Report Year Archives: 2016

The Expressive Capacity of Timber in Architecture

The Expressive Capacity of Timber in Architecture

The research focuses on a particular approach to architecture, in which structural timber is deliberately designed as an integral exposed element, and the exposure of timber structure is a fundamental and defining element. A rich tradition of using structural timber as an expressed and integral architectural element can be identified in the architecture of the three countries of study:
Austria, Switzerland and Japan.

AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PESTCIDE USE AND CULTURE: PEST MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES, CHEMICAL REGULATIONS / FOREST MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION AND IMPACTS FOR TREE SURVIVAL AND YIELD

AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PESTCIDE USE AND CULTURE: PEST MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES, CHEMICAL REGULATIONS / FOREST MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION AND IMPACTS FOR TREE SURVIVAL AND YIELD

Pesticide use is an efficient and cost-effective forest management tool in Australian Forestry. Competition for light, space, water and soil nutrients from vegetation can have detrimental effects on tree survival and productivity of plantation tree species.

The demand for timber is increasing resulting in plantation management in Australia becoming more intensive, as managers try to extract greater volume and value out of each hectare.

The aim of this study tour was to review pesticide use and culture in north-eastern Australia, New Zealand, and south-eastern America by talking to key forestry representatives directly involved in pesticide use, managing and monitoring compliance, and to see the impacts reduced pesticide use or reduced availability of chemicals has on plantation forest management.

IMPROVING QUALITY AND SCOPE OF FOREST FORECASTING IN AUSTRALIA

IMPROVING QUALITY AND SCOPE OF FOREST FORECASTING IN AUSTRALIA

A report on a Gottstein fellowship mission to the US with the objective of ‘Improving the scope and quality of forestry forecasting work in Australia’. Mihir Gupta worked with colleagues from Forest Economic Advisors (FEA) in Boston and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Olympia, Washington State.)