Forest Industries Research Centre

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Forest Industries Research Centre

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The Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC) is focused on issues as they relate to the forestry value chain, thus the economic and environmental sustainability of forest industries.

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The forestry value chain covers a wide range of research disciplines including genetics and genomics, silviculture and stand management, forest health and pest management, ecology and biodiversity management, timber and biomass harvest and haulage, fibre quality and value, timber processing and biorefinery, renewable energy and biofuels as well as timber construction materials.

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About the Centre

Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC) is focused on issues as they relate to the forestry value chain.

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Research areas

Research areas include Forest resource improvement and establishment, Forest and health management, Processing and utilisation, and Harvest and haulage.

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Research projects

Selected research projects within the Forest Industries Research Centre.

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