Hugh Fitzgerald

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Hugh Fitzgerald

Research Technician

Room 372c , Life Sciences Building

+61 3 6226 1740 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2698 (fax)

General Responsibilities

Research Technician with the CRC for Sustainable Forest Landscapes, with particular focus on browsing mammal damage to seedlings. This covers aspects of herbivore feeding preferences and plant chemical ecology. In conjunction with Dr Julianne O'Reilly-Wapstra and Prof Brad Potts, current research is into the genetic and chemical basis of eucalypt resistance to browsing. 

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Fields of Research

  • Forestry management and environment (300707)
  • Tree nutrition and physiology (300710)
  • Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding) (300709)
  • Genetics (310599)
  • Forest health and pathology (300704)
  • Plant physiology (310806)

Research Objectives

  • Hardwood plantations (260201)
  • Softwood plantations (260205)
  • Native forests (260204)


Total publications


Journal Article

(10 outputs)
2021Nantongo J, Potts BM, Davies NW, Fitzgerald H, Rodemann T, et al., 'Variation in constitutive and induced chemistry in the needles, bark and roots of young Pinus radiata trees', Trees pp. 1-19. ISSN 1432-2285 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00468-021-02209-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Potts BM; Davies NW; Rodemann T; O'Reilly-Wapstra J


2021Nantongo JS, Potts BM, Rodemann T, Fitzgerald H, Davies NW, et al., 'Developing near infrared spectroscopy models for predicting chemistry and responses to stress in Pinus radiata (D. Don)', Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy pp. 1-12. ISSN 0967-0335 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/09670335211006526 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Nantongo JS; Potts BM; Rodemann T; Davies NW; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM


2020Nantongo JS, Potts BM, Fitzgerald H, Newman J, Elms S, et al., 'Quantitative genetic variation in bark stripping of Pinus radiata', Forests, 11, (12) Article 1356. ISSN 1999-4907 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f11121356 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Nantongo JS; Potts BM; Newman J; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM


2016Gosney BJ, Potts BM, O'Reilly-Wapstra JM, Vaillancourt RE, Fitzgerald H, et al., 'Genetic control of cuticular wax compounds in Eucalyptus globulus', New Phytologist, 209, (1) pp. 202-215. ISSN 0028-646X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nph.13600 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Gosney BJ; Potts BM; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; Vaillancourt RE; Davies NW; Freeman JS


2011O'Reilly-Wapstra JM, Freeman JS, Davies NW, Vaillancourt RE, Fitzgerald H, et al., 'Quantitative trait loci for foliar terpenes in a global eucalypt species', Tree Genetics & Genomes , 7, (3) pp. 485-498. ISSN 1614-2942 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11295-010-0350-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; Freeman JS; Davies NW; Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM


2008Miller AM, O'Reilly-Wapstra JM, Fitzgerald H, Paterson SC, Stam L, et al., 'Effectiveness of repellents for reducing damage to eucalypt seedlings by browsing mammals', Australian Forestry Journal, 71, (4) pp. 303-310. ISSN 0004-9158 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2008.10675049 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Miller AM; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; Potts BM


2005Close DC, McArthur C, Hagerman AE, Fitzgerald H, 'Differential distribution of leaf chemistry in eucalypt seedlings due to variation in whole-plant nutrient availability', Phytochemistry, 66, (2) pp. 215-221. ISSN 0031-9422 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2004.11.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Close DC; McArthur C


2004Close DC, McArthur C, Pietrzykowski E, Fitzgerald H, Paterson SC, 'Evaluating effects of nursery and post-planting nutrient regimes on leaf chemistry and browsing of eucalypt seedlings in plantations', Forest Ecology and Management, 200, (1-3) pp. 101-112. ISSN 0378-1127 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2004.06.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Close DC; McArthur C; Pietrzykowski E; Paterson SC


2003Close DC, McArthur C, Paterson SC, Fitzgerald H, Walsh A, et al., 'Photoinhibition: A link between effects of the environment on eucalyptus leaf chemistry and herbivory', Ecology, 84, (11) pp. 2952-2966. ISSN 0012-9658 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/02-0531 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 57

Co-authors: Close DC; Paterson SC


2003McArthur C, Marsh NR, Close DC, Walsh A, Paterson SC, et al., 'Nursery conditions affect seedling chemistry, morphology and herbivore preferences for Eucalyptus nitens', Forest Ecology and Management, 176, (1-3) pp. 585-594. ISSN 0378-1127 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1127(02)00315-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: McArthur C; Close DC; Paterson SC; Davies NW