Luis Apiolaza

Associate ProfessorLuis Apiolaza

School of Forestry Rm 133
Internal Phone: 95998

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interests include tree breeding and quantitative genetics, maximisation of sustainable site productivity through the use of genetical-statistical tools and general ‘quantitative forestry' - which involves problems with numbers to improve forest management. Specific interests are:-geographic patterns of genetic variability for forest trees-development of economic breeding objectives-simulation and optimisation of breeding strategies-large scale genetic evaluation-genetics of wood properties-breeding/population genetics of non-tree species

Recent Publications

  • Altaner C., Apiolaza L., McConnochie R., Millen P. and Murray T. (2017) Section 1: NZDFI Breeding Research Plan.
  • Davies NT., Apiolaza LA. and Sharma M. (2017) Heritability of growth strain in Eucalyptus bosistoana: a Bayesian approach with left-censored data. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 47 5: 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40490-017-0086-2.
  • Li Y., Dungey H., Yanchuck A. and Apiolaza LA. (2017) Improvement of non-key traits in radiata pine breeding programme when long-term economic importance is uncertain. PLoS ONE 12(5) e0177806: 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177806.
  • Lin H., Murray TJ., Mason E. and Apiolaza L. (2017) Impact of simulated Paropsis charybdis defoliation on growth of young Eucalyptus bosistoana in a dryland field trial. Wellington: 66th Entomological Society of New Zealand Conference, 19-21 Apr 2017
  • Morgenroth J., O’Neil-Dunne J. and Apiolaza LA. (2017) Redevelopment and the urban forest: A study of tree removal and retention during demolition activities. Applied Geography 82: 1-1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.02.011 or https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0143622817302084.