Forestry research

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Our researchers are working on a range of industry-driven and academic projects individually and within research groups and clusters within our two disciplines: Forestry Science and Forest Engineering.

Research is being conducted into Sustainable Land Management in order to sustain New Zealand's unique and endemic biodiversity. The focus is on both agricultural and forestry systems where the primary management objective is economic use (meat, wool or timber production). 

Our research in Forest Engineering is aimed at improving the operational performance of the NZ forest industry. Topics include Biomass/Bioenergy and Environmental Impacts.

Research strengths

Areas of current research in sustainable land management include:

  • Biodiversity conservation in primary production systems
  • Restoration ecology
  • Pest management in primary production systems
  • Continuous cover forestry (CCF)
  • Dryland forestry
  • Forest-scale site assessment

Research centres and groups

Researchers and supervisors

Staff actively working in these areas are:

David Norton

Professor
School of Forestry Rm233
Internal Phone: 95955

Tara Murray

Senior Lecturer
School of Forestry Rm 231
Internal Phone: 95987

Bruce Manley

Head of Department
Forestry
School of Forestry Rm232
Internal Phone: 92407

David Evison

Associate Professor
School of Forestry Rm230
Internal Phone: 92055

Luis Apiolaza

Associate Professor
School of Forestry Rm 133
Internal Phone: 95998

Euan Mason

Professor
School of Forestry Rm 142
Internal Phone: 92071

Areas of current research forest engineering include:

  • Biomass and bioenergy
  • Operational efficiency
  • Environmental impacts
  • Forest roading

Research centres and groups

Researchers and supervisors

Staff actively working in these areas are:

Rien Visser

Professor
School of Forestry Rm145
Internal Phone: 95962

Luis Apiolaza

Associate Professor
School of Forestry Rm 133
Internal Phone: 95998

David Norton

Professor
School of Forestry Rm233
Internal Phone: 95955

Areas of current research in forest variability include:

  • Wood quality
  • Breeding
  • Silviculture
  • Modelling

Research centres and groups

Researchers and supervisors

Staff actively working in these areas are:

Clemens Altaner

Associate Professor
School of Forestry Rm140
Internal Phone: 95949

Luis Apiolaza

Associate Professor
School of Forestry Rm 133
Internal Phone: 95998

Euan Mason

Professor
School of Forestry Rm 142
Internal Phone: 92071

Areas of current in forestry business management include:

  • Economic and market analysis
  • Valuation
  • Carbon forestry
  • Business performance
  • Land management planning, and land use change
  • Ecosystem services

Research centres and groups

Researchers and supervisors

Staff actively working in these areas are:

David Evison

Associate Professor
School of Forestry Rm230
Internal Phone: 92055

Luis Apiolaza

Associate Professor
School of Forestry Rm 133
Internal Phone: 95998

Bruce Manley

Head of Department
Forestry
School of Forestry Rm232
Internal Phone: 92407

Euan Mason

Professor
School of Forestry Rm 142
Internal Phone: 92071

David Norton

Professor
School of Forestry Rm233
Internal Phone: 95955