Gustavo Lopez

PhD


Related research

Research topic

The breeding of conifer species

Improving the economic value of conifer planting stock through breeding and selection.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
Research topic

Conifer Breeding Co-operative

Co-operative breeding of Sitka spruce to secure planting stock and advancement of the breeding programme.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Genetics
Research topic

Testing a range of ash species for tolerance to Chalara

Testing for tolerance to Chalara ash die-back across various ash species.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
Research topic

Living Ash Project (LAP)

Natural tolerance to Chalara ash die-back and tissue culture of selected ash trees

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
Research topic

Sitka spruced

A collaboration between Forest Research, Oxford University and Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) which will use DNA-marker technology to identify at a very early age those Sitka spruce trees which will have outstanding growth rate and timber quality when felled 30-years later

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
  • Forest management
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Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood (CEMARE)

This page summarises the results of the ‘Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood’ (CEMARE) project, funded by the EU’s COST cooperative research programme.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Genetics
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Tree improvement

Exploring genetic variation and breeding better trees

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
Research topic

Breeding and production of conifers

Conservation of trees selected for further breeding work. Production of improved deployment populations. Development of clonal forestry.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
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Predicted gains from Sitka spruce parents of families (family mixtures)

Sitka spruce mixtures produced between 1990 and 2005 for use commercially

Status: Current

Themes

  • Tree breeding
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Predicted gains from Sitka spruce seed orchards

Identitity numbers and percentage gain figures from 1984 to 2004

Status: Current

Themes

  • Tree breeding
Research topic

Breeding and production of conifers - Sitka spruce

Breeding issues

Status: Current

Themes

  • Tree breeding
Research topic

Marker Aided Selection (MAS) in Sitka spruce

Association of DNA-markers with field-based performance

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
Research topic

Selection and testing of conifers

Selection and testing of phenotypes. Progeny and clonal testing. Estimating breeding values. Use of Marker Aided Selection to improve operational efficiencies.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding

Gustavo participates in the following research topics:

Relevant peer reviewed journal articles

Sixto, H.; Gonzalez-Gonzalez, B. D.; Molina-Rueda, J. J.; Sanchez, M. M.; Lopez, G. A.; Garrido-Aranda, A.; Gallardo, F.; Cañellas, I.; Mounet, F.; Grima-Pettenati, J.; Cantón, F. (2016). Eucalyptus spp. and Populus spp. coping with salinity stress: An approach on growth, physiological and molecular features in the context of short rotation coppice (SRC). Trees Structure and Function 30 (5) pp 1872-1891

Hernandez, M. J.; Montes, F.; Ruiz, F.; Lopez, G. A.; Pita, P. (2016). The effect of vapour pressure deficit on stomatal conductance, sap pH and leaf-specific hydraulic conductance in Eucalyptus globulus clones grown under two watering regimes. Annals of Botany 117 (6) pp 1063-1071

Costa e Silva, J.; Potts, B. M.; Lopez, G. A. (2014). Heterosis may result in selection favouring the product of long-distance dispersal in Eucalyptus. Plos One 9 (4) (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0093811)

Cappa, E. P.; Pathauer, P. S.; Lopez, G. A. (2010). Provenance variation and genetics parameters of Eucalyptus viminalis in Argentina. Tree Genetics & Genome 6 (6) pp 981-994

Lopez, G. A.; Potts, B. M.; Vaillancourt, R. E.; Apiolaza, L. A. (2003). Maternal and carry-over effects on early growth in a Eucalyptus globulus diallel. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33 (11) pp 2108-2115

Lopez, G. A.; Potts, B. M.; Dutkowski, G. W.; Apiolaza, L. A.; Gelid, P. E. (2002). Genetic variation and inter-trait correlations in a Eucalyptus globulus base population in Argentina. International Journal of Forest Genetics 9 (3) pp 217-231

Dutkowski, G. W.; Costa e Silva, J.; Gilmour, A. R.; Lopez, G. A. (2002). Spatial analysis methods for forest genetic trials. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32 (12) pp 2201-2214

Lopez, G. A.; Potts, B. M.; Dutkowski, G. W.; Rodriguez Traverso, J. M. (2001). Quantitative genetics of Eucalyptus globulus: Affinities of land race and native stand localities. Silvae Genetica 50 (5-6) pp 244-252

Lopez, G. A., Potts, B. M.; Tilyard, P. A. (2000). F1 hybrid inviability in Eucalyptus: The case of E. ovata x E. globulus. Heredity 85 (3) pp 242-250

Book and book chapters

Soria, F.; Lopez, G. (2014). Vegetative propagation of Eucalyptus globulus. In: “Mejoramiento genético de eucaliptos en Chile” Ipinza R., Barros S., Gutiérrez B., Borralho N. (Eds.) pp 149-168 INFOR Instituto Forestal Chile, FIA Fundación Innovación Agraria: Santiago, Chile

Majada, J.; Lopez, G.; Neves, L.; Araujo, C. (2012). Eucalyptus globulus Labill. In: “Producción y manejo de semillas y plantas forestales I” Pemán J., Navarro R.M., Nicolás J.L., Prada M.A., Serrada R. (Eds.) pp 462-491 Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente: Madrid, Spain

Ruiz, F.; Lopez, G.; Toval, G.; Alejano, R. (2008). Silviculture of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. In: “Compendio de selvicultura aplicada en España” Serrada R.; Montero G.; Reque J. (Eds.) pp 117-154 INIA, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia: Madrid, Spain

Scientific conferences presentations

Dewy-Adyantoro V, Edi W, Hasanah N, Utomo G, Lopez G (2017). Performance of Acacia auriculiformis provenances in Sumatra, Indonesia. In: “Promoting sustainable resources from plantations for economic growth and community benefits” Proceedings of the IUFRO – INAFOR Joint International Conference, 24-27 July 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Febria SD, Suharyanto, Lopez G, Dewy-Adyantoro V, Zulfahmi, Permanasar I (2017). Gamma-ray irradiation on germination and early growth of Acacia crassicarpa seedlings. In: “Promoting sustainable resources from plantations for economic growth and community benefits” Proceedings of the IUFRO – INAFOR Joint International Conference, 24-27 July 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Zul R, Suharyanto, Susanti I, Lopez G (2016). Eucalyptus pellita germplasm conservation by in-vitro cold storage. In: “Biotechnology: change and future” Proceedings of the IV Seminar of Biotechnology, 29 October 2016, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Sinuraya F, Suharyanto, Rahayu W, Lopez G (2016). Ex vitro rotting in Acacia crassicarpa micropropagation. In: “Development and application of vegetative propagation technologies in plantation forestrty to cope with changing climate and environment” Proceedings of IUFRO Conference, 18-22 September 2016, La Plata, Argentina. pp 100

Grima-Pettenati J, Leplé JC, Gion JM, Harvengt L, Fladung M, Puls J, Schmitt U, Meyer D, Kamm B, Araujo C, Paiva J, Rodrigues J, López G, Canton FR, Gallardo F, Allona I, Sixto-Blanco H (2011). Tree for joules, a Plant KBBE Project to improve eucalypt and poplar Wood properties for bioenergy. In: “Improvement and culture of Eucalyptus” Proceedings of IUFRO Conference, 14-18 November 2011, Porto Seguro, Brazil. pp 309-310