Reports

These publications report on Scion’s research, covering a broad range of topics from bio-based energy/materials through to forestry science. Electronic copies of these publications can be obtained at the Scion Digital Library http://cdm20044.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p20044coll6 or by emailing publications@scionresearch.com. Requests will be actioned within two working days of receipt.

 
Coastal Dunes A range of environmental issues affect forests. These include climate, soil, nutrition, and sociology, which are covered by the reports in this category.
 
Economics This group of publications deals with market assessments and economic analyses of forestry.
 
Environmental Issues A range of environmental issues affect forests. These include climate, soil, nutrition, and sociology, which are covered by the reports in this category.
 
General Find out about the history of the Forest Research Instiute, the people who have worked there and the botany of Rotorua.
 
Harvesting This group of publications deals with various aspects forest harvesting such as equipment, roading, and effects on the environment.
 
Indigenous Species Indigenous species are an important part of New Zealand's forest resource. Included in this group is the New Zealand Native Tree Series, which covers the ecology, establishment, growth and management of some of New Zealand’s iconic native tree species.
 
Introduced Species Forests planted with introduced species occupy a large area of New Zealand and represent an important source of export earnings. A wide range of different species is covered by a number of different publications. There is a separate category dedicated solely to radiata pine.
 
New Methods Scientists are always looking for new and better ways of measuring important aspects of tree growth and wood properties. Various new methods are detailed in this group of publications.
 
Pests and Diseases A variety of pests and diseases attack New Zealand forests and these have been documented in a range of reports.
 
Radiata Pine Radiata pine (Pinus radiata D.Don) is the most widely grown exotic species in New Zealand and many reports have been published over the years on various aspects of radiata-pine forestry.
 
Timber and Wood Products Processing of wood is a key component of the forest industry in New Zealand.
 
Forest Biosecurity Scion is New Zealand's leading institution on forest biosecurity, risk management and mitigation. These reports focus on the exclusion, eradication and effective management of risks to forests and trees posed by insect pests, pathogens and invasive weeds.
 
Rural Fire Research Publications Over the past 20 years we have developed a range of tools, guidelines and case studies from rural fires. These reports are now widely used in fire fighter and community safety.
 
Human Factors More than a decade of research has been spent on of research in injury prevention and improved productivity in agriculture, meat processing, wood processing, forestry, construction and manufacturing. This series of reports summarises that research.