Luis Fontes DPhil (Oxon.) MSc (Oxon.) Forest Engineer (Lisbon)

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Eucalyptus globulus research

Eucalyptus globulus Labill. commonly know as Blue Gum is the main exotic forest tree species in Portugal. It is native from Australia and in terms of forest cover in Portugal has an area of approximately 647000 ha. The main use of Eucalyptus globulus Portuguese plantations is pulp production and they are grown in short-term rotations.

Eucalyptus globulus

Currently Eucalyptus globulus research is being carried in biomass equations up to a top stem diameter. An "embryo" from this work has been presented as a poster:

L. Fontes, M. Tome and M. Baptista Coelho (2008) "Biomass equations for Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal: an assessment of carbon involved in forest harvesting". Forest Adaptation 2008. Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Changing Climate with Emphasis on Forest Health: A Review of Science, Policies, and Practices. Umea, Sweden.

Previous research on Eucalyptus globulus focused on the calibration of 3-PG processed based model in Portugal and in the development of system of compatible equations to estimate biomass of stem wood, stem bark, leaves and branches:

Antonio, N., Tome, M., Soares, P., Tome, J., Fontes, L., (2007) "Effect of tree, stand, and site variables on the allometry of Eucalyptus globulus tree biomass" Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37 (5): pp. 895-902

Fontes, L., Landsberg, J., Tome, J., Tome, M., Pacheco, C., Soares, P. and Araujo, C. (2006) "Calibration and testing of a generalized process-based model for use in Portuguese eucalyptus plantations" Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36 (12):pp. 3209-3221

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