Luis Apiolaza

Associate ProfessorLuis Apiolaza

Associate Professor
School of Forestry Rm 133
Internal Phone: 6126

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

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • 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<sup>§</sup>. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 47(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40490-017-0086-2.
  • 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: 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.02.011.
  • Apiolaza, LA., Farmery, A. and Woollons, R. (2016) Variation in clonal and controlled pollinated radiata pine seed-lots established in Hawke’s Bay forests. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 61(3): 30-32.
  • Apiolaza, LA., Moltchanova. and E. (2016) Sampling tree breeding trials.