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

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
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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
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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
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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
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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

Themes

  • Tree breeding
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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
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Improving stiffness in Sitka spruce

The grading, and therefore the ultimate value of construction timber is governed by the mechanical properties of strength, density and stiffness. The majority of British spruce timber is graded as...

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding

Gustavo participates in the following research topics:

  • The breeding of conifer species
  • Living Ash project, second phase, as partner in the DEFRA funded project to return the ash to the landscape
  • Broadleaved breeding in conjunction with Future Trees Trust
  • Selecting superior phenotypes or ‘plus trees’, and new breeding plans for Emerging Species
  • Tissue culture as a tool to assist breeding and deployment of selected material
  • Marker aided selection to speed up the selection and breeding process
  • The Sitka Spruced project to increase the rates of genetic gain in the UK’s breeding programme

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

Borrajo, P.; Lopez, G.; Ruiz, F. (2009). Primera cita de Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Homoptera, Psyllidae) en el SO de España. Boletín de Sanidad Vegetal-Plagas 35 (3) pp 355-361

Borrajo, P.; Lopez, M. A.; Ocete, R.; López, G.; Ruiz, F. (2008). Primera cita de Closterocerus chamaeleon Girault, parasitoide de Ophelimus maskelli Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae) en la provincia de Huelva (SO España). Boletín de Sanidad Vegetal-Plagas 34 (3) pp 383-388

Fernández, M.; Tejero, J.R.; Pérez, I.; Soria, F.; Ruiz, F.; Lopez, G. (2007). Effect of copper coating nursery containers on plant growth and root morphology of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. cuttings and seedlings. Silva Lusitana 15 (2) pp 215-227

Lupi, A.M.; Conti, R.; Fernández, R.; Cosentino, D.; Lopez, G. (2007). Efecto de las prácticas de repoblación forestal sobre el carbono orgánico del suelo y la estabilidad de los agregados en el noreste de Argentina. Investigación Agraria: Sistemas de Recursos Forestales 16 (3) pp 230-240

Fernandez, M.; Marcos, C.; Tapias, R.; Ruiz, F.; Lopez, G. (2007). Nursery fertilisation affects the frost-tolerance and plant quality of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. cuttings. Annals of Forest Science 64 (8) pp 865-873 

Borrajo Cuder, P.; Ocete Rubio, R.; López, G.; López Martínez, M. A.; Ruiz Fernández, F. (2006). Control biológico de Phoracantha sp. (Coleoptera, Cerambicidae) por Avetianella longoi Siscaro (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae) en la provincia de Huelva. Boletín de Sanidad Vegetal-Plagas 32 (4.1) pp 581-594 

Ferrere, P.; Lopez, G. A.; Boca, R. T.; Galetti, M. A.; Esparrach, C. A.; Pathauer, P. S. (2005). Efecto de la densidad de plantación sobre el crecimiento de Eucalyptus globulus en un ensayo Nelder modificado. Investigación Agraria: Sistemas de Recursos Forestales 14 (2) pp 174-184

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

Trade journal and newsletter articles

 

Lopez G, McLean JP, McKay H (2020). Improving British timber quality by tree breeding. Forestry and Timber News, United Kingdom (100) pp 44-47

 

López GA (2010). Domesticación y cultivo del eucalipto. Boletín Informativo CIDEU, Spain (8-9) pp 83-95

 

Borrajo P, López G, Ruiz F (2010). Primera cita de Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Homoptera, Psyllidae) en la provincia de Huelva (SO España). Phytoma España (223) pp 43-45

 

Acuña C, Torales S, Zelener N, Lopez G, Pathauer P, Marcucci Poltri S (2005). Uso de AFLP para determinar los posibles orígenes de razas locales de Eucalyptus globulus. In: Revista IDIA XXI: Forestales. Eds. INTA, Argentina pp 143-146

 

Marcucci Poltri S, Acuña C, Torales S, Zelener N, Pathauer P, Lopez G, Harrand L, Marcó M, Hopp E (2005). Evaluación de la variabilidad genética en huertos semilleros de especies de Eucalyptus. In: Revista IDIA XXI: Forestales. Eds. INTA, Argentina pp 180-184

 

López G, Pathauer P, Galetti M, Esparrach C (2004). Avances en el desarrollo de germoplasma de Eucalyptus globulus. In: Revista SAGPyA Forestal, Argentina 30 pp 2-5 

 

Scientific conferences presentations

Lopez G (2019). Sitka spruce breeding in the UK: achievements, potential and challenges. In: Forestry Workshop on Genomic Selection, Implementation and Impacts for the UK- University of Edinburgh. 17 September 2019, Roslin, Scotland, United Kingdom

Finzgar D, Cottrell J, Lopez G, Ennos R (2019). Monitoring and managing genetic diversity in Sitka spruce, Picea sitchensis (Bong.). In: “3rd UK Plant Evolution meeting” Proceedings of conference, 3-5 April 2019, Royal Botanical Garden Kew, UK. pp 29

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 forestry to cope with changing climate and environment” Proceedings of IUFRO Conference, pp 100, 18-22 September 2016, La Plata, Argentina.

Wahno I, Lopez G, Sunarti S, Dewy-Adyantoro V, Budi B, Satya H, (2014). Pengembangan varietas baru akasia hibrida: upaya peningkatan productivitas hutan tanaman industru pulp dan kertas di Indonesia. In: Proceedings of “Seminar Nasional Benih Unggul untuk Hutan Tanaman, Restorasi Ekosistem, dan Antisipasi Perubahan Iklim”, 19-20 November 2014, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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, Lopez 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

Lopez G, Cañas I, Ruiz F (2010). Vegetative propagation techniques and genetic improvement in Eucalyptus globulus. In:  Proceedings of the Conference on Eucalyptus management, history, status and trends in Ethiopia. (Eds: Gil L, Tadesse W, Tolosana E, Lopez R). 15-17 September 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia pp. 246-255

Lopez GA, Potts BM, Tilyard PA (2000).  The performance of F1 hybrids between E. globulus ssp. globulus and E. ovata compared with inbred and outcross controls.  In: Hybrid Breeding and Genetics of Forest Trees, (Eds: Dungey, Dieters and Nikles). pp 457-461. Proceedings of Queensland Forest Research Institute and CRC SPF Symposium, 9-14 April 2000, Noosa QLD, Australia.

Lopez GA, Potts BM, Gore PL (2000).  The inheritance of flowering time in interspecific F1 hybrids of Eucalyptus. In: Hybrid Breeding and Genetics of Forest Trees, (Eds: Dungey, Dieters and Nikles). pp 453-456. Proceedings of Queensland Forest Research Institute and CRC SPF Symposium, 9-14 April 2000, Noosa QLD, Australia.