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Researcher: Vega Rivero, MH (Dr Mario Vega Rivero)

Fields of Research

Wood processing
Forestry product quality assessment
Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Timber, pulp and paper
Forestry management and environment
Manufacturing robotics
Manufacturing processes and technologies (excl. textiles)
Forestry sciences
Building information modelling and management
Wood fibre processing
Architectural science and technology

Research Objectives

Hardwood plantations
Wood sawing and veneer
Native forests
Forestry
Wood, wood products and paper
Timber materials

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Factors affecting log traits and green rotary-peeled veneer recovery from temperate eucalypt plantations; Annals of Forest Science
Factors influencing the production of structural plywood in Tasmania, Australia from Eucalyptus nitens rotary peeled veneer; Southern Forests
Genetic variation of microfibril angle and its relationship with solid wood and pulpwood traits in two progeny trials of Eucalyptus nitens in Tasmania; Holzforschung
Influence of site, storage and steaming on Eucalyptus nitens log-end splitting; Annals of Forest Science
Modelling wood property variation among Tasmanian Eucalyptus nitens plantations; Forest Ecology and Management
R-based image analysis to quantify checking and shrinkage from wood wedges; European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
Radial variation in modulus of elasticity, microfibril angle and wood density of veneer logs from plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens; Annals of Forest Science
Segregation of Eucalyptus nitens logs from fibre-managed plantations for veneer based engineered wood products: final report
The potential to recover veneer based product from low grade native forest logs
Using acoustic wave velocity to select fibre-managed plantation Eucalyptus nitens logs for laminated veneer lumber products; Southern Forests
Variation in rotary veneer recovery from Australian plantation Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus nitens; BioResources
Veneer product from fibre-managed plantation hardwood: Final report
Veneer product from sawlog-managed plantation Eucalyptus nitens: Final report
Veneer recovery analysis of plantation eucalypt species using spindleless lathe technology; BioResources

Research Projects

A forest resource characterisation of Tasmania Stage 1 of 2 Feasibility; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)
Increasing the durability and other material characteristics of Tasmanian hardwoods; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)
Sensing technology and digital tools to support decision-making in hardwood timber drying; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)
CRC Forestry - Vega Operating Costs

Research Candidate Supervision