Species performance and site relationships for rainforest timber species in plantations in the humid tropics of Queensland

Bristow, Mila, Erskine, Peter D., McNamara, Sean and Annandale, Mark (2005). Species performance and site relationships for rainforest timber species in plantations in the humid tropics of Queensland. In Peter D. Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow (Ed.), Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: Using rainforest tree species (pp. 84-100) Barton, ACT, Australia: RIRDC Publication.


Author Bristow, Mila
Erskine, Peter D.
McNamara, Sean
Annandale, Mark
Title of chapter Species performance and site relationships for rainforest timber species in plantations in the humid tropics of Queensland
Title of book Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: Using rainforest tree species
Place of Publication Barton, ACT, Australia
Publisher RIRDC Publication
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series RIRDC Publication
ISBN 174151150X
ISSN 1440-6845
Editor Peter D. Erskine
David Lamb
Mila Bristow
Volume number 05/087
Chapter number 6
Start page 84
End page 100
Total pages 17
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subjects E1
300801 Environmental Management and Rehabilitation
770799 Other
0705 Forestry Sciences
Abstract/Summary The performance of 32 tropical rainforest and eucalypt tree species grown in private, mixed species plantations was examined. There were two objectives: 1) to summarise the growth of species by soil and rainfall classes, 2) to investigate the degree of variability in growth rates with respect to environmental variables. Data were collected from 112 plots established in the Community Rainforest Reforestation Program (CRRP) plantations across sites in the humid tropics of central and north Queensland. Sites ranged from sea level to 1160 m above sea level, with annual rainfall from 800 mm to 4300 mm, on soils derived from basalt, metamorphic and granite parent material. Species performance was significantly related to climatic and edaphic variables but the strength of these relationships differed among taxa.
Keyword Rainforest plantations
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes "A technical workshop was convened in June 2003 to review what we have learned in the past ten or so years of reforesting with rainforest and tropical species. The workshop was attended by many of those who have been involved in the reforestation effort in both Queensland and northern New South Wales. This peer-reviewed book documents the lessons learned as a result of their experiences." ; "A report for the RIRDC/Land & Water Australia/FWPRDC/MDBC Joint Venture Agroforestry Program, together with the Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre"

 
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