Forestry & Wood Science
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Publications

​2018

Journals

ACKERMAN PA, MARTIN CJ, BREWER JC, ACKERMAN SA. Effect of slope on productivity and cost of Eucalyptus pulpwood harvesting using single-grip purpose-built and excavator-based harvesters. FOREST PRODUCTS JOURNAL 2018; 29(2):74-82.

 

ALLEN KJ, VILLALBA R, LAVERGNE A, PALMER JG, COOK ER, FENWICK P, DREW DM, TURNEY CSM, BAKER PJ. A comparison of some simple methods used to detect unstable temperature responses in tree-ring chronologies. DENDROCHRONOLOGIA 2018; 48(2018):52-73.

 

AMIANDAMHEN SO, MEINCKEN M, TYHODA L. The effect of chemical treatments of natural fibres on the properties of phosphate-bonded composite products. WOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2018; 2018(52):653-675.

 

AMIANDAMHEN SO, MONTECUCCOLI Z, MEINCKEN M, BARBU MC, TYHODA L. Phosphate bonded wood composite products from invasive Acacia trees occurring on the Cape Coastal plains of South Africa. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products/Holz als Roh - und Werkstoff 2018; 2018(76):437-444.

 

BREWER JC, TALBOT B, BELBO H, ACKERMAN PA, ACKERMAN SA. A comparison of two methods of data collection for modelling productivity of harvesters: manual time study and follow-up study using on-board computer stem records. Annals of Forest Research 2018; 61(1):109-124.

 

CHENG Y, ZHANG CY, ZHAO XH, VON GADOW K. Biomass-dominant species shape the productivity-diversity relationship in two temperate forests. Annals of Forest Science 2018; 75(97):3-9.

 

CORRAL-RIVAS JJ, GONZÁLEZ-ELIZONDO MDS, LUJAN-SOTO JE, VON GADOW K. Effects of density and structure on production in the communal forests of the Mexican Sierran Madre Occidental. Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science (Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal) 2018; 2070(2620):1-10.

 

DREW DM, DOWNES GM. Growth at the microscale: long term thinning effects on patterns and timing of intra-annual stem increment in radiata pine. Forest Ecosystems 2018; 5(32):1-13.

 

EFFAH B, VAN REENEN AJ, MEINCKEN M. Mechanical properties of wood-plastic composites made from various wood species with different compatibilisers. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products/Holz als Roh - und Werkstoff 2018; 2018(76):57-68.

 

ERASMUS J, KUNNEKE A, DREW DM, WESSELS CB. The effect of planting spacing on Pinus pastula stem straightness, microfibril angle and wood density. FORESTRY 2018; 91(3):247-258.

 

FAN XH, HE H, WANG J, XU C, VON GADOW K. Tree species richness in north-eastern China: geographical variation and minimum areas. Community Ecology 2017; 18(3):244-252.

 

FRONEMAN GM, WESSELS CB. Increased planting density as a means for improving Pinus elliottii lumber stiffness. Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science (Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal) 2018; 80(3):269-274.

 

HAM H, OBERHOLSTER A, KANZLER A, DU TOIT B. In vivo interspecific pollination success between Pinus radiata, P. maximinoi, P. oocarpa and P. tecunumanii. JOURNAL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH 2018; 1007(662X):1-10.

 

HAO M, ZHANG CY, ZHAO XH, VON GADOW K. Functional and phylogenetic diversity determine woody productivity in a temperate forest. Ecology and Evolution 2018; 2395(2406):2395-2406.

 

HEITA HTN, HAM H, MENSAH S. Effects of seed viability and pre-treatments on seed germination of two indigenous species - Strychnos cocculoides Baker and Guibourtia coleosperma (Benth.) Leonard in Namibia. AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS 2018; 0167(4366):1-8.

KAHRIMAN A, SONMEZ T, VON GADOW K. Site index models for Calabrian pine in the central Mediterranean region of Turkey. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 2018; 37(5):459-474.

 

LUNDQVIST SO, SEIFERT S, GRAHN T, OLSSON L, GARCÍA-GIL MR, KARLSSON B, SEIFERT T. Age and weather effects on between and within ring variations of number, width and coarseness of tracheids and radial growth of young Norway spruce. European Journal of Forest Research 2018; 2018(137):719-743.

 

MARAIS EM. Three new geophytic species of Pelargonium (Geraniaceae) from the Western Cape Province, South Africa and their relationships within section Hoarea. South African Journal of Botany 2017; 2017(113):261-269.

 

MEINCKEN M, ACHEAMPONG JB, DLAMINI TU. Plastic recycling in South Africa and its effection on further product quality - A case study. PONTE 2018; 74(6/1):299-309.

 

MENSAH S, DU TOIT B, SEIFERT T. Diversity-biomass relationship across forest layers: implications for niche complementarity and selection effects. Oecologia 2018; 187(2018):783-795.

 

MENSAH S, PIENAAR LO, KUNNEKE A, DU TOIT B, SEYDACK A, UHL E, PRETZSCH H, SEIFERT T. Height - Diamter allometry in South Africa's indigenous high forests: Assessing generic models performance and function forms. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 2018; 410(2018):1-11.

 

NEL A, MALAN FS, BRAUNSTEIN R, WESSELS CB, KANZLER A. Sawn-timber and kraft pulp properties of Pinus elliottii x Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis and Pinus patula x Pinus tecunumanii hybrids and their parental species. Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science (Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal) 2018; 80(2):159-168.

 

NOLAN RH, DREW DM, O GRADY AP, PINKARD EA, PAUL K, ROXBURGH SH, MITCHELL PJ, BRUCE J, BATTAGLIA M, RAMP D. Safeguarding reforestation efforts against changes in climate and disturbance regimes. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 2018; 2018(424):458-467.

 

NORIHIRO JM, ACKERMAN PA, SPONG BD, LÄNGIN DW. Productivity model for cut-to-length harvester operation in South African Eucalyptus pulpwood plantations. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 2018; 39(2018)(1):1-13.

 

PERKINS D, UHL E, BIBER P, DU TOIT B, CARRARO V, RÖTZER T, PRETZSCH H. Impact of climate trends and drought events on the growth of oaks (Quercus robur L. and Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.) within and beyond their natural range. Forests 2018; 9(3(108)):1-25.

 

PRÖLLER M, NOCETTI M, BRUNETTI M, BARBU MC, BLUMENTRITT M, WESSELS CB. Influence of processing parameters and wood properties on the edge gluing of green Eucalyptus grandis with a one-component PUR adhesive. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products/Holz als Roh - und Werkstoff 2018; 76(2018):1195-1204.

 

UISSO AJ, CHIRWA PW, ACKERMAN PA, MBWAMBO L. The role of village land forest reserves in the implementation of land use plans: experience from the REDD+ initiative, Tanzania. INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW 2018; 20(2):236-249.

 

UISSO AJ, CHIRWA PWC, ACKERMAN PA, MBWAMBO L. Forest management and conservation before and after the introduction of village participatory land use plans in the Kilosa district REDD+ initiative, Tanzania. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 2018; 1054(9811):1-19.

 

VAN DER MERWE J, PULKKI RE, ACKERMAN PA, LÄNGIN DW. The impact of log surface damage caused by harvester Eucalyptus debarking on pulp value recovery. Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science (Southern Hemisphere Forestry Journal) 2018; 80(2):105-113.



Chapters in books

DE CAUWER V, CHAKA M, CHIMWAMUROMBE PM, GEORGE D, HAM H, HEITA HTN, MAKOI T, MASHUNGWA G, REINHOLD-HUREK B, TSHWENYANE S. Artificial ans assisted natural regeneration of socio-economically important southern African tree species. In: Revermann R, Krewenka KM, Schmiedel U, Olwoch JM, Helmschrot J, Jürgens N (eds.) Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen, Germany, 2018: 324-331.


Proceedings National and International

DLAMINI TU, ACHEAMPONG JB, HAM C, MEINCKEN M. The feasibility of Wood Plastic Composite Materials as building materials for RDP houses. Merensky Young Scientist Seminar: Valuation and Evaluation of Forest Resources, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Department Forest & Wood Science. Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University 2018: 1-68.​​

NELWAMONDO MC, HAM C, HAM H. A conceptual framework for payment for environmental services in plantation forest in South Africa. In: HAM C, Kleinn C, HAM H (eds.) Merensky Young Scientis Seminar: Valuation and Evaluation of Forest Resources, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Department Forest & Wood Science. Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University 2018: 1-68.

SEBOA DD, HAM C, ACKERMAN SA. Quantifying financial returns from commercial forestry research trails in the Zululand Region of KwaZulu-Natal. Merensky Young Scientist Seminar: Valuation and Evaluation of Forest Resources, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Department Forest & Wood Science. Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University 2018: 1-68.

TERBLANCHE M, ACKERMAN PA, ACKERMAN SA. Unlocking the potential of harvester on board computer data in the South African forestry value chain. Merensky Young Scientist Seminar: Valuation and Evaluation of Forest Resources, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Department Forest & Wood Science. Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University 2018: 1-68.


ALAWODE AO. Natural wood adhesives prepared from Irvingia gabonensis and Irvingia wombolu kernel extracts to reduce formaldehyde emissions. Forest Products Society 72nd International Convention, Wisconsin, USA, Forest Products Scoiety USA 2018: 1-45.


Doctoral degrees completed

HAM H. Investigating pollination success between Pinus radiata and selected pine species. PhD (Bosb), 2018. 164 pp. Promotor: DU TOIT B. Medepromotor: Kanzler A, OBERHOLSTER A.

 

SCHEEPERS GP. Fertilisation of semi-mature Pinus elliottii and Pinus elliottii x caribaea stands on a climatic gradient in the Tsitsikamma and its effect on system nutrition and stand productivity. PhD (Bosb), 2018. 170 pp. Promotor: DU TOIT B. Medepromotor: DREW DM.

 

UISSO AJ. Community percepcions of the effectiveness of participatory land use plans in enhancing the management and conservation of Village Land Forest Reserves in Kilosa District, Tanzania. PhD (Bosb), 2018. 213 pp. Promotor: Chirwa PWC. Medepromotor: ACKERMAN PA.


Masters degrees completed

CHARLTON RA. Higher initial planting densities for South African-grown Pinus patula sawlog trees: the effect on stem form and land expectation value. MSc Houtkunde, 2018. 84 pp. Studieleier: WESSELS CB. Medestudieleier: HAM C.

 

DUGMORE MK. Evaluation of the bonding quality of E. grandis cross-laminated timber made with a one-component polyurethane adhesive. MSc Houtkunde, 2018. 80 pp. Studieleier: WESSELS CB.

 

GRAHAM DJ. Silvicultural value chain analysis of short rotation Eucalyptus Grandis X Urophylla stands in Coastal Zululand. MScBosb, 2018. 97 pp. Studieleier: HAM C.

HEITA HTN. Evaluating the germination potential of Pterocarpus angolensis and Strychnos cocculoides with tissue culture techniques. MScBosb, 2018. 74 pp. Studieleier: HAM H. Medestudieleier: de Cauwer V.

 

LAMBRECHTS HA. The potential for Eucalyptus hybrids in farm forestry in the semi-arid winter rainfall region of South Africa. MScBosb, 2018. 95 pp. Studieleier: DU TOIT B.

 

MALINGA S. Genetic control of frost tolerance in Pinus patula x Pinus tecunumanii (LE and HE) hybrid families. MScBosb, 2018. 100 pp. Studieleier: HAM H. Medestudieleier: NEL A.

 

MARAIS BN. Methods of assessing utilisable sawlog volume of riparian alien invasive forests in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. MScBosb, 2018. 116 pp. Studieleier: DREW DM. Medestudieleier: HAM C.

 

MWANSA P. Investigating the impact of fire on the natural regeneration of woody species in dry and wet Miombo woodland. MScBosb, 2018. 187 pp. Studieleier: DU TOIT B. Medestudieleier: de Cauwer V.

 

RAATZ KF. Cellulose nanocrystals isolated from South African invasive wood species. MSc Houtkunde, 2018. 66 pp. Studieleier: MEINCKEN M. Medestudieleier: LUTZ M.

 

SEBOA DD. Quantifying financial returns from commercial forestry research trials in the Zululand Region of KwaZulu-Natal. MScBosb, 2018. 152 pp. Studieleier: HAM C. Medestudieleier: ACKERMAN SA.

 

VAN NIEKERK PB. Allometric models for aboveground biomass of Eucalyptys grandis x nitens. MScBosb, 2018. 104 pp. Studieleier: DREW DM. Medestudieleier: DU TOIT B, Dovey SB.

 

WENHOLD RM. Skills development of mechanised softwood sawtimber cut-to-length harvester operators on the Highveld of South Africa. MScBosb, 2018. 100 pp. Studieleier: ACKERMAN PA. Medestudieleier: ACKERMAN SA.

 

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