The Co-operative Research Centre for Sustainable Production Forestry (CRC-SPF) was a collaborative venture between Australian forestry companies, the Commonwealth Government, state government enterprises and universities.
CRC-SPF ceased operation on 30 June 2005. On 1 July 2005 the new CRC for Forestry commenced operation.
CRC-SPF conducted research and training for those in the business of growing trees.
Programs were focused on three areas:
Research was concentrated on plantation species with particular emphasis on:
Eucalyptus nitens (Shining Gum) and Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian Blue Gum) in temperate and Mediterranean environments;and Pinus elliotti (Slash Pine), Pinus caribaea (Caribbean Pine) and Araucaria cunninghamii (Hoop Pine) in subtropical environments.
The Centre had an active Education and Technology Transfer program.
Management staff:Prof Rod Griffin (Director)
Prof Robert Henry (Deputy Director)
Mr David Lyons (Business Manager)
Ms Shelley Caswell (Administrative Officer)
Assoc Prof Brad Potts (Program Manager Genetic Improvement)
Dr Chris Beadle (Program Manager Sustainable Management)
Dr Caroline Mohammed (Program Manager Resource Protection)
Dr Neil Davidson (Program Manager Education and Technology Transfer)
Last updated: 7 April, 2006