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Researcher: Hunt, MA (Professor Mark Hunt)

Fields of Research

Forestry Management and Environment
Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Agroforestry
Wood Processing
Forestry Sciences
Plant Physiology
Forestry Product Quality Assessment
Natural Resource Management
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Conservation and Biodiversity

Research Objectives

Softwood Plantations
Hardwood Plantations
Integration of Farm and Forestry
Native Forests
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Forestry
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Timber Materials
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Horticultural Crops
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Harvesting and Transport of Forest Products
Natural Hazards in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Industrial Crops

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A containerised production system for maximising the potential for genetic gains in Queensland’s exotic pine estate; IUFRO Conference
A method for the measurement of endogenous plant hormones and associated compounds in cuttings of Pinus elliottii x P. caribaea hybrid clones
A method for the measurement of endogenous plant hormones and associated compounds in cuttings of Pinus elliottii x P. caribaea hybrid clones
A method for the use of light microscopy to assess the stages of root development in Pinus elliottii x P. caribaea hybrid clonal cuttings
A review of systems and technologies for timber traceability
Accurate area determination of complex leaves using digital image analysis; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
Ageing delays the cellular stages of adventitious root formation in pine; Australian Forestry
Allometric relationships between stem variables and leaf area in planted Eucalyptus nitens and naturally regenerating Acacia dealbata; New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science
Allometric relationships for Eucalyptus nitens (Deane and Maiden) Maiden plantations; Trees
Annual review of the Boise Cascade Corporation cuttings production system and slash pine breeding program
Below-ground carbon – towards full carbon accounting in hardwood plantations
Biodiversity versus production trade-offs: a production perspective; Production Versus Rainforest Biodiversity: Trade-Offs or Synergies in Farm Forestry Systems
Biophysical and socio-economic overview of plantation forestry in the Northern Territory, with particular reference to Acacia
Canopy distribution of physiological traits in 4 to 8-year-old hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) trees in relation to season, fertiliser application and growth; XVII International Botanical Congress
Cellular stages of root formation, root system quality and survival of Pinus elliottii var. elliottii × P. caribaea var. hondurensis cuttings in different temperature environments; New Forests
Clonal variation in rooting performance of Pinus elliottii x P. caribaea hybrid cuttings; IUFRO Division One Conference: 4th International Symposium on Adventitious Root Formation
Clonal variation in susceptibility to waterlogging-induced foliar potassium imbalance in hybrid southern pine cuttings; IUFRO Conference
Clones or seedlings? Perceived benefits and limitations of broad-scale deployment of clones in commercial softwood plantations; Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Production Forestry
Cold feet, warm flushes: temperature and root formation in hybrid pine. Clonal variation in rooting performance of Pinus elliottii x P. caribaea hybrid cuttings; 5th International Symposium on Adventitious Root Formation
Competition between plantation Eucalyptus nitens (Deane and Maiden) and naturally regenerating Acacia dealbata Link
Competition between plantation Eucalyptus nitens and Acacia dealbata weeds in northeast Tasmania - canopy development and light distribution; Pre-IUFRO World Congress August 2005 Workshop: Improving Productivity in Mixed-Species Plantations
Competition between plantation Eucalyptus nitens and Acacia dealbata weeds in northeastern Tasmania; Forest Ecology and Management
Compilation of publications on Eucalyptus grandis physiology: the basis for a formal review with particular reference to the calibration of physiologically-based growth models as plantation management tools in SE Queensland
Conservation and Management of Soft Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica in Relation to Commercial Forestry and Horticulture; Pteridology in Perspective
CRC Forestry Programme 1: achievements and future challenges; Annual Science Meeting of the CRC Forestry
Determination of specific leaf area of some commercially useful sub-tropical hardwood species; Australian Forestry
Determination of specific leaf area of some commercially useful sub-tropical hardwood species
Diurnal and seasonal characteristics of leaf gas exchange of Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia in subtropical Queensland; IUFRO Division Two conference: EUCPROD
Dry matter production and allocation in Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia seedlings in response to soil water deficits; New Forests
Ecology of soft tree fern Dicksonia antarctica labill; Plant Form and Function - From Cells to Ecosystems
Ecophysiology of the Soft Tree Fern, Dicksonia antarctica Labill; Austral Ecology
Effects of mixed species designs on soils and tree productivity; EucProd - Productivity of tropical plantations
Effects of naturally regenerated Acacia dealbata on the productivity of a Eucalyptus nitens plantation in Tasmania, Australia; Forest Ecology and Management
Effects of production method and bed moisture status at lifting on field survival and growth of P. elliottii var. elliottii x Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis F1 hybrid cuttings; IUFRO Conference
Effects of soil water availability on water use efficiency of Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia plants; Australian Journal of Botany
Environmental drivers of eucalypt productivity; IUFRO Working Group 2.08.03
Estimation of the below-ground carbon pool in plantation spotted gum; Annual Science Meeting of the CRC Forestry
Exotic pine profitability prospectus, 2001-2004
Experiment 1 Nur – Clonal differences in temporal and spatial variation of shoot nutrition in PEE x PCH F1 production hedges
Experiment 11 Nur - The use of micro-cuttings for container production of PEE x PCH F1 hybrid II
Experiment 2 Nur - The effects of IBA + NAA hormone treatments on rooting time and percentage of PEE x PCH F1 cuttings
Experiment 4 Nur - The effect of different rates and types of slow release fertiliser on the nursery development of PEE X PCH F1 hybrid container cuttings
Experiment 5 Nur - The use of micro-cuttings for container production of PEE x PCH F1 hybrid I
Experiment 628 NC – Potting mix screening trial for F1 hybrid pine cuttings
Experiment 663 NC – Spacing of PEE x PCH F1 cuttings at the time of transfer to the full sun
Experiment 668 NC - The effects of nursery stem form and planting technique on field form of PEE x PCH F1 clone 4124
Forest and water policy in Australia; Mediterranean Forest Week 2015
Growth and species interactions of Eucalyptus pellita in a mixed and monoculture plantation in the humid tropics of North Queensland; Forest Ecology and Management
Growth modelling and risk assessment for subtropical hardwood species. Milestone Report 1: Summarising existing physiological and field data on project species
Histological comparison of rooting in juvenile and mature cuttings of slash pine x Caribbean pine hybrids
Hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) nitrogen and water-use efficiency: an examination with stable isotopes and physiological techniques; 14th Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology Congress
Hormone pulse effects on root initiation in Pinus hybrids
Improving productivity, profitability and environmental benefits of industrial forest plantations in Vietnam
Indole-3-butyric acid accelerates adventitious root formation and impedes shoot growth of Pinus elliottii var. elliottii × P. caribaea var. hondurensis cuttings; New Forests
Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis) genetic improvement and propagation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Nth Korea)
Leaf water relations of Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia in response to water deficit; Tree Physiology
Light environment and tree development of young Acacia melanoxylon in mixed -species regrowth forest, Tasmania, Australia; Forest Ecology and Management
Managing for water-use efficient wood production in Eucalyptus globulus plantations; Forest Ecology and Management
Managing the trade-off between productivity and risk ¬ principles - a case study from south western Australia (a Mediterranean climate region); IUFRO Symposium on Dryland Plantations
Manufacturing buildings from low grade wood and residue
Maturity influences root formation timing in pine cuttings; ComBio Conference 2007
Menopausal pines: hormonal variation of hybrid pines of different maturity; ComBio Conference 2006
Mixed species plantations: does diversity help tropical eucalypts grow faster, better, longer?; Rainforest CRC Annual Conference
Modelling predicts positive and negative interactions between three Australian tropical tree species in monoculture and binary mixture; Forest Ecology and Management
National forestry centre to inject vision, direction and innovation; Australian Forest Grower
NCFFI Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens rotary peeling study; National Centre for Future Forest Industries Delivery Workshop 2014
Nursery and establishment silviculture of Pinus spp in the southern United States of America
Nutrient loading or nutrient starvation?
Nutrient loading or nutrient starvation? Effects on survival and growth of planting stock; Annual Meeting of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Production
Optimal bed spacing for production of open-root clonal cuttings; IUFRO Conference
Overview of the achievements of the National Centre for Future Forest Industries; National Centre for Future Forest Industries Delivery Workshop 2014
Photosynthetic light and temperature responses of Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia; Australian Journal of Botany
Physiological responses to water stress in Eucalyptus cloeziana and E. argophloia seedlings; Trees: Structure and Function
Practical considerations in using containerised seedlings for transport corridors; Transport Corridors Management Conference
Preliminary scientific investigation of exceptional growth of Eucalyptus argophloia and Corymbia citriodora var variegata at Lyndale, Roma
Production limitations of Wollemi Pine
Prospects for collaborative research supporting the Australian forestry and forest products sector; National Centre for Future Forest Industries Delivery Workshop 2014
Red Needle Syndrome in the container nursery
Reflections on a career in science and leadership; ConQEST 2014
Regeneration biology and silviculture of Tasmanian Soft Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica
Research Working Group 5 – Plantation Silviculture and Farm Forestry
Seedling and cutting quality: a physiological approach to the provision of planting stock; Annual Meeting of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Production Forestry
Selection of species and provenances for low-rainfall areas: physiological responses of Eucalyptus cloeziana and Eucalyptus argophloia to seasonal conditions in subtropical Queensland; Forest Ecology and Management
Soil field index for site selection – initial development; EucProd - Productivity of Tropical Plantations
Solving plant quality problems in the DPI Forestry clonal pine program
Some physiological responses to water stress of Eucalyptus argophloia and E. cloeziana; Farm Forestry Silviculture Workshop
South Pacific regional initiative on genetic resources
Subtropical/tropical softwood plantation forestry in Australia: opportunities for improvement through forestry R & D; Annual Meeting of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Production Forestry
Taxon-specific performance in relation to site preparation techniques on very wet sites in the south-east Queensland coastal pine estate
Taxon-specific responses of subtropical Pinus to site preparation technique on very wet sites in the south-east Queensland coastal lowlands; IUFRO Division One Conference: Silvicultural Research in a Changing World
The effects of exogenous hormones on rooting success in hydroponic culture
The effects of nursery practices on the field performance of hardwood seedlings; 2nd Managing and Growing Trees Conference
The effects of nursery spacing on growth and development of hybrid pine clonal cuttings
The effects of temperature on the formation of roots in hybrid pine cuttings
Three-species competition effects in Eucalypt / Blackwood regrowth forest, NW Tasmania; Pre-IUFRO World Congress August 2005 Workshop: Improving Productivity in Mixed-Species Plantations
Towards precision forestry; Australian Forest Grower
Tree water use in the South Burnett
Understanding the drivers for tree growth in the subtropics and tropics: assessing risk associated with eucalypt plantations; Annual Science Meeting of the CRC Forestry
Water status of pine hybrid clonal cuttings following setting under shade
Whole-tree transpiration and water-use partitioning between Eucalyptus nitens and Acacia dealbata weeds in a short-rotation plantation in northeastern Tasmania; Tree Physiology

Research Projects

ARC Training Centre for Forest Value; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Lifting farm gate profit through high value modular agroforestry; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Project 1.8 Productivity - Optimisation for multi-rotation plantation systems; CRC Forestry Ltd (CRCF)
Project 1.9 Risk Mitigation ; CRC Forestry Ltd (CRCF)
Project 2.6 Future Options; CRC Forestry Ltd (CRCF)
Hydrowood resource and material performance characterisation
Improving productivity and resilience of farming systems through application and adoption of integrated tree cropping
National Centre for Future Forest Industries (NCFFI)

Research Candidate Supervision

The primary establishment of native understory species as a means of facillitating the restoration of Eucalypt woodlands in oldfield sites