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

  • 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.
  • Iyiola E., Altaner C. and Apiolaza L. (2021) Genetic variation in wood properties of mid-rotation age Eucalyptus globoidea. Masterton: NZIF Annual Conference 2021, 27-29 Jun 2021.
  • 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.
  • 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.