Grace JonesPostdoctoral Researcher
My interests include a range of forestry activities, mainly tree breeding operations (genetics), plantation management (silviculture), and wood processing.
Some of my work has included studies of stem form or wood anatomy, and I regularly use non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT) tools.
Now I am working on the ContinuFOR Project: Transformation of Sitka spruce stands to Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF).
My previous research was focussed on either radiata pine in New Zealand or Birch (and some Norway spruce) in Sweden.
- ContinuFOR Project - Transformation of Sitka spruce stands to Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF).
- Swedish Hardwood sawmill survey (Linnaeus University)
- FRAS: future silviculture in southern Sweden
- PhD from Linnaeus University, Sweden (2022): "Birch stem and wood traits in genetic and silviculture trials in southern Sweden"
- BForSc (1st class Hons) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2016): "Factors which influence corewood stiffness in radiata pine"
Directions to her office: Ashtown Food Research Centre.
- Nilsson, J.A., Jones, G., Håkansson, C., Blom, Å., Bergh, J. (2021). Effects of Fertilization on Wood Formation in Naturally Regenerated Juvenile Silver Birch in a Norway Spruce Stand in South Sweden. Forests. 12 (4).
- Jones, G., Liziniewicz, M., Adamopoulos, S., Lindeberg, J. (2021). Genetic Parameters of Stem and Wood Traits in Full-Sib Silver Birch Families. Forests. 12 (2). 1-17.
- Mohan, K., Mason, E.G., Bown, H.E., Jones, G. (2020). A comparison between traditional ordinary least-squares regression and three methods for enforcing additivity in biomass equations using a sample of Pinus radiata trees. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science. 50. 1-16.
- Jones, G., Adamopoulos, S., Liziniewicz, M., Lindeberg, J. (2019). Nondestructive wood density testing in downy birch and silver birch genetics field trial, southern Sweden. 21st International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium: Freiburg, Germany, 2019. 79-86.
- Jones, G. (2021). Reviewing the potential to breed birch to improve solid wood properties, NordGen online forestry conference
- Jones, G. (2022). Can birch be bred for solid wood products?, NordGen forestry conference: Lund, Sweden (planned poster and presentation)