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  1. Mathematical modelling is often used to investigate phenomena difficult or impossible to measure experimentally.

    Authors: Nicholas T. Davies, Clemens M. Altaner and Luis A. Apiolaza
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:19
  2. Like most pines, radiata pine (Pinus radiata D.Don) is conventionally considered resistant to defoliation by European gypsy moth, i.e. it is only consumed by late larval stages, or when susceptible species are no...

    Authors: Fernando Castedo-Dorado, Gorka Lago-Parra, María J. Lombardero, Andrew M. Liebhold and María F. Álvarez-Taboada
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:18
  3. The use of herbicides for weed control in New Zealand planted forestry is important for primary production. The objective of this study was to assess the environmental fate of terbuthylazine and hexazinone in ...

    Authors: Loretta G. Garrett, Michael S. Watt and Stephen H. Pearce
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:17
  4. Broom (Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link) is an invasive weed in many commercial radiata pine (Pinus radiata D.Don) plantations throughout New Zealand. A variety of herbicides are available to selectively control young...

    Authors: Hop Tran, Kerry C. Harrington, Alastair W. Robertson and Michael S. Watt
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:13
  5. The diseased wood, agarwood, from the tropical tree taxa Aquilaria, is famed for its unique fragrance and medicinal values, mainly due to its richness in secondary metabolites such as the sesquiterpenes. The pres...

    Authors: Anor Basah Azzarina, Rozi Mohamed, Shiou Yih Lee and Mohd Nazre
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:12
  6. Russia’s boreal forests are a major source of timber as well as being a large terrestrial sink for carbon. Planted forests have played an important role in increasing the overall area of the Russian boreal for...

    Authors: Evgeny М. Romanov, Тatiana V. Nureeva and Nikolay V. Eremin
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:10
  7. An understanding of how plantation productivity varies spatially is important for forest planning, management and projection of future plantation yields and returns. The 300 Index is a volume productivity inde...

    Authors: Michael S. Watt, Jonathan P. Dash, Pete Watt and Santosh Bhandari
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:9
  8. Density is a key wood quality trait, which is moderately to highly heritable, and has been the focus of selective breeding efforts in radiata pine (Pinus radiata D.Don) in New Zealand. Forest managers require inf...

    Authors: Mark O. Kimberley, John R. Moore and Heidi S. Dungey
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:8
  9. Progesterone 5β-reductases (P5ßRs) catalyse one step in the stereospecific biosynthesis of cardenolides (potent repellents of herbivores and pharmaceutical stimulants of disordered heart muscle cells). They we...

    Authors: Kristin Rudolph, Thomas Wiegert, Roland Schubert and Frieder Müller-Uri
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:7
  10. Female parasitoids that display aggressive behaviour towards conspecifics in defence of host resources must make a trade-off between time spent on aggression and time spent on parasitism. Such a trade-off not ...

    Authors: Sarah Mansfield
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:6
  11. A large population of Paropsisterna beata (eucalyptus leaf beetle) was detected on Eucalyptus nitens (H. Deane & Maiden) Maiden (Myrtaceae) at Whitemans Valley, a suburb east of Upper Hutt, Wellington, in 2012. T...

    Authors: Emmanuel Yamoah, Dave Voice, Disna Gunawardana, Brad Chandler and Don Hammond
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:5
  12. The control of erosion processes is an important issue worldwide. In New Zealand, previous studies have shown the benefits of reforestation or bioengineering measures to control erosion. The impetus for this w...

    Authors: M. Schwarz, C. Phillips, M. Marden, I. R. McIvor, G. B. Douglas and A. Watson
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:4
  13. The productivity of fast-growing forest plantation stands varies across short distances depending on site and forest characteristics. This indicates that forest managers would benefit from a site-specific appr...

    Authors: Alejandro Olivera and Rien Visser
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:3
  14. Three named species of Armillaria are currently recognised as occurring in New Zealand: Armillaria novae-zelandiae (G. Stev.) Herink, A. limonea (G. Stev.) Boesew. and Armillaria hinnulea Kile & Watling. A fourth...

    Authors: I. A. Hood and T. D. Ramsfield
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:2
  15. Poplar trees (Populus spp.) are used widely for soil conservation. A key advantage is their ability to establish from unrooted stem sections of varying dimensions, ranging from small cuttings to large poles. This...

    Authors: Grant B. Douglas, Ian R. McIvor and Catherine M. Lloyd-West
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2016 46:1
  16. The ability to grow xylogenic Pinus radiata D.Don in a liquid medium rather than on a solid one would produce a more homogeneous culture, and this in turn would improve cell and gene studies. We report the develo...

    Authors: Anna R. Caird, Gerty J. H. P. Gielen, Peter Dare, Christine Devillard, Christian Walter and Daniel Gapes
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:26
  17. Needle fungi in conifers have been extensively studied to explore their diversity, but environmental factors influencing the composition of fungal communities in Pinus radiata D.Don needles have received little a...

    Authors: Istiana Prihatini, Morag Glen, Timothy J. Wardlaw, David A. Ratkowsky and Caroline L. Mohammed
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:25
  18. New Zealand-grown cypresses are typically harvested at 35–40 years of age; however, shorter rotations have been proposed. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of producing structural pro...

    Authors: Christine L. Todoroki, Charlie B. Low, Heather M. McKenzie and Luis D. Gea
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:24
  19. The oomycete Phytophthora kernoviae is known from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, where it is considered to be a recent invader, from Chile where it was only discovered in 2014, and New Zealand wh...

    Authors: Judy Frances Gardner, Margaret Anne Dick and Martin Karl-Friedrich Bader
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:23
  20. Density is an important wood property due to its correlation with other wood properties such as stiffness and pulp yield, as well as being central to the accounting of carbon sequestration in forests. It is in...

    Authors: Mark O. Kimberley, Dave J. Cown, Russell B. McKinley, John R. Moore and Leslie J. Dowling
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:22
  21. A review of the international Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators (MP C&I) sustainable forests reporting framework required member countries to benchmark the Indicators against locally held forest values....

    Authors: Karen M. Bayne, Barbara K. Höck, Harley R. Spence, Kirsten A. Crawford, Tim W. Payn and Tim D. Barnard
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:20
  22. Logging damage to residual trees during selection cutting may lead to serious economic losses in terms of both timber quality and diameter growth reduction. In this study, we investigated the effect of logging...

    Authors: Farzam Tavankar, Amireslam Bonyad, Enrico Marchi, Rachele Venanzi and Rodolfo Picchio
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:19
  23. Many studies have been carried out to quantify the wood properties of radiata pine, but few have explicitly looked at quantifying radiata pine bark. Bark is of increasing interest for many reasons, e.g. energy...

    Authors: Glen Murphy and Dave Cown
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:18
  24. Investment in emerging technologies may contribute to a reduction in the suppression costs of wildfires, and is thus worth careful consideration and trialling by researchers and managers. This investigation lo...

    Authors: B. R. Christensen
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:16
  25. Spiral grain angle (SGA) is a wood property that has a strong influence on end-product quality, particularly for solid timber, and most commercial log and timber grading rules restrict the amount of visible su...

    Authors: John R. Moore, Dave J. Cown and Russell B. McKinley
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:15
  26. Branches support the foliage needed for tree growth, but if the branch diameter is too large it may constitute a defect when the tree is assessed for timber quality and when the tree is processed into boards. ...

    Authors: J. C. Grace, R. K. Brownlie and S. G. Kennedy
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:14
  27. Forests and wide-spaced trees are used widely in New Zealand to control erosion from shallow landslides. Species that offer similar or better levels of protection to those currently used are sought to meet fut...

    Authors: Chris J. Phillips, Michael Marden and Suzanne M. Lambie
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:13
  28. Radiata pine (Pinus radiata D.Don) log exports are a growing and important trade for New Zealand. Oxygen (O2) depletion and carbon dioxide (CO2) accumulation in ship holds caused by log respiration may affect the...

    Authors: Jinquan Feng, Allan Woolf, Xingyun Yang, Shane Olsson, Don Brash, Alistair Hall and Bruce Bycroft
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:12
  29. Tissue culture has been viewed as a relatively safe method of transporting conifer germplasm as the risk of pathogens associated with tissue cultured material has been assumed to be low. Despite these assumpti...

    Authors: Rebecca J Ganley, Cathy L Hargreaves and Lloyd A Donaldson
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:11
  30. Part of the Coromandel region (North Island, New Zealand) was subjected to a severe storm in March 1995. Analysis of relevant data provides a valuable opportunity to assess the type, extent, distribution and s...

    Authors: Michael Marden and Donna Rowan
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:10
  31. Precision in describing plantation attributes is a key requirement for forestry managers and inventory surveys aim to extract the most precise information possible using the smallest number of plots. This pape...

    Authors: Gavin Melville, Christine Stone and Russell Turner
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:9
  32. Simulation is an established tool for examining the efficacy of forestry sampling designs yet there is little empirical information on the effect that spatial layout of a sample has on stand-level inventory of...

    Authors: Andrew D Gordon and David Pont
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:8
  33. This paper reviewed the key physical, chemical and biological water quality attributes of surface waters in New Zealand’s planted forests. The purpose was to: a) assess the changes in water quality throughout ...

    Authors: Brenda R Baillie and Daniel G Neary
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:7
  34. Many of the herbicides used in site preparation of forests and during initial selective weed management can persist in the soil for several months, killing or stunting seedlings of broom (Cytisus scoparius (L.) L...

    Authors: Hop Tran, Kerry C Harrington, Alastair W Robertson and Michael S Watt
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:6
  35. Manipulation of stand density and choice of genetic material are two key mechanisms through which forest managers can influence tree growth and wood properties. Past silvicultural practices in New Zealand have...

    Authors: John R Moore, Dave J Cown, Russell B McKinley and Charles O Sabatia
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:4
  36. As the frequency and severity of drought events are expected to increase globally, drought-induced reductions in plantation productivity are likely to become more important. Such reductions will be of concern ...

    Authors: Matthew J Waghorn, David Whitehead, Michael S Watt, Euan G Mason and Jonathan J Harrington
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:3
  37. Wilding conifers are a major threat to large areas of land throughout New Zealand where they compete with native vegetation, modify ecosystems, reduce available grazing land, limit future land-use options and ...

    Authors: Stefan Gous, Peter Raal and Michael S Watt
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2015 45:1
  38. Red needle cast (RNC) is a new needle disease of Pinus radiata D. Don (radiata pine) in New Zealand that is causing significant, but as-yet un-quantified, loss of growth and productivity. This foliar disease has ...

    Authors: Heidi S Dungey, Nari M Williams, Charlie B Low and Graham T Stovold
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2014 44:31
  39. Descriptions of five species of fungi recorded on trees and shrubs are given in this paper. Three species are recorded from New Zealand for the first time, a new combination is proposed for one species and the...

    Authors: Peter Gadgil and Margaret Dick
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2014 44:30
  40. Successful plantation efforts growing Robinia pseudoacacia L. (black locust) in the drier regions of Hungary and East Germany (Brandenburg), have demonstrated the potential of black locust as an alternative tree ...

    Authors: Dario Mantovani, Maik Veste and Dirk Freese
    Citation: New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 2014 44:29