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CRC for Forestry News - issue ten (Sept 2011)

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Issue 10 - September 2011
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CRC for Forestry News - science for sustainable forest landscapes

From the CEO

Gordon DuffAt a time of great need for innovation in the forest sector in Australia, the country’s research capacity has been dealt a blow, with the announcement that an application to extend funding for the CRC for Forestry from mid-2012 to 2017 has not been successful. We are heartened and encouraged by the support of our stakeholders, and are already investigating alternative strategies for the future of forest R&D in Australia … [read more]

CRC provides evidence to parliamentary inquiries

CRC logo - leavesThe need for sustained investment in research and education, for policy to keep pace with changes in the forest industry, and the complex changes plantation expansion brings to Australia’s landscapes, regional communities and the forest industry were themes in evidence to two parliamentary inquiries from CRC-affiliated researchers …[read more]

Research helping to shape the future of Tasmania’s forest industry

men in timber yardTwo new research reports from the CRC are helping to inform the future of Tasmania’s forest industry: socioeconomic research recommends targeted assistance for those hit by the industry downturn, while separate research suggests a viable future for mills processing plantation-grown eucalypts … [read more]

Managed forests offer greater opportunities for carbon storage

house frameNew research from the CRC for Forestry proposes greater consideration of the potential of managed forests to contribute to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The research concludes that the greatest benefits will not come from carbon storage in the landscape, and that the potential for maximising greenhouse gas mitigation with forests may be overlooked …[read more]

Research seeking community views on plantation forestry

tree farmNearly 10 000 Australian households will be asked their views on plantation forestry as part of research into community attitudes. The research covers two states and will provide insights for government and forest managers ...

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Farewell to Mark Hunt

Mark HuntOne of the CRC’s long-serving researchers is taking on a new challenge that will take him far away from forested landscapes. Mark Hunt will be trading his current subtropical home for something very different …

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CRC board member retires from Forestry Tasmania

hans_drielsma3In July, CRC board member Dr Hans Drielsma retired from his role as Executive General Manager of Forestry Tasmania, but as he transitions to retirement, he’ll continue his contribution to the forest industry …

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'Ideas to impact' seminars

CRC peopleThe CRC for Forestry is giving its industry partners an opportunity to learn more about decision-support and modelling tools that can help forest managers reduce costs, increase productivity and enhance efficiency ...

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Modelling tools spark interest

CABALA outputThe CRC for Forestry is offering free training in the use of powerful modelling tools to better predict forest growth. Developed by the CRC in conjunction with CSIRO, the tools can offer guidance on likely plantation performance in areas where productivity data is not available ... [read more]

Measuring forests remotely—new developments with LiDAR explained at SilviLaser conference

SilviLaser_logo croppedThe CRC for Forestry will co-host the 11th international LiDAR forest applications conference, SilviLaser 2011, bringing together research scientists and practitioners from around the world to share their experience in the development and application of LiDAR for forest assessment and inventory … [read more]

Getting research into action—coming events and recent publications

publicationsThe 11th international LiDAR forest applications conference, SilviLaser, and a free workshop on modelling tools to assist in forest management are among the coming events of interest.  A number of recent CRC for Forestry technical reports and research bulletins are also available, including our interim report on the socioeconomic impacts of forest industry change … [read more]