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About Associate Professor Carolyn A Raymond

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.


Present Associate Professor, Southern Cross University Southern Cross Plant Science

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PO Box 157
Lismore, NSW 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3142
Fax: (+61 2) 6622 2080


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