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Mark Neyland

profile_neyland_thumbDr Mark Neyland
PhD student - COMPLETED

Topic: regeneration and growth of Eucalyptus obliqua and major rainforest species after a range of silvicultural treatments

University of Tasmania

I'm the principal research scientist, native forests branch, within the Division of Forest Research and Development at Forestry Tasmania. I completed my PhD in 2010, looking at the vegetation response to the range of treatments applied at the Warra silvicultural systems trial. This was nearly a record breaking performance as it took me 12 years to complete, but I had to wait until all the treatments at Warra were at least three years old. 

Native forests branch runs research into native forests and our current programs are focussed on regeneration, stand development, responses to and methods of thinning, and alternatives to clearfelling in wet eucalypt forests. We focus most of our efforts on eucalypt forest but we have a small program looking at blackwood regeneration and stand development and we keep a watch of rainforests. We have recently established a carbon research group, looking at the role of forests in carbon release and sequestration. We also provide training and extension services in native forest management to staff and external clients.

We maintain active links with CRC Program 4, particularly Project 4.2 Biodiversity, and Program 3.