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Researcher: Harwood, CE (Mr Christopher Harwood)

Fields of Research

Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Forestry management and environment
Forestry product quality assessment
Forestry sciences
Tree nutrition and physiology
Nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Forest health and pathology

Research Objectives

Hardwood plantations
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Food safety

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Pectin methylesterase genes influence solid wood properties of Eucalyptus pilularis; Plant Physiology
A multiplexed set of microsatellite markers for discriminating Acacia mangium, A. auriculiformis, and their hybrid; Tree Genetics and Genomes
Are maternal and reciprocal effects important in breeding the inter-specific hybrid between Acacia auriculiformis and A. mangium?; Euphytica
Breeding polyploid varieties of acacia: Reproductive and early growth characteristics of the allotetraploid hybrid (Acacia mangium x A. auriculiformis) in comparison with diploid progenitors; Forests
Breeding polyploid varieties of tropical acacias: progress and prospects; Southern Forests
Comparing wood density, heartwood proportion and bark thickness of diploid and triploid acacia hybrid clones in Vietnam; Journal of Tropical Forest Science
Effects of stock plant age and fertiliser application at planting on growth and form of clonal Acacia hybrid; Journal of Tropical Forest Science
Genetic improvement for pulpwood and peeled veneer in Eucalyptus nitens; Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Growth and wood basic density of acacia hybrid clones at three locations in Vietnam; New Forests: Journal of Biology, Biotechnology, and Management of Afforestation and Reforestation
Growth of triploid and diploid acacia clones in three contrasting environments in Viet Nam; Australian Forestry
Longitudinal growth strain as a log and wood quality predictor for plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens sawlogs; Wood Science and Technology: Journal of The International Academy of Wood Science
Measurement of cellulose content, Kraft pulp yield and basic density in eucalypt woodmeal using multisite and multispecies near infra-red spectroscopic calibrations; Southern Forests
NIR detection of non-recoverable collapse in sawn boards of Eucalyptus globulus; European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
Occurrence of polyploidy in populations of Acacia dealbata in south-eastern Tasmania and cytotypic variation in reproductive traits; Australian Journal of Botany
Patterns of hybrid seed production in adjacent seed orchards of Acacia auriculiformis and A. mangium in Vietnam; Annals of Forest Science
Potential pollen vectors of the mass flowering tree Acacia dealbata, within its natural range in southern Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Productivity of acacia and eucalypt plantations in Southeast Asia. 2. trends and variations; International Forestry Review
Radial variation in Kraft pulp yield and cellulose content in Eucalyptus globulus wood across three contrasting sites predicted by near infrared spectroscopy; Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Reduced fertility in triploids of Acacia auriculiformis and its hybrid with A. mangium; Euphytica
S-carboxyethylcysteine (a constituent of Acacia seed) negatively affects casein protein utilization by rats; Nutrition
Solid-wood production from temperate eucalypt plantations: a Tasmanian case study; Southern Forests
Using SSR markers for hybrid identification and resource management in Vietnamese Acacia breeding programs; Tree Genetics and Genomes

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision