Luis Apiolaza

Associate ProfessorLuis Apiolaza

School of Forestry Rm 133
Internal Phone: 95998
Mobile: 027 836 0610

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

  • Gavilán E., Alzamora RM., Apiolaza L., Sáez K., Elissetche JP. and Pinto A. (2023) Modelling the influence of radiata pine log variables on structural lumber production. Maderas: ciencia y tecnologia 25(3): 15.
  • Apiolaza L. (2022) Distintos desde la cuna: genética de propiedades de la madera en Pino radiata. Santiago, Chile: VIII Congreso Chileno de Ciencias Forestales, 8-10 Nov 2022.
  • Iyiola E., Altaner C. and Apiolaza L. (2022) Genetic variation in wood properties of mid-rotation age Eucalyptus globoidea. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 52 13: 11. http://dx.doi.org/10.33494/nzjfs522022x172x.
  • Govina JK., Apiolaza LA. and Altaner CM. (2021) Variation and genetic parameters of axial resin canal features in clones and families of Pinus radiata. New Forests 52(1): 167-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11056-020-09780-8.
  • Kim S-J., Altaner C., Apiolaza L., Steeves T. and Pelser P. (2021) A population genomic and taxonomic study of Eucalyptus argophloia & E. bosistoana. Video (Canada): Forest Genetics Student & PostDoc Symposium, 19-20 May 2021.