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Improving forest operations management through applied research


Brown, M and Strandgard, M and Acuna, M and Walsh, D and Mitchell, R, Improving forest operations management through applied research, Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, 32, (2) pp. 471-480. ISSN 1845-5719 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 Forestry Faculty of Zagreb University, and "Croatian forests" Ltd. Zagreb

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A great challenge of applied research is translating results into industry innovation. Increasingly, forest managers do not have the capacity to interpret research results but prefer to be presented with tools based on the research results that can be readily implemented. The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Forestry, based in Australia, has focused on delivering research results to industry partners in novel ways that can be easily applied in the field. This paper discusses six approaches taken by the CRC to help transfer applied research results to industry, including basic benchmarking curves for feller-bunchers, a toolbox for operational machine evaluation, a productivity model, a method to predict productivity with existing data, a guide for effective use of onboard computers and an optimised transportation planning tool. For each approach the paper will discuss how these approaches were developed and applied with industry collaboration.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:innovation, implementation, efficiency, operations management
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forestry sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Softwood plantations
UTAS Author:Acuna, M (Mr Mauricio Acuna)
UTAS Author:Walsh, D (Mr Damian Walsh)
ID Code:77839
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:CRC for Forestry
Deposited On:2012-06-01
Last Modified:2017-08-23

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