts, B (2021) Modelling wood property variation among Tasmanian Eucalyptus nitens plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 491, 119203.

Wardlaw, T (2021) Measuring a Fire. The Story of the January 2019 Fire Told from Measurements at the Warra Supersite, Tasmania. Fire 4, 15.

Worth, JRP, Marthick, JR, Harrison, PA, Sakaguchi, S, Jordan, GJ (2021) The palaeoendemic conifer Pherosphaera hookeriana (Podocarpaceae) exhibits high genetic diversity despite Quaternary range contraction and post glacial bottlenecking. Conservation Genetics

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Ammitzboll, H, Vaillancourt, RE, Potts, BM, Harrison, PA, Brodribb, TJ, Sussmilch, F, Freeman, J (2020) Independent genetic control of drought resistance, recovery and growth of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings. Plant, Cell and Environment 103-115.

Baker, SC, Chuter, A, Munks, SA, Koch, AJ (2020) Retention of large, old trees in alternatives to clearcutting with a comparison of ground- and helicopter-based assessments. Forest Ecology and Management 475, 118390.

Balasso, M, Kutnar, A, Niemelä, EP, Mikuljan, M, Nolan, G, Kotlarewski, N, Hunt, M, Jacobs, A, O’Reilly-Wapstra, J (2020) Wood properties characterisation of thermo-hydro mechanical treated plantation and native Tasmanian timber species. Forests 11, 1-15.

Camarretta, N, Harrison, PA, Bailey, T, Davidson, N, Lucieer, A, Hunt, M, Potts, BM (2020) Stability of species and provenance performance when translocated into different community assemblages. Restoration Ecology.

Camarretta, N, Harrison, PA, Bailey, T, Potts, B, Lucieer, A, Davidson, N, Hunt, M (2020) Monitoring forest structure to guide adaptive management of forest restoration: a review of remote sensing approaches. New Forests 51, 573-596.

Camarretta, N, Harrison, PA, Lucieer, A, Potts, BM, Davidson, N, Hunt, M (2020) From drones to phenotype: Using UAV-LiDAR to detect species and provenance variation in tree productivity and structure. Remote Sensing 12, 1-16.

Clarke, LJ, Jones, PJ, Ammitzboll, H, Barmuta, LA, Breed, MF, Chariton, A, Charleston, M, Dakwa, V, Dewi, F, Eri, R, Fountain-Jones, NM, Freeman, J, Kendal, D, McDougal, R, Raes, EJ, Sow, SLS, Staples, T, Sutcliffe, B, Vemuri, R, Weyrich, LS, Flies, EJ (2020) Mainstreaming Microbes across Biomes. BioScience 70, 589-596.

Curzon, MT, Kern, CC, Baker, SC, Palik, BJ, D’Amato, AW (2020) Retention forestry influences understory diversity and functional identity. Ecological Applications.

Diengdoh, VL, Ondei, S, Hunt, M, Brook, BW (2020) A validated ensemble method for multinomial land-cover classification. Ecological Informatics 56,

Figyantika, A, Mendham, DS, Hardie, MA, Hardiyanto, EB, Hunt, MA (2020) Productivity benefits from integrating Acacia auriculiformis and agricultural cropping in Java, Indonesia. Agroforestry Systems 94, 2109-2123.

Gendvilas, V, Downes, GM, Neyland, M, Hunt, M, Jacobs, A, O’Reilly-Wapstra, J (2020) Friction correction when predicting wood basic density using drilling resistance. Holzforschung 000010151520200156.

Gerwin, MR, Brinkhoff, R, Britton, T, Porter, M, Mallett, RK, Hovenden, MJ (2020) Testing the impact of community composition on the productivity of a cool temperate eucalypt forest: the Australian Forest Evenness Experiment (AFEX). Australian Journal of Botany 68, 310-319.

Jellinek, S, Harrison, PA, Tuck, J, Te, T (2020) Replanting agricultural landscapes: how well do plants survive after habitat restoration? Restoration Ecology 28, 1454-1463.

Krisanski, S, Taskhiri, MS, Turner, P (2020) Enhancing Methods for Under-Canopy Unmanned Aircraft System Based Photogrammetry in Complex Forests for Tree Diameter Measurement. Remote Sensing 12, 1652.

Liu, M, Baker, SC, Burridge, CP, Jordan, GJ, Clarke, LJ (2020) DNA metabarcoding captures subtle differences in forest beetle communities following disturbance. Restoration Ecology 28, 1475-1484.

Liu, M, Clarke, LJ, Baker, SC, Jordan, GJ, Burridge, CP (2020) A practical guide to DNA metabarcoding for entomological ecologists. Ecological Entomology.

Mousavi, M, Taskhiri, MS, Holloway, D, Olivier, JC, Turner, P (2020) Feature extraction of wood-hole defects using empirical mode decomposition of ultrasonic signals. NDT & E International 114, 102282.

Nantongo, JS, Potts, BM, Fitzgerald, H, Newman, J, Elms, S, Aurik, D, Dungey, H, O’Reilly-Wapstra, JM (2020) Quantitative Genetic Variation in Bark Stripping of Pinus radiata. Forests 11, 1356.

Nickolas, H, Williams, D, Downes, G, Harrison, PA, Vaillancourt, RE, Potts, BM (2020) Application of resistance drilling to genetic studies of growth, wood basic density and bark thickness in Eucalyptus globulus. Australian Forestry 83, 172-179.

Nickolas, H, Williams, D, Downes, GM, Tilyard, P, Harrison, PA, Vaillancourt, RE, Potts, BM (2020) Genetic correlations among pulpwood and solid-wood selection traits in Eucalyptus globulus. New Forests 137-158

Silva, JCE, Potts, BM, Harrison, PA (2020) Population divergence along a genetic line of least resistance in the tree species Eucalyptus globulus. Genes 11, 1-24.

Smith, AH, Ratkowsky, DA, Wardlaw, TJ, Mohammed, CL (2020) Ease of Access to An Alternative Food Source Enables Wallabies to Strip Bark in Tasmanian Pinus radiata Plantations. Forests 11, 387.

Taskhiri, MS, Hafezi, MH, Kundu, T, Turner, P (2020) Ultrasonic and thermal testing to non-destructively identify internal defects in a plantation eucalypts. Computers & Electronics in Agriculture 173, 105396.

Vega, M, Hamilton, M, Downes, G, Harrison, PA, Potts, B (2020) Radial variation in modulus of elasticity, microfibril angle and wood density of veneer logs from plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens. Annals of Forest Science 77

Woo, H, Moroni, M, Park, J, Taskhiri, MS, Turner, P (2020) Residues and bio-energy generation: A case study modelling value chain optimisation in Tasmania. Energy 196,


Baker, S.C., Kasel, S., van Galen, L.G., Jordan, G.J., Nitschke, C.R., Pryde, E.C., 2019. Identifying regrowth forests with advanced mature forest values. Forest Ecology and Management 433, 73-84.

Baker, T.P., Scott, R.E., Neyland, M.G., Musk, R.A., 2019. Do forest edges reduce timber productivity – Implications for retention forestry techniques. Forest Ecology and Management 448, 208-217.

Bloomfield, K.J., Prentice, I.C., Cernusak, L.A., Eamus, D., Medlyn, B.E., Rumman, R., Wright, I.J., Boer, M.M., Cale, P., Cleverly, J., Egerton, J.J.G., Ellsworth, D.S., Evans, B.J., Hayes, L.S., Hutchinson, M.F., Liddell, M.J., Macfarlane, C., Meyer, W.S., Togashi, H.F., Wardlaw, T., Zhu, L., Atkin, O.K., 2019. The validity of optimal leaf traits modelled on environmental conditions. New Phytologist 221, 1409-1423.

Breed, M.F., Harrison, P.A., Blyth, C., Byrne, M., Gaget, V., Gellie, N.J.C., Groom, S.V.C., Hodgson, R., Mills, J.G., Prowse, T.A.A., Steane, D.A., Mohr, J.J., 2019. The potential of genomics for restoring ecosystems and biodiversity. Nature Reviews Genetics.

Butler, J.B, Potts, B.M, Vaillancourt, R.E, Lee, D.J, Pegg, G.S, Freeman, J.S., 2019 Independent QTL underlie resistance to the native pathogen Quambalaria pitereka and the exotic pathogen Austropuccinia psidii in Corymbia. Tree Genetics & Genomes 15, 72.

Camarretta, N, Harrison, P.A., Bailey, T, Potts, B, Lucieer, A, Davidson, N, Hunt, M., 2019 Monitoring forest structure to guide adaptive management of forest restoration: a review of remote sensing approaches. New Forests

Costa e Silva, J, Potts, B, Harrison, PA, Bailey, T., 2019. Temperature and Rainfall Are Separate Agents of Selection Shaping Population Differentiation in a Forest Tree. Forests 10, 1145.

Derikvand, M., Kotlarewski, N., Lee, M., Jiao, H., Nolan, G., 2019. Characterisation of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Unthinned and Unpruned Plantation-Grown Eucalyptus nitens H.Deane & Maiden Lumber. Forests 10, 194.

Derikvand, M., Jiao, H., Kotlarewski, N., Lee, M., Chan, A., Nolan, G., 2019. Bending performance of nail-laminated timber constructed of fast-grown plantation eucalypt. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 77, 421-437.

Derikvand, M., Kotlarewski, N., Lee, M., Jiao, H., Chan, A., Nolan, G., 2019. Short-term and long-term bending properties of nail-laminated timber constructed of fast-grown plantation eucalypt. Construction and Building Materials 211, 952-964.

England, JR, O'Grady, AP, Fleming, A, Marais, Z, Mendham, D., 2019. Trees on farms to support natural capital: an evidence-based review for grazed dairy systems. Science of The Total Environment 135345.

Freeman, J.S., Hamilton, M.G., Lee, D.J., Pegg, G.S., Brawner, J.T., Tilyard, P.A., Potts, B.M., 2019. Comparison of host susceptibilities to native and exotic pathogens provides evidence for pathogen-imposed selection in forest trees. New Phytologist 221, 2261-2272.

Hvolby, H.-H., Steger-Jensen, K., Neagoe, M., Vestergaard, S., Turner, P., 2019. Collaborative Exchange of Cargo Truck Loads: Approaches to Reducing Empty Trucks in Logistics Chains. IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Griffin, AR, Potts, BM, Vaillancourt, RE, Bell, JC., 2019. Life cycle expression of inbreeding depression in Eucalyptus regnans and inter-generational stability of its mixed mating system. Annals of Botany 124, 179-187.

Kotlarewski, N., 2019. Bifenthrin treatment for balsa: Susceptibility of Papua New Guinea-grown Ochroma pyramidale to attack by Coptotermes acinaciformis (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in an Australian context. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation.

Kotlarewski, N.J., Derikvand, M., Lee, M., Whiteroad, I., 2019. Machinability Study of Australia’s Dominate Plantation Timber Resources. Forests 10, 805.

Le, S, Harwood, CE, Nghiem, CQ, Griffin, AR, Vaillancourt, RE., 2019. Patterns of hybrid seed production in adjacent seed orchards of Acacia auriculiformis and A. mangium in Vietnam. Annals of Forest Science 76, 46.

Macdonald, S., Bailey, T., Hunt, M., Davidson, N., Jordan, G., 2019. Stable states in soil chemistry persist in eucalypt woodland restorations. Applied Vegetation Science 22, 105-114.

Marais, ZE, Baker, TP, O’Grady, AP, England, JR, Tinch, D, Hunt, MA., 2019. A Natural Capital Approach to Agroforestry Decision-Making at the Farm Scale. Forests 10, 980.

Neagoe, M., 2019. 'Using discrete-event simulation to explore the Impact of user behaviours on the effectiveness of a Terminal Appointment System, European Simulation Modelling (ESM).' University of Balearic Islands, Spain, October.

Neagoe, M., Hvolby, H.-H., Taskhiri, M.S., Turner, P., 2019. Understanding the Impact of User Behaviours and Scheduling Parameters on the Effectiveness of a Terminal Appointment System Using Discrete Event Simulation. IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Neagoe, M, Hvolby, H-H, Taskhiri, MS, Turner, P., 2019. 'Modelling the supply chian impact of a digital terminal appointment systems parameters and user behaviours. A discrete event simulation approach, Proceedings from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems.'

Nereu, M, Silva, JS, Deus, E, Nunes, M, Potts, B., 2019. The effect of management operations on the demography of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings. Forest Ecology and Management 453, 10.

Nickolas, H., Harrison, P.A., Tilyard, P., Vaillancourt, R.E., Potts, B.M., 2019. Inbreeding depression and differential maladaptation shape the fitness trajectory of two co-occurring Eucalyptus species. Annals of Forest Science 76.

Nickolas, H., Williams, D., Downes, G.M., Tilyard, P., Harrison, P.A., Vaillancourt, R.E., Potts, B.M., 2019. Genetic correlations among pulpwood and solid-wood selection traits in Eucalyptus globulus. New Forests.

Pangh, H., Hosseinabadi, H.Z., Kotlarewski, N., Moradpour, P., Lee, M., Nolan, G., 2019. Flexural performance of cross-laminated timber constructed from fibre-managed plantation eucalyptus. Construction and Building Materials 208, 535-542.

Scott, R.E., Neyland, M.G., Baker, S.C., 2019. Variable retention in Tasmania, Australia: trends over 16 years of monitoring and adaptive management. Ecological Processes 8, 23.

Simic, K., Gendvilas, V., O'Reilly, C., Harte, A.M., 2019. Predicting structural timber grade-determining properties using acoustic and density measurements on young Sitka spruce trees and logs. Holzforschung 73, 139-149.

Strandgard, M, Mitchell, R., 2019 Comparison of cost, productivity and residue yield of cut-to-length and fuel-adapted harvesting in a Pinus radiata D.Don final harvest in Western Australia. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 49, 9.

Strandgard, M., Turner, P., Mirowski, L., Acuna, M., 2019. Potential application of overseas forest biomass supply chain experience to reduce costs in emerging Australian forest biomass supply chains – A literature review. Australian Forestry, 1-9.

Taskhiri, M.S., Hafezi, M.H., Holloway, D., Turner, P., 2019. An assessment of in-field non-destructive testing methods for detection of internal defects in standing live trees. SPIE Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation. SPIE.

Taskhiri, M.S., Jeswani, H., Geldermann, J., Azapagic, A., 2019. Optimising cascaded utilisation of wood resources considering economic and environmental aspects. Computers & Chemical Engineering.

Woo, H, Acuna, M, Cho, S, Park, J., 2019 Assessment Techniques in Forest Biomass along the Timber Supply Chain. Forests 10, 1018.

Woo, H, Cho, SW, Jung, GH, Park, JW., 2019. Precision Forestry Using Remote Sensing Techniques: Opportunities and Limitations of Remote Sensing Application in Forestry. Korean Journal of Remote Sensing 35, 1067-1082.

Woo, H., Turner, P., 2019. A review of recent research on carbon neutrality in forest bioenergy feedstocks. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences 19.

Woo, H., Turner, P., 2019. Review on carbon neutral forest bioenergy feedstock. International Journal of Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources 19.

Yong, W.T.L., Ades, P.K., Bossinger, G., Runa, F.A., Sandhu, K.S., Potts, B.M., Tibbits, J.F.G., 2019. Geographical patterns of variation in susceptibility of Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus obliqua to myrtle rust. Tree Genetics & Genomes 15, 31.


2018 Journal Articles

Ammitzboll, H., Vaillancourt, R.E., Potts, B.M., Singarasa, S., Mani, R., Freeman, J.S., 2018. Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) for Intumescence Severity in Eucalyptus globulus and Validation of QTL Detection Based on Phenotyping Using Open-Pollinated Families of a Mapping Population. Plant Disease 102, 1566-1573.

Baker, T.P., Jordan, G.J., Fountain-Jones, N.M., Balmer, J., Dalton, P.J., Baker, S.C., 2018. Distance, environmental and substrate factors impacting recovery of bryophyte communities after harvesting. Applied Vegetation Science 21, 64-75.

Baker, T.P., Moroni, M., Mendham, D., Smith, R., Hunt, M.A., 2018. Impact of windbreak shelter on crop and livestock production. Crop and Pasture Science 69, 785-796.

Breed, M., Harrison, P.A., Bischoff, A., Durruty, P., Gellie, N.J.C., Gonzales, E.K., Havens, K., Karmann, M., Kilkenny, F., Lowe, A.J., Marques, P., Nevill, P.G., Vitt, P.L., Bucharova, A., 2018. Priority actions to improve provenance decision-making. BioScience 68, 510-516

Butler, J.B., Freeman, J.S., Potts, B.M., Vaillancourt, R.E., Grattapaglia, D., Silva-Junior, O.B., Simmons, B.A., Healey, A.L., Schmutz, J., Barry, K.W., 2018. Annotation of the Corymbia terpene synthase gene family shows broad conservation but dynamic evolution of physical clusters relative to Eucalyptus. Heredity 121, 87.

Costa E. Silva, J., Harrison, P.A., Wiltshire, R.J.E., Potts, B.M., 2018. Evidence that divergent selection shapes a developmental cline in forest tree species complex. Annals of Botany 122, 181-194.

Davis, K., Kotlarewski, N., Orr, K., Nolan, G., 2018. Characteristics of fibre-managed plantation Eucalyptus globulus for non-structural applications from Tasmania, Australia. Forest Products Society 72nd International Convention, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Davis, K., Kotlarewski, N., Orr, K., Nolan, G., Leavengood, S., 2018. Optimizing Perception Oriented Classification of Sawn Boards from Fibre-Managed Plantation Resources. 2018 Society of Wood Science and Technology/Japan Wood Research Society International Convention. Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, pp. 164-171.

Derikvand, M., Kotlarewski, N., Lee, M., Jiao, H., Chan, A., Nolan, G., 2018. Visual stress grading of fibre-managed plantation eucalypt timber for structural building applications. Construction and Building Materials 167, 688-699.

Derikvand, M., Kotlarewski, N., Lee, M., Jiao, H., Nolan, G., 2018. Flexural and visual characteristics of fibre-managed plantation Eucalyptus globulus timber. Wood Materials Science & Engineering.

Downes, G.M., Lausberg, M., Potts, B., Pilbeam, D., Bird, M., Bradshaw, B., 2018. Application of the IML Resistograph to the infield assessment of basic density in plantation eucalypts. Australian Forestry 81, 177-185.

Hingston, A.B., Wardlaw, T.J., Baker, S.C., Jordan, G.J., 2018. Data obtained from acoustic recording units and field observer point counts of Tasmanian forest birds are similar but not the same. Australian Field Ornithology 35, 30-39.

Kang, B.-R., Kim, H.-T., Jang, J., Woo, H., Woo, J.-C., 2018. Value Chain Optimization in Timber Supply Chain: Case Study in Gangwon-do. Journal of Forest and Environmental Science 34, 304-312.

Kotlarewski, N., Kuys, B., Ozarska, B., Holloway, D., 2018. Manipulating Papua New Guinea Balsa by Design for Acoustic Absorption in the Built Environment.  2018 Society of Wood Science and Technology/Japan Wood Research Society International Convention, Nagoya University, pp. 164-171.

Kotlarewski, N., Taylor, L., Booth, P., 2018. Embracing natural timber features of plantation hardwood: Material-aware digital workflows in product design and development.  ASA2018: Engaging Architectural Science, RMIT.

Neagoe, M., Taskhiri, M.S., Nguyen, H., Turner, P., 2018. Exploring congestion impact beyond the bulk cargo terminal gate. Logistics 4.0 and sustainable supply chain management, Hamburg, pp. 63-82.

Senior, J.K., O’Reilly-Wapstra, J.M., Schweitzer, J.A., Bailey, J.K., Potts, B.M., 2018. Forest fire may disrupt plant–microbial feedbacks. Plant Ecology, 1-8.

Senior, J.K., Potts, B.M., O'Reilly‐Wapstra, J.M., Bissett, A., Wooliver, R.C., Bailey, J.K., Glen, M., Schweitzer, J.A., 2018. Phylogenetic trait conservatism predicts patterns of plant‐soil feedback. Ecosphere 9, e02409.

Smith, A., Potts, B., Ratkowsky, D., Pinkard, E., Mohammed, C., 2018. Association of Eucalyptus globulus leaf anatomy with susceptibility to Teratosphaeria leaf disease. Forest Pathology 48, e12395.

Soja, M., Baker, S.C., Jordan, G.J., Lucieer, A., Musk, R., Ulander, L., Williams, M., White, R., 2018. Unveiling the complex structure of Tasmanian Temperate forests with model-based tandem-x tomography. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Valencia, Spain, p. 3575.

van Galen, L., Jordan, G.J., Musk, R.A., Beeton, N.J., Wardlaw, T.J., Baker, S.C., 2018. Quantifying floristic and structural forest maturity: An attribute‐based method for wet eucalypt forests. Journal of Applied Ecology 55, 1668-1681.

Wardlaw, T., 2018. Costs and benefits of the leaf beetle Integrated Pest Management. II. Cost-benefit analysis. Australian Forestry 81, 46-52.

Wardlaw, T.J., Grove, S.J., Hingston, A.B., Balmer, J.M., Forster, L.G., Musk, R.A., Read, S.M., 2018. Responses of flora and fauna in wet eucalypt production forest to the intensity of disturbance in the surrounding landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 409, 694-706.

Woo, H., Acuna, M., Moroni, M., Taskhiri, M.S., 2018. Optimising the location of biomass energy facilities by intergrating multi-criteria analysis (MCA) and geographical information systems (GIS). Forests 9.

Woo, H., Han-Sup, H., 2018. Performance of screening biomass feedstocks using star and deck screen machines. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 34, 35-42.

Woo, H., Turner, P., Kang, B., Jang, J., Woo, J.C., 2018. Feasibility Study of Forestry Project in Sarawak State, Malaysia. Journal of Forest and Environmental Science 34, 352-358.

Wooliver, R.C., Senior, J.K., Potts, B.M., Van Nuland, M.E., Bailey, J.K., Schweitzer, J.A., 2018. Soil fungi underlie a phylogenetic pattern in plant growth responses to nitrogen enrichment. Journal of Ecology.

Worth, J., Sakaguchi, S., Harrison, P.A., Bruniche-Olsen, A., Janes, J.K., Crisp, M.C., Bowman, D.M.J.S., 2018. Pleistocene divergence of two disjunct conifers in the eastern Australian temperate zone. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125, 459-474.


2017 Journal articles

Águas, A, Larcombe, MJ, Matias, H, Deus, E, Potts, BM, Rego, FC, Silva, JS (2017) Understanding the naturalization of Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal: a comparison with Australian plantations. European Journal of Forest Research 136, 433-446.

Baker, SC, Grove, SJ, Wardlaw, T, McElwee, DJ, Neyland, MG, Scott, RE, Read, SM (2017) Monitoring the implementation of variable retention silviculture in wet eucalypt forest: A key element of successful adaptive management. Forest Ecology and Management 394, 27-41.

Baker, TP, Jordan, GJ, Fountain-Jones, NM, Balmer, J, Dalton, PJ, Baker, SC (2017) Distance, environmental and substrate factors impacting recovery of bryophyte communities after harvesting. Applied Vegetation Science

Butler, JB, Vaillancourt, RE, Potts, BM, Lee, DJ, King, GJ, Baten, A, Shepherd, M, Freeman, JS (2017) Comparative genomics of Eucalyptus and Corymbia reveals low rates of genome structural rearrangement. BMC Genomics 18, 397.

Camarretta, N, Puletti, N, Chiavetta, U, Corona, P (2017) Quantitative changes of forest landscapes over the last century across Italy. Plant Biosystems 1-9.

Costa E. Silva, J, Potts, BM, Gilmour, A, Kerr, R (2017) Genetic-based interactions among tree neighbours: identification of the most influential neighbours, and estimation of correlations among direct and indirect genetic effects for leaf disease and growth in Eucalyptus globulus. Heredity

Costa, J, Vaillancourt, RE, Steane, DA, Jones, RC, Marques, C (2017) Microsatellite analysis of population structure in Eucalyptus globulus. Genome 60, 770-777.

Curzon, MT, Baker, SC, Kern, C, Palik, BJ, D'Amato, AW (2017) Influence of mature overstory trees on adjacent 12-year regeneration and the woody understory: aggregated retention versus intact forest. Forests 8, 31.

Derikvand, M, Nolan, G, Jiao, H, Kotlarewski, N (2017) What to do with structurally low-grade wood from Australia's plantation Eucalyptus; Building application? BioResources 12, 4-7.

Elek, JA, Baker, SC (2017) Timing and frequency are the critical factors affecting the impact of defoliation on long term growth of plantation eucalypts. Forest Ecology and Management 391, 1-8.

Fountain-Jones, NM, Jordan, GJ, Burridge, C, Forster, L, Wardlaw, T, Petersfeld, M, Baker, TP, Baker, SC (2017) Trophic position determines functional and phylogenetic recovery after disturbance within a community. Functional Ecology 1441-1451.

Gale, F, Baker, TP (2017) 'Code complexes': A case study of forest harvesting in Tasmania. Forest Policy and Economics

Gosney, B, O’Reilly-Wapstra, J, Forster, L, Whiteley, C, Potts, B (2017) The Extended Community-Level Effects of Genetic Variation in Foliar Wax Chemistry in the Forest Tree Eucalyptus globulus. Journal of Chemical Ecology 43, 532-542.

Grove, S, Wardlaw, T, Forster, L (2017) A megadiverse beetle fauna showing an inordinate fondness for Tasmanian forests. The Tasmanian Naturalist 139, 1-11.

Hamilton, MG, Freeman, J, Blackburn, DP, Downes, GM, Pilbeam, DJ, Potts, BM (2017) Independent lines of evidence for a relationships between acoustic wave velocity and kraft pulp yield in Eucalyptus globulus. Annals of Forest Science 74, 17.

Harrison, PA, Vaillancourt, RE, Harris, RMB, Potts, BM (2017) Integrating climate change and habitat fragmentation to identify candidate seed sources for ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology.

Hingston, AB, Wardlaw, TJ, Baker, SC, Jordan, GJ (2017) Data obtained from acoustic recording units and field observer point counts of Tasmanian forest birds are similar but not the same. Australian Field Ornithology Accepted,

Kotlarewski, N, Lee, M, Nolan, G (2017) Grade-reducing features in timber products. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 62, 33-35.

McKiernan, AB, Potts, BM, Hovenden, MJ, Brodribb, TJ, Davies, NW, Rodemann, T, McAdam, SAM, O’Reilly-Wapstra, JM (2017) A water availability gradient reveals the deficit level required to affect traits in potted juvenile Eucalyptus globulus. Annals of Botany 119, 1043-1052.

Moroni, M, Musk, R, Wardlaw, TJ (2017) Forest succession where trees become smaller an wood carbon stocks reduce. Forest Ecology and Management 393, 74-80.

Pinkard, E, Wardlaw, T, Kriticos, D, Ireland, K, Bruce, J (2017) Climate change and pest risk in temperate eucalypt and radiata pine plantations: a review. Australian Forestry 80, 228-241.

Pinkard, EA, Lisson, S, Bailey, T, Davidson, N, Worledge, D, Potts, BM (2017) Effects of Clear Polymer Film on Emergence and Survival of Direct Sown Native Vegetation. Land Degradation & Development.

Steane, D, Potts, BM, McLean, EH, Collins, L, Holland, B, Prober, SM, Stock, WD, Vaillancourt, RE, Byrne, M (2017) Genomic scans across three eucalypts Suggest that adaptation to aridity is a genome-wide phenomenon. Genome Biology and Evolution 9, 253-265.

Steane, DA, McLean, EH, Potts, BM, Prober, SM, Stock, WD, Stylianou, VM, Vaillancourt, RE, Byrne, M (2017) Evidence for adaptation and acclimation in a widespread eucalypt of semi-arid Australia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 121, 484-500.

Woo, H, Han-Sup, H (2017) Performance of screening biomass feedstocks using star and deck screen machines. Applied Engineering in Agriculture In Press,

Wood, SW, Wardlaw, T, Pryde, EC, Baker, SC (2017) Landscape structure and mature forest biodiversity in wet eucalypt forests: A spatial analysis of timber production areas in south-eastern Australia. Forests 8, 89.


2016 Journal articles

Baker, S.C., Halpern, C.B., Wardlaw, T.J., Kern, C., Edgar, G.J., Thompson, R.J., Bigley, R.E., Franklin, J.F., Gandhi, K.J.K., Gustafsson, L., Johnson, S., Palik, B.J., Spies, T.A., Steel, E.A., Weslien, J., Strengbom, J. (2016) A cross-continental comparison of plant and beetle responses to retention forest patches during timber harvest. Ecological Applications 26; 2493-2504.

Baker, T.P., Baker, S.C., Dalton, P.J., Fountain-Jones, N.M., Jordan, G.J. (2016) Temporal persistence of edge effects on bryophytes within harvested forests. Forest Ecology and Management 375; 223-229

Baker, T.P., Jordan, G.J., Baker, S.C. (2016) Microclimate edge effects in a recently harvested forest: Do remnant forest patches create the same impact as large forest areas? Forest Ecology and Management 365; 128-136.

Butler, J.B., Freeman, J.S., Vaillancourt, R.E., Potts, B.M., Glen, M., Lee, D.J. (2016) Evidence for different QTL underlying the immune and hypersensitive responses of Eucalyptus globulus to the rust pathogen Puccinia psidii. Tree Genetics & Genomics 12; 39

Kotlarewski, N., Kuys, B., Thong, C. (2016) Design and innovation: A tool for value-adding to the Papua New Guinea balsa wood industry. Journal of Design, Business & Society 2

Larcombe, M.J., Barbour, R.C., Jones, R.C., Vaillancourt, R.E., Potts, B.M. (2016) Postmating barriers to hybridization between and islands native eucalypts and an introduced congener. Tree Genetics & Genomics 12.

Larcombe, M.J., e Silva, J.C., Tilyard, P., Gore, P., Potts, B.M. (2016) On the persistence of reproductive barriers in Eucalyptus: the bridging of mechanical barriers to zygote formation by F1 hybrids is counteracted by intrinsic post-zygotic incompatibilities. Annals of Botany, 118; 431-444

Larcombe, M.J., Potts, B.M., Jones, R.C., Steane, D., Costa E. Silva, J., Vaillancourt, R.E. (2016) Managing Australia's eucalypt gene pools: Assessing the risk of exotic gene flow. The Royal Society of Victoria 128; 25-39.

Potts, B.M., Sandhu, K.S., Wardlaw, T., Freeman, J., Li, H., Tilyard, P., Park, R.F. (2016) Evolutionary history shapes the susceptibility of an island tree flora to an exotic pathogen. Forest Ecology and Management 368; 183-193.

Prober, S.M., Potts, B.M., Bailey, T., Byrne, M., Dillon, S., Harrison, P.A., Hoffman, A.A., Jordan, R., McLean, E.H., Steane, D.A., Stock, W.D., Vaillancourt, R.E. (2016) Climate adaptation and ecological restoration in eucalypts. The Royal Society of Victoria 128; 40-53.

van Galen, L.G., Baker, S.C., Dalton, P.J., Jordan, G.J., (2016) The effectiveness of streamside versus upslope reserves in conserving log-associated bryophytes of native production forests. Forest Ecology and Management 373; 66-73.

Our people

  • Associate Professor Julianne O’Reilly-Wapstra - Director
  • Dr Mark Neyland - Centre Manager
  • Professor Mark Hunt
  • Professor Greg Nolan
  • Dr Thomas Baker - Senior Research Officer
  • Dr Peter Harrison - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Dr Rebecca Jones - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Dr Tanya Bailey
  • Professor Brad Potts
  • Professor Jim Reid
  • Mr Paul Tilyard
  • Associate Professor Paul Turner
  • Professor Rene Vaillancourt
  • Dr Dugald Tinch
  • Dr Nathan Kotlarewski
  • Dr Mohammad Sadegh Taskhiri
  • Dr Mario Vega

University of Tasmania

  • Dr Dorothy Steane
  • Dr Susan Baker
  • Dr Tim Wardlaw
  • Assoc Prof Mark Hovenden
  • Dr Phillip Blacklow

Sustainable Timber Tasmania

  • Dr Dean Williams
  • Dr Marie Yee
  • Leonie McCrossen
  • Dr Rob Musk
  • Karl Wotherspoon
  • Dr Robyn Scott

Forest Practices Authority

  • Dr Peter Volker
  • Dr Perpetua Turner
  • Dr Amy Koch
  • Dr Sarah Munks
  • Dr Phil Bell
  • Dr Elena Tinch
  • Anne Chuter

Other Organisations

  • Dr Geoff Downes
  • Dr Mauricio Acuna
  • Dr Jules Freeman
  • Dr Carel Bezuidenhout
  • Dr Martin Moroni
  • Prof. Hans-Henrik Hvolby
  • Rose Brinkhoff
  • Sean Krisanski
  • Nicolo Camaretta
  • Zara Marais
  • Vilius Gendvilas
  • Michelle Balasso
  • Mihai Neagoe
  • Kent Davis
  • Travis Britton
  • Heesung Woo
  • Mohammad Derkivand
  • Hans Ammitzboll

Our partners

Australian Research Council

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Forest Value was supported through funding from the Australian Research Council's Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme (project number IC150100004). The Centre, located within the University of Tasmania, has been made possible through $3.6 million funding from the Australian Research Council, with additional funding from our industry partners and the University of Tasmania.

Industry Partners

The Centre's research and training plan targets the whole value chain from component design and construction, component fabrication, wood products manufacture, log harvesting, forest production, certification and forest restoration. Consequently, the Centre includes collaborations with partners focused on each of these elements who provided strategic advice and evaluate and refine research outputs to optimise the benefits and impacts arising from the Training Centre and to support industry transformation.