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

  • 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.
  • Apiolaza L. (2018) Very early screening: the revenge. Rotorua: RPBC meeting.
  • Apiolaza L., Altaner C., Li Y. and Davies N. (2018) Breeding durable eucalypts. Montpellier, France: Eucalyptus 2018: Managing Eucalyptus plantation under global changes, 17-21 Sep 2018.
  • Li Y., Apiolaza L. and Altaner CM. (2018) Genetic variation in heartwood properties and growth traits of Eucalyptus bosistoana. European Journal of Forest Research 137(4): 565-572.
  • Millen P., van Ballekom S., Altaner C., Apiolaza L., Mason E., McConnochie R., Morgenroth JA. and Murray T. (2018) Durable eucalypt forests – a multi-regional opportunity for investment in New Zealand drylands. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 63(1): 11-23.