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Grace Jones

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests

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.

Current Projects


  • 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"

Additional details

Directions to her office: Ashtown Food Research Centre.

  • 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)