Associate Professor Carolyn Raymond BRuralSC(UNE), MARuralSC(NE), PhD(UTAS). Carolyn is a quantitative geneticist who joined CPCG as an Associate Professor in February 2007. She has a long history of research having spent 21 years working for CSIRO Forestry, mainly in Tasmania, followed by 4 years working on pine silviculture with Forests NSW in Tumut, NSW. Within both these organisations she was a Principal Research Scientist leading projects determining effects of genetics, site and silviculture on growth and wood quality of plantation trees. She is a graduate of the University of New England (B. Rur. Sc. (Hons) and M. Rur Sc., both majoring in beef cattle breeding, and also holds a PhD from the University of Tasmania in quantitative genetics of temperate eucalypts. Her research has covered a wide range of topics including natural population variation and estimation of genetic parameters for growth, tree form, insect resistance and wood quality in temperate eucalypts and pines plus determining the relationship between wood properties and end product properties. During the last 10 years with CSIRO she was involved in the CRCs in Hobart and led a project which developed non-destructive and cost-effective methods for assessing wood quality of temperate eucalypts. These techniques were subsequently adopted by the national breeding program for Eucalyptus globulus and allowed for the incorporation of wood quality into the breeding program. Whilst with CPCG Carolyn is doing contract research on breeding Pinus radiata for both Forests NSW and the Radiata Pine Breeding Company in New Zealand as well as having input to student projects within CPCG.
Development of heartwood in response to water stress for radiata pine in Southern New South Wales, Australia (with Julian Moreno Chan and JCF Walker), Trees (2013)
Heartwood development and other functional changes in stem conductance in response to water stress in...
Deviant near-infrared spectra allows identification of Corymbia hybrids (with M Abasolo, Mervyn Shepherd, R Meder, and D Lee), Forest Ecology and Management (2013)
Pectin Methylesterase genes influence solid wood properties of Eucalyptus pilularis (with Timothy Sexton, Robert J. Henry, Chris E. Harwood, A Thomas, M Henson, and M Shepherd), Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (2012)
This association study of Eucalyptus pilularis populations provides empirical evidence for the role of Pectin...
Variation in green density and moisture content of radiata pine trees in the Hume region of New South Wales (with Julian Moreno Chan and J CF Walker), Australian Forestry (2012)
Variation in green density and moisture content are relevant for log transport planning, weight-scaling systems,...
Genotype by environment interactions for Pinus radiata in New South Wales, Australia, Tree Genetics and Genomes (2011)
Historical data from 26 progeny trials in the NSW breeding program was analyzed to determine...
Sampling plantation eucalypts for wood and fibre properties (with Geoff M. Downes, Irene Hudson, Geoff H. Dean, Anthony J. Michell, Laurence R. Schimleck, Rob Evans, and Allie Muneri), Centre for Plant Conservation Genetics Papers (1997)
Eucalypt plantations: improving fibre yield and quality: proceedings of the CRCTHF-IUFRO conference (with Brad M. Potts, Nuno MG Borralho, James B. Reid, R N. Cromer, and Wayne N. Tibbits), Centre for Plant Conservation Genetics Papers (1995)
Incorporating wood quality and deployment traits in Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus nitens (with Luis A. Apiolaza), Plantation Forest Biotechnology for the 21st Century (2004)
Flowering biology, genetics and tree breeding, Black Wattle and its Utilization (1992)
The effect of a single amino acid substitution in a lignin biosynthesis enzyme of wood properties in Eucalyptus globulus (with Fiona S. Poke, James B. Reid, and Rene E. Vaillancourt), Eucalyptus in a changing world: Proceedings of the International IUFRO Conference (2004)
Genetics of Eucalyptus wood properties (Presentation), International Conference on Wood, Breeding and Biotechnology and Industrial Expectations (2001)
Traditional methods of assessing wood properties are both destructive and expensive, limiting the numbers of...