Mark Neyland

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Mark Neyland

Centre Manager, ARC Centre for Forest Value

Room 266a , Life Science Building

+61 3 6226 2675 (phone)

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Fields of Research

  • Terrestrial ecology (310308)
  • Forestry management and environment (300707)
  • Genetics (310599)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Wood processing (300712)
  • Forestry biomass and bioproducts (300705)
  • Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology) (310302)
  • Natural resource management (410406)
  • Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding) (300709)
  • Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation (410102)

Research Objectives

  • Terrestrial biodiversity (180606)
  • Native forests (260204)
  • Hardwood plantations (260201)
  • Harvesting and transport of forest products (260202)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem) (190101)
  • Ecosystem adaptation to climate change (190102)


Total publications


Journal Article

(25 outputs)
2022Gendvilas V, Neyland M, Rocha Sepulveda MF, Downes G, Hunt M, et al., 'Effects of thinning on the longitudinal and radial variation in wood properties of Eucalyptus nitens', Forestry, 95, (4) pp. 504-517. ISSN 0015-752X (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpac007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Gendvilas V; Hunt M; Vrga M; O'Reilly-Wapstra J


2021Gendvilas V, Downes GM, Neyland M, Hunt M, Harrison PA, et al., 'Thinning influences wood properties of plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens at three sites in Tasmania', Forests, 12, (10) Article 1304. ISSN 1999-4907 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f12101304 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Gendvilas V; Hunt M; Harrison PA; O-Reilly-Wapstra J


2021Gendvilas V, Downes GM, Neyland M, Hunt M, Jacobs A, et al., 'Friction correction when predicting wood basic density using drilling resistance', Holzforschung, 75, (6) pp. 508-516. ISSN 0018-3830 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1515/hf-2020-0156 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Gendvilas V; Hunt M; O'Reilly-Wapstra J


2019Baker TP, Scott RE, Neyland MG, Musk RA, 'Do forest edges reduce timber productivity - implications for retention forestry techniques', Forest Ecology and Management, 448 pp. 208-217. ISSN 0378-1127 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2019.06.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Baker TP


2019Scott RE, Neyland MG, Baker SC, 'Variable retention in Tasmania, Australia: trends over 16 years of monitoring and adaptive management', Ecological Processes, 8 Article 23. ISSN 2192-1709 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13717-019-0174-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Baker SC


2017Baker SC, Grove SJ, Wardlaw TJ, McElwee DJ, Neyland MG, et al., 'Monitoring the implementation of variable retention silviculture in wet eucalypt forest: A key element of successful adaptive management', Forest Ecology and Management, 394 pp. 27-41. ISSN 0378-1127 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.03.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Baker SC; Grove SJ; Wardlaw TJ


2015Hickey J, Neyland M, Rothe A, Bauhus J, 'Is continuous-cover silviculture, as practised in Bavaria, suitable for use in wet eucalypt forests in Tasmania, Australia?', Australian Forestry, 78, (1) pp. 29-44. ISSN 0004-9158 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2015.1037815 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1


2015Neyland MG, Grove SJ, 'A commentary on 'Eucalyptus obliqua seedling growth in organic vs. mineral soil horizons'', Frontiers in Plant Science, 6 Article 346. ISSN 1664-462X (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00346 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 6


2015Rothe A, Moroni M, Neyland M, Wilnhammer M, 'Current and potential use of forest biomass for energy in Tasmania', Biomass and Bioenergy, 80 pp. 162-172. ISSN 0961-9534 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.04.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 30


2015Scott RE, Neyland MG, Hovenden MJ, 'Variable-retention harvesting in Tasmania: regeneration success?', Australian Forestry, 78, (4) pp. 232-242. ISSN 0004-9158 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2015.1077693 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ


2014Attiwill PM, Ryan MF, Burrows N, Cheney NP, McCaw L, et al., 'Logging and Fire in Australian Forests: misinterpretation, data and models, and a response to Bradstock & Price (2014)', Conservation Letters, 7, (4) pp. 421-422. ISSN 1755-263X (2014) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/conl.12104 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1


2014Attiwill PM, Ryan MF, Burrows N, Cheney NP, Mccaw L, et al., 'Timber harvesting does not increase fire risk and severity in wet eucalypt forests of Southern Australia', Conservation Letters, 7, (4) pp. 341-354. ISSN 1755-263X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/conl.12062 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27


2014Pastur GJM, Esteban RS, Cellini JM, Lencinas MV, Peri PL, et al., 'Survival and growth of Nothofagus pumilio seedlings under several microenvironments after variable retention harvesting in southern Patagonian forests', Annals of Forest Science, 71, (3) pp. 349-362. ISSN 1286-4560 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13595-013-0343-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18


2013Baker SC, Garandel M, Deltombe M, Neyland MG, 'Factors influencing initial vascular plant seedling composition following either aggregated retention harvesting and regeneration burning or burning of unharvested forest', Forest Ecology and Management, 306 pp. 192-201. ISSN 0378-1127 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.06.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Baker SC


2013Scott RE, Neyland MG, McElwee DJ, 'Early regeneration results following aggregated retention harvesting of wet eucalypt forests in Tasmania, Australia', Forest Ecology and Management, 302 pp. 254-263. ISSN 0378-1127 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.03.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Scott RE


2012Gustafsson L, Baker SC, Bauhus J, Beese WJ, Brodie A, et al., 'Retention forestry to maintain multifunctional forests: a world perspective', Bioscience, 62, (7) pp. 633 - 645. ISSN 0006-3568 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1525/bio.2012.62.7.6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 575Web of Science - 540

Co-authors: Baker SC


2012Hindrum L, Hovenden MJ, Neyland MG, Baker SC, 'The effects of mechanical disturbance and burn intensity on the floristic composition of two-year old aggregated retention coupes in Tasmanian wet eucalypt forests', Forest Ecology and Management, 279 pp. 55-65. ISSN 0378-1127 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Hindrum L; Hovenden MJ; Baker SC


2012Lindenmayer DB, Franklin JF, Lohmus A, Baker SC, Bauhus J, et al., 'A major shift to the retention approach for forestry can help resolve some global forest sustainability issues', Conservation Letters, 5, (6) pp. 421-431. ISSN 1755-263X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00257.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 302Web of Science - 273

Co-authors: Baker SC


2012Neyland M, Hickey J, Read SM, 'A synthesis of outcomes from the Warra Silvicultural Systems Trial, Tasmania: safety, timber production, economics, biodiversity, silviculture and social acceptability', Australian Forestry, 75, (3) pp. 147-162. ISSN 0004-9158 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2012.10676397 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15


2012Scott RE, Hovenden MJ, Neyland MG, Mitchell SJ, Adams PR, et al., 'Short-term effects of firebreaks on seedling growth, nutrient concentrations and soil strength in southern Australian wet eucalypt forests', Forest Ecology and Management, 278 pp. 110-117. ISSN 0378-1127 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.05.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Scott RE; Hovenden MJ


2012Scott RE, Neyland MG, McElwee DJ, Baker SC, 'Burning outcomes following aggregated retention harvesting in old-growth wet eucalypt forests', Forest Ecology and Management, 276 pp. 165-173. ISSN 0378-1127 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.03.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Scott RE; Baker SC


2011Jennings S, Neyland M, 'Seedling regeneration of celery-top pine (Phyllocladus aspleniifolius) after harvesting of rainforest in north-western Tasmania', Tasforests, 19 pp. 1-16. ISSN 1033-8306 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Neyland M, Jarman J, 'Early impacts of harvesting and burning disturbances on vegetation communities in the Warra silvicultural systems trial, Tasmania, Australia', Australian Journal of Botany, 59, (8) pp. 701-712. ISSN 0067-1924 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT11081 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13


2001Hickey JE, Neyland MG, Bassett OD, 'Rationale and design for the Warra silvicultural systems trial in wet Eucalyptus obliqua forests in Tasmania', Tasforests, 13, (2) pp. 155-182. ISSN 1033-8306 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2001Neyland MG, 'Vegetation of the Warra silvicultural systems trial', Tasforests, 13, (2) pp. 183-192. ISSN 1033-8306 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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(1 outputs)
2010Neyland MG, 'The response of the vegetation to a range of alternatives to clearfelling of tall wet eucalypt forests at the Warra silvicultural systems trial, Tasmania, Australia' (2010) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Developing climate adaptation models to guide climate-resilient forest revegetation (2020)$48,305
This project aims to develop a tool to generate guidelines for the site-specific translocation of seed used for forest regeneration. Seed translocation is an increasingly important topic as seed from local areas may not be adapted to future climates and therefore may suffer from reduced productivity and health in the future. The use of seed from non-local areas may mitigate some of these negative factors. However, to identify where to source seed is a complex task This study will use genetic sequencing and climate modelling to predict seed source locations which will be adapted to future climates for a given revegetation site. We will focus on Eucalyptus obliqua, a key species in the Tasmanian native timber industry for which ensuring future productivity and health is a key concern.
Department of Premier and Cabinet ($48,305)
Climate Research Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison P; Steane DA; Baker T; Neyland M; Williams D

Research Supervision




PhDThinning and Fertiliser Effects on Eucalyptus nitens Wood Properties
Candidate: Vilius Gendvilas
PhDEffects of Variable Retention Harvesting on Productivity and Growth in Wet Eucalypt Forests
Candidate: Robyn Elizabeth Scott