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The Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC) provides an excellent opportunity to build and expand on existing cooperative efforts and to develop new and increased opportunities for Higher Degree by Research students and researchers interested in the Forest Industries.

FIRC focuses research around topics such as:

Member Key Research Area

Professor Mark Brown (Director)

  • Forest transport efficiency
  • Forest supply chain management and optimisation
  • Biomass supply chain efficiency
  • Driving innovation from applied research
Dr Helen Nahrung
  • Insect-plant interactions
  • Insect chemical and reproductive ecology
  • Invasion biology
  • Insect behaviour and physiology
Associate Professor David Lee
  • Improvement of tropical and subtropical hardwood tree species
  • Plant reproductive biology and breeding systems
  • Eucalyptus and Corymbia genetics
  • Gene flow from plantations to native forests
  • Growing trees for carbon sequestration, timber and poles
  • Tree adaptation and optimal matching of tree species to environments
  • Selection of myrtle rust (eucalypt rust) resistant trees for plantations and environmental plantings


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If you are interested in undertaking a PhD or Masters project please contact the Administration team