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Researcher: Blackburn, DP (Dr David Blackburn)

Research Fields

Wood Processing
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Agroforestry
Timber, Pulp and Paper
Forestry Product Quality Assessment
Agricultural Land Management
Agricultural Land Planning
Forestry Sciences
Construction Materials
Structural Engineering
Decision Support and Group Support Systems

Research Impact

Hardwood Plantations
Integration of Farm and Forestry
Wood Sawing and Veneer
Timber Materials
Native Forests
Harvesting and Transport of Forest Products
Forestry
Wood, Wood Products and Paper
Application Tools and System Utilities

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 1.2: Coconut veneer value-chain proposal
ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 2: Guide to community development of estate coconut renewal plans in South Pacific island countries
ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 2: Guidelines for harvesting coconut palms in South Pacific island countries
ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 6: Assessment on the use of coconut wood harvesting and processing residues for by-products
Acoustic wave velocity as a selection trait in Eucalyptus nitens; Forests
Assessing genetic variation to improve stem straightness in Eucalyptus globulus; Annals of Forest Science
Factors affecting log traits and green rotary-peeled veneer recovery from temperate eucalypt plantations; Annals of Forest Science
Genetic improvement for pulpwood and peeled veneer in Eucalyptus nitens; Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Genetic variation in traits affecting sawn timber recovery in plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens; Annals of Forest Science
Genetics of eucalypts: traps and opportunities; Developing a eucalypt resource: learning from Australia and elsewhere
Improved methods for achieving traceability of tree and log identities in timber processing studies; Forest Products Journal
Improving Eucalyptus nitens for sawn-board,veneer and paper products
Independent lines of evidence of a genetic relationship between acoustic wave velocity and kraft pulp yield in Eucalyptus globulus; Annals of Forest Science
Influence of site, storage and steaming on Eucalyptus nitens log-end splitting; Annals of Forest Science
Objective 1: Identify the most promising product options for the veneer from coconut stems; ACIAR project FST/2009/062 Development of advanced veneer and other product from coconut wood to enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities
Objective 2: Develop protocols and capacity for sustainable low-impact coconut wood harvesting, plantation rehabilitation, and log grading, handling and transport; ACIAR project FST/2009/062 Development of advanced veneer and other product from coconut wood to enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities
Objective 6: Determine the costs and benefits of using the residual cortex and soft, central cores for bio-char and other agricultural products; ACIAR project FST/2009/062 Development of advanced veneer and other product from coconut wood to enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities
Researchers in Business Project: Timber Drying at Porta Mouldings Bridgewater Site, Project: Optimisation of drying process and improvements in the dried quality of Tasmanian oak
Stiffness and checking of Eucalyptus nitens sawn boards: Genetic variation and potential for genetic improvement; Tree Genetics & Genomes
Testing of Imported Plantation Eucalypt Timber Phase 2: Report for Porta Mouldings, Project 1: The physical properties of imported eucalypt hardwoods
Testing of Imported Plantation Eucalypt Timber: Report for Porta Mouldings, Project 2: The staining and finishing of imported eucalypt hardwoods
The potential for regional rotary veneer peeling in Tasmania
The potential for rotary peeling veneer in regional Tasmania; National Centre for Future Forest Industries Delivery Workshop
Variation in rotary veneer recovery from Australian plantation Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus nitens; BioResources
Veneer product from fibre-managed plantation hardwood: Final report
Veneer recovery analysis of plantation eucalypt species using spindleless lathe technology; BioResources

Research Projects

Developing high-mass laminated flooring products from fibre-managed plantation hardwood; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
The potential to recover veneer based product from low grade native forest logs; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Researcher in Business: Improving Drying Systems at Porta Mouldings
Segregation of logs from fibre-managed plantations for improved veneer based products
Sense-T Stage 2: Forest and Wood Products
Veneer product from fibre-managed plantation hardwood

Research Candidate Supervision