Peer reviewed and popular NZDFI publications


Altaner, C. (2015). “Developing a quality eucalypt resource at seedling stage.” Australian Forest Grower 37(4): 33/35.


Altaner, C. and Palmer, H. (2021). “Producing posts and veneer from durable eucalypt timber.” NZ Tree Grower November 2021, 33-37.


Davies, N. T., L. A. Apiolaza and M. Sharma (2017). “Heritability of growth strain in Eucalyptus bosistoana: a Bayesian approach with left-censored data.” New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 47.


Ghildiyal, V., Herel, R van., Heffernan, B., Altaner, C.M. (2022) “The effect of Joule heating on collapse and water absorption of wood.” Wood material science and engineering, 09/2022.


Ghildiyal, V., Iyiola, E., Sharma, M., Apiolaza, L. A., Altaner, C.M (2023) “Genetic variation in drying collapse and heartwood properties at mid-rotation age of Eucalyptus globoidea.” Industrial crops and products, 10/2023, Volume 201.


Guo, F. and C. M. Altaner (2018). “Properties of rotary peeled veneer and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) from New Zealand grown Eucalyptus globoidea.” New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 48(1): 3.


Guo, F. and C. M. Altaner (2019). “Measuring Molecular Strain in Rewetted and Never-Dried Eucalypt Wood with Raman Spectroscopy.” Biomacromolecules 20(8): 3191-3199.


Guo, F. and Altaner, C.M. (2019). “Effects of mechanical stretching, desorption and isotope exchange on deuterated eucalypt wood studied by near infrared spectroscopy.”  Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 03/2019, Volume 211.


Guo, F., Cramer, M., Altaner, C.M. (2019). “Evaluation of near infrared spectroscopy to non-destructively measure growth strain in trees.” Cellulose (London), 09/2019, Volume 26, Issue 13-14.


Iyiola, E.A., C. M Altaner, L.A. Apiolaza (2022). “Genetic variation in wood properties of mid-rotation Eucalyptus globoidea.” NZ Journal of Forest Science Vol 52 (2022)


Li, Y. and C. Altaner (2018). “Predicting extractives content of Eucalyptus bosistoana F. Muell. Heartwood from stem cores by near infrared spectroscopy.” Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 198: 78-87.


Li, Y., L. A. Apiolaza and C. Altaner (2018). “Genetic variation in heartwood properties and growth traits of Eucalyptus bosistoana.” European Journal of Forest Research 137(4): 565-572.


Li, Y. and C. Altaner (2019). Calibration of near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) data of three Eucalyptus species with extractive contents determined by ASE extraction for rapid identification of species and high extractive contents. Holzforschung. 73: 537.


Li, Y. and C. M. Altaner (2019). “Effects of variable selection and processing of NIR and ATR-IR spectra on the prediction of extractive content in Eucalyptus bosistoana heartwood.” Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 213: 111-117.


Li, Y., M. Sharma, C. Altaner and L. J. Cookson (2020). “An approach to quantify natural durability of Eucalyptus bosistoana by near infrared spectroscopy for genetic selection.” Industrial Crops and Products 154: 112676.


Lin, H., Murray, T.J. and Mason, E.G. (2017). “Incidence of and defoliation by a newly introduced pest, Paropsisterna variicollis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), on eleven durable Eucalyptus species in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.” New Zealand Plant Protection 70, 45-51 (2017).


Mason, E.G., Salekin, S. and Morgenroth, J. (2017) “Comparison between meteorological data from the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and data from independent meteorological stations.” New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science. 47 (1).


Millen, P. (2009). NZ Dryland Forests Initiative: a market focused durable eucalypt R&D project. Pages 57-74 in L. A. Apiolaza, S. V. S. Chauhan, and J. C. F. Walker, editors. Revisiting eucalypts. Wood Technology Research Centre, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, N.Z.


Millen, P., S. van Ballekom, C. Altaner, L. Apiolaza, E. Mason, R. McConnochie, J. Morgenroth and T. Murray (2018). “Durable eucalypt forests – a multi-regional opportunity for investment in New Zealand drylands.” New Zealand Journal of Forestry 63: 11-23.


Millen, P., C. Altaner and H. Palmer (2020). “Growing a new hardwood industry is not just about planting trees.” New Zealand Tree Grower February: 19-25.


Mishra, G., D. A. Collings and C. M. Altaner (2018). “Cell organelles and fluorescence of parenchyma cells in Eucalyptus bosistoana sapwood and heartwood investigated by microscopy.” New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 48(1): 13.


Mishra, G., D. A. Collings and C. M. Altaner (2018). “Physiological changes during heartwood formation in young Eucalyptus bosistoana trees.” IAWA Journal 39(4): 382-394.


Mishra, G., A. Garrill and C. Altaner (2019). “Bioactivity of ethanol extracts from Eucalyptus bosistoana F. Muell. heartwood.” iForest – Biogeosciences and Forestry 12(5): 467-473.


Rajapaksha, C., P. Greaves, C.M.Altaner (2023) “Economic potential for essential oil production from New Zealand-grown Eucalyptus bosistoana.” Scientific Reports 13, 11/23


Rajapaksha, C., Apiolaza, L.A., Squire, M.A., and Altaner, C.M. (2023) “Seasonal variation of yield and composition in extracts from immature and mature Eucalyptus bosistoana leaves.” Flavour and Fragrance journal, 04/2023.


Rajapaksha, C., Apiolaza, L.A., Squire, M.A., and Altaner, C.M. (2023) “Genetic parameters of esential-oil traits for Eucalyptus bosistoana.” Australian Forestry, 11/23 


Salekin, S., Burgess, J. H., Morgenroth, J., Mason, E. G., & Meason, D. F. (2018). A comparative study of three non-geostatistical methods for optimising digital elevation model interpolation. ISPRS international journal of geo-information, 7(8), 300.


Salekin, S., Mason, E. G., Morgenroth, J., Bloomberg, M., & Meason, D. F. (2019). Modelling the Effect of Microsite Influences on the Growth and Survival of Juvenile Eucalyptus globoidea (Blakely) and Eucalyptus bosistoana (F. Muell) in New Zealand. Forests, 10(10), 857.


Salekin, S., Mason, E. G., Morgenroth, J., & Meason, D. F. (2020). A preliminary growth and yield model for Eucalyptus globoidea Blakely plantations in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science, 50.


Salekin, S., Bloomberg, M., Morgenroth, J., Meason, D. F., & Mason, E. G. (2021). Within-site drivers for soil nutrient variability in plantation forests: A case study from dry sub-humid New Zealand. CATENA, 200, 105149.


Salekin, S., Catalan, C.H., Boczniewicz, D., Phiri, D., Morgenroth, J., et al (2021). Global tree taper modelling: a review of applications, methods, functions, and their parameters.  Forests 12 (7)


Schroeder, P. and C. Altaner (2016). “Propagation – a bottleneck in tree breeding programmes?” New Zealand Tree Grower November: 35-36.