Projects & Reports

Underutilised Timber (UUT) Acceptance Through North America & Europe
2019
This report explored the potential for sustainable design that incorporates underutilised timber (UUT).

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Genetic modification (GM) research and deployment in plantation forestry with lessons from Australian agriculture, New Zealand, and south-east United States forest industries
2017
The report explored three (3) challenging questions for our renewable forest industries in Australia.

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The influence of traditional Japanese timber design and construction techniques on contemporary architecture and its relevance to modern timber construction
2017
The premise of this report is to connect the dots between contemporary timber architecture, current
high-tech timber engineering and...

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Improving the durability performance of engineered wood products: A study tour of Europe and North America
2017
As the use of Engineered wood products expands, so too do concerns about their long-term durability performance.

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The Expressive Capacity of Timber in Architecture
2016
The research focuses on a particular approach to architecture, in which structural timber is deliberately designed as an integral exposed element...

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A Review of Forest Restoration Projects in Tasmania
2017
The aim of the study was to review and document the various Tasmanian projects and to gain an understanding of what motivated people to undertake them

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Wood - A Unique Material for Musical Instruments
2015
The aim of this report is to study the suitability of wood species for high quality musical instruments for soloists and other professional musicians.

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Designing Timber Construction for Manufacture and Assembly
2017
Advancement of prefabricated timber construction with a view to improving its presence in the multi-unit residential and commercial building markets

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Non-traditional Cellulose Products: Opportunities for Innovation, Diversification and Development
2015
Wood fibre technologies that can support decisions within the Australian forest industry to consider a diversification of the manufacturing sector.

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An International Review of Pestcide Use and Culture: Pest Management Strategies, Chemical Regulations / Forest Management Certification and Impacts for Tree Survival and Yield
2016
The aim of this study tour was to review pesticide use and culture in north-eastern Australia, New Zealand, and south-eastern America.

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Improving Quality and Scope of Forest Forecasting in Australia
2016
Mihir Gupta worked with colleagues from Forest Economic Advisors (FEA) in Boston and the Dep of Natural Resources (DNR) in Olympia, Washington State.

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Governments Should buy into Plantations
2015
This report looks at how grower associations in Europe have fostered greater participation of private landholders in the forest industry.

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Active Forest Fire Management for Multiple Landscape Benefits in the United States and Canada
2014
The role of active forest management for multiple landscape benefits, most notably for wildfire risk reduction, renewable bioenergy and forest health.

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Burning Ambition – Tertiary Education Opportunities for Bushfire Professionals
2014
Investigation of the opportunities available to bushfire professionals in Australia and compared it to what was available in the US and Canada.

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Payments for Watershed Services and Other Market-Based Approaches to Forest Management Payments for Watershed Services and Other Market-Based Approaches to Forest Management
2011
Examples where ‘watershed services’ are valued and investments made in forest management to improve or maintain these.

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Design of Ex Situ Gene Conservation Plantations to Minimize Inbreeding in Radiata Pine
2010
Radiata pine has become one of the most important commercial tree species in the world.

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US Carbon Markets and Opportunities for Australian Forest Managers
2010
The aim was to better understand US carbon markets and develop a ‘roadmap’ that could be used by Australian practitioners.

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Eucalypt Plantation Silvicultural Regimes
1990
Australia has a great potential to become a major developer of eucalyptus plantations provided that adequate and suitable land is available.

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Eucalypts Silvicultural Systems: Plantation forestry for bioenergy and solid wood production
2009
The principal goal of this study was to gain a better understanding of alternative silviculture regimes, processing methods and wood quality eval...

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Sustainability and Operational Aspects of Forest Biomass Harvesting for Energy in Scandinavia
2009
This report describes partnerships between forest owners and local governments, sustainable criteria for forest residue harvesting, planning...

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Managing Forest Hydrology Research - Lessons from Experimental Forests in the USA
2009
I spent 4 weeks at Oregon State University processing and analysing 10 years of streamflow data from the Warra Long Term Ecological Research Site.

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