Elspeth Macdonald

PhD


Related research

Research topic

Tree and Wood Properties

Tree biomechanics applied to tree survival and forest products

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding

Peer reviewed journal publications

 Auty, D., Achim, A., Macdonald, E., Cameron, A.D. and Gardiner, B.A. (2016). Models for predicting clearwood mechanical properties of Scots pine. For.Sci.62(4):403-413 http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/forsci.15-092

 Auty, D., Achim, A., Macdonald, E., Cameron, A.D. and Gardiner, B.A. 2014. Models for predicting wood density variation in Scots pine. Forestry, 87(3), 449–458.

 Fonweban, J, Mavrou, I, Gardiner, B, & Macdonald, E. (2013). Modelling the effect of spacing and site exposure on spiral grain angle on Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.) in Northern Britain. Forestry, 86(3), 331–342. doi:10.1093/forestry/cpt002

 Fonweban, J., Gardiner, B., Macdonald, E. and Auty, D. (2011). Taper functions for Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris, L.) and Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.) in Northern Britain. Forestry, 84 (1), 49-60. doi:10.1093/forestry/cpq043.

 Macdonald, E., Gardiner, B.A. and Mason, W.L. (2010). The Effects of Transformation of Even-Aged Stands to Continuous Cover Silviculture on Conifer Log Quality and Wood Properties in the UK. Forestry, 83 (1) 1-16. doi: 10.1093/forestry/cpp023.

 Macdonald, E., Mochan, S. and Connolly, T. (2009). Validation of a stem straightness scoring system for Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.). Forestry, 82 (4) 419-429. doi:10.1093/forestry/cpp011.

 Macdonald, E., Cooper, G., Davies, I. and Freke, B. (2008). Scots pine timber: current utilisation and future market prospects in Scotland. Scottish Forestry. 62(4) 12-21.

 Macdonald, E. and Hubert, J. (2002). A Review of the Effects of Silviculture on the Timber Quality of Sitka  Spruce. Forestry, 75 (2) 107-138.

 

Technical publications

 Price, A, Hapca, A, Gardiner, B, Macdonald, E & McLean, P 2017, Assessing the stem straightness of trees: Technical Note. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

 Macdonald, E., Moore, J., Connolly, T. and Gardiner, B. (2009). Developing methods for assessing Scots pine timber quality. Forestry Commission Research Note (FCRN005). Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.