Forestry Technology Research Group

General Information

Forestry Technology Research Group consists of 14 lecturers. Overall, our research agenda is aimed to improve research agenda is aimed to improve productivity and efficiency of forest and forest products. The research agenda is divided into three major themes: Forest Structure and Functions; Forest Design; and Forest Product Processing. The Forest Structure and Functions theme covers four major topics: Extent, Quality and Changes; Floristic Diversity and Tree Phenology; Growing Environment of Trees; and Forest Nutrient Cycle. Under the Forest Design theme, the research is divided into three major topics: Improvement of Genetic Materials of Commercial Tree Species; Development of Intensive and Low Cost Silviculture; and Succession Management. Furthermore, for Forest Product Processing theme, research activities cover three major topics: Improvement of Quality and Durability of Wood; Modification of Timber and Non-timber Forest Products; and Diversification of Raw Material and Forest Products. 

Forestry Technology Expertise Group has conducted community service activities in many forms  including workshops for small-business wood-based enterprises, such as furniture entrepreneur and community forest farmers, to improve the quality of timber. In every workshop, several technologies in wood processing (based on research activities) were disseminated. Moreover, our member have also actively involved as an expert in many activities conducted by industries, local government agencies, and ministries related to forestry and industrial sectors.

Top researches:

  1. Floristic diversity at various forest types and ecophysiology aspects of forest (energy usage, carbon assimilation, transpiration, and biomass distribution).
  2. Evaluation of genetic parameters in commercial timber species.
  3. Estimation of resin production of pine stands.
  4. Potential utilization of “suren” (Toona sinensis) bark as wood stain and preservative agent.
  5. Waste (bark) utilization as natural adhesive and bio-nano filler in plywood industry.
  6. Biocomposite from waste (pine leaves fiber).
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