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

  • Alzamora RM., Apiolaza L., Ruiz C. and Lanfranco D. (2020) Site, Tree and Silvicultural Factors Influencing the Infestation of Xylophagous Insects on Nothofagus Forests. Journal of Forest Research: Open Access 9: 226-226.
  • Govina JK., Apiolaza LA. and Altaner CM. (2020) Variation and genetic parameters of axial resin canal features in clones and families of Pinus radiata. New Forests http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11056-020-09780-8.
  • Apiolaza L. (2019) A Bayesian multivariate evaluation of mānuka flowering. Dunedin: New Zealand Statistical Association Conference 2019, 26-28 Nov 2019.
  • Schimleck L., Dahlen J., Apiolaza L., Downes G., Emms G., Evans R., Moore J., Pâques L., Van den Bulcke J. and Wang X. (2019) Non-destructive evaluation techniques and what they tell us about wood property variation. Forests 10(9) 728: 50. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/f10090728.
  • Apiolaza L. (2018) Very early screening: the revenge. Rotorua: RPBC meeting.